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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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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 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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The Dial Conspiracy by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Stage crew - optimum number 2, are non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short-ish one act comedy/farce, with a single (hotel room) setting.
SynopsisA crime caper at a remote hotel in the Highlands of Scotland, where weird and wonderful stratagems are used - as a succession of unlikely characters including a surly porter and the driver of a lime green Ferrari, vie with National Security officers.
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Diamond Jubilee 2012 by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Generally, the characters are fairly normal, although one of them is a football.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRevue - that is to say, a themed sketch show. Structured with a chairman (of the Music Hall sort) to introduce the act. Few set requirements.
SynopsisA collection of twenty four sketches suitable for the celebration of Queen Elizabeth the Second's Diamond Jubilee (and probably other occasions).
Not a musical show as written, but structured so that musical numbers could easily be inserted between the acts.
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The Dog Sitters by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and teenagers. (Could be played by that mix, or by teenagers with make-up!)
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set.
SynopsisA group of girls invited to house-sit and look after a dog for an evening take the opportunity for an impromptu party, during which there is a problem with the dog...
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Eating Out by Roger Hodge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Minimum number of cast is male 4, female 6 = 10. There is the opportunity for extras. The parts of Dennis and Donald must be played by the same actor. The parts of Jade and Jane must be played by the same actor.
Run TimeAround 101 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play in three acts, with one split set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisTwo couples encounter each other in a café at a stately home where a pompous gentleman’s dignity is bruised. One of those couples meets another couple in a French restaurant in the suburbs where love first blossoms. Finally all three couples visit the same Greek holiday island and find themselves together in a Greek taverna where embarrassments of the previous encounters are brought to the table and mayhem reigns as their hotel burns down.
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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
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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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Emporium 5 by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. There is a non-speaking 'crowd' of indeterminate number who enter and exit near the end of the piece.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single (store) set. Part of a series set in the same bizarre venue (but functions as a stand-alone play.)
SynopsisThe worms in the shop finally turn, with Cynthia thrown out and Michelle getting hitched to her sweetheart, Rex. Madam Dressoir, the dreaded emporium manager, finally gets what's coming to her...
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