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Neighbourhood Watch by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act light comedy. Single domestic set.
SynopsisWe are privy to the goings on at the Smeaton Neighbourhood Watch Committee at the home of Mrs Wilson-Smythe.The members of the Committee are upstanding and influential citizens who are all victims of a recent spate of burglaries in their prosperous, previously crime-free village. Their local police officer joins the meeting to address their concerns and ascertain the extent of their losses so as to begin investigation. As they recount their losses we discover not only the monetary value but also the touching sentimental value each piece has. But, of course, there is a twist...
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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 Open Window by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA blackly comic stage adaptation of one of Saki's subversive stories. Two locations, but neither need be elaborate (so could be done in a 'black box' with small items of furniture). Aimed at secondary schools, but could be done by adults.
SynopsisFramton has been sent to the country as a rest cure for his nerves. However, his encounter with his doctor's cousin, Gertrude, and her neices is anything but calming.
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Palmy Balmy Days by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. All characters are senior citizens.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script suggests music and songs - including gospel songs, spirituals and hymns. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleLong one-act play (or a full-length play designed to be played as a single act). Single (minimal) set, few props. Contains swearing and recreational vegetation.
SynopsisOn the threshold of the afterlife, Divine Intervention greets the newly arrived (or recently departed), the start of a reconciliation process, and a review of the lot each was dealt in life.
A meditation on the vagaries of getting old and the expectations, frustrations and disappointments of the participants.
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The Play Of The Year by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One M and one F voice are offstage, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a fairly simple set.
SynopsisThe committee tasked with choosing the winner of the 'Play of the Year' competition really has their work cut out, and they also have to contend with being both helped and hindered by the building janitor and tea lady. A comedy drama with twists - which may keep the audience misled until the last moment!
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Relief by William Campbell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Black box presentation in which the phases of the play follow the progress of the women's van. Contains swearing and potentially disturbing content.
SynopsisBrenda and Maxine are taking a van-load of medical supplies, food and clothing to a mental asylum for women in an Eastern European country. They argue and struggle on the long and harrowing journey and finally reach an understanding of each other and the nature of helping people.
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Retirement Plan by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Uniquely, the cast list includes Marmaduke the cat, who is really a sound effect.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Stage split between one small fixed location and the rest of the stage, on which other locations are overlaid. Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisWalter didn't get to enjoy his retirement - he had to keep working from home because his pension fund was stolen. His daughter never understood his passion for the virtual worlds he worked in, and after his wife died only his granddaughter gave him a reason to live. But what is the definition of living?
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Scarlett by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 73 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act, ghost story drama, with a single set.
SynopsisThe passengers from a crashed bus take shelter from a dreadful storm, in an old barn. Unable to find rescue, they huddle together, but one of them is beginning to see visions of her dead sister. Has Scarlett come to haunt Grace, or someone else?
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Sound Effects CD specifically for this show
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Second Thoughts by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. (The max. and min. numbers depend on whether the production follows the author's intention and uses a quartet of four female singers to punctuate the action. There are also a few lines addressed to passers-by who might or might not appear on stage.)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single minimalist set - a bus stop. Few props. A study of an attempted mid-life affair.
SynopsisHarold is waiting at the appointed spot, a bus shelter, for a meeting with his old school friend Patti, and wondering if he's up to having an affair, if that's even what's on offer.
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Self Defence by Laura Belcher
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with various settings - a split stage could be used.
SynopsisA victim of domestic abuse, Hannah decides to join a self-defence class - as much as for a social outlet as for a means of defending herself. With the support of her fellow class mates, whose light touch relieves the tense atmosphere she is living in, Hannah is empowered to assert herself.
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