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An Indecent Exposure by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy drama - in which the cast remain clothed.
SynopsisA couple are keeping the park opposite their flat under surveillance in an attempt to gather evidence on the person who's been exposing themselves. But are they really playing tricks on one another?
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The Interview Protocol by Pat Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with two simple, waiting room and office, settings.
SynopsisA young man nervously waits to be called into the interview room. The odd atmosphere between the waiting candidates unnerves him further, and his experience during the interview is something he has never encountered before.
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The Journey of the Magi [Prose] by Martin Kirkland
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay morphing smoothly from a comedy introduction to the three wise men into a more reverend Biblical account. Includes the use of shadow theatre. (Structurally in two acts, one-act in length!)
SynopsisCaspar, Balthazar and Melchior are held in high regard by everyone except their wives, who would love a holiday. The appearance of a new star and the sudden interest of the Romans inspires an astrological journey, ending at a certain stable in Bethlehem.
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A Journey to Oz by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus. Lots of scope for choruses of munchkins, wolves, crows and bees!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming (non-musical) version of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. Multiple locations, but can be staged as simply as necessary!
SynopsisA tornado plucks Dorothy Gale from Kansas and drops her and, more significantly (from the perspective of a tendancy to squish), her house, on top of a despised witch. Two quests follow (as do a scarecrow, a tin man and a lion), before she is able to return home.
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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
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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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