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Penny Black by Rob Wellington
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn action packed farce that takes us to 221B Baker St in 1898 and to a secret house just roundthe corner.
SynopsisThe story of how Holmes Hardy, the postman, became Sherlock Holmes, the world famous detective. It tells of how he managed to get the money to support his opium and violin habit without having to work, of how Dr Watson Hardy, Holmes's hapless brother, sex therapist and practitioner in the treatment of sexual deviancy, became his partner and how Maurice (Morrie) Hardy, the older, evil brother became Holmes’s arch enemy. The desperate search for a secret formula written on the back of a Penny Black stamp involves not only the Hardy boys but their dotty parents and the sinister Russian Misha Ivanovich, who all have secret pasts which unfold before us with increasing riotous action.
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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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** 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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Port Out, Starboard Home! by Richard James
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. There are opportunities for 'walk-on' parts for other passengers on the cruise.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play with a single (cruise ship) set.
SynopsisMiriam hopes that taking her son Stewart on a cruise will help him find Miss Right, when actually, he's looking for a Mr.
Jackie's on the cruise for her health, though she's actually only sick of her husband, and Amanda's a washed up actress, taking any job going.
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Potted Austen: Pride And Prejudice by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 14 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play ideal for schools or classrooms.
SynopsisA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, covering all of the salient events and characters.
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Quizzers by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farce in a single (study) set.
SynopsisJust when Keith Smedley is looking forward to the pub quiz that he lives for, the arrival of daughter Alison’s boyfriend’s mother, Stella, throws him off his stride. Keith and Stella have a historical ‘connection’ Keith would rather gloss over, particularly when wife Lorna is around. Throw in womanising best friend Ross, highly-strung interior designer Binny, ex-con Rat and a misconception that Keith has arranged a contract killing and the quiz evening looks unlikely to go to plan.
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Reiterations by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA neat comedy in three acts. In theory there are two locations, but they are both very similar hotel interiors, so the difference between the acts is a bit of set dressing.
SynopsisThree honeymooning couples end up at the wrong hotel and discover they have a lot more in common than sharing a wedding day - including the fact that all of the women have married the same man at least once! Moving to a different hotel does not help.
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The Reunion by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy/farce in a single drawing room set. (Inevitably, this includes French windows.)
SynopsisIn its heyday the now decayed Marton Vale Village Hall was the hub of the community and, as headquarters of the Marton Vale Youth Association, a Mecca for the young people of the area. Local worthy Lady Lucinda Somerton is looking to revive both hall and community by organising a reunion - for those with happy memories of the Youth Association stretching back decades. A generous benefactor will be guest of honour. But how will that benefactor be received by those who can remember how things were in days gone by?
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Right Move by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Four parts are offstage voices. Gill and Jack are on stage for most of the show, but there are never more than an additional 1M, 1F with them, hence it could be done by 4, though this might be a little frantic!
Run TimeAround 123 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy in three acts.
SynopsisGill and Jack are adjusting to their new home, but with most of their furniture still undelivered, it's not easy. And the phone doesn't work. And their neighbours are strange. Not to mention the dead body in the cellar...
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Romeo and Juliet - Sped Up! by Hannah Thomas
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Most of the speaking is done by the two narrators. There are six other speaking parts (some of whom have as much as a word) and other named roles played by people stepping out of the chorus (usually to be brushed-off or stabbed).
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute reduction of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements, just a few props, love and death.
SynopsisShakespeare's tale of young love and tragedy given short shrift in this heavily condensed version.
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