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Saving Dusty by Will Butters
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Three of the characters are presenters at a conference who could be doubled by actors in other roles or could be done as prerecorded voices.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play. It's set in a brothel, so might well contain adult themes (and also relatively mild swearing).
SynopsisDusty works in the Fallen Angels massage parlour to raise money in order that she might be re united with her mother. Unbeknown to her, a plan is hatched by the others to help her. A voluntary hostage helps to save the day.
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Sherlock Holmes and The Beast of Bingley Moor by Geoff Parker
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Characters include Woofer, the dog and The Speckled Band (a musical group whose role is to play three ominous chords). For the rest, the producer's copy of the script contains some guidance as to who might play which.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFamily show (an alternative to British Pantomime) in two acts, treating Conan Doyle's famous creation to merciless parody. Multiple locations, but minimal sets intended.
SynopsisThe (self-proclaimed) World's Greatest Detective sets off with Watson in tow to discover who has been thieving from the larder of Doome-Layden Hall, but the pair find more than they’d bargained for when the run into the Beast of Bingley Moor.
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Shivers by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTrilogy of one-act plays with a supernatural theme. Two interior sets plus the interior of an elevator cabin. A mixture of comedy and ghostly melodrama.
SynopsisThe three scripts - Falling Apart, All Hallows Eve and Knock Knock, Who's There? - are all available separately.
Whilst there is no set order to the plays, Falling Apart - with a couple trapped in a lift - might be performed front-of-curtain between the other two plays, which each require an interior setting with a practical window.
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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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A Spot of Murder by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRichly comic murder mystery play. Full-length play, single domestic set. Contains mild swearing and mild adult themes.
SynopsisWhen faded theatrical diva, Corrina Marcham, senses that she is in great danger, she calls in Detective Inspector Trench to investigate a murder that has't been committed yet - her own. With the suspects, marooned at the Marchams' isolated country house because of a storm, Corrina ensures that Trench's journey has not been wasted by conveniently dying. Has Corrina simply died of fright after an alarming Tarot card reading? Has she committed suicide in a bout of thespian depression, or has she really been murdered? And by who? Somebody with something to gain? Somebody with something to hide? Or simply somebody she had upset? Can Trench and the eager PC Pendlebury uncover the truth before they have to call in somebody else to do it properly?
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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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Staying The Course by Richard Stainer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 119 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script contains suggestion for four pieces of background music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length comedy, with adult content.
SynopsisWell-meaning Church Warden Janet and her reluctant husband David invite their neighbours to participate in a marriage guidance course which opens a can of worms for everyone - but particularly for Janet herself.
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Suite 145 by Paul Bovino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. There is no overlap between the characters in the four plays - which does not exclude the possibility that they are played by the same actors.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 4 one-act plays, each with a single (New York apartment) setting. The plays function independently, so could be performed separately or together. Contains swearing (but only as an incidental attribute of character, situation and comedy).
SynopsisFour plays, linked by the setting - Suite 145 - a New York apartment address (although it is not necessarily the same building!) The plays take place in different eras, with different occupants and certainly different tastes in decor!
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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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Tabbed by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus. The script is about a group performing a British Pantomime, therefore Widow Twankey is intended to be played by a man, and Aladdin by a young woman. The chorus is optional (the chorus part could probably be doubled by a couple of the principals.)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy, set in the middle of a (disastrous) pantomime performance.
SynopsisIt's Panto time again for the Witherington Over Mired Brook Amateur Theatrical Society (WOMBATS), but things aren't going well... Aladdin's had a nasty accident and had to be replaced at short notice, the script is illegible, the stage crew are in revolt and the lights and curtain aren't behaving themselves either. Can Widow Twankey hold things together?
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