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Nanny State by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Several of the characters appear only in voice-over. A 'doubling list' is included in the Producer's Copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA complex and challenging, but performable one-act play, with a subject that is both controversial and compelling. Split-stage set. Includes mild swearing
SynopsisWhen Bernard dies, his wife discovers he's been writing a political blog that has galvanised the country. She steps into his shoes, fights a campaign and becomes Prime Minister. But the cost is high for saving the country.
A hard-hitting political play, posing the question 'Could the Grey vote really change the world?' However, when it comes down to it, the play is not about how to right the wrongs of governing the country, it's about one woman's blindness to the people closest to her, about losing sight of the things that really matter in life.
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The Necklace by Tony Best
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts won best Youth Production and the Syd Mence cup for a piece of theatre magic at the Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. There are two main roles, and a 'chorus of voices' playing all the other roles, thus the numbers are very flexible. The chorus members play specific roles but also act as a 'Greek Chorus' to comment on the story.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a short story (a moral fable) by Guy de Maupassant. Written for a youth theatre production but could be performed by adults.
SynopsisMathilde is a vain, proud woman, who regrets that the she has been born into the humbler classes. She longs to be an aristocrat. Given her chance to shine, she borrows a stunning necklace, but that is the start of her woes.
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Nursery Crimes - the Complete Series by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix one act plays (durations from 10 to 30 minutes) with simple staging requirements.
SynopsisA series of six short plays - using nursery rhyme characters to parody other forms, notably film noir. Most of them could be performed by children, but all of them would amuse adults as well as children. The plays are Nursery Crimes, More Nursery Crimes, Nursery Crimes - The Egg's Files, Nursery Crime Scene Investigation, Nursery Crimes - Four and Twenty and Finally Nursery Crimes - The Da Wincey Code.
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Occupational Hazards by Clive Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Offstage voices included, may be recorded.
Run TimeAround 126 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy play with a single (Vicarage living room) setting.
SynopsisReverend Bill Gould finds his church has been occupied by protestors - objecting to his involvement with a Financial Institution. The situation escalates as the press and the Bishop's press office become involved, and Bill struggles to deal with protestors, his churchwardens, his Banker brother, as well as his wife's infidelity. As far as we know - the clergy (and others) involved, swear more than the average cleric!
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Oncology by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. The chorus is a wating-room full of patients.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy drama fuelled by family (and medical) tensions.
SynopsisSet in a clinic where Edna and her daughter wait for the results of a recent test, surrounded by a madcap collection of patients and relatives who have an underlying serious story to tell.
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The Passion by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 22. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of a medieval mystery play. Single set (a cart!), basic props.
SynopsisThe betrayal, trial and crucifixion of Jesus.
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Perseus - A Hero's Headhunt by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are nominally 25 roles, the piece is structured for flexibility - and could be played as a series of linked sketches with different actors playing the recurring characters.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!] Add another 10 minutes for the optional songs.
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two optional songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleSword and sandals myth brought to the stage as a comedy play (or series of sketches) for schools (and anyone else), with a couple of optional songs.
SynopsisThe story of Perseus is told with a mixture of narration and brief, dramatised scenes. The narration is delivered by the gods Athene and Hermes - who also take part in several scenes (because they want the hero to get a head.)
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** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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A Pig Tale by Kevin Jannetts
Production by Loch Duich Primary School won Adjudicator's special award. South West Ross District Youth SCDA Festival 2016.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. The chorus is the sort that rushes on to perform songs and dances in various guises! Most of the roles are gender-neutral, although one of the pigs is called Maureen and the wolf is called Alan, both of which tend to be specific.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!] (This allows 20 minutes for 11 songs/dances.)
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains suggestions for 11 songs/dances Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act family comedy show with music. A fairytale send-up. Contains Scottish accents!
SynopsisThe story of the Three Pigs gets a revamp in this Scots story, allowing a couple of Narrators to bring the story to life with anthropomorphic pigs struggling to find a story they can take part in to keep their deal with a Fairy Solicitor. Add in a Big Bad Wolf called Alan, and it all works out fine in the end.
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The Pilgrim's Progress by Christopher Morgan
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 54. No chorus. Whilst there are fifty-four named roles, with a minimum of around ten, the author believes the optimal cast to be around twenty-two.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAllegorical play, with minimal set requirements and reasonably simple props.
SynopsisA stage adaptation of John Bunyan's allegorical story ('The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come', written in 1678) - the journey of Christian, a pilgrim, through the trials of Earth to the destination of Heaven.
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A Play on Words by Matthew Lynch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Unusually, the characters include the Stage Crew, although these are non-speaking parts (they get as far as nodding and rolling their eyes).
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play set amidst rehearsals for a theatre production. Lots of good jokes, both verbal and visual. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisClifford Pratt-Shore is directing his masterwork, a play about Wordsworth's life and love. Sadly, his leading man is a yob, his Assistant Director is more of a hindrance and the Vicar uses the Hall as a petty cash fund. As for the bit-players Marvin and Benny, how could they be any use to him?
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