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The Book Club Of Little Witterington - After The Fete by Joan Greening
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a simple setting.
SynopsisThe ladies of the village book club have gathered to discuss Neville Shute’s ‘On The Beach’. Some of the members have not read the book and the others seem more interested in discussing - or rather gossiping - about people and events in the village which spill over into the meeting.
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The Book Club of Little Witterington by Joan Greening
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  Performance by Tarrystone Players won Best Comedy award at Maidenhead Drama Festival, 2013.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy for five ladies. Minimal set (a sofa and chairs to indicate a living room). Contains a few mild swearwords and several books.
SynopsisThe regular ladies of the Book Club, all friends since school, are wary of letting a newcomer to the village join. But there's more to Paula than meets the eye, and she may even have what it takes to get around the appallingly snobbish Belle.
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A Christmas Carol - The Real Story by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters required for performance as a simple duologue, a further 7 (nominally 5F, 2M) required if the action is staged.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEssentially a duologue which could either be done without additional actors, (as an after-dinner piece) or be staged as a narrated mime. Minimal staging requirements. Makes no attempt to be 'politically correct'!
SynopsisTwo narrators tell the story of a modern day Scrooge who's having the wool pulled over his eyes by dishonest Bob Cratchit and his gang of cronies.
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The Coffee Shop by Ray Lawrence
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Whilst the script specifies three characters, two of them are played in different eras, so could be done by different actors.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. Set in a coffee shop, but without need for any particular set.
Also available as part of the Diamond Jubilee 2012 collection.
SynopsisA coffee shop customer has another encounter with the tyranny of choice!
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The Commandments by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very black comedy, satirising the world of work and petty rules.
SynopsisFour guards on their coffee break debate what rules should govern their lives - before their supervisor returns...
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Emporium by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy play. Single set (simple shop). Simple props.
SynopsisNo matter what the problem, our happy smiling staff are always here to blame the customer!
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Girls' Night by Louise Roche
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  2009 Off-Broadway production extended after sell-out of initial 8-week run.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Five women with playing ages between 17 and 40.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!] (including 14 songs)
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script includes suggestions for all the songs (12 songs plus two reprises) to be sung by the characters as part of there karaoke night out. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleSet largely in and around a karaoke night club, with occasional rapid flashbacks (implying figurative sets rather than realistic locations). Simple props, give or take the moped.
SynopsisSharon's daughter, Candi-Rose is getting married, and Sharon has joined her friends on a celebration night out. And the fact that Sharon has been dead for twenty years isn't going to spoil her enjoyment one little bit! Her friends laugh, cry, fight and sing in this joyous evocation of a group out to enjoy life, despite its trials and complications.
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ExclusionsDue to professional performances, this script is not available for performance in the following places at the following times:-
The USA & Canada, from the first day of October, 2007 to the last day of December, 2020
South Africa, from the first day of October, 2007 to the last day of December, 2020
Australia & New Zealand, from the first day of October, 2007 to the last day of December, 2020
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Girls' Talk by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of six comedy sketches, each with a cast of two women.
SynopsisSketches tackling the difficulties of office life, men, gossiping and more men.
(Each of the sketches is available individually.)
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Hannah the Horrible by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are two adults and three children (aged 6 to 12). Whilst of course it could be played to age, it could also be performed by a youth theatre company (or even an adult company playing children).
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute (or so) comedy play.
SynopsisHannah seems to be to blame for everything bad that happens in young Karen's class. Karen's mother confronts her teacher...
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In the Bag by Frances Bartram
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Whilst there is nominally one male role, this is an offstage voice with little to say, and could as well be recorded.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set - the back room of a charity shop (and, as you might expect, the props are largely charity shop bric-a-brac)
SynopsisMaureen and Mary are volunteers in a charity shop and every day is much like the one before. But today, when they're going through new donations, they find some money. A lot of money. Just as they're deciding what to do with it, two new volunteers arrive. What to do?
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