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Benny Manhattan And The Caponi Diamond by Carol Hill
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 30. Minimum total without doubling = 36. Chorus. Variable chorus size as desired by the Producer.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusic suggestions for nine optional pieces are included with the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA gangster farce in two acts, suitable for youth performers, with various settings.
SynopsisThe bumbling Manhattan gang, led by Benny Manhattan, get themselves embroiled in double crossings with the Caponi family. A bank robbery runs into difficulties when the Caponi diamond is inadvertently, or perhaps deliberately, included in the Manhattan's haul.
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Big Shot by Jonny Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. All characters are adults, but could be played by teenagers. Characters are Americans (of various regions), one Englishman and one Mexican-American.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano & Vocal score (17 songs, 4 instrumentals) provided with the Producer's Copy of the script. Score for Musical Director and band (piano, guitar, bass, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax) available as optional extra.
StyleMusical set in and around a casino. Songs in various styles including swing, ragtime, tango and jazz-funk.
SynopsisGambler Ryan Thomas brings his naive English friend Jack to a casino. Whilst discovering the perils of the Blackjack table, Jack falls for Alice, the pianist with the house band. Unfortunately, Alice is already spoken for by Louis Diaz, known as Mr. Big Shot for his reputation as a lucky gambler. Luck which Jack decides to test - with unforeseen consequences, for this is the 1950s and Las Vegas gambling is dominated by the mob...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Musical Director's Score for Big Shot (showing all vocal and instrumental lines) plus separate band parts for guitar, bass, tenor sax and alto sax. (Download as .pdf file.)
** A CD of backing tracks for all 17 songs from the musical 'Big Shot'.
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Births, Deaths and Marriages by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. Chorus. The chorus is a wating-room full of patients in the second act.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play in three acts (each in a different setting).
SynopsisA family saga told through three comic episodes. Laughter turns into tension in all three plays as family frictions and heartaches unfold.
Each of the three components is also available separately:
Arrival
Oncology
Anniversary
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Bl... Bl... Bluebeard by Mark Billen
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. All characters are adults, intended to be played by children or by a mix of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic dramatisation of the Bluebeard legend (owing more to Offenbach's opera than to Perrault's fairy tale). Three sets, simple props.
SynopsisDuke Bluebeard lives in a grim castle and is feared by all. No one really knows what dark things happen in his castle. Having disposed of wife number five Bluebeard decides that Boulotte, the local May Queen will be his next wife, little knowing what he has let himself in for! Presenting his new wife at the court of King Bobeche and Queen Hortensia he spies their daughter Princess Marie and immediately decides that she shall be wife number seven. He orders his personal inventor, Popolani, to make the arrangements and proceeds to the palace. Challenged to a duel Bluebeard apparently kills Marie's fiancé, Prince Bruno, and demands the princess's hand in marriage. Suddenly Boulotte and Bluebeard's previous wives reappear and confront him.
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Blackmailing Butterflies by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Recommended 4 or more Chorus
Run TimeAround 140 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScores for songs (mainly from The Beggar's Opera) are supplied with Producer's copy of the script.
StyleA full length comedy play with music, set in a garden and a rehearsal room.
SynopsisTensions within a theatre company arise when a couple of mid-life crises unexpectedly drag past and present emotions into the sharp focus of an ambitious young blackmailer.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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A Brief Encounter with Murder by Peter John Cooper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Jones the Carpet is written female, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbsurd comedy. Single livingroom set.
SynopsisA restful holiday in a 1940s themed holiday home becomes a bizarre murder mystery as Mother goes missing with a bearded fisherman and a fat vicar lies dead in the front room. Was it the Rat Catcher, the Carpet Fitter or the French Dressmaker? And who is the Man with the Big Hammer?
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A Butler Did It! by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play - a dark comedy farce.
SynopsisThe funeral of Aunt Francesca has finally brought the Butler brothers together again. Shockingly, she is not dead - at first - and soon secrets and lies are almost outnumbered by corpses.
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The Capers at Cricketers' Copse by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo act comedy play.
SynopsisA tale of intrigue, and double cross as the Ladies of the village of Fritton-upon-Sewer decide to stage their own cricket match, when Fritton should be playing in the first round of the Brewster Cup. Meanwhile a diverse range of suspicious characters are trying to take control of the cricket ground. All this, and hidden treasure too...
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Casualty Chaos by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play which doesn't rely on traditional doctor gags for laughs, instead creating plausible but zany situations which work well in the established 'almost real' world. Single split-stage set.
SynopsisIt's a busy few days in the Accident and Emergency department - they're short of Doctors but long on impatient patients. People are plastered, the sole doctor is plagued by rats and can't finish his knitting, and the devastating fire just slows things down a little.
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Cause for Alarm by Gareth Rubin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farcical comedy play. Contains swearing (which, considering the mayhem involved, is not surprising!)
SynopsisIt's Health and Safety Inspection Day at the Nuclear Power Plant, but when the inspector himself causes an accident, no one feels healthy or safe.
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