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Botany Bother by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Gerald, Geoffrey and Aloysius are written male, but need not be - well, give or take the beard. There are six speaking parts amongst the natives, but there could be many more chanting parts, if you happen to have a spare chorus of natives to hand.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. The majority of characters speak a hitherto undiscovered language. (Fortunately, the script contains a glossary.)
SynopsisA pair of intrepid botanical collectors have an unfortunate encounter with the local inhabitants.
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Bottoms Up! by Rob Wellington
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal score for 13 original songs plus Overture and Entr'act are supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleMusical comedy play set amongst the staff of a High School. Simple sets.
SynopsisThe disconsolate teachers of Neeson High have a new member of staff, whom the young male members absolutely fawn over. But following her to the school is her crime boss father and his two henchmen.
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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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A Brief Guide To Greek Tragedy by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. 2 narrators and 3 'actors' who each switch between multiple characters. Chorus can be any number of people, even just 1.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short educational sketch.
SynopsisLearn about ancient Greek tragedy in ten minutes, using the story of Cassandra (the prophetess whom no one believed) as demonstration.
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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Family Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 55. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 23 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (Thre are sound effects, but no props or set requirments listed.) This edition is [in the opinion of the writers] suitable for a family audience.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, various unlikely television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch.
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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Robust Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 61. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 26 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (There are sound effects, but no props or set requirements listed.) This 'robust' edition has three more sketches and a few more rude words than the family edition.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, unlikely various television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch, along with a couple of running gags.
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Chekhov's Shorts by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of five short plays based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
SynopsisA Lottery Ticket adapted from the story of the same title
A Meeting on a Train Loosely adapted from 'An Enigmatic Nature'
Difficult People adapted from the story of the same title
Natalie’s Vacation adapted from 'A Tripping Tongue'
I’m Famous based on 'Joy'
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Customer Service by Avis & Herb Hasler
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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Cyrano and Roxane by David Pemberton
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo tracks are suggested in the producer's script - one to be played in the background at the end of a scene, one to be played from an instrumental recording as a character sings the lyrics. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length comedy drama with various settings.
SynopsisA modern reworking of the romantic classic, bringing to life the story of Cyrano de Bergerac - a French soldier known for his poetic skills, bold adventures and large nose - his friend Christian and their love for Roxane.
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Dancing Backwards by Alison Chaplin
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 5 necessary characters (all female) plus 6 optional non-speaking roles (3M, 3F) designed to be shared across 2 actors.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act tragi-comedy with a flexible setting.
SynopsisBetty talks to strangers at the bus stop. She tells them all about her visits to her dying husband, her recent dramatic discoveries about him, and her need for revenge.
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The Dancing Princesses by Peter Bond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The numbers are very flexible. There are three speaking princesses, but this could be reduced to 2. However, there is scope for a much larger number of (non-speaking) princesses and an equal number of dancing princes.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVerse play, with some elements of panto, based on The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces or The Twelve Dancing Princesses (depending on which translation of the Brothers Grimm you prefer). Several locations, but no major set requirements.
SynopsisA King offers the usual rewards (marriageable daughter, bits of kingdom, that sort of thing) for anyone who can discover why each of his daughters ruin a pair of shoes every night. Enter a wounded soldier and a helpful old lady to solve the mystery.
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