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A Cut Above The Rest by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single minimal set (tables and chairs).
SynopsisThe over fifties club panto group in Wowham-In-The-Stalls are meeting to discuss their next pantomime. Dominant organiser Jack, who writes directs and constantly rubs the others up the wrong way, has decided on swingeing budget cuts, much to the consternation of well-established divas in the group. Jack has also decided that younger people should be allowed to take part, further upsetting the status quo. The Vicar's attempts to calm troubled waters are increasingly ineffective as turmoil reigns in this one act comedy.
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Dancing Backwards by Alison Chaplin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 5 necessary characters (all female) plus 6 optional non-speaking roles (3M, 3F) designed to be shared across 2 actors.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act tragi-comedy with a flexible setting.
SynopsisBetty talks to strangers at the bus stop. She tells them all about her visits to her dying husband, her recent dramatic discoveries about him, and her need for revenge.
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Death of an Angel by Young Theatre, edited by Helen Sharman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotionally charged one-act play for a youth theatre group set in a war zone.
SynopsisA group of children are on the run in a war zone when a man saves one of the girls and joins the group. Can he be trusted, or is he leading them all into a trap?
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The Emperor's New Nose by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFamily show in one act, very loosely based on the work of Hans Christian Andersen.
SynopsisA lively adaptation of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' introducing many new characters who, through a series of mishaps, ensure that the rightful Emperor is restored to his throne and is able to marry his one true love.
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The Epic of Gilgamesh by Adrian Jarvis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFour thousand-year-old Sumerian epic brought to life. This play skilfully combines dance, mime and music with challenging acting and technical opportunities together with a gripping story, ideal for Secondary Schools, Drama Acadamies, and Youth Groups.
SynopsisKing Gilgamesh is convinced that he can find the secret of eternal life and his dramatic odyssey is brought to life as he wanders the mythological world in his quest for immortality. We travel with him as his travails become ever more arduous and he becmes embroiled in ever more dramatic conflicts.
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Flapjacks by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single cafe set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisMaddie and Claire are on the verge of opening their new cafe but the builders are still working, they're not sure about making savoury food, and they only have a couple of days before the Mayor comes to cut the ribbon.
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Frying Nemo by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 33. No chorus. Enormous flexibility! The author presents a doubling table showing how the thirty-three characters can be played by 10 actors (with a lot of swift - and necessarily simple - costume changes).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy contains suggestions for (the style of) accompanying music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act nautical comedy play (with opportunities for dance music). Written for minimal set - because it was originally performed in a sea-life centre!
SynopsisAn old man in a care home is telling the story of his younger days - as the seafaring adventurer Captain Nemo! We see things that Jules Verne never got to write about in this stirring tale of derring do and mermaids, with a surprisingly affecting ending.
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Gate Thirteen by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a dark twist.
SynopsisA disparate group of travellers with various levels of flying experience await the departure of their flight home from Marrakech. Gary and Julie are ingeniously attempting to avoid excess baggage charges, Derek and Pauline are collecting as many freebies as they can and the mysterious Carrie is handcuffed to her seat.
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God's Minstrel by Joseph P. Ritz
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Four of the characters are intended to be doubled by one actor (though they need not be). The roles of Clare's Cousin and the Soldier are optional.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleYou can think of this either as a short two-act play, or a long one-act play. Single set.
SynopsisMixed in with a little tale from modern times, this is the story of how Francis of Assisi became a saint. A moving and honest telling.
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Hats Off! - The Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. A nucleus of seven actors, backed by a chorus (with no size limitations) singing the songs.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for seven songs (original lyrics to Victorian period music) is supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleMusical for children (could also be staged by adults for kids). Whilst by length we would class this as a one-act play, it is split into two acts and an interval is advised so that the single set can be redressed to mark the passage of time!
SynopsisMrs. Green is the real driving force behind 'Barker's Bonnets' a milliner's shop in Victorian England. However, she faces unemployment when Mr. Barker sells up to emigrate. A secret scheme is hatched to allow her to continue - and to thrive in the modern world of the 1870s. (The script tells an engaging story whilst exploring the novelties, inventions and social nuances of the Victorian world. This would fit well with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History Topic, 'The Victorians'.)
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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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