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The Truth Fairies by Sally Kinnell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play with touches of dark comedy, most suitable for adult cast and audiences.
SynopsisAileen's had a long and successful acting career, but it hasn't prepared her for meeting up with a couple of old friends - because she thought they were dead. Actually Liz and Frankie are alive and well, and they have to set Aileen straight about one more thing...
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Two Weddings and a Conference by Karen Doling
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Eleven speaking roles and an unspeakable photographer.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play. Single (hotel reception) set. Structurally in two acts, but in length it's on the boundary between a one-act and a two-act (it could occupy a whole evening's theatre or be accompanied by a shorter piece.) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA double-booked wedding reception at a hotel causes havoc for the brides, grooms, manager, receptionist, and the attendees of a conference that is supposed to be happening at the same time! However, it soon transpires that the double-booking is not the only coincidence they will have to deal with.
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Up, Up and Away by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. In addition to the four on-stage characters, there are five off-stage voices. Three male, two female. (These might be recorded but some sections would probably be better live.)
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play with drama, emotion and humour. Contains mild swearing. Multiple locations, but achieved by lighting and a few props. Originally published 2015, revised 2019.
SynopsisIt all starts with the funeral - although to the grieving widows, Elsie and Mary, this seems a bit final. But, from their new vantage point, James and Clifford find that they are able to look down, as well as look back. However, it's looking forward that gives them the most concern...
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Varadachary's Annotated Chess Masterpieces by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 44. No chorus. Characters include Ghandi, Tolstoy, Fidel Castro, Marcel DuChamp, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Napoleon!
Run TimeAround 230 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisA cycle of 11 one-act plays, linked by the character of Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - who uses the chess games as allegories for discussions about, art, ethics, politics, love and revolution!
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A Very Roman Family - 235 AD by Roger Hodge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. The eight minor roles can be shared by two actors.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBawdy Roman farce! Contains a tiny amount of mild swearing (and lots of innuendo). A single set is implied - the courtyard of a Roman home in 235 AD.
Originally published in 2010, revised 2015
SynopsisTitus Rambus is a senator, who intends to become emperor by means of assassination. He has chosen Formaggius Vastus to be the assassin in the mistaken belief that Formaggius, a seller of asses, has a brilliant army record. As if that were not bad enough for Formaggius, Emperor Severus has learned of the plot - but not the intended assassin - and he too engages Formaggius to bump-off his rival. Not only that, but Formaggius learns that after the deed the assassin will not survive for long. Can Formaggius save himself and his diverse family?
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Volunteers by Hilary Mackelden
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. A variety of ages, with the principals at the older end.
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play. Single charity shop set. Contains a few very mild swear-words.
SynopsisBrenda is running a charity shop, with the slightly addled Prue and the sight-impaired Denny. But there are changes in the charity and John Turk is keen on a new image - younger staff. Brenda has to cope with her customers, a community service offender and the new regime.
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The Wakefields at War by Tom Mather
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. Characters are mainly adults, but include three children (who age two years from 9, 10 and 12 during the course of the play).
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama in three acts with multiple settings depicting the horrors of World War One through its effect on one family.
SynopsisThe true story of the Wakefields, an ordinary Lancashire working class family whose three eldest sons were all killed in action fighting in the First World War.
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We Are The Cure by Trevor Suthers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length dystopian thriller with a single (schoolroom) setting. Ideal for youth theatre.
SynopsisA group of teenagers, subjects of a genetic experiment raised to believe they possess a cure for the plague that is raging through global society, escape from their compound during a cataclysmic flood. They come upon a ruined school and are amazed to find two normal children sheltering there. As surviving staff from the compound seek them out, they help each other in their desperate situation.
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While You Were Gone by Catherine Gourdie
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 18. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 24. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 61 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe script can be performed with or without music. There are eight points in script where songs to be performed are suggested. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleTwo-act historical drama set in a 1940s factory, with a large cast.
SynopsisEdie reminisces on her experiences working in a factory during World War II.
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The Wicked Witch & The Magic Shop by William Arnold Ashbrook
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. The cast includes cats and gremlins. Gladys could be played as a pantomime dame.
Run TimeAround 97 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with the scores for 11 original songs (plus five reprises).
StyleA musical family show with opportunities for audience participation (therefore occupying a theatrical space close to British Pantomime).
SynopsisGraveling, the evil witch, has turned a number of good people into life size dolls and cats. The young heroes, enlist the help of the owners of the Magic Shop and Marlin the decrepit magician, and together they manage to defeat the witch and her gremlin helpers.
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