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A Forty-Minute Volpone by Ben Jonson abridged by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. The minimum cast could be achieved by combining the four magistrates into 1 judge and using the boy and clerk as the court officers.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of Ben Jonson's 'Volpone', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisVolpone is a sly miser. With the aid of his rascally servant, Mosca, he sets out to accumulate more wealth by way of gifts from his gullable acquaintances who think he is ailing and believe that they will be the beneficiaries of his will. Things start to unravel when Volpone sets his sights on Celia, wife of the wealthy merchant, Corvino.
Jacobean comedy, verging on farce.
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A Forty-Minute Winter's Tale by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus. The characters are adults plus one child and, famously, a bear, whose only role is to exit in pursuit of Antigonus (for an offstage lunch appointment - although only one of the parties is hungry.)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisLeontes, King of Sicilia, suspects his wife Hermione of having an affair with Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. (Herminone and Polixenes are innocent.) Polixenes escapes Leontes' wrath, but Hermione does not and is imprisoned. Hermione gives birth to a daughter, but Leontes does not believe the child, Perdita, to be his and sends her abroad. She is abandoned on the coast of Bohemia (a feat which would be frowned upon these days, owing to Geography) and Perdita is brought-up by a Shepherd. Time (making a guest appearance) moves the play on sixteen years, and Florizel, son of Polixenes, meets and falls in love with Perdita, the shepherdess, thus setting-up the inevitable reconcilliation and happy ending.
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Frankenstein's Last Chance by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy melodrama, for school-age, youth performers.
SynopsisHaving given up his medical practice to concentrate on his career as an inventor, Doctor Viktor Frankenstein desperately needs to raise funds to pay for his daughter's forthcoming wedding. Success at the annual Mad Scientists' Convention would be well-rewarded, but Viktor finds himself singularly short of inspiration until... No, that would be absurd - wouldn't it?
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The Friday Night Radio Play by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Characters are a range of ages, a mixture of adults and teenagers.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy (arguably a light farce), single domestic set.
SynopsisIt's an exciting night for the Branston family. The premier of aspiring writer Geoff's radio play is about to be broadcast and the family is gathered to listen. But just as it is about to start, the fuses blow. To ensure that Grandma is not disappointed, the show must go on...
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Frying Nemo by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 33. No chorus. Enormous flexibility! The author presents a doubling table showing how the thirty-three characters can be played by 10 actors (with a lot of swift - and necessarily simple - costume changes).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy contains suggestions for (the style of) accompanying music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act nautical comedy play (with opportunities for dance music). Written for minimal set - because it was originally performed in a sea-life centre!
SynopsisAn old man in a care home is telling the story of his younger days - as the seafaring adventurer Captain Nemo! We see things that Jules Verne never got to write about in this stirring tale of derring do and mermaids, with a surprisingly affecting ending.
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Gallery by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleStructurally a two-act play (but classified as a one-act on the grounds of length), single art gallery setting, satirising thepretentions of the commercial fine arts world.
SynopsisAn unscrupulous Art Dealer has a young artist foisted on him by a work programme, but soon turns the situation to his advantage when a misunderstanding makes the artist an overnight sensation.
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Germs by Andy Johnson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 30. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids, parodying Star Trek.
SynopsisWhen three known germs sneak past the laughable security at the Nasal Air airport and start to wreak havoc in the body, it's up to James D Burk and the hardy crew of the Starship Endocrine to stop them! But could this be one mission too far, with rogue cleaners, a lost tour and the sinister Germinator getting in on the act? Coming soon to an immune system near you!
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Get Staffed by Frank Gibbons
Cyril V Hines Trophy (Outstanding Actress) awarded to Stella Hutchinson playing Gaynor in the Droylsden Little Theatre's production, GMDF one-act festival, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Eight on-stage characters (with playing ages of 18 to 25) and an offstage Australian female voice.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comical farce. Single (hotel reception) set.
SynopsisIt's opening day for the newest Buzz Hotel, but things are not going well. Their first diners have come down with suspected food poisoning, and their only room booking is probably a hoax - surely it's not the real Kylie Minogue?
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The Giant Wolverine by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy drama set in Canada, therefore in a mix of English and French (with a smattering of the local Ya'ma'kawa'ya language)
SynopsisThe town of Windshock (as represented by a handful of people in Greg and Meg's, a bar on the edge of town) is surprised to learn from two visiting employees of ExCav, a mining company that large deposits of a valuable mineral ore, Rupertite, have been found in the Clearview Hills nearby. This leads to tesions between those who might benefit from change and those who want to preserve the pristine environment. There's also the local legend of a dangerous wild beast - The Giant Wolverine. This is not taken seriously - until strange howls are heard outside the bar...
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Grave Matters by Peter Stallard
Production by Carbost Village Drama Group garnered two trophies (Best Stage Presentation and Best Actor) at the Skye One Act Drama Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The Grave Warden is written male, but could easily be played female. The two female parts could, conceivably, be doubled, but the effect of Mrs. Roberts' final entrance would probably be better with more time for make-up!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ghost story told as a humorous one-act play. Single graveyard set, simple props.
SynopsisA magistrate and a Police Sergeant stole a valuable chalice and hid the theft under the cover of arson committed by a local troublemaker. Now their souls are bound to the churchyard until they can restore the chalice.
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