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A Thirty-Minute Measure for Measure by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe Duke of Vienna is about to go abroad, leaving the governance of the city to Angelo, a stern judge. Angelo's rule turns out to be much stricter than the Duke's, and he sentences Claudio, a young nobleman, to death. Angelo has designs on Claudio's sister, but she rejects his advances, apparently sealing Claudio's fate. However, the Duke returns in disguise and, through a series of tricks, exposes Angelo's hypocracy.
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A Thirty-Minute Much Ado by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisDon Pedro, prince of Arragon comes sweeping into town - along with his wayward brother, Don John, who is bent on making mischief. He finds his opportunity when he seeks to spoil the romance between Claudio (one of the Prince's knights) and Hero, the daughter of their host. Meanwhile, Claudio and Hero try to kindle a romance between Hero's cousin Beatrice and Claudio's friend Benedick, who everyone thinks made for each other - if they can ever get beyond their endless verbal sparring.
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A Thirty-Minute Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisTwo households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
So the Montagues and Capulets are at each other's throats, but the Montague's son and Capulet's daughter, meet, fall in love and pledge to be married in secret. Things begin to fall apart when Tybalt, a hot-headed Capulet, picks a fight. Romeo intervenes to calm things down, but this only results in Tybalt killing Romeo's kinsman and Romeo killing Tybalt. Further sorrow follows not far behind.
A tragic love story, with an awful lot of fighting.
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The Three Bells Inn by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act slice of life from a London pub during the Second World War. (Could be used as an educational piece, but contains some mild swearing and, being set in a pub, drinking.)
Synopsis Bombs are falling on London again, but some local residents have opted to spend the evening in the pub, rather than the shelters. A look at the practicalities of wartime life in Britain from a local perspective.
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Three Canterbury Tales by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act verse play. No set requirements, few (deliberately rough-and-ready) props.
SynopsisThree of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, told in verse but adapted for the stage. The Miller, The Pardoner and the Wife of Bath are brought to life with the narration of Chaucer and the help of three other pilgrims (the Friar, the Summoner and the Nun).
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The Three Little Pigs... I Mean The Three Little Hogs by Larry Brumer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSmall-cast comedy play intended for performance by an adult or high school company to an elementary school audience. Simple sets, costumes and props.
SynopsisThe tale of the Three Little Pigs (building houses, wolves huffing and blowing - that sort of thing) retold for elementary pupils with audience interaction and a surprise ending.
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Three Nil Down at Half Time by Jonathan Edgington
Production by Watlington Young Players won Best Youth Production at 2013 Hunstanton Drama Festival
Winner (in a translated version!) of the all Ireland Gaelic language schools drama competition, 2006/2007.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The characters are a mixture of adults and children (could be played by that mix, or all played by kids). There is opportunity for up to 11 additional characters (non-speaking), all female - the other members of the girls' football team.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set (the touchline of a soccer game) Minimal set and props. Chiefly British English, though the play has been successfully adapted for American performers.
SynopsisThe girls' soccer team is on a losing streak - until a half-time bet leads to a change of management!
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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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A Trip to the Beach by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and children, assumed to be played by children. The roles could be redistributed over a larger or smaller group.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong and incidental music suggestions included in the Producer's Copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleHumorous tale of a contemporary school outing. Suitable for a full class production.
SynopsisMiss Brown takes her class on an educational trip to the seaside. A diverse, argumentative group of children sets out to examine cliff-top habitat, an examination which comes too close to comfort for Miss Brown.
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Truth and Reconciliation by Cassandra Newman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEmotionally-charged one-act drama set in a basement office.
SynopsisAnita has come to the Baltimore Truth and Reconciliation Commission to tell the story of her son's death, only to find one of the people there to record her statement witnessed the death. The three characters struggle to find a path to peace and forgiveness in the aftermath of violence and fear.
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