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Disconnected by Paul L. Harwood
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Several characters appear as (old) adults and their youthful selves. This is open to being done by two actors or by one acting different ages.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set which morphs into different locations. An exploration of time, decisions and consequences. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisBernie is an old man, but he's haunted by the consequences of a promise he made to his childhood friend Joe, who died in World War Two. Now Bernie is reliving important moments of his life - could he really be about to undo the most disastrous decision he ever made?
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Erica and Me by Alan Robinson
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Only four of the characters are called Erica.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious one-act farce. Single set (ideally with two practical doors, but could be staged without). Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisTo impress his boss, who likes employees to be family men, the single, nerdy Simon hires an escort to pretend to be his girlfriend. Things spiral out of control when three women turn up, all (possibly) the Erica he's expecting...
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The Food Rationing Auction by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. Chorus. As written, there is a non-speaking (though possibly giggling and nudging) chorus of ladies (who, in the absence of sufficient ladies, might be played by men in drag).
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch from the 'Skitskrieg' Second-World-War revue show by TLC Creative. (This sketch written by David Lovesy and Brian Two.)
SynopsisWar time rationing leads to an unusual auction!
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Further Education by Pete Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Frank and Anne are written with Geordie accents.
Run TimeAround 117 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedic play (backed by a bit of recent British history) with a single (scruffy student flat) setting.
SynopsisIn this very well observed play, set during the miners' strike in the 1980s, Essex University students, flat sharing Rachel, Emma and Claire invite Durham miner Frank to stay with them whilst he joins the picket line in the locality. The clash of working class and middle class values come to the fore during his stay and in amusing turns both sides learn from the other.
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Gallery by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleStructurally a two-act play (but classified as a one-act on the grounds of length), single art gallery setting, satirising thepretentions of the commercial fine arts world.
SynopsisAn unscrupulous Art Dealer has a young artist foisted on him by a work programme, but soon turns the situation to his advantage when a misunderstanding makes the artist an overnight sensation.
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Gerri And The Atrics by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One offstage voice, M or F
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy.
SynopsisA group of entertainers nearing the end of their career prepare for yet another show, with friendly but sometimes barbed banter. This is interrupted not only by the call to go on stage, but the sudden death of one of their number.
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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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Hannay Stands Fast! by David Edgar
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 52. No chorus. Designed to be played by 5 actors, 4 of whom double into many roles.
Run TimeAround 106 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo music tracks are suggested. No singing, but the cast dance to one. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn epic international yarn based on the John Buchan novel 'Mr Standfast', designed for 5 actors.
SynopsisA hilarious ripping yarn based on the John Buchan novel 'Mr Standfast', a sequel to 'The Thirty-Nine Steps'. Richard Hannay finds himself fighting alone against a brilliant enemy spymaster determined to undermine Britain's defences by infiltrating the Bletchley Park code-breaking station, a situation complicated when both men fall in love with the same woman. A series of outrageous adventures leads Hannay from a quiet pacifist community in Cornwall to a gripping finale with his adversary at the Eiffel Tower.
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Hats Off! - The Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. A nucleus of seven actors, backed by a chorus (with no size limitations) singing the songs.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for seven songs (original lyrics to Victorian period music) is supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleMusical for children (could also be staged by adults for kids). Whilst by length we would class this as a one-act play, it is split into two acts and an interval is advised so that the single set can be redressed to mark the passage of time!
SynopsisMrs. Green is the real driving force behind 'Barker's Bonnets' a milliner's shop in Victorian England. However, she faces unemployment when Mr. Barker sells up to emigrate. A secret scheme is hatched to allow her to continue - and to thrive in the modern world of the 1870s. (The script tells an engaging story whilst exploring the novelties, inventions and social nuances of the Victorian world. This would fit well with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History Topic, 'The Victorians'.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Hats Off! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay for children (could also be staged by adults for kids). Whilst by length we would class this as a one-act play, it is split into two acts and an interval is advised so that the single set can be redressed to mark the passage of time!
SynopsisMrs. Green is the real driving force behind 'Barker's Bonnets' a milliner's shop in Victorian England. However, she faces unemployment when Mr. Barker sells up to emigrate. A secret scheme is hatched to allow her to continue - and to thrive in the modern world of the 1870s. (The script tells an engaging story whilst exploring the novelties, inventions and social nuances of the Victorian world. This would fit well with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History Topic, 'The Victorians'.)
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