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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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A Teenage Christmas Carol by Richard James
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Very flexible casting - there are 11 narrators, who could ultimately be condensed to one role, and other doubling would be possible.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play in a mix of verse (from the narrators) and prose (from the rest of the cast). No set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisThe great granddaughter of Ebenezer Scrooge needs to be taught the same lessons he learned - and in a very similar fashion!
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Territorial Actors by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute skit, no set requirements. Single prop (a field telephone)
SynopsisA drill sergeant takes a set of rookie part-time actors through their paces.
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A Train Ride Away by Frank Gibbons
Performance by Aiken High won The Garcia Theater Project, North Augusta 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. Characters are mainly adults with one young child. Could all be played by children. The chorus is optional, but there are several scenes where crowds would create atmosphere.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Intended to have figurative sets (possibly just lighting transitions), rather than realistic depictions of the locations. Props could be real or indicated by mime. Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisThe story of a family of Hungarian Jews being transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in the holocaust of 1944.
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Trinity Road School Reunion by Dawn Cairns
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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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The Truth Fairies by Sally Kinnell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play with touches of dark comedy, most suitable for adult cast and audiences.
SynopsisAileen's had a long and successful acting career, but it hasn't prepared her for meeting up with a couple of old friends - because she thought they were dead. Actually Liz and Frankie are alive and well, and they have to set Aileen straight about one more thing...
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Two Weddings and a Conference by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Eleven speaking roles and an unspeakable photographer.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play. Single (hotel reception) set. Structurally in two acts, but in length it's on the boundary between a one-act and a two-act (it could occupy a whole evening's theatre or be accompanied by a shorter piece.) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA double-booked wedding reception at a hotel causes havoc for the brides, grooms, manager, receptionist, and the attendees of a conference that is supposed to be happening at the same time! However, it soon transpires that the double-booking is not the only coincidence they will have to deal with.
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A Universal Sorrow by Graham J Evans
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Ten on-stage roles plus two offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePowerful, emotional one-act drama about a Welsh mining disaster in 1913.
SynopsisWarning signs of an impending disaster are ignored by the mine owners and the colliers are left to deal with the consequences of over 400 of their colleagues, including a 14 year old boy, being trapped underground. The effect on the community of Senghenydd is poignantly brought to life as rescue attempts proceed.
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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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