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Macbeth by Geoff Bamber
Production by Gairloch Primary School won the Youth Section of the Highland Division of the SCDA festival, 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShakespeare's Macbeth as a modern language play (with modern humour) for kids. A one act play in five acts. Simple sets and props. Options for songs and dances.
SynopsisThere should be three witches, but one of them is having problems with her satellite navigation system. Eventually they give a fateful prediction to Macbeth, who likes the idea of being the new king enough to dispatch the old one. Much murder and wringing of hands ensues. All this and a mad Scottish doctor. The bard will be spinning in his grave!
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A Midsummer Night's Dream [Modern English] by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. It would be possible, by adding attendants and fairies, to increase the cast to around 30.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains suggestions for four pieces of music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShakespeare abridged and (mainly) in modern English. No formal set requirements.
SynopsisA shortened version of the Shakespeare original, containing nuggets of the original text with modern insertions. Shakespeare's son Hamnet holds the whole thing together as if managing a production of the play.
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Much Ado About William by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Could be played by kids or by a mixed group of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy play.
SynopsisA harassed Shakespeare tries to complete a play while his Stratford family bring noise, combat and teenage strife into the room where he works, until the silent Bard can take no more.
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The Musical Scottish Play by Bill Siviter with Lea Anderson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!] Up to 90 minutes with banquets, ballads and battles!
MusicSheet music for six original songs (Music by Lea Anderson, Lyrics by Bill Siviter) supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleIrreverent play in verse and song, told by the protagonists and by narrators with the action mimed. A good introduction to Shakespeare's story! (The specified run-time is the minimum - banquets, battles and bopping will add to the run time!)
SynopsisThe Musical Scottish Play - or 'Kids in Kilts' The complete story of Shakespeare's Macbeth (witches, murder, walking trees, revenge - that sort of thing) told as in verse and songs as a play for kids. [Note that there is also a version of this play without the songs, called The Scottish Play. It is identical except that the songs have been omitted.]
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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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Rhyming Macbeth by Jeremy Tyburn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. There are 22 Non-speaking roles, but Narrators 1 and 2 could be further divided at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rhyming, modern language version, one act length - written originally as a Readers' Theatre piece.
SynopsisA shortened adaptation of Macbeth in rhyming form, which could be performed with a very simple set, or no set.
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Romeo and Juliet by Geoff Bamber
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a modern language play (with modern irony and humour) for kids. One act and a single set, with simple props.
SynopsisTwo households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene... Well, dignity if dignity includes Lady Montague and Lady Capulet scrapping in the streets. Basically a story of family fights family, boy meets girl and most of the principals meet an untimely death. (But there are a few laughs on the way.)
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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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Romeo and Juliet in Sixteen and a Half Minutes or Less by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!] This would be a calm production but it is intended to be played faster!
MusicNone.
StyleModern language version of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements.
SynopsisDoes what it says on the label - although to get down below sixteen and a half minutes, the play needs to be done (as intended) at manic pace. [Our estimate is that a steadty pace would run to 18 minutes.] Follows the plot and structure of the original work (so structurally in five acts).
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Romeo Loves Juliet by Gerald P. Murphy, arr. Bob Marshall
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 12. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicComplete piano and vocal score for 25 original songs (including reprises and instrumentals) supplied with the Producer's Copy of the Script.
StyleGerry Murphy has fun with Shakespeare, retelling Romeo and Juliet in modern America, and mixing bits of Shakespeare's text with modern idiom. Aimed at high-school students.
SynopsisThe time is now and in Pub Verona the Montagues and Capulets are still feuding, only now it's an argument over who wrote the Complete Works of Shakespeare. There's trouble when Romeo and Juliet fall in love, and trouble of a different kind involving explosives and a pick-up truck.
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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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The Scottish Play by Bill Siviter
Performance by Greenock Players Youth Section winner at the Inverclyde One Act Play Festival, 2008
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!] Up to 90 minutes with banquets, ballads and battles!
MusicNone.
StyleIrreverent verse play, told by the protagonists and by narrators with the action mimed. A good introduction to Shakespeare's story! (The specified run-time is the minimum - banquets, battles and bopping will add to the run time!)
SynopsisThe Scottish Play - or 'Kids in Kilts' The complete story of Shakespeare's Macbeth (witches, murder, walking trees, revenge - that sort of thing) told as a verse play for kids. [Note that there is also a musical version of this play, called (with great enterprise) The Musical Scottish Play. It is identical except that six original songs have been added.]
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