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Between Rock and Roll and a Hard Place by Peter May
Published: 30 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy sketch with a single (gentlemen’s club) setting.
SynopsisEdward De Vere is relaxing at his gentlemen’s club when he is approached by an odd character with a surprising request.
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Murder in the Village Hall by Emma Bevan
Published: 30 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce with a single (village hall) setting.
SynopsisThe parish council meeting is interrupted by first the local guides who borrow the table, and then the police, informing them of the death of the parish council chairman in unusual circumstances. A catalogue of disaster follows as the bumbling Inspector tries to solve the murder, but the murderer is still at large and on the rampage with an apparent grudge against the parish council. This comedy thriller follows the investigation real time. Can anyone work out who the killer is before it’s too late? Will the guides return the table? Will the rain ever stop and will the meeting ever be finished?
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Stonewinge by Peter May
Published: 30 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy sketch with no set necessary.
SynopsisA traveller walking alone in Southern England happens upon a man moving large blocks of stone and engages in conversation with him.
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Barbecue by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
Published: 23 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy on a single (living room) set.
SynopsisNewly arrived Lydia and Edward decide to hold a barbecue to meet the neighbours, but from umbrella wielding eco-warrior Kate to pushy property developer Trevor, they soon realise they are ringmasters at a circus of warring factions. Can be performed alongside its sister play 'Eight Seconds'.
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Cut to the Chase by Peter May
Published: 23 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy sketch with a single (vet’s waiting room) setting. No props or set decoration needed.
SynopsisIn the vet’s waiting room, two dogs, Cagney and Spot, strike up a conversation. Cagney eventually realises that his pastime of chasing female dogs has repercussions.
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Humpty Dumpty - The Egg's Factor by Jack Clancy
Published: 22 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 122 minutes. [Estimated!]
Music15 pre-existing songs are suggested to be performed at certain points in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA British pantomime with an original story based around the classic rhyme.
SynopsisTwenty years ago, a curse was placed on the Kingdom of Eggshellia that it would be drained of sunlight and happiness. The Court Magician managed to suspend the curse and trap it in a giant egg. As long as the egg remains intact, Eggshellia is safe, and it’s Humpty Dumpty’s job to keep it that way. And then the sorceress Salmonella shows up.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream [45-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
Published: 22 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThis one-act abridgement retains Shakespeare's original language and focuses on the nobles, the fairies, and the mechanicals. The lovers' plot is unapologetically omitted, but the narrative remains tight.
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Every Dog Has Its Day by Peter May
Published: 21 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 2 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch for two actors, no props or set required.
SynopsisA long line of disembodied souls are waiting to see God, to find out what the future holds for them.
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The Thing She Left Behind by Tracey Vanessa Brown
Published: 21 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 17 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort play on a split set - a sick room in a castle and a Louisiana backroad.
SynopsisIn Scotland, elderly Felicia lies dying, hoping to pass on her secret witchcraft to a younger relative. Her death is discussed by three other witches in Felicia’s home of Louisiana.
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The Merry England Blues by John Peel
Published: 16 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree music tracks are suggested to accompany the action. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act comedy on two sets with basic folk dancing and music.
Warning: contains Morris Dancers.
SynopsisThe Merry England Folk Dancers are in decline. The town carnival procession could be their final opportunity to attract new members. In a riotous conclusion and against all the odds, they give it their best shot.
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