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The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain adapted by Peter Bond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 31. Chorus. The vast majority of the characters are written male, but need not be played that way.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the scripts includes suggestions for up to 19 songs (with original lyrics to well-known tunes).
However, the songs are optional - the piece functions equally well as a play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFull-length play/musical. A family show, written for performance by a youth theatre company, but could be a mix of adults and children.
SynopsisA faithful adaptation and well crafted dramatisation of the classic novel by Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper is a musical play suitable for secondary schools or Academies specialising in the performing arts. As well as historical interest it provides a challenging project for producing, directing, acting and technical disciplines in school or community settings
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A Princess For Christmas by Jeff Bray
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 11. Chorus. 7 actors, with a choir of 3-4 singers.
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy with a single retirement home setting.
SynopsisGrumpy old widower Reg gets the shock of his life when his ex-mistress Diane, who he abandoned many years ago, is admitted to the Retirement Home After a stormy beginning and with the tender help of the staff and other residents, they are able to rekindle their relationship.
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Queen of the Pond by Tim O'Brien
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. Whilst the pond creatures are written male and female, only serious biologists can tell the difference.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano/vocal scores for nine original songs (plus reprise) are included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleMusical for schools and youth theatres. An original take on the time-tested tale of amphibian ambition. Alternates between two sets.
Originally published 2011, revised 2014
SynopsisSarah wants to learn to be a princess so she has a chance of marrying Prince Chesterfield, however she's up against some serious - and scheming - competition from The Princess Club. A mistaken spell from a mathematically-challenged wizard turns Sarah into a frog instead of a princess. Can she still win the heart of the prince and save her friends in the pond at the same time?
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Rapunzel by Philippa Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for four songs is supplied with the Producer's copy of the script. Other songs and dances may be added at the discretion of the Producer.
StyleFull-cast family show (an alternative to British Pantomime).
SynopsisThe classic tale of the long-haired lass retold with additional ghosts, dogs, magical folk and hobgoblins!
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Rapunzel [Short Version] by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 24. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScores for eight original songs (with keyboard accompaniment, set in easy keys!) provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleOne act musical comedy play with a Grimm spirit! Simple sets (a window frame stands in for Rapunzel's tower), simple props.
SynopsisRapunzel, abandoned by her careless and greedy parents and raised by an enchantress, is locked in a tower until she is saved by a prince's true love.
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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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Rapunzel [Version 2] by Luke Reilly
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 20. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 92 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions are included in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length family show.
SynopsisIn a departure from the original story, the evil Dr Grimm imprisons Rapunzel in a tower, so as to make use of the magical by-product of her hair - to hypnotise the villagers to do her bidding. Needless to say, she is eventually thwarted by the powers of good.
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Rhyming Treasure Island by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. More major female roles than the original tale. (It should be noted that female pirates were not unknown!) There is a chorus of three pirates which could be expanded to as many pirates are aboard your ship.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming comedy (with some of the characteristics of a British panto).
SynopsisRobert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of buried treasure adapted for the stage as a verse play.
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The Romantic Legend of Don Quixote - A Knight to Remember by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. Don Quixote's servant is normally male (Sancho Panza), but here is written female (Sancha Panza), though could be played by either.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-Act comedy (verbal and physical). Single set. Written for a company of adults, but could be played by teenagers.
SynopsisWhen the penniless nobleman Don Quixote arrives in the town of Guadalcar he falls in love with the beautiful daughter of Don Alvaro and Donna Madeleina, the town's rulers. Unfortunately Don Quixote doesn't fit their idea of a suitable match for their daughter and Don Quixote has to complete seven tasks to prove himself. Fortunately he has help from Sancha, his servant, Romana, a fortune teller, and Gonzalo, an artist with questionable honesty, who make up for Quixote's distinct lack of bravery and imagination!
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Romeo and Juliet - Sped Up! by Hannah Thomas
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Most of the speaking is done by the two narrators. There are six other speaking parts (some of whom have as much as a word) and other named roles played by people stepping out of the chorus (usually to be brushed-off or stabbed).
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute reduction of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements, just a few props, love and death.
SynopsisShakespeare's tale of young love and tragedy given short shrift in this heavily condensed version.
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Screw Your Courage by Keith Badham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA five-act play for youth theatre in one-act!
SynopsisAn enthralling new look at Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in the modern world of teenage gang culture, which loses none of the power and excitement of the original. The Bard's plot and characters are given new life in this masterful interpretation as contemporary themes merge with age old human emotions. The audience are welcomed in to the action with imaginative use of asides and stage directions. An ideal piece for Youth Theatre with exciting and challenging opportunities for all involved, 'Screw Your Courage' provides a theatrical experience which will be long remembered.
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