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Ransom by Barry Lambert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 56 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single composite setting.
SynopsisSuccessful businessman Laurence Benson has been rather clumsily kidnapped by Robbie, Fran and Ted, a tough but likeable gang of unfortunate down-and-outs. It transpires that Benson is such an unpleasant individual that neither his wife, nor his son, nor his business partner want him back. How will the kidnappers react to being foiled and what will it mean for Benson? The action takes place in the days running up to 8th April 1967, when the Grand National was run, providing a vital cog in the plot.
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The Raven by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play for teenagers, inspired by (rather than based on) the poem by Edgar Allen Poe. Single set.
SynopsisA comedic swipe at the world of sorcery, pitting the not-quite-so-brilliant Phoebus and his apprentice Bulbo, against the evil Dr Sarcophagus in a mage battle to decide the fates of many.
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Red-Handed by Alan David Pritchard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama on a single (school store room) set.
SynopsisFour boys sneak into the storage area where the exam papers are filed, but one boy betrays the others and locks them in. The three incarcerated boys must face their own demons as well as their problems with each other.
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Sad Angel by Robert Foylan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama set in a park.
SynopsisGrace is walking in the park, preparing herself for a dramatic moment in her life, when she meets a sad-looking man. He seems to know a lot about her and her life, but could he really be her guardian angel?
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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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The Signalman by Matthew Harper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice, which could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian gothic drama in one act with a single (signal box) setting.
SynopsisThe thrilling Charles Dickens story is brought to life in this stage adaptation, as tension inexorably builds towards the signalman's fate.
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Skitskrieg by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 51. Chorus. Whilst the minimum cast 'as written' is 5 male and 4 female, the humour would be suitable for actors playing across gender, so, in theory, most of it could be done by a cast of 4, with just The Land Army sketch requiring 5M, 2F.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!] Period songs could be added to extend the run time.
MusicThe script contains the lyrics to one song (to the tune of 12 days of Christmas) and suggestions for other songs which might be appropriate for the show. (Note that additional songs will add to the run-time.) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleCollection of sketches. Minimal requirements for set and props.
SynopsisFifteen sketches with Second World War themes (although with a very modern perspective, including, amongst other things, pastiches of TV shows). Topics include rationing, air-raids, code breaking and various perspectives on the trials of military life.
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Stardust by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix short plays inspired by the life and work of David Bowie.
SynopsisSix short plays, a mixture of comedy and drama, inspired by the life and work of David Bowie. All were winners of the October 2016 Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival. The plays are available individually, but are provided here as a collection at a discount.
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The Talky Bits by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 37. No chorus. Many of the characters are written with a specific gender, but most can be changed!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of ten comedy sketches requiring little in the way of set or props (the most complex sketch requires a table, chairs and a few pieces of paper.) Most could be run front-of curtain.
SynopsisTen comedy sketches with a theatrical theme, designed to be interspersed between other material in a drama and dance showcase. The sketches cover the theatrical process from pitching a show concept through to first night nerves.
Most of the sketches are available individually. This collection is available at a discount to the sum of the individual prices.
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Three Canterbury Tales by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act verse play. No set requirements, few (deliberately rough-and-ready) props.
SynopsisThree of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, told in verse but adapted for the stage. The Miller, The Pardoner and the Wife of Bath are brought to life with the narration of Chaucer and the help of three other pilgrims (the Friar, the Summoner and the Nun).
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