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The Interview by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy play. An unusually updated, piece of Dickens.
SynopsisAn excerpt from David Copperfield - except that a lot has changed since the nineteenth century. David takes his good friend Traddles to discuss with the Misses Spenlow the matter of his engagement to their niece, Dora.
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The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus. Very flexible casting. There is one narrator role, but this could be shared out. Equally, the chorus could be 'all the actors'.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA 40-page musical score is included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleShort musical retelling of an English folk tale. (The music plays throughout, even though some of the narration is spoken rather than sung.) No real set requirements, but the ideal performance would put some effort into creating a fearsome worm!
SynopsisThe tale of the wild worm of Wearside and its grisly end.
It should be emphasised that 'worm' is used in its old sense of 'serpent' - so this is a story of knights fighting dragons.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** CD with backing track for the whole musical The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards. Plus simple rehearsal tracks for each individual section (accompaniment on piano with vocal line played on another instrument.)
** Complete recording of The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards including all songs and the spoken narration.
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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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Laughter Lines by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Most of the characters are adults in middle age or older. Some of the women are intended to be played by men (in gossipy, unglamorous middle-aged drag).
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 18 comedy sketches (ranging in duration from 2 minutes to ten minutes). Few set requirements (although one sketch takes place in and around a bed). There are a couple of mild swearwords buried in there somewhere.
SynopsisSketches about life, death, relationships and cream cakes.
Most of the sketches are available individually. (The collection allows the set to be purchased at a discount to the sum of the individual components.)
There is no particular order to the sketches, but there are occasional common themes.
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Like it or Not by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy. Single set (hotel sitting room), which need not be elaborate.
SynopsisA young playwright waits to meet the star who may produce his play, but his fiancée wants in on the act. More than that, her father has planned a meeting with the actress, and it turns out her mother is going to have her own surprising encounter.
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Lizzy's Ghost by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Offstage voice of Lizzy could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act ghost story, with a single (bar) setting.
SynopsisOn a working holiday researching a book, author Joanne finds herself in an isolated village pub on Halloween. The locals give her astounding background, for a gripping tale of the past, in which they are intimately involved.
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Making Theatre History by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The characters are all amateur actors, darling.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicLyrics (set to snatches of songs from musicals) are included in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort one-act comedy (with snatches of song). Simple village hall committee-room set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt is decision time for the Amdram society committee. The next show must be chosen tonight and after months of arguments and division, the task of making that choice has been handed to the chair, Richard, to make. But Richard's announcement is not quite what everyone was expecting...
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The Merry England Blues by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree music tracks are suggested to accompany the action. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act comedy on two sets with basic folk dancing and music.
Warning: contains Morris Dancers.
SynopsisThe Merry England Folk Dancers are in decline. The town carnival procession could be their final opportunity to attract new members. In a riotous conclusion and against all the odds, they give it their best shot.
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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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The Mother-in-Law by Ginny Davis
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. 3 adult roles and 3 optional non-speaking roles for children.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a three-part composite set (living room, bedroom, kitchen).
SynopsisIrene’s scheming elderly mother Grace needs to be cared for, so Irene persuades reluctant husband Peter that the best answer is for Grace to move in with them. What follows is a game of pig in the middle as the trio struggle to cope with the situation.
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