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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
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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Inspector Snow and the Sleeping Santa by Skip Chalker
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Without any doubling, the script has 8 speaking roles, 8 non-speaking roles, and 2 optional clucking roles.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act Christmas story for children with various simple settings. US English.
SynopsisInspector Snow and Sergeant Merryman are called to the McGrew house one Christmas Eve, where Santa has been found fast asleep. As well as getting him on his way, they must find out who drugged him, and why they want to delay Christmas. The investigation takes them to interviews with the Easter Bunny, April Fool, and the Tooth Fairy, and ultimately back to the McGrew house.
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Inspector Snow and The Twelve Murders of Christmas by Skip Chalker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicAlternate lyrics to 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' are included, to be performed at the end of the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act festive comedy on a variety of simple sets. Suitable for a family audience.
SynopsisInspector Snow and his sidekick, Sergeant Merryman, have to catch the fiend who has embarked on a killing spree in the run up to Christmas. But what, if anything, connects all these murders?
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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 Nutcracker by Hilary Mackelden
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 131 minutes. [Estimated!]
Music15 songs are suggested in the producer's copy of the script, 7 with original lyrics provided. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full-length pantomime adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman's story, with various settings.
SynopsisWhen the evil King Mousemat tries to invade Sweet Land and imprison the Sugar Plum Fairy, he is thwarted by Nicholas, nephew of Professor Drosselmeyer. In revenge, he has Nicholas turned into a nutcracker.To break the spell, Nicholas must defeat Mousemat and also find true love.
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Pinocchio [Version 5] by Dave Jeanes
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 78 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicEleven existing songs to be performed are suggested in the Producer's script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleTwo-act British pantomime on a variety of settings.
SynopsisQuite by chance one day, an unnoticeable log of forest wood is transformed by a magical blue fairy into Geppetto the wood carver’s dearest wish - a son to call his own. But how can a poor wood carver guide the young boy? There are so many things he must learn. Guided by the fairy’s good intentions and helped along by the villagers, Pinocchio gets involved with fire eaters, marionettes, a fox, a cat and a very lazy boy called Lampwick, as he progresses towards his real boyhood. There’s even a giant shark at the end...
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