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The Shadows Of Antiquity by Adora Pingstock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Opportunities for doubling and pre-recording parts.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act gothic horror tale with a single setting.
SynopsisMadame Carlotta is the custodian of the shop in which each of the items on sale has a gruesome story attached to it. A young couple sheltering from a severe storm find refuge in the shop and are enthralled as Madame Carlotta's tales come to life, little knowing that they will be the subject of the next tale.
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Shakespeare - It's All Greek To Me! by Sarah Brown
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. Various doubling options possible, depending on cast number available.
Run TimeAround 46 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for older children, with various simple settings.
SynopsisRosie and her classmates are struggling with understanding the works of William Shakespeare. Rosie gets help with her project - not only from her teacher and her family but also from the Bard himself, along with Hermia and Lysander - who appear to her in an animated dream and the magic of Shakespeare's work is revealed to her...
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Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens by Phil Porter (music Mary Harrison Hewett)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Two principals (Dickens and George Dolby), plus many other characters, real and from Dickens' writing, who might be played by a number of on-stage 'voices'.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!] (The original production ran for one hour.)
MusicKeyboard scores for 10 pieces of background music are provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleDrama in a single simple set, designed to be accompanied by projected images (with the option for an on-stage pianist providing mood music).
SynopsisA dramatization of the circumstances that led Charles Dickens to wild success reading extracts from his novels on stage, and the terrible toll it took on him.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** CD with 40 images, 18 sound effects, 3 video clips and 10 pieces of musical accompaniment for 'Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens' by Phil Porter (Music by Mary Harrison Hewett)
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Sign Here, Please by Graham Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. As written, there are a minimum of nine male roles (or ten if the defendent stays in court throughout), however some historical accuracy could be sacrificed without losing the impact of the stories by switching the gender of the court protagonists.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single (minimal) set, no required props. Not intended to be a musical, but the script has positions for musical interludes.
SynopsisA series of stories from the Gospel of St John explored through a courtroom drama in which Sabbath observance is tested against other teachings of Jesus.
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Silas Marner by George Eliot adapted by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act historical drama, adapted from George Eliot's novel of the same name. A serious play, with a moral
SynopsisSilas Marner has been cast out by his home community and has moved to Raveloe. He continues his weaving business, but becomes a recluse and a miser. His life is changed by two events - the theft of his fortune and the arrival on his doorstep of a foundling whom he names Eppie.
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Skitskrieg by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 51. Chorus. Whilst the minimum cast 'as written' is 5 male and 4 female, the humour would be suitable for actors playing across gender, so, in theory, most of it could be done by a cast of 4, with just The Land Army sketch requiring 5M, 2F.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!] Period songs could be added to extend the run time.
MusicThe script contains the lyrics to one song (to the tune of 12 days of Christmas) and suggestions for other songs which might be appropriate for the show. (Note that additional songs will add to the run-time.) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleCollection of sketches. Minimal requirements for set and props.
SynopsisFifteen sketches with Second World War themes (although with a very modern perspective, including, amongst other things, pastiches of TV shows). Topics include rationing, air-raids, code breaking and various perspectives on the trials of military life.
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Sleep Out by Jonathan Edgington (Song: Mark Laurent)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. The characters are a mixture of adults plus four teenagers.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music (vocal line plus guitar chords) for 'Hope' by Mark Laurent is included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleOne-act play (in length, though it's structured in two acts). Includes a modicum of swearing and adult themes. (And a song. And some comedy.)
SynopsisA cross section of the population come together for a charity sleep out in aid of the homeless. Six months later, life has changed for quite a few of them.
Threads of life woven around a common focal point.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Guitar and Vocal recording by Mark Laurent of his song 'Hope' which is sung in Jonathan Edgington's play 'Sleep-Out'
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Sleeping With Beauty by Stuart Ardern (devised by YT2)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus. A small number of roles are written to be doubled, but otherwise the casting is very flexible.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama for the senior echelons of a youth theatre company. Multiple settings but done with just a single piece of furniture - a bed. Contains disturbing themes.
SynopsisRebelling against her secure upbringing, Mel suffers a major trauma. How will this affect her daughter's life?
A dark exploration of destiny as fairytale collides with modern life.
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The Sleuth Slayer by Paul Mathews
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy send-up of detective fiction in general and the country house murder mystery in particular. Single country house set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe world's greatest detectives are invited to a murder at Carnage Hall, but no one there knows anything about it... Until one of the detectives is found dead! The hunt is on to find the killer before there's no one left to solve the crime!
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Snow White [Version 2] by James O'Sullivan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act, comedic version, of the traditional tale of Snow White, with simple sets.
SynopsisA traditional re-telling of the tale of Snow White, reduced to one act, and given a healthy dose of comedy, without music.
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