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A Forty-Minute Othello by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Othello', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisOthello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, secretly marries Desdemona, daughter of a nobleman. Roderigo, a suitor of Desdemona, and Iago, a jealous soldier, conspire against Othello, turning him against Desdemona, with disastrous consequences.
An introduction to Shakespeare for schools.
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A Forty-Minute Richard II by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 32. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Life and Death of King Richard II', with the original text cut down to under 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisKing Richard II is approached by both Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray, the Duke of Norfolk, who wish him to judge a duel between them. Both Richard and John of Gaunt oppose the duel, but Richard agrees to oversee it. As the duel commences Richard interrupts and banishes both men from England. Mowbray predicts this as the first act leading to Richard's downfall. Following John of Gaunt's death, Richard appropriates all his money and lands. As Richard plots a war on Ireland, the nobility seek to overthrow him and place Bolingbroke on the throne.
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A Forty-Minute Timon of Athens by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus. Lots of flexibility in numbers - lots of doubling is possible or, conversely, roles like the senators and lords can be shared out. Few specifically female characters, but many could be cast female.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Timon of Athens', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisTimon is berated by the sour philosopher Apemantus, but Timon ignores his advice, preferring to enjoy himself through banquets and acts of generosity. However, when Timon runs into debt his friends prove false and he leaves Athens in anger and disgust. In the wilderness his fortune changes. but not his view of his fellow man.
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A Forty-Minute Troilus and Cressida by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 16. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 34. Chorus. Plenty of scope for extras, as we have the population of Troy and the entire Greek army looking on (and occasionally getting involved in the fray - some of the spear carriers get to use their spears!)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Troilus And Cressida', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe Trojans are trapped in their city as Greek warriors like Ajax scour the battlefield. Troilus, youngest son of the Trojan King Priam, is distracted from the battlefield by his pursuit of the beautiful Cressida. Just when Cressida has submitted to his advances, she is used as part of a prisoner exchange and sent to join her father (who is camped with the Greeks). During one of the periodic truces, Troilus witnesses Cressida in a dalliance with Greek hero Diomedes. Enraged, Troilus takes to the battlefield in pursuit of Diomedes, whilst the petulant Achilles takes on the noble Trojan Hector.
Shakespeare uses the siege to question notions of fidelity and chivalry.
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A Forty-Minute Winter's Tale by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus. The characters are adults plus one child and, famously, a bear, whose only role is to exit in pursuit of Antigonus (for an offstage lunch appointment - although only one of the parties is hungry.)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisLeontes, King of Sicilia, suspects his wife Hermione of having an affair with Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. (Herminone and Polixenes are innocent.) Polixenes escapes Leontes' wrath, but Hermione does not and is imprisoned. Hermione gives birth to a daughter, but Leontes does not believe the child, Perdita, to be his and sends her abroad. She is abandoned on the coast of Bohemia (a feat which would be frowned upon these days, owing to Geography) and Perdita is brought-up by a Shepherd. Time (making a guest appearance) moves the play on sixteen years, and Florizel, son of Polixenes, meets and falls in love with Perdita, the shepherdess, thus setting-up the inevitable reconcilliation and happy ending.
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The Fourth Princess by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 36. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!] Plus additional time for songs and dances.
MusicProduction notes list recommended songs and opportunities for dances. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleHumorous fairy tale in one act. Simple sets.
SynopsisThe royal family of Tallania try to restore the wealth of a kingdom devastated by dowries. A timeless tale of royalty, wizardry and bankruptcy.
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Frank Sent This... by Aaron Warren
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 28. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Chorus size may vary
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!] This allows for 17 songs or music pieces included
MusicMostly song suggestions with one original song and score provided with the Producer's copy.
StyleA one act nativity comedy, with fun centering on events in Bethlehem.
SynopsisA school nativity rehearsal is causing three students to question whether the events they're portraying ever took place at all. Their teacher makes a Christmas wish, and the three find themselves back in Bethlehem, dressed as the three kings...
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Fright Size - Twelve Ghost Plays by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 43. No chorus. Several of the characters are dead (though this is not a requirement for casting.) One of the 12 plays has chorus roles (which could be filled by cast members from the other plays).
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollecton of 12 short plays for youth theatre. Generally simple to stage.
SynopsisVarious encounters with the supernatural, with varying results for all concerned!:-
'A Likely Story' by Heather Bryant
'Could Have Been Worse' by Gary Nicholson
'In Through The Exit' by Karen Fitzsimmons
'Just A Ghost Story' by Sarah Reilly
'Mizmaze' by Jonathan Edgington
'No Exit' by Dian Donovan
'Spooked!' by Margaret Histed
'Term Time Only' by Sarah Reilly
'That’s The Spirit' by Caroline Spencer
'The Boy Who Loved To Dance' by David Dunn
'The Ghost Letter' by Mike Plumbley
'Where Have You Been?' by Steve Menary
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Frumps-a-Daisy by Susan Vesey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 22. Chorus. Characters include a cat and a mouse.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNine songs are suggested in the Production Notes with original lyrics provided. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleSparkling, original one-act pantomime.
SynopsisThe King of Vislania returns from a world cruise with a new wife, a stepmother for his beautiful daughter, Princess Daisy. Princess Daisy visits the Kingdoms of Ice, Fire, and Water in her attempts to keep up with the demands of her wicked stepmother. Along with her friends Cat and Mouse and Dilly the cook she encounters the Snowman, the Gingerbread Man and the Rainbow Queen in the magical kingdoms who all help with her tasks. All is well in the end as the old retainer Pickles is released from his enchantment and is revealed as the handsome Prince Phillip who woos Daisy and all live happily ever after.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Germs by Andy Johnson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 30. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids, parodying Star Trek.
SynopsisWhen three known germs sneak past the laughable security at the Nasal Air airport and start to wreak havoc in the body, it's up to James D Burk and the hardy crew of the Starship Endocrine to stop them! But could this be one mission too far, with rogue cleaners, a lost tour and the sinister Germinator getting in on the act? Coming soon to an immune system near you!
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