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Absolutely Aesop by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy play with a simple setting. Intended for a teenage or adult cast (though the content is not unsuitable for children).
SynopsisAs part of the series of Absolutely Ancients, Aesop is brought onto a chat show to discuss his most famous fables and meet some of the characters again. Things don’t quite go as planned.
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Aesop's Famous Fables and Twisted Tales by Peter Nuttall
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Whilst some of the characters are nominally gendered, it's only a mater of pronouns! Contains anthropomorphism.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with the score for the concluding song.
StyleOne-act play, ending in a song. Could be performed by children or by adults to an audience of children.
SynopsisFour stories for Aesop's extensive collection, about a Tortoise and Hare, a lion and a mouse, the belly and its team, and the battle between the Sun and the North Wind.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Bears Don't Cry by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are a six-year-old girl (who might be played by any age!), a bear, a lion and two off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA charming short play for an audience of children with five woodland scenes and a theme of friendship. (The script might be performed by kids or by adults or by a mix!)
SynopsisYoung girl Shanni, separated from her bear hunter Daddy, is lost in the woods. She is befriended and cared for by Bear and a touching and deep friendship develops between the pair.
[Our editor wished to stress that this script is not a reliable guide to the behaviour of ursines.]
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Bellybuttons by Michael B. Malone
Runner-up in the SCDA One Act Play competition, 1996. Winner of the SCDA Billy Gordon Trophy for best youth entry, 2015.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Characters are aged around 11-12 years old, though for added comic effect the play could be performed by older children or adults acting as children.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a simple setting. Scottish English.
SynopsisA group of boys and girls delve into the murky world of relationships with an endearing and comical naivety.
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Kalifa's Amazing Adventures by Nikki Harmon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. The lead character is a young elephant and various others are animals. These are supposed to be indicated by costumes props or masks, rather than being entirely realistic! (There's a photographic example on the script page.)
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length play - a fable along the lines of the Just So stories or Brer Rabbit. Aimed at a young audience, but to be played by adults or teenagers.
SynopsisThe growing pains of an inquisitive young elephant, as she learns about the dangers of her environment and the value of friendship.
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A Load of Rubbish - Small Cast Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The script is structured so that the five characters can be played by two actors. The characters are inanimate objects, so gender is flexible, though the script assumes, for some reason, that the beer can is male and the perfume box is female!
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for eight original songs are supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleOne-act musical for a small cast (designed to be played by an adult touring company to school audiences)
SynopsisLife on an overspill rubbish dump takes a philosophical turn, with items of garbage asking 'why are we here?' - and making a song and dance about it!
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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The Pirate Queen by Tim O'Brien
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 29. Minimum total without doubling = 40. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with scores for 6 original songs (one of which is reprised).
StyleTime-travelling musical for kids with a healthy dose of piracy thrown-in.
SynopsisJack, Darrell and Sean are three students living in the shadow of their more successful peers. But when a freak storm during a fishing expedition causes them to be whisked back to the 18th century and they encounter a crew of pirate women, they may be about to change history!
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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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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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SCInderella by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. It is assumed that this will be played as a pantomime, with the dame (in this case the ugly sisters) played by a male (doubling as both sisters) and the principal boy (Prince Charming) will be played by a female.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne popular song is suggested (for which additional lyrics for one verse are supplied in the producer's copy of the script). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleSmall cast pantomime with integrated science content, designed to support the (English) National Curriculum Key Stages 2 and 3. (Not the whole of the curriculum, obviously!) Audience participation, slapstick, silliness and science.
SynopsisPrince Charming is on the hunt for the girl of his dreams but the mean ugly sisters, Positivia and Negativia will try their best to stop Cinders from making it to the Ball. Along the way the audience and the characters learn all about pollination, separating mixtures, circuits, light and forces. With lots of audience participation, a fairy godmother and, like all good fairytales, a happy ending!
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
** MP3 backing track for I'm a Believer for use with the science pantomime SCInderella. (By arrangement with Sound-board.com)
** A four-page colour activity pack with jokes, games and puzzles to reinforce the Science from SCInderella. Ready to be downloaded from the internet (2.7MB file) and printed for your audience. (Content identical to the monochrome version.)
** A four-page black-and-white activity pack with jokes, games and puzzles to reinforce the Science from SCInderella. Ready to be downloaded from the internet (2.7MB file) and printed for your audience. (Content identical to the colour version.)
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Sleeping Beauty [Version 3] by James Barry
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 122 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script includes suggestions for 8 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleBritish pantomime - lots of verbal and visual jokes.
SynopsisCarabosse, the wicked witch, sentences the young Princess Aurora to death by spinning wheel, but the good Fairy Sweetheart commutes this to a long boring sleep - a sleep from which the Princess can only be woken by a kiss from her true love. Matters are complicated somewhat by the arrival of a fire breathing dragon.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Video and sound animation of a flying, fire-breathing dragon. An optional extra for James Barry's pantomime Sleeping Beauty [Version 3]
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