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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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Laughter Lines by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Most of the characters are adults in middle age or older. Some of the women are intended to be played by men (in gossipy, unglamorous middle-aged drag).
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 18 comedy sketches (ranging in duration from 2 minutes to ten minutes). Few set requirements (although one sketch takes place in and around a bed). There are a couple of mild swearwords buried in there somewhere.
SynopsisSketches about life, death, relationships and cream cakes.
Most of the sketches are available individually. (The collection allows the set to be purchased at a discount to the sum of the individual components.)
There is no particular order to the sketches, but there are occasional common themes.
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Limbo Café by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. 3 voices are offstage characters, and could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act satirical fantasy drama in a one act length, various settings.
SynopsisHard-headed Canadian businessman Michael and his currency-market speculator partner Joan, are killed in a car crash. In their attempts to vacate Limbo their lives are put on trial - by figures from history, to determine their future. They find that Hell has no limits.
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A Little Elfin Magic by Donna Brightwell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Whilst some of the characters are written as male or female, this is largely a matter of personal pronouns, so the script can easily be adjusted to accommodate anything from ten boys through to ten girls.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act (well, technically two acts, but of one-act play length!) secular Christmas play. Aimed at junior school children, but could enjoyably be played for laughs by older groups!
SynopsisIt's September and the Elves in Santa's toy workshop are in a spot of bother - they've only just woken up after their New Year Party and they have three months to make a year's worth of toys. Worse still, could the new department member be a spy?
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Mam, There's a Spaceship in Our Backyard by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The men from the MOD are written as men. They might not be! The gender of the aliens is anyone's guess. (The numbers of MOD personnel, aliens and police could be treated flexibly.) Could be played by children or mixed adults and children.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play. Single set, complicated slightly by the arrival of the spaceship. Written in northern English with a northern English rude word (which could be excised if you are sensitive to such things.)
SynopsisWhen a spaceship lands in their back yard, the Brown family aren't at all sure what to do about it. Until they discover there's a reward, that is.
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A Man of Quality by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play, exploring slavery and its abolition in the West Indies. Multiple settings, but suitable for minimal staging, with location changes indicated mainly by lighting.
SynopsisA historical drama based on the experiences of Janet Shaw and her father, the English Abolitionist James Shaw. Janet travels to Antigua to see for herself the treatment of slaves on the sugar plantations. She is impressed by the intelligent and gentle Robert, a house slave of her hosts.
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