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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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Big Shot by Jonny Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. All characters are adults, but could be played by teenagers. Characters are Americans (of various regions), one Englishman and one Mexican-American.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano & Vocal score (17 songs, 4 instrumentals) provided with the Producer's Copy of the script. Score for Musical Director and band (piano, guitar, bass, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax) available as optional extra.
StyleMusical set in and around a casino. Songs in various styles including swing, ragtime, tango and jazz-funk.
SynopsisGambler Ryan Thomas brings his naive English friend Jack to a casino. Whilst discovering the perils of the Blackjack table, Jack falls for Alice, the pianist with the house band. Unfortunately, Alice is already spoken for by Louis Diaz, known as Mr. Big Shot for his reputation as a lucky gambler. Luck which Jack decides to test - with unforeseen consequences, for this is the 1950s and Las Vegas gambling is dominated by the mob...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Musical Director's Score for Big Shot (showing all vocal and instrumental lines) plus separate band parts for guitar, bass, tenor sax and alto sax. (Download as .pdf file.)
** A CD of backing tracks for all 17 songs from the musical 'Big Shot'.
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Births, Deaths and Marriages by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. Chorus. The chorus is a wating-room full of patients in the second act.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play in three acts (each in a different setting).
SynopsisA family saga told through three comic episodes. Laughter turns into tension in all three plays as family frictions and heartaches unfold.
Each of the three components is also available separately:
Arrival
Oncology
Anniversary
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Bl... Bl... Bluebeard by Mark Billen
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. All characters are adults, intended to be played by children or by a mix of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic dramatisation of the Bluebeard legend (owing more to Offenbach's opera than to Perrault's fairy tale). Three sets, simple props.
SynopsisDuke Bluebeard lives in a grim castle and is feared by all. No one really knows what dark things happen in his castle. Having disposed of wife number five Bluebeard decides that Boulotte, the local May Queen will be his next wife, little knowing what he has let himself in for! Presenting his new wife at the court of King Bobeche and Queen Hortensia he spies their daughter Princess Marie and immediately decides that she shall be wife number seven. He orders his personal inventor, Popolani, to make the arrangements and proceeds to the palace. Challenged to a duel Bluebeard apparently kills Marie's fiancé, Prince Bruno, and demands the princess's hand in marriage. Suddenly Boulotte and Bluebeard's previous wives reappear and confront him.
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Blackmailing Butterflies by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Recommended 4 or more Chorus
Run TimeAround 140 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScores for songs (mainly from The Beggar's Opera) are supplied with Producer's copy of the script.
StyleA full length comedy play with music, set in a garden and a rehearsal room.
SynopsisTensions within a theatre company arise when a couple of mid-life crises unexpectedly drag past and present emotions into the sharp focus of an ambitious young blackmailer.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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The Capers at Cricketers' Copse by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo act comedy play.
SynopsisA tale of intrigue, and double cross as the Ladies of the village of Fritton-upon-Sewer decide to stage their own cricket match, when Fritton should be playing in the first round of the Brewster Cup. Meanwhile a diverse range of suspicious characters are trying to take control of the cricket ground. All this, and hidden treasure too...
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Casualty Chaos by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play which doesn't rely on traditional doctor gags for laughs, instead creating plausible but zany situations which work well in the established 'almost real' world. Single split-stage set.
SynopsisIt's a busy few days in the Accident and Emergency department - they're short of Doctors but long on impatient patients. People are plastered, the sole doctor is plagued by rats and can't finish his knitting, and the devastating fire just slows things down a little.
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Chariot by Chad Bearden
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The original production used adults to play the roles of Lenny and Margo.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script suggests five pieces of background music to be used during the course of the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length play, intended for two young pincipal actors (and various adult roles).
SynopsisLenny and Margo are left orphaned when their mother dies, but their Uncle Joe sneaks them away from government care and takes them on a wild road trip towards San Diego (where he claims to have a job). The kids use their imaginations to stay calm and happy on the trip. The family meet various personalities along America's highways who try to help the lost siblings and the loyal Joe set aside their fantasies and confront reality.
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Charles Dickens' Christmas Eve by Wende Feller
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. One of the male characters is a child. The script has a cast of 18, but divided across the two acts so that the cast of 9 from the first act can double to perform the second act.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA series of Christmas Carols is recommended in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleTwo act period piece. Single set with split-level stage.
SynopsisThe first act focuses on Christmas at Bracebridge Hall, adapted from material by Washington Irving, Jane Austen and Wilkie Collins. The second act is Wende Feller's adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens
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