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A Thirty-Minute Macbeth by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 16. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The male characters include Macduff's son who should be aged around 7. No formal chorus, but a flexible number of soldiers and offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWitches foretell that, against expectations and the laws of inheritance, Macbeth will become king of Scotland. Urged on by his wife, Macbeth tries to make the prophesy come true. All goes well (in a gruesome sort of way) until the shrubbery starts walking up the drive.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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A Thirty-Minute Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisTwo households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
So the Montagues and Capulets are at each other's throats, but the Montague's son and Capulet's daughter, meet, fall in love and pledge to be married in secret. Things begin to fall apart when Tybalt, a hot-headed Capulet, picks a fight. Romeo intervenes to calm things down, but this only results in Tybalt killing Romeo's kinsman and Romeo killing Tybalt. Further sorrow follows not far behind.
A tragic love story, with an awful lot of fighting.
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A Thirty-Minute Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisA lord wishes his daughters to be married. Bianca is young and beautiful and already has many suitors, but Katherina is strong-willed, hot-tempered and uncontrollable. Their father decrees that Bianca may only take a husband once Katherina is married. Lucentio and his friend Petruchio arrive, and Petruchio is convinced to marry Katherina for her money to allow Lucentio to wed Bianca. However, Lucentio finds his marriage to Bianca is not as idyllic as he would like, whilst Petruchio bends the shrew-like Katherina to his will.
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A Thirty-Minute Tempest by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Like much of Shakespeare, the cast is male-heavy. Don't let that put you off!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisProspero, the exiled duke of Milan, has raised his daughter Miranda alone on an island with nobody else around but Caliban, a deformed creature Prospero treats as a slave. Using his magic to wreck a ship carrying the usurping Duke of Milan and his entourage, Prospero aims to awe the noblemen, reassert his right to the throne of Milan, and find a match for his daughter.
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The Three Bells Inn by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act slice of life from a London pub during the Second World War. (Could be used as an educational piece, but contains some mild swearing and, being set in a pub, drinking.)
Synopsis Bombs are falling on London again, but some local residents have opted to spend the evening in the pub, rather than the shelters. A look at the practicalities of wartime life in Britain from a local perspective.
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A Toll Of Bells by Patricia Gay
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisWith action jumping between time zones and crossing three generations, the play depicts people who are faced with huge events that are beyond their control. They must, however, continue the quest for survival in their more mundane lives. The three generations depicted in the play react in different ways to accomplish that goal.
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Too Mean To Be Green by Lynda Bray
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 31. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay for kids about 'greening' the working environment. (Complete with a rap.)
SynopsisA group of office workers are under threat of redundancy if they can't make the financial report look better before the next visit by the big boss. Lucky for them, Dizzy Lizzy has some Eco-Friendly money saving ideas.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Tudors Rich and Poor - Mini-Plays by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five plays with six characters in each.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times around 6 minutes) for a school class studying The Tudors (English National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Unit 8, contrasting the lives of rich and poor). No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisFive short plays looking at different aspects of life in the Tudor Age, covering the country, the city, life at court, fashion and the theatre.
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The Twelve Months by Tony Best, adapted from Antonia Barber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for junior/secondary school children, based on an Eastern European folk tale (translated by Antonia Barber). The author suggests a single set divided into three areas.
SynopsisMarushka, the young stepdaughter of a widow, is always being ordered around and berated when she questions her stepmother's unreasonable requests. As punishment, her stepmother asks her to leave the house in January and only return when she has found a bunch of Violets - flowers which only grow in April. She dutifully acccepts, only to stumble upon the meeting-place of the twelve months of the year. They agree to help her, but when she returns with violets, her stepmother has more tasks for her...
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Twelve Odd Passengers by Olivia Arieti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. The characters are nominally nine men and five women, but in the context the genders do not really matter!
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort play for children. A single setting (nominally a guardroom, but only requires furniture, and not much of that).
SynopsisAdapted from Hans Christian Andersen's The Mail Coach Passengers the months of the year introduce themselves with descriptions of their attributes.
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