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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell, adapted by Dave Jeanes
RolesMinimum Male roles = 20. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus. The cast is mainly adults, but includes five children.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play adapted from Robert Tressell's classic English Socialist novel of the same name.
SynopsisA group of painters redecorate a house, all the while discussing life and how to make a living whilst being trodden on by their superiors. Frank Owen, one of their number, is a firm socialist who believes his ideals can end the poverty from which they all suffer. Railed against by his peers, can he sway them to his way of thinking, or will he turn to theirs? And, ultimately, will it make a difference either way?
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Ragnhild by Charles Eades
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 82 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length historical drama. Contains strong language and adult themes.
SynopsisThe true story of Ragnhild, daughter of a usurped King of Norway. In 956 AD, living in exile on Orkney, Ragnhild must marry Arnfinn, the son of an earl, but she doesn't like her new husband. Through ruthless and murderous schemes, Ragnhild rises in power once more.
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Relationships in Progress by Carl Zeitler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of six short plays linked by a theme, intended to be performed together, with various simple settings. US English.
SynopsisRelationships in Progress is made up of six short plays portraying various people in relationships we all can relate to: first dates, co-workers, spouses, siblings, and friendship. Whether fun and light, serious and deep, or some combination of those, the characters deal with their relationships with one another as well as the world around them.
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Reporting From... by Liliya Sazanavets
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. A lot of doubling is possible, but the author does not recommend it, because each character represents a specific group in society and the characters have to deliver a clear message to the audience.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!] This is based on the author's experience. Since there is no dialogue it is very difficult to judge!
MusicNone.
StyleMimodrama - a drama with no spoken words where plot and emotions are conveyed through actions. Performed well, this could be a very powerful piece. Props and furniture (including a swing) but no fixed set.
SynopsisAn anonymous journalist reports on various horrific situations in areas of conflict in various parts of the modern violent world. Her message is all the more poignant as it is delivered without words.
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Rhyming Macbeth by Jeremy Tyburn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. There are 22 Non-speaking roles, but Narrators 1 and 2 could be further divided at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rhyming, modern language version, one act length - written originally as a Readers' Theatre piece.
SynopsisA shortened adaptation of Macbeth in rhyming form, which could be performed with a very simple set, or no set.
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Rings Around The World by Keith Badham
Premiere production won Best Youth Production and Best Youth Male awards at the Bedfordshire One Act Play Festival 2013.
(50% of author's royalties are donated to 'Ambitious about Autism'.)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. Sign Language is also used in this play.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggested music is by The Super Furry Animals and Gruff Rhys. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama with music, dance and multiple simple settings suggested by the cast.
SynopsisYoung Mark is autistic and we are swept into his world in this moving and satirical picture of his short life.
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Romeo and Juliet in Sixteen and a Half Minutes or Less by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!] This would be a calm production but it is intended to be played faster!
MusicNone.
StyleModern language version of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements.
SynopsisDoes what it says on the label - although to get down below sixteen and a half minutes, the play needs to be done (as intended) at manic pace. [Our estimate is that a steadty pace would run to 18 minutes.] Follows the plot and structure of the original work (so structurally in five acts).
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A Rose for Danny by Kevin James Moriarty
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Great opportunities for character acting!
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDramatisation of the lives of a dysfunctional Irish-American family. Contains swearing and drinking. (Not necessarily in that order.)
SynopsisAn old man seems to have reached the end of his luck - his wife is dead, he's behind on the rent and his wealthy son-in-law doesn't want to take him in. Is it too late to repair his relationship with his two daughters and find some redemption?
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Saving Grace by Len Cuthbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. If using minimum cast numbers, re-assigning lines is recommended.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script makes suggestions for three songs. One of them is, of course, 'Amazing Grace'. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama with optional music.
SynopsisSet in a Canadian High School, this play was inspired by the life of John Newton, the writer of 'Amazing Grace'. It tells of the arrival of a new student and the life-changing effect she has on her fellow students.
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Screw Your Courage by Keith Badham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA five-act play for youth theatre in one-act!
SynopsisAn enthralling new look at Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in the modern world of teenage gang culture, which loses none of the power and excitement of the original. The Bard's plot and characters are given new life in this masterful interpretation as contemporary themes merge with age old human emotions. The audience are welcomed in to the action with imaginative use of asides and stage directions. An ideal piece for Youth Theatre with exciting and challenging opportunities for all involved, 'Screw Your Courage' provides a theatrical experience which will be long remembered.
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