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A Bench In The Park by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy thriller.
SynopsisJoe's bed is a park bench, which - during the day, is used by a number of seemingly unconnected people. As conversations unfold, their relationships with each other and with Joe take a surprising twist.
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Dracula by Damian Woods
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 62 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama adapted from the Bram Stoker novel. This has been written to be easily staged, by use of props, lighting and sound, rather than elaborate sets.
SynopsisThe classic gothic tale is authentically brought to life, as young lawyer Jonathan Harker is sent to a Transylvanian castle to meet with the mysterious Count Dracula, who is planning to move to England. But he doesn't realise that the Count has a taste for blood...
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Gate Thirteen by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a dark twist.
SynopsisA disparate group of travellers with various levels of flying experience await the departure of their flight home from Marrakech. Gary and Julie are ingeniously attempting to avoid excess baggage charges, Derek and Pauline are collecting as many freebies as they can and the mysterious Carrie is handcuffed to her seat.
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Hole in the Wall by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 57 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller with various simple settings. US English.
SynopsisSuccessful accountant and bibliophile Arthur is driven to desperate measures to deal with his wife’s constant infidelity. He decides to turn to his hero Edgar Allan Poe for inspiration in murdering not only her but her many lovers as well.
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The Hound Of The Baskervilles [Version 2] by Matthew Harper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length Victorian thriller, with various settings and many short scenes.
SynopsisA fast paced dramatisation of the Conan-Doyle favourite, moving quickly and effortlessly from Holmes' cerebral consideration of the case, to the perils awaiting him and Dr Watson, not to mention Sir Henry Baskerville on Dartmoor.
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The Invisible Man by Rob Johnston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. 8 characters, designed to be split between 3 actors.
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length gothic thriller, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, on a split stage.
SynopsisWhen a new guest arrives at the Coach and Horses in swathed in bandages, he is assumed to be a shy accident victim. But Griffin is in fact a scientist who has turned himself invisible, and not yet found the antidote. His condition, and the refusal of others to help, is destined to drive Griffin to violent madness.
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A Second Chance by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. One voice is an offstage announcer.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller - single set.
SynopsisCustomers and staff are put through psychological torment as a man with a bomb holds them hostage, but all but one of them benefit from the experience.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'A Second Chance' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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The Siege of Manchester by Ben Alexander
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. 38 speaking roles plus an offstage voice, 2 non-speaking soldiers and various opportunities for crowds. Can be performed with a minimum of 12 actors, though 18 or more would be optimum.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA historical thriller with various settings.
SynopsisKing Charles I, at loggerheads with his Parliament, is faced with rebellion. Lord Strange, Lord Lieutenant for Lancashire and a Royalist, attempts to take military command in Lancashire. Manchester, Protestant by persuasion and for Parliament, resists under the leadership of some of the deputy-lieutenants. The play recounts their resistance, culminating in Derby's siege of the town in September 1642.
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A Throw of the Dice by Ben Alexander
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. One male character is voice-only and more suited to being pre-recorded than performed live. The hospital staff (surgeon, nurse and duty manager) are written female but could be either.
Run TimeAround 104 minutes. [Estimated!]
Music7 songs are suggested, to be played (but not performed by cast) at specified points in the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full-length thriller on a single (hospital waiting room) set.
SynopsisHenry, whose father is close to death, and Judy, whose husband has been seriously injured, meet for the first time one evening in a waiting room of a private hospital. During the course of a long night, they get to know each other sufficiently for Henry to be able to help Judy when her husband's two brothers arrive the following morning to intimidate her into signing away her rights to her husband's wealth. However, Henry has a hidden agenda.
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Towser's Table by Pete Benson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 34. No chorus. A mixture of aduts, teenagers and a couple of slightly younger children.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy, structurally in one act, but with a run time that puts it into our full-length category. The author has combined satire, farce and affecting pathos to great effect.
SynopsisA murder investigation with a difference sees Private Investigator Jack Doyle using narration and flashbacks in his quest to identify the perpetrator.
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