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A Forty-Minute Troilus and Cressida by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 16. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 34. Chorus. Plenty of scope for extras, as we have the population of Troy and the entire Greek army looking on (and occasionally getting involved in the fray - some of the spear carriers get to use their spears!)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Troilus And Cressida', 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.)
SynopsisThe Trojans are trapped in their city as Greek warriors like Ajax scour the battlefield. Troilus, youngest son of the Trojan King Priam, is distracted from the battlefield by his pursuit of the beautiful Cressida. Just when Cressida has submitted to his advances, she is used as part of a prisoner exchange and sent to join her father (who is camped with the Greeks). During one of the periodic truces, Troilus witnesses Cressida in a dalliance with Greek hero Diomedes. Enraged, Troilus takes to the battlefield in pursuit of Diomedes, whilst the petulant Achilles takes on the noble Trojan Hector.
Shakespeare uses the siege to question notions of fidelity and chivalry.
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A Forty-Minute Two Gentlemen of Verona by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. There are two groups which give numerical flexibility - 'outlaws' and 'musicians'. This is the Shakespeare play with the dog.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona', 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.)
SynopsisThe two gentlemen in question are Valentine and Proteus. Valentine wants Proteus to be his travelling companion on a tour, but Proteus wishes to stay behind and court Julia, a coy young lady who likes Proteus, but is too shy to admit it - at least until Proteus's father sends him away to join Valentine in Milan. However, in Milan, Proteus falls for Sylvia, whom Valentine is courting. There follows rivalry, betrayal, banishment, outlaws, cross-dressing and the occasional swoon before all ends happily!
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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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The Fourth Princess by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 36. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!] Plus additional time for songs and dances.
MusicProduction notes list recommended songs and opportunities for dances. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleHumorous fairy tale in one act. Simple sets.
SynopsisThe royal family of Tallania try to restore the wealth of a kingdom devastated by dowries. A timeless tale of royalty, wizardry and bankruptcy.
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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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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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Good Elves Gone Bad by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Whilst some of the character names are gendered, it doesn't really matter - they are, when all is said and done, a bunch of elves. (And a dwarf.)
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy play for kids with a secular Christmassy feel.
SynopsisThe elves of Santa's workshop have been making traditional toys for Christmas after Christmas. After the regulations have been changed so many times, they begin to wonder why they're slaving away in a workshop and not out having a holiday.
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Greece! - The Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. This could be performed in Ancient Greek style, with three actors playing all the principal parts, or the principal roles could be shared amongst a larger company. The Greek chorus comments on the action, individually, in unison (chant) or in song.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for six original songs supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleModern version of Ancient Greek drama with a humorous interpretation of Greek myths and legends. No set requirements, few props. The text is identical to Greece! - The Play, except that some of the chants are replaced by songs.
SynopsisThere's trouble on Mount Olympus - the boiler has stopped working and Zeus isn't getting any hot water. Zeus is in a temper and Dionysus has a hangover. It's up to Hera to sort things out by calling for Heracles, the odd job man of Ancient Greece...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** CD with instrumental backing tracks for each of the six songs (plus reprises) from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
** CD with sung tracks for each of the six songs from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
** Zip file containing instrumental backing tracks for each of the six songs (plus reprises) from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
** Zip file of sung tracks for each of the six songs from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
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Greece! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. This could be performed in an Ancient Greek style, with three actors playing all the principal parts, or the principal roles could be shared out amongst a larger company. The Greek chorus comments on the action, individually or in unison.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of Ancient Greek drama with a humorous interpretation of Greek myths and legends. No set requirements, few props. The text is identical to Greece! - The Musical, except that some of the chants are replaced by songs.
SynopsisThere's trouble on Mount Olympus - the boiler has stopped working and Zeus isn't getting any hot water. Zeus is in a temper and Dionysus has a hangover. It's up to Hera to sort things out by calling for Heracles, the odd job man of Ancient Greece...
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Green For Ever and Longer by Raymond Blakesley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus. Whilst some of the characters have specific genders (queen bee, for example), since they are insects and microbes, the gender of the actors is no crucial! Flexible chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for children. Single, minimal set, few props.
SynopsisAs Queen Bee Honey and her Minibeast subjects celebrate in memory of Sir Turnham Green, who saved their wood from developers, two strangers arrive. They have a strange request, but unknown to everyone they've also brought danger into the woods.
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