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Urban Hymns by Keith Badham
Performance by Up-Stage Theatre Company won Best Youth Actress award in the Bedfordshire One Act Play Festival, 2011
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 65. No chorus. The nine scripts have casts ranging from two to twenty, however the author expects that some groups will reorganise the twenty-character script for a smaller group - his estimated minimum cast is six.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of short scripts for teenagers. Simple to set, but with plenty of performance challenges. Contains swearing.
SynopsisNine short scripts:
Introduction (Nominally twenty roles)
Bittersweet Symphony (Seven roles)
The Drugs Don't Work (Four roles)
Sonnet (Four roles)
Juliet (Two roles)
Romeo (Two roles)
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Five roles)
24 Minutes From Tulse Hill (Six roles)
Lucky (Nominally 15 roles)
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Voices by Peter Harrison
2012. Hale One-Act play festival. Winner Best Original play. Production by Altrincham Garrick.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Designed for one principal character and four on-stage voices, though the voices could be allocated amongst a larger number of actors.
The principal character is an old man, nevertheless, this could be played by a youth theatre company.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script makes suggestions for accompanying music/songs. (For atmosphere, rather than live performance). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play, set in the mind of the principal character, with other roles voiced but not interacting directly with him.
SynopsisA veteran soldier finds himself trapped in his own flat, facing an imagined enemy.
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Voices On And Off by Pat Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. The Inner Voices characters may be offstage, but also could appear on stage. Claudia and Percy have actions rather than words. The Chorus do not speak or sing.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy, with quick scenes, and two simple settings.
SynopsisTerry and Ceri are members of the local amateur dramatic society and soon become attracted to each other. Their blossoming relationship is helped, although sometimes hindered, by their inner voices which continue throughout the action. And then there is Claudia...
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War Prayer by Mark Twain adapted by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute play. No specific set requirements and only one prop (a rope).
SynopsisMark Twain was no pacifist, but here he brings an angel to explain to a congregation the difference between a just war and Jingoism. (Human frailty prevails.)
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Weir of Hermiston by David McVey from Robert Louis Stevenson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Characters are adults, plus one boy with a playing age of around 10, as the young Archie Weir. The chorus (non-speaking townspeople, servants, etc.) is optional.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama, focusing on the relationship between Archie Weir and his tyrannical father. Adapted from an unfinished novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Uses broad Scots (though omitting the less fathomable language from Stevenson's draft.)
SynopsisArchie Weir is the son of the Lord Justice Clerk and in training to be a lawyer himself, though he is fearful of his hard father. Following advice from a family friend, Archie watches a trial held by his father and is horrified at the old man's apparent glee at hanging the poor wretch. He speaks out in public against the death penalty and is exiled to the family's country estate.
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What If It's True? by Peter Marshall and Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. Four principal characters plus chorus (so the minimum of 6 would use a very small chorus, where larger would be preferable).
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with piano/vocal scores to 11 original songs.
StyleOne-act musical with a very direct Christian message. No real set requirements - a few stage blocks plus a few props to indicate locations.
SynopsisChris and Kathy Blake are a young couple who embark on married life together with all its traditional demands. Like so many others, they feel that together they are invincible and secure from the challenges and temptations of the outside world. For a while they get on with their new roles of Mr and Mrs, eventually starting a family and not looking beyond their own immediate comfort and needs. However, when their relationship comes under pressure through Chris's excessive social drinking and infidelity the cracks begin to show...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Wild Ride by Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Characters span four generations of a family. Ages range from teenage to retired.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play. Fast-paced comic mystery, featuring a murderously dysfunctional family. Single interior set (modern home).
SynopsisThe Wild family theatre has been a gold-mine, and it seems that the family members will do anything to get their hands on it, including various forms of deceit, forgery and even murder. Everyone seems to be scheming against everyone else - but who fired the fatal shot, and who is the strange policeman who comes to investigate?
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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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Willy Wonga by Connie Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. 20 roles, though most are gender non-specific and can be doubled.
Run TimeAround 17 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short modernised adaptation of A Christmas Carol, in rhyming form.
SynopsisThe tale of A Christmas Carol brought up to date and presented in a rhyming form, starring Willy Wonga, the unrepentant Payday Lender who's keen to get every last penny out of everybody he meets. Until, that is, this Christmas night...
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Woody Allen's Shark by Jonathan Edgington
Production (of the first four plays) by Pazmany Peter Catholic University won the prize for Best Direction at the 4th National English Drama Festival in Veszprem, Hungary, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of six short plays about relationships (which Woody Allen compared to a shark). (A continuity of theme, but no continuity of characters.) Simple sets (but five or six locations). Contains swearing.
SynopsisThe plays are
Dating
Babies
Quanto Sei Bella
Gone
Lorelei
One Hundred and Eighty
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