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King Lear by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. The number of roles can be increased by adding soldiers (the King of France in particular would make good use of them.)
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort modern-English version of Shakespeare's tragedy. (Whilst the plot is all there, there are more comic moments than the bard envisaged.) The author has structured this in 13 acts, but don't let that fool you.
SynopsisAn ageing King Lear intends to retire and hand over his throne to one of his squabbling daughters. The Earl of Gloucester, on the other hand, does not intend to retire but his scheming son, Edmund, wants to take over the title anyway, even if it means by-passing the rightful heir, his brother Edgar. The two families' affairs become linked and a violent tale of treachery, jealousy and blind ambition ensues.
Despite the body count running into double figures, this is a comedy.
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The King of Spain's Treasure by Geoff Bamber
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing arts won the Syd Mence Trophy at the Wilmslow Guild One Act Play Festival may 2011 (for being 'a piece of magic'!)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleLoosely based on Treasure Island - so loosely that Robert Louis Stevenson is probably spinning in his grave. Jokes and puns and a new take on an old story. Not strictly a pantomime, but might be played as one.
SynopsisJim Hawkins, now in possession of the tattered map of a distant tropical island, sees a life of adventure and great riches beckoning but, as the story unfolds, he realises that he is not the only one with an interest in the treasure.
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The King's Spell by Sherrill S. Cannon & Kerry E. Gallagher
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 27. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicVariations on some well-known nursery songs are embedded in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleClass-sized play for elementary schools, embedding mixed-up versions of well-known nursery songs.
SynopsisOld King Cole isn't so merry when his pipe, bowl and fiddlers don't turn up. In fact, he's so miffed that he puts a spell on all Mother Goose Land, mixing up all the characters and rhymes. Mother Goose goes to see if she can help untangle everyone.
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The King's Twelve Huntsmen by Olivia Arieti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 13. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short adaptation of Grimm's fairytale - 'The Twelve Huntsmen'.
SynopsisPrincess Constance disguises herself as a huntsman, to gain the attention of Prince Donald who is betrothed to another. All works out well in the end.
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Kleptomania by Mark Ash
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus. Characters are a mix of adults and children, but assumed to be performed by a cast of children.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleLarge-cast play set in a school. Comedy, verging on the melodramatic.
SynopsisThe school is under threat of closure, the bursar is gambling with the school funds, the school secretary has left, an inspection is due any minute and things keep going missing (including several pupils). What this school needs is heroism and leadership. What it has got is an incompetent head, staff members bent on partying, a group of very dangerous science students and, somewhere, a kleptomaniac. A tale of muddle, romance and the Mongolian police.
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L.A. Gendry And The Tomb Of Kalos by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. As written, there are four archaeologists and six villagers, but these numbers are flexible in either direction.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy adventure for kids. In theory, there are three locations, but these can be indicated by a minimum of furniture (or lack of furniture).
SynopsisL.A. Gendry, all-action female adventurer, is enlisted to help Professor Polonius and his daughter excavate the recently discovered tomb of the little-known Egyptian King Kalos. The tomb's treasure is to be the centrepiece of a museum for the benefit of all. At least that is the Professor's plan. However the tomb is said to be cursed and criminal mastermind The Scar (incidentally L.A. Gendry's arch enemy) has other ideas.
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The Labours Of Heracles by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus. The minimum cast assumes reallocation of the Amazons' lines.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with scores for four original songs.
StyleComedy play with four original songs. Multiple locations, but intended for minimal staging. Intended for school productions from Year 6 (US Grade 5) upwards.
SynopsisHeracles' twelve mighty labours are recreated (and rehydrated) just off the stage in this light comedy based on the Greek legend.(No lions need be harmed in this production.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus. Very flexible casting. There is one narrator role, but this could be shared out. Equally, the chorus could be 'all the actors'.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA 40-page musical score is included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleShort musical retelling of an English folk tale. (The music plays throughout, even though some of the narration is spoken rather than sung.) No real set requirements, but the ideal performance would put some effort into creating a fearsome worm!
SynopsisThe tale of the wild worm of Wearside and its grisly end.
It should be emphasised that 'worm' is used in its old sense of 'serpent' - so this is a story of knights fighting dragons.
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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
** CD with backing track for the whole musical The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards. Plus simple rehearsal tracks for each individual section (accompaniment on piano with vocal line played on another instrument.)
** Complete recording of The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards including all songs and the spoken narration.
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The Landing Party by Karen Fitzsimmons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play with optional set - suggested by the actors.
Part of the Aliens collection of short plays for youth people.
SynopsisA young alien boy lands on earth and falls for Claire. As their relationship develops he realises he is on the wrong planet.
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Language Lessons by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. There are two consistent characters throughout (plus an offstage voice). The rest are brought on for each 'lesson' so the 'Englishman' could be played by a different character in each scene (and need not be male).
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePrologue and eleven short comedy skits with no requirements for set. Could be done as written (one continuous performance) or could be split across a sketch show as a running gag. (Contains caricatures, silly accents and foreign words!)
SynopsisPolly and Glott present an informative (and amusing) look into the necessity for having some skill with a foreign tongue.
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