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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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Everybody's Talking by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 47. No chorus. Some scripts require offstage voices which could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of comedy sketches, with a variety of simple sets.
SynopsisA collection of confrontations, revelations, and scenes of a gossipy nature.
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The Food Rationing Auction by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. Chorus. As written, there is a non-speaking (though possibly giggling and nudging) chorus of ladies (who, in the absence of sufficient ladies, might be played by men in drag).
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch from the 'Skitskrieg' Second-World-War revue show by TLC Creative. (This sketch written by David Lovesy and Brian Two.)
SynopsisWar time rationing leads to an unusual auction!
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Frying Nemo by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 33. No chorus. Enormous flexibility! The author presents a doubling table showing how the thirty-three characters can be played by 10 actors (with a lot of swift - and necessarily simple - costume changes).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy contains suggestions for (the style of) accompanying music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act nautical comedy play (with opportunities for dance music). Written for minimal set - because it was originally performed in a sea-life centre!
SynopsisAn old man in a care home is telling the story of his younger days - as the seafaring adventurer Captain Nemo! We see things that Jules Verne never got to write about in this stirring tale of derring do and mermaids, with a surprisingly affecting ending.
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Ghosts at the Grange by Karen Doling
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comic whodunnit. Single living room set.
SynopsisLancelot and Guinevere are dead, and have been for a hundred years. They haunt Arthur's house, and are the only witnesses to his murder. But how can they let his family know who committed the foul deed?
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Girls' Talk by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of six comedy sketches, each with a cast of two women.
SynopsisSketches tackling the difficulties of office life, men, gossiping and more men.
(Each of the sketches is available individually.)
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Great Moments in History, Number 3 by Jack Burgess
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScript includes a parody of the title song from Oklahoma. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleMusical skit, parodying the creative process! (Part of the Acting Funny collection of sketches.)
SynopsisThe Rogers and Frankenstein Story! Richard Rogers and his collaborator, Oscar Frankenstein III, ponder the creation of a new Broadway musical, whilst eating pizza.
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Hannay Stands Fast! by David Edgar
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 52. No chorus. Designed to be played by 5 actors, 4 of whom double into many roles.
Run TimeAround 106 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo music tracks are suggested. No singing, but the cast dance to one. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn epic international yarn based on the John Buchan novel 'Mr Standfast', designed for 5 actors.
SynopsisA hilarious ripping yarn based on the John Buchan novel 'Mr Standfast', a sequel to 'The Thirty-Nine Steps'. Richard Hannay finds himself fighting alone against a brilliant enemy spymaster determined to undermine Britain's defences by infiltrating the Bletchley Park code-breaking station, a situation complicated when both men fall in love with the same woman. A series of outrageous adventures leads Hannay from a quiet pacifist community in Cornwall to a gripping finale with his adversary at the Eiffel Tower.
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Hats Off! - The Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. A nucleus of seven actors, backed by a chorus (with no size limitations) singing the songs.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for seven songs (original lyrics to Victorian period music) is supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleMusical for children (could also be staged by adults for kids). Whilst by length we would class this as a one-act play, it is split into two acts and an interval is advised so that the single set can be redressed to mark the passage of time!
SynopsisMrs. Green is the real driving force behind 'Barker's Bonnets' a milliner's shop in Victorian England. However, she faces unemployment when Mr. Barker sells up to emigrate. A secret scheme is hatched to allow her to continue - and to thrive in the modern world of the 1870s. (The script tells an engaging story whilst exploring the novelties, inventions and social nuances of the Victorian world. This would fit well with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History Topic, 'The Victorians'.)
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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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