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Out With The Old by Wendy Ash
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Tannoy is an offstage voice.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play with simple settings.
SynopsisTwo very different couples are next to each other at a car boot sale. Frank and Trace have more kids than they can handle, Julia and Mark are selling the baby things they'll never need and two further characters bring other upheavals into the mix. Quite a roller-coaster of emotions, resulting in surprising friendships and varied support between them all during the day.
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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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Pantomania by Mike Sparks
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Whilst Cinderella and the fairy are nominally female, this is a pantomime, and it doesn't really matter who plays which gender.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script suggests the use of one (optional) song. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA short rhyming pantomime with no set requirements.
SynopsisThere's Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk fame), a dame, a comedy character, an evil henchman and a fairy. All the ingredients of a pantomime, but which one?
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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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Parish Politics by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act historical drama with various simple settings.
SynopsisIt is 1663. The Civil War may be over but personal battles are still being fought in this English village, whilst ever-harsher laws and severe punishments breed fear, greed and superstition. An illegitimate child born to a single mother is a potential burden on the parish, so apart from the loss of her good name, the mother faces a public thrashing, particularly when the new petty constable is driven by personal revenge.
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Pawn by Brian Marchbank
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hour, 2 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter comedy structured as a thriller. Single pawn shop setting. On the boundary between a full-length and a one-act play.
SynopsisThe robbery of a Manchester pawn shop goes wrong and becomes a hostage situation, trapped together the hostages and hostage takers realise there is history between them, the resulting friction requires the novice police negotiator to deal with both volatile groups to resolve the situation.
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A Pig is a Pig is a Pig by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Nominally three men and three women, but the genders of the characters are not integral to the story (and have been changed from the original short story), so they can be switched around as required.
Run TimeAround 9 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play. Single set (the front desk of Acme Express Shipping Company).
SynopsisWhen Mary Flannery receives a shipment of guinea pigs, she is forced to keep them whilst a dispute over shipping fees is settled. Guinea pigs breed quickly, however, and soon she has more than she can handle...
Based on an original story by Ellis Parker Butler.
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Plain Women, Forgotten Men by Gill Medway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA trio of short one act plays with single (simple) settings which could be performed separately, or together as a set.
SynopsisIn 'Baggy Trousers' - elderly Sid relives his youth and poignantly remembers his late wife in conversation with an, at first, uninterested Social Worker. 'Two Left Feet' sees sad divorcee Jo find her salvation from depression, and the approbation of sister Carole on the dance floor. In 'Out of Print' - formerly famous children's book writer Erica - now in her eighties - finds that her works are no longer published, but finds encouragement by a letter from a fan. Each play is available to buy separately.
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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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Playing Out by Gill Medway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. 3 characters are children played by adults. 2 characters are offstage voices only, which can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with no set required.
SynopsisSusan Trent, a woman in her seventies, looks back on her childhood in post-war London, and the friends she loved - and hated. Her childish love for Stanley endures throughout her life, despite an early tragedy. And her intense rivalry with Stan's older sister, Sandra, will probably never be resolved. If we could meet our younger selves - just once - what would we say to them?
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Potted Austen: Emma by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.
SynopsisA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, covering all of the relevant events and characters with minimal staging requirements.
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