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Just Fifteen Minutes by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act historical drama with several simple scenes.
SynopsisJust fifteen minutes is how long it takes someone to die from strychnine poisoning. It's this method by which Doctor Thomas Cream disposed of his victims. Cream goes from fresh McGill graduate to a cornered criminal in this recounting of the life of the notorious 'Lambeth Poisoner', whose crimes stretched from Montreal to Chicago and London.
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Karaoke Nights by Terry Adlam
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. The chorus of punters in the Karaoke Bar is optional, but could add to the atmosphere.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggestions for 8 songs appropriate to the Karaoke Bar setting. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play - a tragedy interwoven with comedy. Single pub setting. Contains swearing. (And Karaoke.)
SynopsisA group of friends regularly gather at The Red Dragon for karaoke night where they always have a good night out, despite miserly landlord Len. We join them as they celebrate the eve of Spike's 40th birthday with another night of fun and karaoke - a night which will end in tragic circumstances. This one act play overflows with fine quickfire adult humour which clicks effortlessly into tragedy made all the more startlingly heart-breaking because we have become so close to the well drawn characters and laughed along with them. With inspired use of the karaoke theme this play has us laughing and crying in equal measure.
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Keep Smiling Through by Suzan Holder
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 33. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. Chorus size at Producer's discretion
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!] Variable timing possible with songs used
MusicWell known songs from the wartime era. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA play for schools, with songs, set in a theatre in Britain in World War 2.
SynopsisA Theatre Company preparing and presenting a variety show evokes life in wartime Britain through drama, song, dance and some pathos.
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Kids in Lurve by Bill Siviter
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Lots of flexibility for either doubling characters or splitting the narrator's role amongst several actors.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming play, delivering a rapid, modern and informal version of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew'. Multiple scenes, but little required by way of set or props.
Set in the north-west midlands, but could easily be moved to your home town!
SynopsisBianca is sweet and pretty. All the lads fancy her. But standing in the way, there's Bianca's acid-tongued sister, Kate, and who can tame Kate?
Well, since there aren't many lads called Petruchio these days, the modern-day volunteer is Shane.
The course of true love never did run smooth (but that's another story).
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Kids in Tights - The Musical by Bill Siviter with Music by Jonny Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Whilst there isn't a formal requirement for a chorus, there is plenty of opportunity for adding Montagues, Capulets and ball guests.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and Vocal scores for nine songs are supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleRomeo and Juliet told, as an irreverent verse play, by the protagonists and by narrators. A good introduction to Shakespeare's story! (The specified run-time is the minimum - extending the ball and the fight will add time!)
SynopsisShakespeare's Romeo and Juliet condensed into a short verse play for kids, then lengthened because everyone gets so excited that they need to sing about it.
Boy meets girl, love overcomes the family feud - but only for the lovers. Swordplay turns rivals into kebabs. Mistakes are made and the heroes die. (You see, it's a soppy love story.)
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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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King Lear by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. The number of roles can be increased by adding soldiers (the King of France in particular would make good use of them.)
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort modern-English version of Shakespeare's tragedy. (Whilst the plot is all there, there are more comic moments than the bard envisaged.) The author has structured this in 13 acts, but don't let that fool you.
SynopsisAn ageing King Lear intends to retire and hand over his throne to one of his squabbling daughters. The Earl of Gloucester, on the other hand, does not intend to retire but his scheming son, Edmund, wants to take over the title anyway, even if it means by-passing the rightful heir, his brother Edgar. The two families' affairs become linked and a violent tale of treachery, jealousy and blind ambition ensues.
Despite the body count running into double figures, this is a comedy.
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The Lady or the Tiger by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play adapted from Frank Stockton's short story. Simple props.
SynopsisThe Princess's lover is on trial for his life. She can save him from certain death, but would the alternative be worse?
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The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus. Very flexible casting. There is one narrator role, but this could be shared out. Equally, the chorus could be 'all the actors'.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA 40-page musical score is included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleShort musical retelling of an English folk tale. (The music plays throughout, even though some of the narration is spoken rather than sung.) No real set requirements, but the ideal performance would put some effort into creating a fearsome worm!
SynopsisThe tale of the wild worm of Wearside and its grisly end.
It should be emphasised that 'worm' is used in its old sense of 'serpent' - so this is a story of knights fighting dragons.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** CD with backing track for the whole musical The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards. Plus simple rehearsal tracks for each individual section (accompaniment on piano with vocal line played on another instrument.)
** Complete recording of The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards including all songs and the spoken narration.
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Language Lessons (II) Asking the Time by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice - could easily be doubled.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!] May be separated into short scenes.
MusicNone.
StyleA series of scenes put together in one act, or may be divided for short pieces. Minimal or no set requirements.
SynopsisA second set of crazy scenes to help hopeless English persons gain a better degree of fluency, in a foreign tongue. This time Polly and Glott prepare the audience for asking the time in various countries and even outer space!
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Last Train to Sleepy Hollow by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus. Variable Chorus size at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusic and song suggestions for eight pieces are provided in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA comedy spoof play, with music, in various settings.
SynopsisWhen Arthur is summoned by his Godmother to exorcise her house of spooks, he discovers a dastardly plot to frighten her off her valuable real estate. In the ultimate battle of innocence against the powers of darkness, Arthur destroys the black heart of the Bigwitch, finds true love, restores Spooky Hollow to his Godmother and catches the last train home!
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