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Are We There Yet? by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two adults and one child. The child is written as a boy, but could easily be chaged into a girl.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn allegorical sketch about Advent! (Minimal staging requirements)
SynopsisA family explore a different way to start their holiday. A play with an Advent theme.
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Bill, Emmie and the Queen of Tonga by Philippa Roberts
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters are two adults plus one with a playing age of late teens to twenty and one with a playing age of a younger teenager. (Could be done by a mixed company of adults and younger actors or by a youth theatre company.)
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play in which a small piece of real history illuminates a slice of family life. Single (simple domestic) set.
SynopsisA couple have traveled from Tonga to see their own queen come to England, and to make sure that their niece and nephew watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth the Second on TV while their parents are in London. Unfortunately they are much more interested in the Tongan queen than in Elizabeth.
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Count Ferdinand Von Finkelstein's Fabulous Freak Show by Jack Burgess
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Cast of three adults and two children (or two small adults). The children should look identical, give or take the effects of having been fired from a cannon.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy sketch. (Part of the Acting Funny collection of sketches.)
SynopsisCount Ferdinand Von Finkelstein introduces his Fabulous Freak Show and circus, including the not-so-strong man, the non-so-bearded lady and Mickey the Meteorite (who has the temerity to want payment for the privilege of being fired from a cannon).
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Dad's Revenge by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy sketch, single set (a living-room indicated by the presence of an armchair), simple props.
SynopsisNatalie is sixteen and trying hard to drive her Dad round the bend. She wants him to drive her and her boyfriend out for their night's clubbing, but can he put a stop to it?
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Dog in the Manger by Raymond Blakesley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus. Characters include a dog, a camel, a donkey, three stars and a flock of sheep!
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicLyrics to simple songs (to well-known children's tunes) are included in the script. Additional (optional) carols are suggested. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleSimple Nativity play for young children, told from the point of view of the animals! (No set or prop requirements.)
SynopsisA dog, a camel a donkey and a star are all complaining about their lot in life, but they have important roles to play in Bethlehem.
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Escape From Garden Grove by Mathilde Dratwa
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Characters of different ages
Run TimeAround 16 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy duologue set on a bus stop bench. Set in America, but with a universal theme. Includes (appropriate) strong language.
SynopsisTeenager Sophie and her grandmother Faye are about to set off on an adventurous trip. With pathos and comedy, and her sagacity, Faye helps Sophie see the world in a different light.
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The Great Divide by Howard Lipson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Cast is five adults and two children. (The children are non-speaking - and a minimal production might leave them out, with the other characters were to mime meeting them. As written, they perform a brief musical entertainment.)
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play with a Christian theme. Minimal staging requirements.
SynopsisBinky and Astrid are shocked to see that they are at a dinner party with three smelly, badly dressed people. It turns out one of them was once a famous author, and another is a poet. Can Astrid accept the message their host is trying to send?
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Merry Christmas Everyone by Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple, thoughtful short play for Christmas. Single set (just enough to indicate a family home).
SynopsisThe family are just trying to have a day together to enjoy the important things of Christmas - the food, the presents and not having to watch the Eastenders special with Grandma - when a homeless man at the door really spoils the mood. But he must be mad... He says he's Jesus.
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Our Last Respects by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Whilst the two characters are women, they might be played as women by men in non-glamorous drag. (British people with long memories are invited to contemplate Les Dawson in this context.)
Run TimeAround 5 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch, set in a graveyard.
From the Laughter Lines collection.
SynopsisTwo women with what ammounts to not quite a graveside eulogy for their deceased friend.
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Reading by Firelight by Margaret Histed
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Range of (playing) ages from 'the twins' aged eight to their seventy-year-old grandfather. (The twins need not be identical, nor of the same gender.)
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA touching short play (three 'acts', but a total time of only 15 minutes). Single domestic set - mainly indicated by a few essential props. Contains one mild swear-word (which can be dropped at the direcor's discretion).
SynopsisEddie's family surprise him with a party on his seventieth birthday, but there's a row and his granddaughter leaves suddenly. She returns later to open her heart to the old man and gain some understanding.
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