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The First Rehearsal by Peter Appleton
Chelford Players performance achieved the Adjudicators Special Award at Chelford Drama Festival 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Singular lack of set (which the stage manager indicates by placing chairs around the stage - a process very familiar to some of us).
SynopsisAn amateur drama group come together to block out the moves at the first rehearsal of their incomplete script. The dialogue is odd, the plot confusing and the characters get out of hand... just like in every AmDram group!
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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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Get Staffed by Frank Gibbons
Cyril V Hines Trophy (Outstanding Actress) awarded to Stella Hutchinson playing Gaynor in the Droylsden Little Theatre's production, GMDF one-act festival, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Eight on-stage characters (with playing ages of 18 to 25) and an offstage Australian female voice.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comical farce. Single (hotel reception) set.
SynopsisIt's opening day for the newest Buzz Hotel, but things are not going well. Their first diners have come down with suspected food poisoning, and their only room booking is probably a hoax - surely it's not the real Kylie Minogue?
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The Girls of Autumn by Paul Barile
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy, structurally in two acts but of one-act length, on a split (park bench/jewellery store) set. US English.
SynopsisThe legendary Summer Set - an all-woman jewel-thief circle from the 1970s - has retired to a quiet life. In their early sixties, they seem content, until the elusive Autumn Diamond makes it way to their little patch of the earth. Enter a mysterious visitor and an old friend-turned-nemesis, and the race is on to steal the diamond and go out in style.
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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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The Honorable Knight by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Nothing remarkable in the characters (apart from the dragon, obviously).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA light comedy, playing on the traditions of the knightly stories. Split-stage set, with one permanent location and the other half of the stage doubling for two other locations.
SynopsisBefore leaving his castle for the last time, Sir Gawain of the renowned Round Table reluctantly reveals a tale of his exploits that shows him in a less than favourable light.
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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 fĂȘted 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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Hound Dog by Ginny Davis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
Music10 tracks suggested to be played as background music at certain points in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA comedy presented as three acts (though could be performed as one) with a single living room set.
SynopsisLinda is determined to adopt a mistreated dog she encounters on holiday in Greece, much to the consternation of not only of her husband and two teenage children, but also family dog Jack, who has a lot to say.
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