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A Teenage Christmas Carol by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Very flexible casting - there are 11 narrators, who could ultimately be condensed to one role, and other doubling would be possible.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play in a mix of verse (from the narrators) and prose (from the rest of the cast). No set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisThe great granddaughter of Ebenezer Scrooge needs to be taught the same lessons he learned - and in a very similar fashion!
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The Legend Of Beowulf by Roger Hurn
Received a 5-star award from the TES resources site.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Flexibility of numbers of narrators can be achieved by doubling.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short drama suggested as an assembly piece for schools, with a single (Norse hall) setting.
SynopsisThe hero Beowulf comes to the aid of his friend Hrothgar, an elderly King, whose Hall is being attacked on a nightly basis by the monster Grendel. The legend is brought to life with narration and stirring action.
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Are You New Here? by S. J. Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. All roles can be male or female (names can be changed to suit the male/female balance of the cast.) The number of roles could be expanded by giving the children fewer lines each.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act, humorous play suitable for 9-12 year olds. Two very simple sets - Schoolroom and Police Station with no specific requirements for either.
SynopsisThree aliens must complete a report on earth, so they infiltrate a school to avoid the local Alien Abduction unit of the police, but must also run the gauntlet of a by a power-crazed Deputy Head!
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Sebastian and Puck are written m but can be played f, with a name change for Sebastian and minor amendments to the text.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy for young actors, bringing a modern English version of the Shakespearean play to the stage.
SynopsisPreparations are under way for the high-profile wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and his bride the Warrior Queen Hippolyta, but the wedding planner Sebastian finds that he has more problems with the guests than the happy couple... including a rift in the Underworld, in-fighting among the entertainers, and a mischievous sprite to contend with.
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Romeo and Juliet - Sped Up! by Hannah Thomas
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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Rainforest Assembly by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script gives suggestions for songs/music to accompany the piece. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleEducational piece for a school class with a good deal of information amongst the jokes and songs, and several jumping-off points for further study. No specific staging requirements.
SynopsisAn educational presentation on the animals and occupants of the rainforests of the Amazon.
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Big Bad and Little Red by Raymond Blakesley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Nine principal characters plus jury. The jury can be the audience (plus two or more actors planted amongst them to make and encourage responses) or could be set on stage.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy for kids in which fairy tales meet courtroom drama.
SynopsisIt's the trial of the decade, with the Big Bad Wolf accused of swallowing Granny against her will and making a mess on her carpet! Can the judge keep order in the court long enough to reach a verdict? You are the jury!
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The End of the Rainbow by Geoff Bamber
Production by Transylvania College, Romania, won 8 awards (including Best Show - Primary Section) in National School English Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids.
SynopsisIt is a well-known fact that at the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold placed there by a leprechaun. Thus the appearance of a rainbow presents a pair of inept robbers with a chance of easy pickings. They simply have to find the pot of gold before anyone else turns up to collect it. Unfortunately their efforts are frustrated by a succession of inconvenient visitors getting in the way. Ultimately, however, the arrival of a real live leprechaun confirms that they are, for once, in the right place at the right time. If only it were that simple
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Dirk Smirk - Secret Agent by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. Several of the characters are written male but could easily be switched (a pronoun here, a pronoun there). The chorus are non-speaking policemen.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play for kids, spoofing the Bond spy genre. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhen Madame Veronique de Vascalles, Head of the World Council of Governments, arrives in London for a conference she falls prey to a fiendish plot hatched by STINK, a criminal organisation intent upon world domination. Only one man can thwart STINK, and that man is Dirk Smirk - Secret Agent, assisted by the enigmatic and impossibly beautiful Captain Tremaine.
With STINK taking control of Madame de Vascalles' brain and Smirk and Tremaine on the run from the hyper-efficient Commander Molstrop of the Metropolitan Police, the fate of the free world hangs by a thread.
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The Bridge by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. Minimum numbers would be achieved by reassigning lines amongst the ministry workers!
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!] This could get a lot longer if the bridge-building sequence is elaborated.
MusicNone.
StyleComedy for kids. No set requirements, but carry-on props include the materials for a simple bridge! A Short play, though it could get a lot longer if the bridge building section became elaborate.
SynopsisA farmer and his family find their peaceful lives disturbed by representatives of various government ministries keen on making improvements to what is regarded as a rural backwater. Common sense flies out of the window as official policy documents are followed slavishly to provide the farmer with a fine, new and entirely unnecessary bridge.
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