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According To Rumour by Robert Scott
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Identical (f) twins do not appear onstage together, intended doubling. One offstage megaphone voice could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 96 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA classic full length farce, staged in three acts, with a single set.
SynopsisCarter can't remember exactly what happened last night, but the naked woman is the last person he wants his Mum to find in his flat. And there's the puzzling matter of the bag of money in his fridge... It's a fine tangle to be mixed up in!
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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA hilarious comic spoof of a murder mystery, set in the 1920s. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisA country house weekend is organised with a view to trapping a thief. Various tangled affairs are revealed, leading up to a murder.
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Benny Manhattan And The Caponi Diamond by Carol Hill
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 30. Minimum total without doubling = 36. Chorus. Variable chorus size as desired by the Producer.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusic suggestions for nine optional pieces are included with the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA gangster farce in two acts, suitable for youth performers, with various settings.
SynopsisThe bumbling Manhattan gang, led by Benny Manhattan, get themselves embroiled in double crossings with the Caponi family. A bank robbery runs into difficulties when the Caponi diamond is inadvertently, or perhaps deliberately, included in the Manhattan's haul.
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Beware of the Agapanthus by Robert Brown
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Nine on-stage characters and an offstage male voice (called Dave).
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play - a well crafted comedy with a gentle start which gathers pace as the chaotic situation develops. Contains swearing
SynopsisThe credit crunch has not been kind to ex-investment banker James who has not only lost his job but also his investments along with his gold digger wife Geraldine. His Father has died and left him, and spinster Sister Peggy, a large house in a village in rural Ireland where he decides to make a new life for himself. The barbecue party he has arranged to get to know his neighbours descends into chaos with a series of unexpected arrivals and equally unexpected revelations.
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Clutching at Straws by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 128 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious full-length English farce in the best Whitehall tradition. Single country-house living room set.
SynopsisJulia Benning is a pushy young businesswoman who is about to inherit her late uncle's company. However, first she needs to pass the scrutiny of her Aunt Celia. That includes assessing whether Julia's newly-acquired fiancé is going to be an asset - something he manifestly is not. Julia's solution is to borrow a substitute fiancé in the form of her friend Pippa's womanising brother. Throw in a lachrymose nurse, a jobbing solicitor and a couple who get the wrong address for their swingers' party, and Celia's house is set for a busy weekend.
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The Dial Conspiracy by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Stage crew - optimum number 2, are non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short-ish one act comedy/farce, with a single (hotel room) setting.
SynopsisA crime caper at a remote hotel in the Highlands of Scotland, where weird and wonderful stratagems are used - as a succession of unlikely characters including a surly porter and the driver of a lime green Ferrari, vie with National Security officers.
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An Elliot Steinway Mystery by Gary Diamond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farce, a parody of murder mysteries with labyrinthine plots! Contains mild swearing and many shots in the dark.
SynopsisHenri Gilbert is dead, and his will asserts that he was murdered. Unless all those who stood to gain for his death remain at his mansion for a fortnight, his money will go to charity. During those two weeks, Elliot Steinway, the TV detective (or rather, Donald Smart, the actor who portrayed him) must unmask the murderer and win the fortune for himself. Aided only by the solicitor and his faithful sidekick Badger, he struggles through labyrinthine plots to get to the truth... probably.
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Fifty! by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. One offstage - radio - voice, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne suggested tune is a part of the plot. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act farce, with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisSeemingly boring David is fifty years old today! Wife Fran and daughter Jessica arrange a surprise party for him, but unbeknownst to them he is having an affair. Feathers fly as he appears at the surprise party with his semi-clad mistress, and assorted extra visitors also help to make it a special event!
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The Finish Line by Paul A J Rudelhoff & Jane Hilliard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fast moving farce with a single (kitchen) set.
SynopsisIn each Olympic year bumbling Sir Humphrey hosts an international gathering of like minded enthusiasts. He fails to recognise that the 2012 party comprises fake nuns, art forgers and grasping relatives, despite which he manages to get over the finishing line.
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The Fumblings at Friar's Bottom by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy, verging on light farce
SynopsisFriar's Bottom is a decaying English Boarding School in the 1950s. Most of the staff are looking to escape - not necessarily with their current partners. Full of double dealings with a shady bookmaker and an American property developer.
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