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Palmy Balmy Days by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. All characters are senior citizens.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script suggests music and songs - including gospel songs, spirituals and hymns. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleLong one-act play (or a full-length play designed to be played as a single act). Single (minimal) set, few props. Contains swearing and recreational vegetation.
SynopsisOn the threshold of the afterlife, Divine Intervention greets the newly arrived (or recently departed), the start of a reconciliation process, and a review of the lot each was dealt in life.
A meditation on the vagaries of getting old and the expectations, frustrations and disappointments of the participants.
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The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain adapted by Peter Bond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 31. Chorus. The vast majority of the characters are written male, but need not be played that way.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the scripts includes suggestions for up to 19 songs (with original lyrics to well-known tunes).
However, the songs are optional - the piece functions equally well as a play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFull-length play/musical. A family show, written for performance by a youth theatre company, but could be a mix of adults and children.
SynopsisA faithful adaptation and well crafted dramatisation of the classic novel by Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper is a musical play suitable for secondary schools or Academies specialising in the performing arts. As well as historical interest it provides a challenging project for producing, directing, acting and technical disciplines in school or community settings
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Ragtime Mystery by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. In addition to the principal characters it would be possible to have a number of non-speaking 'extras'.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree Scott Joplin rags suggested as musical accompaniment. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort, simple detective story. Three scenes, but integrated by music whilst the set is dressed for the next scene.
SynopsisGossip columnist Veronica Rivers gets a mysterious invitation to a party, where she recognises an infamous jewel thief - just before a diamond necklace goes missing. It's down to Charlie 'Ragtime' Jones the piano-playing detective to solve the mystery.
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Rings Around The World by Keith Badham
Premiere production won Best Youth Production and Best Youth Male awards at the Bedfordshire One Act Play Festival 2013.
(50% of author's royalties are donated to 'Ambitious about Autism'.)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. Sign Language is also used in this play.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggested music is by The Super Furry Animals and Gruff Rhys. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama with music, dance and multiple simple settings suggested by the cast.
SynopsisYoung Mark is autistic and we are swept into his world in this moving and satirical picture of his short life.
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Saving Grace by Len Cuthbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. If using minimum cast numbers, re-assigning lines is recommended.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script makes suggestions for three songs. One of them is, of course, 'Amazing Grace'. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama with optional music.
SynopsisSet in a Canadian High School, this play was inspired by the life of John Newton, the writer of 'Amazing Grace'. It tells of the arrival of a new student and the life-changing effect she has on her fellow students.
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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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Sparring Partners by George Holmes
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. One offstage voice - could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusic suggestions for 10 pieces, for scene changes, are provided with the Producer's copy. No singing is required. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length comedy play with music suggested, to add jollity for the scene changes.
SynopsisIt's a busy weekend at Jolly's Spa, and the owner and manager, William Jolly, is struggling to keep things running. The plumbing is backing-up and the guests are coming to blows. Worse still, his mother is 'helping' him!
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A Taste of the Orient by Vivienne Wilkes
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 13. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 46. Chorus. Thirteen principals, four major cameos, eleven speaking roles from the chorus plus other non-speaking roles - lots of scope for doubling. Scope for dancers.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script includes suggestions for 10 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFamily show. Not quite a British Panto, but occupying a similar spot in a threatrical season! Includes two optional storytelling sequences (with roles which might be mimed by younger cast members).
SynopsisIt's time for the 500th tea tasting festival in Linga Longa, but the Princess Rosy Lee is intent on escaping the confines of the palace instead. She ships out with the brave Captain Paddy Fields in search of the Temple of Gloom and the Two-handled Teapot of the Red River Demon.
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The Tinmaster's Tale by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe script suggests the option of one song at the end of the piece. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play (with an optional suggested song) for Passiontide, using a mixture of biblical sources and British legend.
Synopsis Soon after the execution of certain Nazarene, an Innkeeper is woken by a woman looking for her husband, who works for Joseph of Arimathea. It transpires that Joseph has taken the man with him to Britain, seeking to escape the animosity of the other Sanhedrin members.
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Troublesome People by Jill Haas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters are offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 82 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSome music suggestions are included in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length drama, with a minimal setting in the kitchen and environs of a farm.
SynopsisThe internment of refugees on the Isle Of Man during the early years of World War Two, and the effect on them and the local population is examined as characters poignantly come to life and develop both tense and loving relationships.
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