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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Characters are a variety of ages. Many could be played as either gender.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single (department store) set. Mildly surreal, bordering on farce, with lots of prop gags. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJust another day in a department store, where a pair of bewildered shop clerks encounter a clown, an accountant, a thief, some very colourful customers and a string of misplaced suitcases...
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The Diabolical Duplication of Daisy by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy. A modern take on the conventions of Victorian melodrama - innocent heroines, scheming wicked squires, that sort of thing.
SynopsisDaisy, working with her mother in the kitchens, is trying hard to resist the grubby blandishments of Sir Odious Malpractice, who wants her to marry him. Unknown to Daisy, Victor Tallbody has arrived to tell her she has inherited a fortune, just in the nick of time.
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The Eco Hotel by Robert Hugh Mitchell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicWhilst it isn't a formal musical, new lyrics to a couple of familiar melodies are included in the text. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play. Multiple sets, with changes to the main stage covered by front-of-cloth scenes. Contains swearing. And comedy.
SynopsisA group of guests are enjoying their last night in the Environmentally-friendly Eco hotel. Little do they know that the lake has been polluted with irradiated water, and the formally mild and vegetarian turtles have grown bigger and hungrier....
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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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Finding Goddard by Deborah Hugill
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  Best Supporting Actor - Sedgefield One Act Drama festival 2012 (Allerton Players)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. 11 minor roles can be easily shared by two actors.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a variety of locations but minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhen it turns out a modest, unassuming man in Helions Bumpstead is really God, everyone has an angle and everyone wants in. But soon enough, people affected by 'Acts of God' want their day in court.
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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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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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The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. The hound might be live or a special effect. (One other essential role takes no part in the action, but definitely needs to be there!)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act rhyming humorous play, freely interpreting the original story.
SynopsisA 'Pantocrime' in rhyming couplets, re-telling the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with comedy.
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