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Surprise Me Darling by Bob Heather
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. There are four or five 'extras' specied in the script but not included in the cast numbers here. They appear only at the end of the final scene. (These might be omitted if the rest of the cast make enough impact!)
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length domestic comedy. Single living-room set. Contains swearing and mild adult themes.
SynopsisJohn and Chrissie have been married for nearly two years. With a pending anniversary, buying presents has never been John's good point, so he tries the easy way out by trying to give Chrissie the money to by her own present. Chrissie insists that she would prefer a surprise. After a rushed dinner party where everything goes wrong, John decides to change his ways and surprise Chrissie more often, but he finds the element of surprise is not easy to master.
'This witty comedy will have you wincing at times with the near pin-point accuracy of the relationship comments it makes. It is sure to delight audiences in search of a great nights entertainment.' - Amateur Stage
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Tea With Mrs Pankhurst by Ruth Urquhart & James Douglas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. The minimum with doubling omits two non-speaking waitresses and has two actors playing the female principals and two playing the rest (both male and female roles).
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play, designed to be played without a formal set.
SynopsisThe stories of Emmeline Pankhurst and Selina Cooper are compared in an attempt to judge who gave most to the cause of votes for women. The story is told in flashback, with minimal sets and audience interaction, mostly in the cake-eating sense. An educational journey through the history of British Women's Suffrage.
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Tourney by Paul Gisby
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. All the characters are adults. There are two non-speaking males (who dance in mediaeval armour!) who could be doubled by two other characters.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy drama (visual, physical, verbal). Simple sets - two basic locations. Simple props (if your idea of simple is swords and battleaxes). Fun for the wardrobe mistress, including armour!
SynopsisIt's a Mediaeval Re-enactment Society, so the constitution is based on feudalism. King Duncan is about to abdicate (to nurse his hernia) and has the right to appoint a successor. The choice comes down to Sir Roger, who has a pedantic obsession with the detail of mediaeval combat and Sir Eric, who wants to be Errol Flynn playing the Black Prince. And, with the connivance of Queen Veronica, it comes down to trial by combat.
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Trinity Road School Reunion by Dawn Cairns
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. As no year of anniversary is mentioned, the cast playing ex-pupils just need to be of similar age. The teachers' ages can vary.
Run TimeAround 98 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script contains suggestions for 16 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length musical
SynopsisA class comes back together years after school has finished, for a 70s night at a local pub. Ne romances awaken, and old ones are remembered. Some have changed quite dramatically, but the old bully is still the same. It’s time for the friends to make a stand at last.
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Troublesome People by Jill Haas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters are offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 82 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSome music suggestions are included in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length drama, with a minimal setting in the kitchen and environs of a farm.
SynopsisThe internment of refugees on the Isle Of Man during the early years of World War Two, and the effect on them and the local population is examined as characters poignantly come to life and develop both tense and loving relationships.
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Trussed by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. The ninth character is an offstage female voice. This could be recorded, but would be better played live as it is a phone interaction with an onstage character.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo act comedy with two domestic sets - one in each act - which are the mirror immage of each other! Contains swearing.
SynopsisAs if being burgled wasn't bad enough, Graham can't get the police to come round, or his insurance adjustor to pay out on the claim. But is staging another burglary really the answer? It seems not, although with help from his wife and the neighbours, he does find the burglar.
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Up, Up and Away by John Peel
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. In addition to the four on-stage characters, there are five off-stage voices. Three male, two female. (These might be recorded but some sections would probably be better live.)
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play with drama, emotion and humour. Contains mild swearing. Multiple locations, but achieved by lighting and a few props. Originally published 2015, revised 2019.
SynopsisIt all starts with the funeral - although to the grieving widows, Elsie and Mary, this seems a bit final. But, from their new vantage point, James and Clifford find that they are able to look down, as well as look back. However, it's looking forward that gives them the most concern...
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Where the Brass Bands Play by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Detective Sergeant Cross is written female, but could be male with minor adjustments to the text.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length farce. Single interior set (with inevitable French window and sundry places to hide). Warning - contains entendres, some of them twice.
SynopsisSimeon Gandalf, one-time thespian, now theatrical agent, settles into Mrs Esme Golightly's Seaview Guest House, keen to develop the career of his young protégée, Louise Laverne. Despite Simeon's allegedly innocent intentions towards Louise, the last things he needs are the arrivals in quick succession of his long-estranged fifth wife, seeking a divorce and his long-term mistress, keen to be made into an honest woman. It's just as well that Simeon's solicitor is on hand to dig him out of the hole he is digging for himself. Also present, but wishing they weren't, are a hapless burglar and a member of the local constabulary. Will Mrs Golightly's no hanky-panky policy hold up and is there really a contract killer on Simeon's trail?
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Will at the Tower by Pete Hartley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. Five principals plus a chorus of singers.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe dialogue is interwoven with multiple instances of five original songs.
StylePeriod drama. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisA story (based on a local tradition) of Catholicism in the reign of Elizabeth 1st. The Jesuit priest, Edmund Campion pays a clandestine visit to Hoghton Tower in Lancashire with a young Will Shakespeare in tow. They observe the life of the house as the new lady of the manor tries to marry off the daughter of the previous lord.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Woody Allen's Shark by Jonathan Edgington
Production (of the first four plays) by Pazmany Peter Catholic University won the prize for Best Direction at the 4th National English Drama Festival in Veszprem, Hungary, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of six short plays about relationships (which Woody Allen compared to a shark). (A continuity of theme, but no continuity of characters.) Simple sets (but five or six locations). Contains swearing.
SynopsisThe plays are
Dating
Babies
Quanto Sei Bella
Gone
Lorelei
One Hundred and Eighty
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