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Deception by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play freely adapted from Plautus’ The Menaechmi (which, in turn inspired Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors)
SynopsisWhen a pair of twins are seperated as children, one is discovered by his brother ten years later, leading a tangled life of love and deceit in a far-off town. This play forms act one of Doppelganger by the same author.
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The Delphi Dilemma by Jonathan Caldicot
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for teenage cast, set at an archaeological dig in Greece.
SynopsisA school party have been set a discovery quiz on their educational trip to Greece. All goes smoothly, if a little competitively, until a schoolboy prank goes badly wrong.
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Der Vordere Platz (The Forward Place) by Henry P. Gravelle
Winner - Avalonia monologue competition, November 14, 2017. 'Captains monologue Der Vordere Platz'
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set in a submarine and a bedroom. US English. Some adult content.
SynopsisThe crew of a WW2 German U-boat under enemy fire contemplate their bleak future. Each individual battles to find his own ‘forward place’ and one of them leaves a surprising final legacy.
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Disguise by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA modern comedic reworking of The Siena Academy's Gl'ingannati, the principal source for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
SynopsisA twin sister disguises herself as a boy to get the man she loves, only to find that when her identical twin brother shows up, he is mistaken for her. This play forms act two of Doppelganger by the same author.
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Doppelganger by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Actors are intended to be doubled up across both acts.
Run TimeAround 78 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act play, adapted from the plays that in turn inspired Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night. (Plautus’ The Menaechmi and Siena Academy's The Deceived Ones)
SynopsisWhen two sets of identical twins are separated, one of them weaves a sticky web of romance and deception in which the other becomes unwittingly entangled. In Act One, Deception, one of the twins is lost as a child and is discovered by his twin brother ten years later, leading a life of love and deceit in a far-off town.In Act Two, Disguise, a twin sister disguises herself as a boy to get the man she loves, only to find that when her identical twin brother shows up, he is mistaken for her. Each individual act is available separately.
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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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Entrenched by Samantha Lierens
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA song is suggested to be sung and accompanied on piano at beginning and end the performance. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length play, divided into three acts, with many short scenes in different locations.
SynopsisA re-telling of a true story about Elsie Knocker and her friend Mairi Chisholm, who were instrumental in establishing and maintaining a hospital, close to the front line at Ypres during the First World War. They were both awarded the Military Medal, were decorated by the Belgian King, and probably became the most photographed women of their time. This play follows them from their first meeting to the irrevocable breakdown of their friendship in 1919.
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The Epic of Gilgamesh by Adrian Jarvis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFour thousand-year-old Sumerian epic brought to life. This play skilfully combines dance, mime and music with challenging acting and technical opportunities together with a gripping story, ideal for Secondary Schools, Drama Acadamies, and Youth Groups.
SynopsisKing Gilgamesh is convinced that he can find the secret of eternal life and his dramatic odyssey is brought to life as he wanders the mythological world in his quest for immortality. We travel with him as his travails become ever more arduous and he becmes embroiled in ever more dramatic conflicts.
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A Fifty-Minute Cymbeline by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Thre are 29 speaking roles (with considerable doubling possible), plus a non-speaking chorus with plenty of roles on offer!
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisPosthumus Leonatus has married Imogen, daughter of Cymbeline, the King of Britain, without permission. That gets Posthumus banished, leaving Imogen behind. Meanwhile, the King's second wife is trying to engineer her son's route to the throne. An Italian braggart causes a rift between Posthumus and Imogen, and with Cybeline's court in disarray, the Romans mount an invasion. How then can the kingdom be saved?
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A Fifty-Minute Duchess of Malfi by John Webster abridged by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Characters include a small boy and optional non-speaking servants, etc.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of John Webster's 'The Duchess of Malfi', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe eponymous heroine is a rich widow. Her brothers - a duke and a cardinal - want control of her wealth and so have forbidden her from marrying. They set the loyal but troubled Bosola to spy on her, and he discovers that the duchess has, in secret, married Antonio, her steward. The news sets the Duke and Cardinal into such a rage that nobody escapes unscathed.
(Whilst the abridgement reduces the length of the text, all of Webster's gory details are preserved - which is more than can be said for the principals.)
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