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Honour Thy Father by Tony Matthews
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMultiple settings, but all indicated by furniture.
SynopsisOctogenarian Maurice, a fêted Shakespearean actor, famed for his Falstaff, has something of an over active libido and is causing difficulties for the ladies at Ivydene, the nursing home where he has lived since his stroke. His Falstaffian urges land son Theo, a minister of the church, with the unenviable task of dealing with Maurice's demands by fulfilling his request for the services of a prostitute. Needless to say this causes something of a furore amongst the beaurocrats in the Social Services Department and places Theo in a somewhat compromising position...
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A Human Write by Amy Sutton
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  Production by Glow Theatre Group gained the adjudicator's award for the director and overall came runner-up in the Southern Counties Drama Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. Chorus. The writer is written male, though need not be. His thoughts - the chorus - are genderless.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fascinating one act drama that uses mime and rhyme to take us into the mind of a struggling writer. Contains one mild swearword.
SynopsisThe writer is grappling not only with his writing but also with his personal life as he desperately attempts to strike up a relationship with Janis, a beautiful girl he sees on a bus.
Well paced and gathering speed, the play uses the chorus to reveal the writer's thoughts - sometimes cogent, sometimes chaotic - come to life as the surreal become real.
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I Believe In Angels by Tony Domaille
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play, suitable for youth theatre, with a single (garden of remembrance) setting.
SynopsisA group of teenagers meet to have a séance and call up the spirit of Steve, their friend who has died. Between them they confront their grief, fear, and what they can and cannot believe.
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Impisi by Clive Essame
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. 10 speaking roles. Characters are all animals, birds, or insects. In the original professional production all characters were played by 2 actors.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!] The scripted elements are short, the rest - very flexible - is music, sound and movement.
MusicThe added music should have an African feel and be instrumental. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play with music, rhythm and movement. It could be performed in any suitable space, with a very flexible size of cast. This Video shows extracts from the original two-man show.
SynopsisThe Lion is top of the food chain, and about to take his place at the head of the pride, when he damages his leg in a snare. Now all the animals scorn him and he feels useless. But Hyena, despicable Hyena, shows him he isn't finished yet. Within this short story there is a wealth of information and points to consider about attitudes, prejudices, assumptions and personalities.
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Knock, Knock, Knock by Bob Eccles
In a production by shiskine drama club, this script was awarded the Douglas Sillers Trophy in the Isle of arran drama association festival, February 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Seven on-stage characters and the offstage voice of a child.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with a single domestic setting, where a seance is held.
SynopsisTeddy has passed away and in an effort to be sure that he is happy Jacky recruits medium Petunia to perform a séance and contact him. Jacky's sceptical brother Fred joins in the fray determined to disrupt proceedings, as does gormless neighbour Fran who doesn't quite understand what is going on. Fraudster Petunia does her best to contact Teddy but is shocked to discover who he really was.
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Labour Pains by Rachael Ashworth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (living room) set.
SynopsisThe high emotions surrounding the imminent arrival of Helen's first baby are made substantially worse by competing grandmothers to be, scatty Aunt Mel, the midwife, and a somewhat inept husband.
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Language Lessons (II) Asking the Time by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice - could easily be doubled.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!] May be separated into short scenes.
MusicNone.
StyleA series of scenes put together in one act, or may be divided for short pieces. Minimal or no set requirements.
SynopsisA second set of crazy scenes to help hopeless English persons gain a better degree of fluency, in a foreign tongue. This time Polly and Glott prepare the audience for asking the time in various countries and even outer space!
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Missing by Sue Bevan
Finalist in the Sky Blue Theatre International play-writing competition, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Voices of 7 parents may be off stage or recorded.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA gritty one act play for youth theatre.
SynopsisTom's run away from home but finds he's spent his first night on Lizzie's 'turf'. Is she going to help him, or take his stuff? Perhaps Lizzie's idea of helping Tom isn't the same as his...
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A Mystery Tour by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. George the driver is written male, but could be changed easily to make it an all female cast.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, set on a coach (which can be as simple as a couple of rows of chairs). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's the fifth annual Flower Arranging society mystery tour, and they've been out to Blockley Castle, just like every other year. But this year there's an escaped elephant, a missing kleptomaniac, the discovery of a mistress and the most tragic secret yet...
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The Necklace by Tony Best
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts won best Youth Production and the Syd Mence cup for a piece of theatre magic at the Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. There are two main roles, and a 'chorus of voices' playing all the other roles, thus the numbers are very flexible. The chorus members play specific roles but also act as a 'Greek Chorus' to comment on the story.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a short story (a moral fable) by Guy de Maupassant. Written for a youth theatre production but could be performed by adults.
SynopsisMathilde is a vain, proud woman, who regrets that the she has been born into the humbler classes. She longs to be an aristocrat. Given her chance to shine, she borrows a stunning necklace, but that is the start of her woes.
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