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A Forty-Minute Othello by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Othello', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisOthello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, secretly marries Desdemona, daughter of a nobleman. Roderigo, a suitor of Desdemona, and Iago, a jealous soldier, conspire against Othello, turning him against Desdemona, with disastrous consequences.
An introduction to Shakespeare for schools.
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A Forty-Minute Pericles by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 40. Chorus. The episodic nature of the story makes lots of doubling possible. (Or, if you have a lot of actors, there are lots of roles.)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Pericles, Prince of Tyre', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisOn the run from the King of Antioch, Pericles is shipwrecked and washes up on the shores of Pentapolis. There he wins the hand of Thaisa, daughter of the King of Pentapolis. On their return voyage to Tyre, Thaisa gives birth to a daughter during a violent storm. Thaisa is thought to have died and is thrown overboard in a casket. The grieving Pericles leaves his daughter, Marina, in the care of the King and Queen of Tarsus. Years later, Pericles returns to seek Marina , but is told that she died. In fact she escaped an assasination plot, and eventually Pericles finds a happy ending.
Bill Tordoff started this series as abridgements for primary schools. We think that some of the themes in Pericles are too adult for that demographic!
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A Forty-Minute Troilus and Cressida by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 16. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 34. Chorus. Plenty of scope for extras, as we have the population of Troy and the entire Greek army looking on (and occasionally getting involved in the fray - some of the spear carriers get to use their spears!)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Troilus And Cressida', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe Trojans are trapped in their city as Greek warriors like Ajax scour the battlefield. Troilus, youngest son of the Trojan King Priam, is distracted from the battlefield by his pursuit of the beautiful Cressida. Just when Cressida has submitted to his advances, she is used as part of a prisoner exchange and sent to join her father (who is camped with the Greeks). During one of the periodic truces, Troilus witnesses Cressida in a dalliance with Greek hero Diomedes. Enraged, Troilus takes to the battlefield in pursuit of Diomedes, whilst the petulant Achilles takes on the noble Trojan Hector.
Shakespeare uses the siege to question notions of fidelity and chivalry.
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A Forty-Minute Winter's Tale by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus. The characters are adults plus one child and, famously, a bear, whose only role is to exit in pursuit of Antigonus (for an offstage lunch appointment - although only one of the parties is hungry.)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisLeontes, King of Sicilia, suspects his wife Hermione of having an affair with Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. (Herminone and Polixenes are innocent.) Polixenes escapes Leontes' wrath, but Hermione does not and is imprisoned. Hermione gives birth to a daughter, but Leontes does not believe the child, Perdita, to be his and sends her abroad. She is abandoned on the coast of Bohemia (a feat which would be frowned upon these days, owing to Geography) and Perdita is brought-up by a Shepherd. Time (making a guest appearance) moves the play on sixteen years, and Florizel, son of Polixenes, meets and falls in love with Perdita, the shepherdess, thus setting-up the inevitable reconcilliation and happy ending.
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Heksejag by S. Ardern (vertaal deur Ronèl de Beer)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. Minimum mansrolle = 4. Minimum vrouerolle = 2. Minimum totaal met doeblering = 12. Minimum totaal sonder doeblering = 14. Koor. Alle karakters is volwassenes, maar die teks is geskryf vir tieners.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
Style'n Eenakter met basiese rekwisiete en geen dekorvereistes nie. Baie koorwerk.
SynopsisWanneer 'n ou tannie in haar gehuggie intrek, word sy eers met vyandigheid begroet. Mettertyd veroorsaak haar kennis van natuurlike medisyne egter dat sy die gemeenskap se respek wen. Die moeilikheid begin wanneer siektes en hongersnood uitbreek en die ou tannie van heksery beskuldig word. (Heksejag is an Afrikaans translation of Witch Hunt by Stuart Ardern.)
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A Human Write by Amy Sutton
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  Production by Ury Players won the 2018 Aberdeen SCDA district youth competition and the Kincardine district trophy.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. Chorus. The writer is written male, though need not be. His thoughts - the chorus - are genderless.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fascinating one act drama that uses mime and rhyme to take us into the mind of a struggling writer. Contains one mild swearword.
SynopsisThe writer is grappling not only with his writing but also with his personal life as he desperately attempts to strike up a relationship with Janis, a beautiful girl he sees on a bus.
Well paced and gathering speed, the play uses the chorus to reveal the writer's thoughts - sometimes cogent, sometimes chaotic - come to life as the surreal become real.
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Hunting Death by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. The narrator's role could be split amongst several actors. There are opening and closing choruses which could be performed by the ensemble or by additional actors/singers.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!] (The estimated run time assumes the music; without music it could be performed in 12 minutes.)
MusicThe music is designed to run continuously, so there is one 25-minute score. (It is divided into sections for rehearsal purposes.)
StyleA short musical play, retelling the Pardoner's Tale from the Canterbury Tales. (Could also be performed as a verse play without the music.)
SynopsisThis drama recounts the story of three young men who bestir themselves from their wine-sodden lives to hunt and kill Death, but instead fall victim to him through greed and treachery.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** CD with full backing track (25 minutes) and full sung demo for Hunting Death by Nicholas Richards.
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I Love You When It's Raining, Roy G Biv by Martin R. Collin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. The chorus covers a school class, a choir and a funeral congregation, so very flexible numbers!
The structure of the story implies a mixture of adults and children, but of course it could be performed by a youth company.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA couple of public domain songs are suggested for use in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play with various simple settings.
SynopsisRoy is that inspirational teacher everyone remembers. He arrives at a small school in Ohio and immediately makes a mark on every pupil he comes into contact with. His death is sudden and unexpected but his spirit lives on as his pupils move into adulthood.
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Journey To The End Of The Rainbow by Sian Nixon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Additional cast members can be included in the non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA family fantasy show with colourful settings.
SynopsisYoung Lenita's quest to find the end of the rainbow is prompted by her family's poverty. Her fantasy journey through the colours of the rainbow takes her through various lands and dangerous adventures, ultimately fulfilling her dreams.
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Keep Smiling Through by Suzan Holder
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 33. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. Chorus size at Producer's discretion
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!] Variable timing possible with songs used
MusicWell known songs from the wartime era. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA play for schools, with songs, set in a theatre in Britain in World War 2.
SynopsisA Theatre Company preparing and presenting a variety show evokes life in wartime Britain through drama, song, dance and some pathos.
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