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Perseus - A Hero's Headhunt by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are nominally 25 roles, the piece is structured for flexibility - and could be played as a series of linked sketches with different actors playing the recurring characters.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!] Add another 10 minutes for the optional songs.
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two optional songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleSword and sandals myth brought to the stage as a comedy play (or series of sketches) for schools (and anyone else), with a couple of optional songs.
SynopsisThe story of Perseus is told with a mixture of narration and brief, dramatised scenes. The narration is delivered by the gods Athene and Hermes - who also take part in several scenes (because they want the hero to get a head.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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A Pig Tale by Kevin Jannetts
Production by Loch Duich Primary School won Adjudicator's special award. South West Ross District Youth SCDA Festival 2016.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. The chorus is the sort that rushes on to perform songs and dances in various guises! Most of the roles are gender-neutral, although one of the pigs is called Maureen and the wolf is called Alan, both of which tend to be specific.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!] (This allows 20 minutes for 11 songs/dances.)
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains suggestions for 11 songs/dances Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act family comedy show with music. A fairytale send-up. Contains Scottish accents!
SynopsisThe story of the Three Pigs gets a revamp in this Scots story, allowing a couple of Narrators to bring the story to life with anthropomorphic pigs struggling to find a story they can take part in to keep their deal with a Fairy Solicitor. Add in a Big Bad Wolf called Alan, and it all works out fine in the end.
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The Purse by E. Bert Wallace
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act commedia dell’arte play on a single (village square) set. US English.
SynopsisIn a small Italian town in days of old, Arlecchino, a happy but none-too-bright servant, tries to keep the peace between his miserly master, Pantalone, and Dottore, a tipsy scholar. Dottore’s son Fabrizio returns from the University and promptly falls in love with Pantalone’s beautiful young wife, Isabella. Meanwhile, the bragging Capitano and his villainous sergeant Brighella arrive, seeking to con the town.
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Reasonable Doubt by A.D. Peters
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay in two short acts - courtroom drama and crime - the way the jury sees is, and the way it happened.
SynopsisA tense courtroom drama with the prosecutor battling a slick defence lawyer at the murder trial of social misfit Josephine Mason. The second act takes the form of a flashback portraying the murder of which she is accused. We are left with the dilemma of knowing jury's decision before we learn the identity of the murderer. We are then able to evaluate the justice of the verdict, wherein lies the final twist.
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The Resurrectionist by Robert Hunter Allan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act dark comedy with four simple sets.
SynopsisMary Tyrell, the brains behind the bodysnatching activities of Burke and Hare in 19th Century Edinburgh, finds herself facing execution but manages to ensure that Burke and Hare take the blame.
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The Senior Speed Date by Jeff Bray
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. One character is voice-only and can be voiced live or pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (pub room) setting.
SynopsisRecently separated from her husband, Joan has been persuaded by her daughter to attend a speed dating evening. She is confronted by a procession of highly unsuitable candidates.
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Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens by Phil Porter (music Mary Harrison Hewett)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Two principals (Dickens and George Dolby), plus many other characters, real and from Dickens' writing, who might be played by a number of on-stage 'voices'.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!] (The original production ran for one hour.)
MusicKeyboard scores for 10 pieces of background music are provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleDrama in a single simple set, designed to be accompanied by projected images (with the option for an on-stage pianist providing mood music).
SynopsisA dramatization of the circumstances that led Charles Dickens to wild success reading extracts from his novels on stage, and the terrible toll it took on him.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** CD with 40 images, 18 sound effects, 3 video clips and 10 pieces of musical accompaniment for 'Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens' by Phil Porter (Music by Mary Harrison Hewett)
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Something for the Weekend by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle-set one-act comedy set in the 1960s in a hairdressing salon.
SynopsisCharlie is desperately trying to breathe new life into his ailing hairdressing business. Much to the disgust of his stylists, Sharon and Maggie his solution is to use the vacant store room as a massage parlour. All goes well until an unfortunate incident brings the police to his door.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Something for the Weekend' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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A Southwest Desert Tale by Nikki Harmon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. All the on-stage characters are animals.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSubtly educational drama (there's a lot here about the flora and fauna of the south-western USA). Could be played by kids or adults to an audience of children.
SynopsisA strange group of friends comes together in this story - two albatrosses, a lizard, a burro and a lost wolf. They teach each other useful things, and help one another find their destinies, families and directions.
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The Spasm by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. Flexible chorus size
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play in five short acts.
SynopsisBased loosely on the short story by Guy de Maupassant, the play explores manservant Prosper's journey to heaven, and his discovery that his heaven may become his hell.
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