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Tea With Mrs Pankhurst by Ruth Urquhart & James Douglas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. The minimum with doubling omits two non-speaking waitresses and has two actors playing the female principals and two playing the rest (both male and female roles).
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play, designed to be played without a formal set.
SynopsisThe stories of Emmeline Pankhurst and Selina Cooper are compared in an attempt to judge who gave most to the cause of votes for women. The story is told in flashback, with minimal sets and audience interaction, mostly in the cake-eating sense. An educational journey through the history of British Women's Suffrage.
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A Throw of the Dice by Ben Alexander
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. One male character is voice-only and more suited to being pre-recorded than performed live. The hospital staff (surgeon, nurse and duty manager) are written female but could be either.
Run TimeAround 104 minutes. [Estimated!]
Music7 songs are suggested, to be played (but not performed by cast) at specified points in the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full-length thriller on a single (hospital waiting room) set.
SynopsisHenry, whose father is close to death, and Judy, whose husband has been seriously injured, meet for the first time one evening in a waiting room of a private hospital. During the course of a long night, they get to know each other sufficiently for Henry to be able to help Judy when her husband's two brothers arrive the following morning to intimidate her into signing away her rights to her husband's wealth. However, Henry has a hidden agenda.
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Tiger, Tiger by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farce. Single set - a private lounge in a Dartmoor holiday lodge - with plenty of entrancesand exits. Contains (mild) swearing.
First published September 2010, Revised November 2015.
SynopsisSir Maynard Bullivant, MP, arranges a quiet weekend with Judge Dorothy Tranter at Beacon Tor Lodge in deepest Devon. The planne romatic trist is derailed by Dorothy's need to prepare a case, and Maynard's unxepected appointment to the Cabinet.
There's also the matter of an old flame of Maynard's arriving with a bag of stolen diamonds, which she expects Maynard to smuggle for her - a bit tricky, since henow has a Civil Service minder and a Special Branch Protection Officer monitoring his every move. Then there's the ex-con, the ambitious cub reporter and... oh yes, an escaped tiger.
Now, did someone mention a quiet weekend?
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Troublesome People by Jill Haas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters are offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 82 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSome music suggestions are included in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length drama, with a minimal setting in the kitchen and environs of a farm.
SynopsisThe internment of refugees on the Isle Of Man during the early years of World War Two, and the effect on them and the local population is examined as characters poignantly come to life and develop both tense and loving relationships.
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Up, Up and Away by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In addition to the four on-stage characters, there are four off-stage voices. Two male, two female. (These might be recorded but some sections would probably be better live.
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play with drama, emotion and humour. Contains mild swearing. Multiple locations, but achieved by lighting and a few props.
SynopsisIt all starts with the funeral - although to the grieving widows, Elsie and Mary, this seems a bit final. But, from their new vantage point, James and Clifford find that they are able to look down, as well as look back. However, it's looking forward that gives them the most concern...
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Who Said It Was Easy? by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 88 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy play, with a village hall setting.
SynopsisThe Downcot players are back again, and rehearsing for their very own pantomime, written by new member Sam. Things are tense as always, but everyone is surprised on opening night.
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Will at the Tower by Pete Hartley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. Five principals plus a chorus of singers.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe dialogue is interwoven with multiple instances of five original songs.
StylePeriod drama. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisA story (based on a local tradition) of Catholicism in the reign of Elizabeth 1st. The Jesuit priest, Edmund Campion pays a clandestine visit to Hoghton Tower in Lancashire with a young Will Shakespeare in tow. They observe the life of the house as the new lady of the manor tries to marry off the daughter of the previous lord.
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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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Woody Allen's Shark by Jonathan Edgington
Production (of the first four plays) by Pazmany Peter Catholic University won the prize for Best Direction at the 4th National English Drama Festival in Veszprem, Hungary, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of six short plays about relationships (which Woody Allen compared to a shark). (A continuity of theme, but no continuity of characters.) Simple sets (but five or six locations). Contains swearing.
SynopsisThe plays are
Dating
Babies
Quanto Sei Bella
Gone
Lorelei
One Hundred and Eighty
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Worth A Fortune by Frances A. Lewis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 97 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farcical comedy with a single (drawing room) setting.
SynopsisSetting out to assure his aunt that he is living a sober and respectable life, so as to convince her to leave him a considerable fortune in her will, Timothy weaves an ever increasing web of deceit involving family, the maid, and the vicar! Ex- wife Lavinia's presence really doesn't help either...
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