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The Necklace by Tony Best
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts won best Youth Production and the Syd Mence cup for a piece of theatre magic at the Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. There are two main roles, and a 'chorus of voices' playing all the other roles, thus the numbers are very flexible. The chorus members play specific roles but also act as a 'Greek Chorus' to comment on the story.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a short story (a moral fable) by Guy de Maupassant. Written for a youth theatre production but could be performed by adults.
SynopsisMathilde is a vain, proud woman, who regrets that the she has been born into the humbler classes. She longs to be an aristocrat. Given her chance to shine, she borrows a stunning necklace, but that is the start of her woes.
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Oncology by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. The chorus is a wating-room full of patients.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy drama fuelled by family (and medical) tensions.
SynopsisSet in a clinic where Edna and her daughter wait for the results of a recent test, surrounded by a madcap collection of patients and relatives who have an underlying serious story to tell.
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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
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  Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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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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A Room With A Clue by Matthew Lynch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set (clinical reception area). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThis waiting room is a busy place. Eddie has arrived with a damaged arm and is impatient to get the receptionist to get him processed. But then there are the other arrivals, with a range of experiences...
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Sent Back Standing by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. An uneven distrubution of roles, with the play dominated with the director (though, unusually in these circumstances, the director is on stage).
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set (pretty much a bare stage).
SynopsisA director struggles to keep her sanity through the stresses of a Tech rehearsal in a venue that's being rebuilt around the company. She's also haunted by her husband's affair, and trying to work through her private grief in a very public place.
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The Shadows Of Antiquity by Adora Pingstock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Opportunities for doubling and pre-recording parts.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act gothic horror tale with a single setting.
SynopsisMadame Carlotta is the custodian of the shop in which each of the items on sale has a gruesome story attached to it. A young couple sheltering from a severe storm find refuge in the shop and are enthralled as Madame Carlotta's tales come to life, little knowing that they will be the subject of the next tale.
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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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Sleeping With Beauty by Stuart Ardern (devised by YT2)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus. A small number of roles are written to be doubled, but otherwise the casting is very flexible.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama for the senior echelons of a youth theatre company. Multiple settings but done with just a single piece of furniture - a bed. Contains disturbing themes.
SynopsisRebelling against her secure upbringing, Mel suffers a major trauma. How will this affect her daughter's life?
A dark exploration of destiny as fairytale collides with modern life.
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