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Matchmakers by Robert M. Barr
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. A range of ages and plenty of opportunity for characterisation.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length play set in the Jewish community in 19th century Eastern Europe. Clever and funny, with a plot that twists and turns. Multiple locations, but easy to realise without elaborate scenery.
SynopsisReuven, the son of a Rabbi, is studying to be a Rabbi too. He needs a wife to support him, but also to prevent him being drafted into the Czar's army. Unfortunately he and his family have to move to another village where their matchmaker runs into another Matchmaker.
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The Merry England Blues by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree music tracks are suggested to accompany the action. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act comedy on two sets with basic folk dancing and music.
Warning: contains Morris Dancers.
SynopsisThe Merry England Folk Dancers are in decline. The town carnival procession could be their final opportunity to attract new members. In a riotous conclusion and against all the odds, they give it their best shot.
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Miss Glossop's Weekend Break by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Characters range from young adults to retirees.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous one-act murder mystery. Single set. One act play.
SynopsisA murder is committed at a small hotel, and Miss Glossop is on hand to demonstrate how easy it is to jump to the wrong conclusions. A second outing for the incompetent detective who first appeared in Miss Glossop Comes to Tea. (Note that this is not a sequel - the two plays function independently.)
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Much Ado About W... by Leo Finn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short panto-like, adult-themed farce.
SynopsisQuickfire gags, mistaken identities and outlandish new fashion designs confuse the King into believing his unmarried daughter, Princess Grace is pregnant. Is effeminate fashion designer Sir Pryze at the bottom of this? And what has assistant Watt been up to?
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Murder! Mystery! - and Suspenders? by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. All characters are adults. Variety of ages.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic take on the classic whodunnit. Single box set with practical door and French window.
SynopsisThere's a body in the library - apparently strangled with a suspender belt (unless you're American, in which case he was strangled with a garter belt) - a mystery to be solved and lots of people acting suspiciously. All the ingredients of the classic whodunnit, including the pipe-smoking amateur detective - though in this case, she might well be one of the suspects!
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The Nature Trail of Class 3B by Andrew Hull
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Intended to be adults playing children.
Run TimeAround 9 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy sketch with no set requirements (an imaginary set!)
SynopsisTeacher is taking her class on a nature trail. The children (played by adults) and their naughty antics lead Teacher to take drastic action.
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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
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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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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