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Natterjack by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Rod is an off-stage voice and therefore might be doubled or recorded.
Run TimeAround 150 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play - at its heart, a drama of practical politics, but leavened with plenty of comedy.
SynopsisA shed by a river has become home to a tramp. When he discovers that plans to build a bridge put his home under threat, he engages with politicians, engineers and a barrister. Chaos ensues, and a visit from the Minister for Transport spectacularly fails to improve the situation.
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Nursery Crimes - the Complete Series by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix one act plays (durations from 10 to 30 minutes) with simple staging requirements.
SynopsisA series of six short plays - using nursery rhyme characters to parody other forms, notably film noir. Most of them could be performed by children, but all of them would amuse adults as well as children. The plays are Nursery Crimes, More Nursery Crimes, Nursery Crimes - The Egg's Files, Nursery Crime Scene Investigation, Nursery Crimes - Four and Twenty and Finally Nursery Crimes - The Da Wincey Code.
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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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Right Move by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Four parts are offstage voices. Gill and Jack are on stage for most of the show, but there are never more than an additional 1M, 1F with them, hence it could be done by 4, though this might be a little frantic!
Run TimeAround 123 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy in three acts.
SynopsisGill and Jack are adjusting to their new home, but with most of their furniture still undelivered, it's not easy. And the phone doesn't work. And their neighbours are strange. Not to mention the dead body in the cellar...
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A Rose for Danny by Kevin James Moriarty
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Great opportunities for character acting!
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDramatisation of the lives of a dysfunctional Irish-American family. Contains swearing and drinking. (Not necessarily in that order.)
SynopsisAn old man seems to have reached the end of his luck - his wife is dead, he's behind on the rent and his wealthy son-in-law doesn't want to take him in. Is it too late to repair his relationship with his two daughters and find some redemption?
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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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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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Sunshine on my Shoulder by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne well-known song is suggested to be played at the ending. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full-length drama about a holiday to Tenerife - though able to be performed with minimal sets.
SynopsisThe final sale of the family business has just been confirmed, and Thomas is off on a golfing holiday with his wife Pru and their friends Guy and Sally. But things aren’t quite as they seem for Guy and Pru.
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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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