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To Shut The Mouth Of Lions by Dave Clark
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 98 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play, containing strong adult language.
SynopsisAt a dysfunctional family’s Christmas gathering, head of the family William is facing a terminal illness. His wilful refusal to acknowledge his gay son's right to full humanity forces him to choose between dying alone or facing his homophobic feelings and their cause.
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Tourney by Paul Gisby
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. All the characters are adults. There are two non-speaking males (who dance in mediaeval armour!) who could be doubled by two other characters.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy drama (visual, physical, verbal). Simple sets - two basic locations. Simple props (if your idea of simple is swords and battleaxes). Fun for the wardrobe mistress, including armour!
SynopsisIt's a Mediaeval Re-enactment Society, so the constitution is based on feudalism. King Duncan is about to abdicate (to nurse his hernia) and has the right to appoint a successor. The choice comes down to Sir Roger, who has a pedantic obsession with the detail of mediaeval combat and Sir Eric, who wants to be Errol Flynn playing the Black Prince. And, with the connivance of Queen Veronica, it comes down to trial by combat.
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Tresses by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Contains one non-speaking male role and one pre-recorded voice.
Run TimeAround 109 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length historical drama, set in an ornate Victorian room and a graveyard.
SynopsisThe Brotherhood of the Pre-Raphaelites has recruited a new sitter, the dazzling but uncultured Elizabeth Siddal. She becomes Rossetti's wife and a friend to his sister, but the unequal marriage takes a terrible toll. Contains a scene with partial female nudity.
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Trinity Road School Reunion by Dawn Cairns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. As no year of anniversary is mentioned, the cast playing ex-pupils just need to be of similar age. The teachers' ages can vary.
Run TimeAround 98 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script contains suggestions for 16 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length musical
SynopsisA class comes back together years after school has finished, for a 70s night at a local pub. Ne romances awaken, and old ones are remembered. Some have changed quite dramatically, but the old bully is still the same. It’s time for the friends to make a stand at last.
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The Trumpet Major by Thomas Hardy (adapted Peter John Cooper)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The piece is interspersed with the reminiscences of the old Anne Garland. (Her role coulde be doubled by her younger self.)
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length period drama. The scenes flow continuously, so intended to be performed with stage areas and levels rather than a formal set.
SynopsisThomas Hardy's novel of life in the Napoleonic era, with soldiers massing to repel invasion, and village life in turmoil as a result.
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Trussed by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. The ninth character is an offstage female voice. This could be recorded, but would be better played live as it is a phone interaction with an onstage character.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo act comedy with two domestic sets - one in each act - which are the mirror immage of each other! Contains swearing.
SynopsisAs if being burgled wasn't bad enough, Graham can't get the police to come round, or his insurance adjustor to pay out on the claim. But is staging another burglary really the answer? It seems not, although with help from his wife and the neighbours, he does find the burglar.
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The Ups And Downs Of Rise And Shine by Clive Carthew
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 150 minutes. [Estimated!] Practical run-time should be much shorter!
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farce set in the foyer of a new office block.
SynopsisThe brand-new Crown Building is scheduled to open tomorrow, but the lift is still erratic and unreliable. Can Michael, the office manager, really get it fixed in time, while still keeping the building's occupants happy? And if he can't keep them happy, can he keep them safe? There are two new arrivals acting extremely suspiciously...
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Varadachary's Annotated Chess Masterpieces by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 44. No chorus. Characters include Ghandi, Tolstoy, Fidel Castro, Marcel DuChamp, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Napoleon!
Run TimeAround 230 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisA cycle of 11 one-act plays, linked by the character of Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - who uses the chess games as allegories for discussions about, art, ethics, politics, love and revolution!
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A Very Roman Family - 235 AD by Roger Hodge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. The eight minor roles can be shared by two actors.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBawdy Roman farce! Contains a tiny amount of mild swearing (and lots of innuendo). A single set is implied - the courtyard of a Roman home in 235 AD.
Originally published in 2010, revised 2015
SynopsisTitus Rambus is a senator, who intends to become emperor by means of assassination. He has chosen Formaggius Vastus to be the assassin in the mistaken belief that Formaggius, a seller of asses, has a brilliant army record. As if that were not bad enough for Formaggius, Emperor Severus has learned of the plot - but not the intended assassin - and he too engages Formaggius to bump-off his rival. Not only that, but Formaggius learns that after the deed the assassin will not survive for long. Can Formaggius save himself and his diverse family?
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Volunteers by Hilary Mackelden
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. A variety of ages, with the principals at the older end.
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play. Single charity shop set. Contains a few very mild swear-words.
SynopsisBrenda is running a charity shop, with the slightly addled Prue and the sight-impaired Denny. But there are changes in the charity and John Turk is keen on a new image - younger staff. Brenda has to cope with her customers, a community service offender and the new regime.
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