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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, set in a single room in an old cottage - undergoing renovation.
SynopsisPete and Jools are modernising their dream cottage hoping to make it a family home. Their chances of having children are slim, but a visit from an intriguing old lady makes their dreams come true.
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The Neville Report - Village of Fear by Gary Diamond, John Fryer & Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In theory, because it's a radio play, this could be done with a very small cast - Neville, the central character plus one other male and one female playing the rest of the characters. One of the characters - Harry the Leg - is purely a sound effect!
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a comic pastiche of a 1950s radio drama intended for presentation as a staged radio play.
SynopsisA comedy radio play that pits intrepid reporter Neville Reville against the supernatural goings-on in Merry Waddle on the Weddle. Aided only by a leg in disguise, Neville braves the Portals of Hell (a pub), Lusty Wanda (a siren) and the evil Mordred to rescue Lady Purity!
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The New Neighbours by Rachael Morgan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage characters and an offstage male voice.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy of manners with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisWhen bodies suddenly begin turning up all over the village, two nosy housewives are convinced they know exactly which neighbour is responsible and they are determined to find out the truth.
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Odd Ball by Steve Menary
Perfomance by Berriew YFC won the Best Production (plus two other awards) in the NFYFC National Finals, 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. It would be possible to double Scott with The Spot, but that would require rapid changes, so would need a lot of thought to go into the costumes.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play about a teenager with testicular cancer. Rapid alternation of scenes implies an outline set, rather than detail - thus suitable as a festival piece. Contains mild swearing and discussion of a serious subject!
SynopsisDanny is a football player on his school team, but he's got a secret - something like a spot in a very private place. It turns out to be a lot more serious than acne, and costs him his place on the team, and the friendship of his closest mate. Are they both gone forever?
(The script is in British English, so 'football' refers to a game in which the ball is addressed principally by the players' feet.)
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On the Way to the Wedding by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Two couples: a middle-aged man and his wife, and the wife's parents.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDomestic comedy. Single set divided into living room, hall and garage.
SynopsisNora, her husband Sid and Nora's parents have been invited to a wedding. Sid couldn't be happier - but that's because he is in the garage, changing the oil on his beloved car, where he can forget that his mother-in-law has inexplicably moved in.
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The People's Act of Literature by Rupert Haigh
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play - a comedy drama. Single simple cafe location. Contains swearing (and acting).
SynopsisTwo friends get into a discussion about theatre after one of the men starts learning to write from a local author. Set in a diner, they attempt some improvisation and, after getting some help from the waitress, life begins to imitate art and vice versa.
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Red Nose, Floppy Shoes by James Brosnahan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. One of the five listed characters is a voice-over.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act satirical comedy. Single (domestic kitchen) set.
SynopsisMichael's DNA test confirms his self-diagnosed Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). When Dr Keegle informs him he actually has the dreaded Clown Syndrome and only a week to live, his wife must keep him away from any form of comedy. Michael agrees to attend a support group. Tragically, the DNA test was mixed up, and rather than Courophobia, Michael has actually got the Clown Gene - he's a clown, and cannot help himself delivering an improvised stand up routine to the members of the Clown Syndrome support group. Exposed to comedy, they die in droves and Michael is carted off to prison, charged with murder. At the last moment his sentence is commuted to Community Service and his family must adjust to the new Michael, from his red nose to his floppy shoes.
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Remember Scarborough by James Baynes
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One M and one F are non-speaking. Second F is small speaking role.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne piece of music is suggested, integral to the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn affecting one act play, largely spoken by a sole actor, with three cameo roles.
SynopsisIn a one-sided conversation with his long dead friend, an old man recalls the war years - the excitement, adventure and loss of being an RAF bombardier. The other parts included - two dancers appear briefly, and at the end, the old man's daughter joins him.
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Revelations by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act play that offers a simple set and complex characters, emotional involvement and a satisfactory resolution - plus a few laughs along the way.
SynopsisA couple brought in to see a specialist about their son's unusual medical condition come to realise that they have more to contend with and less in common than they thought.
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Scene Six by Andrew McGuirk
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The 'director' is an offstage voice and could be doubled by 'David'. The characters appear in a flashback as their childhood selves.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter drama with plenty of acting challenges. Structured in two acts, but, at around 55 minutes, of one-act length. (Includes some swearing.)
SynopsisTwo old friends and a new acquaintance decide to put on a play, but the assigned parts, emotional attachments, and the ruthlessness of the director cause rifts between the three.
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