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Anna of Nazareth by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal score for 16 songs supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleOne-act musical for performance by teenagers, young adults or a mixture of adults and teenagers. No specific set requirements.
SynopsisChristmas musical telling the story of Mary from her betrothal to Joseph up to the birth of Jesus (roughly Matthew 1, 18-25, Luke 1, 26-38 and Luke 2, 1-7). Told from the point of view of a teenage girl, Anna, a jealous friend of Mary. It brings out the difficulty of Mary's situation within her community, but the resolution is joyous and uplifting.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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The Audition by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play, single set (café interior). Simple props.
SynopsisWhilst their daughters audition for a ballet, a group of mothers assembles in a café for a backbiting competition!
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The Bourbons and Other Crackers by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Characters are mainly adults, intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rolling series of humorous sketches - no specific set requirements, simple props (give or take Bonny Prince Charlie's boat).
SynopsisA complete history of monarchy, in entirely the wrong order and with all the boring bits left out. King Alfred does a turn as a TV chef, Mary Queen of Scots does porridge, Elizabeth goes shopping, Henry V takes a holiday, Tutenkhamen gets a visit from the architects and Ethelred never quite makes it.
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The Case of the Missing School by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 38. Chorus. Very flexible casting - a set of core characters plus episodes with other characters, which make doubling possible. Several flexible chorus groups.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script includes suggestions for songs/music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleComedy play aimed squarely at primary schools. A complete core script with suggestions and opportunities for customisation to fit a specific school.
SynopsisWhen a powerful evil magician makes the local primary school disappear, along with the letters from the school sign, three schoolchildren (with the help of the School Fairy Godmother) vow to find all the letters and restore their school. But the aptly- named Evil One has hidden the letters in bizarre places, leading the children back through history, around the world, and even into space in their attempts to rebuild their sign. A script for schools with opportunities for the children to experiment with improvisation and their own creativity.
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Good Elves Gone Bad by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Whilst some of the character names are gendered, it doesn't really matter - they are, when all is said and done, a bunch of elves. (And a dwarf.)
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy play for kids with a secular Christmassy feel.
SynopsisThe elves of Santa's workshop have been making traditional toys for Christmas after Christmas. After the regulations have been changed so many times, they begin to wonder why they're slaving away in a workshop and not out having a holiday.
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Greece! - The Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. This could be performed in Ancient Greek style, with three actors playing all the principal parts, or the principal roles could be shared amongst a larger company. The Greek chorus comments on the action, individually, in unison (chant) or in song.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for six original songs supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleModern version of Ancient Greek drama with a humorous interpretation of Greek myths and legends. No set requirements, few props. The text is identical to Greece! - The Play, except that some of the chants are replaced by songs.
SynopsisThere's trouble on Mount Olympus - the boiler has stopped working and Zeus isn't getting any hot water. Zeus is in a temper and Dionysus has a hangover. It's up to Hera to sort things out by calling for Heracles, the odd job man of Ancient Greece...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Greece! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. This could be performed in an Ancient Greek style, with three actors playing all the principal parts, or the principal roles could be shared out amongst a larger company. The Greek chorus comments on the action, individually or in unison.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of Ancient Greek drama with a humorous interpretation of Greek myths and legends. No set requirements, few props. The text is identical to Greece! - The Musical, except that some of the chants are replaced by songs.
SynopsisThere's trouble on Mount Olympus - the boiler has stopped working and Zeus isn't getting any hot water. Zeus is in a temper and Dionysus has a hangover. It's up to Hera to sort things out by calling for Heracles, the odd job man of Ancient Greece...
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A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen (Musical) by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Lots of speaking parts, but few characters per scene so easy to structure small rehearsals. Whilst it does not require a chorus, there is scope for extra characters in a few of the scenes. Some of the characters sing!
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for 7 original songs and 3 pieces of incidental music is provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleComic retelling of fairytales as a musical play. Many scenes, but using the same few pieces of 'set furniture'. Simple props.
SynopsisHans Christian Andersen gets an unexpected visit from the Brothers Grimm - who seem to be upset over the matter of stealing story lines. A competition ensues, with characters from Andersen and Grimm stories taking the stage - often in unexpected ways.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
FeedbackClick here to find out what other customers said about this script.
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A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen (Play) by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Lots of speaking parts, but few characters per scene so easy to structure small rehearsals. Whilst it does not require a chorus, there is scope for extra characters in a few of the scenes.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic retelling of fairytales - many scenes, but using the same few pieces of 'set furniture'. Simple props.
SynopsisHans Christian Andersen gets an unexpected visit from the Brothers Grimm - who seem to be upset over the matter of stealing story lines. A competition ensues, with characters from Andersen and Grimm stories taking the stage - often in unexpected ways.
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Hats Off! - The Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. A nucleus of seven actors, backed by a chorus (with no size limitations) singing the songs.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for seven songs (original lyrics to Victorian period music) is supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleMusical for children (could also be staged by adults for kids). Whilst by length we would class this as a one-act play, it is split into two acts and an interval is advised so that the single set can be redressed to mark the passage of time!
SynopsisMrs. Green is the real driving force behind 'Barker's Bonnets' a milliner's shop in Victorian England. However, she faces unemployment when Mr. Barker sells up to emigrate. A secret scheme is hatched to allow her to continue - and to thrive in the modern world of the 1870s. (The script tells an engaging story whilst exploring the novelties, inventions and social nuances of the Victorian world. This would fit well with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History Topic, 'The Victorians'.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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