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Bill & Ben by Richard James
Performance by Tiger Theatrical Productions won Best Comedy and Best Actor at the 2014 Spelthorne and Runneymede drama festival.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play - a two hander involving playwrights.
SynopsisBen Jonson is spending his last day in his condemned cell, after killing an actor in a duel. He has a surprise visitor - William Shakespeare, who comes to plead with him to perform a 'neck-verse' - reciting a Psalm, that may save him from the noose. But what does Shakespeare have to gain?
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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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The Death of Sherlock Holmes by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set.
SynopsisHolmes and Watson must act fast to prevent the theft of a famous diamond and safeguard the economy of the Austrian Empire. But does Holmes mean to get shot by Watson? Will the Great Detective survive?
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Dialogue by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The two characters are written as male, but could be played female without changing the nature of the piece.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleUnnerving and disturbing, but gripping one-act play. Single simple set.
SynopsisTwo immortal beings argue about the pros and cons of passing the time by experimenting with creation. Eventually the one who has worked hard on his people and his vision has to admit it's all gone horribly wrong. The other is happy to bring things to a close.
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Dirty Prime Minister by Croft & Barnett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice.
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short sketch, with an adult theme, set in an office.
SynopsisThis is featuring a Prime Minister responding to some terrible accusations in the press, about the nature of his relationship with a 'hoover'.
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The Dreaming by Richard James
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  Performance by Maidenhead Drama Guild won Best Play and Best Actor at the Henley Drama Festival, 2017.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The characters are written male, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, suitable for a bare stage presentation.
SynopsisTwo men find themselves in a featureless room, with no memory of how they arrived there, or even who they are. Their only clues come from scraps of paper on the floor, that seem to mirror words they have spoken. Can it be true that they're just characters in an unwritten play?
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The Football Manager by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Because the writer is English, the manager is the manager of a football (soccer!) team - but it could just as well be another team game.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn allegorical sketch about Advent! (Minimal staging requirements)
SynopsisA football manager has a novel approach to the game. A play with an Advent theme.
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For The Greater Good by Aviva Philipp-Muller
Finalist in the Sky Blue Theatre International play-writing competition, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 14 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play.
SynopsisCharles and Jonah share their memories of a single day, a day they experienced in very different ways, though at the end they connected. A powerful piece about the Holocaust.
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Framed In A Window by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two-handed, one act play, with a single set and containing strong language.
SynopsisMo, the janitor in the Texas School Book Depository, is startled to come across a figure sitting in the notorious window, holding a very familiar rifle. Is it really the ghost of Lee Harvey Oswald?
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Impisi by Clive Essame
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. 10 speaking roles. Characters are all animals, birds, or insects. In the original professional production all characters were played by 2 actors.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!] The scripted elements are short, the rest - very flexible - is music, sound and movement.
MusicThe added music should have an African feel and be instrumental. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play with music, rhythm and movement. It could be performed in any suitable space, with a very flexible size of cast. This Video shows extracts from the original two-man show.
SynopsisThe Lion is top of the food chain, and about to take his place at the head of the pride, when he damages his leg in a snare. Now all the animals scorn him and he feels useless. But Hyena, despicable Hyena, shows him he isn't finished yet. Within this short story there is a wealth of information and points to consider about attitudes, prejudices, assumptions and personalities.
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