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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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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
Best Seller
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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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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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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Trinity Road School Reunion by Dawn Cairns
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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Who Did You Say You Were? by Giles Scott
"Best Original Play" 2013 HHDS Awards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. The cast play characters who, at times, are playing other characters.
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy mystery. Complex plot, but great fun! (Mad in a splendid sort of way.) Single interior set. (The production notes include suggestions as to how the ghost drifts through the walls!) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's supposed to be a murder mystery weekend at a guest house, but one of the guests is psychic and has discovered the ghost of a real murder victim. The others have trouble keeping straight who they are, and who everyone else is and what they're supposed to be doing. Then the murderers arrive...
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AwardsClick here to see the awards won by (productions of) this script.
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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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