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The Editing Room by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. The gender of most of the characters is flexible.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe script contains places where songs could be sung, but the songs are left to the discretion of the production. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play for a school or youth theatre. Single set divided into three acting areas.
SynopsisWe're in the editing room of a TV studio where a group of production staff are editing and manipulating the participants in a reality TV show, whilst the staff themselves are being manipulated by the studio boss...
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Emotions by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 42. No chorus. The characters are a mixture of adults and children of various ages, intended to be played either by that mixture or by youth theatre groups.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of eleven short plays. Basic sets, a few simple props.
SynopsisThe collection was commissioned for a Youth Theatre workshop.
Each play is for four actors or fewer, playing a mixture of adults and children, and intended - as you might deduce from the title - to demonstrate emotions.
The plays are not designed to be performed in any particular order.
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The Emperor's New Nose by George Douglas Lee
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFamily show in one act, very loosely based on the work of Hans Christian Andersen.
SynopsisA lively adaptation of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' introducing many new characters who, through a series of mishaps, ensure that the rightful Emperor is restored to his throne and is able to marry his one true love.
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End Of The Pier by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play, single set - a fortune teller's tent at the end of a pier!
SynopsisA gypsy called Lea (as all soothsayers are) reads people's fortunes on the end of the pier - at least, that's what the sign says, but she usually tells people the same old thing. Today, things aren't going to go as she planned, but the results will be strangely familiar...
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Entre las Líneas by Sofía Kin & Pilar Muerza
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 20. Chorus. Personajes incluyen un lobo (de cuento de hadas)! El coro (de los niños) es opcional.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPartituras musicales de trece canciones se incluyen con la copia del productor del guión.
(Scores are provided with the Producer's copy of the script.)
StyleComedia musical para los niños en un Acto. Escenario mínimo. Utilería simple.
SynopsisEs hora de un cuento para dormir, pero las cosas no son como nos hemos acostumbrado a esperar de ellos... El lobo feroz tiene miedo a los niños pequeños y las princesas están luchando contra dragones para rescatar a los príncipes durmientes.
Spanish translation of 'Between the Lines' by Erica Glenn.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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A Fifty-Minute Alchemist by Ben Jonson adapted by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act adaptation of Ben Jonson's comedy. Whilst the text uses mostly Jonson's language, this is an adaptation, not an abridgement, hence both script and performances are subject to copyright licensing.
SynopsisThree con-artists set up a series of swindles starting with the pretext of an alchemist who can create charms and turn base metal into gold. Things start to go wrong when too many of their customers arrive at once, and the result is the 17th century equivalent of a multi-door farce, with a different problem lurking behind each door and needing to be kept hidden from the others.
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A Fifty-Minute Cymbeline by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Thre are 29 speaking roles (with considerable doubling possible), plus a non-speaking chorus with plenty of roles on offer!
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisPosthumus Leonatus has married Imogen, daughter of Cymbeline, the King of Britain, without permission. That gets Posthumus banished, leaving Imogen behind. Meanwhile, the King's second wife is trying to engineer her son's route to the throne. An Italian braggart causes a rift between Posthumus and Imogen, and with Cybeline's court in disarray, the Romans mount an invasion. How then can the kingdom be saved?
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A Fifty-Minute Duchess of Malfi by John Webster abridged by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Characters include a small boy and optional non-speaking servants, etc.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of John Webster's 'The Duchess of Malfi', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe eponymous heroine is a rich widow. Her brothers - a duke and a cardinal - want control of her wealth and so have forbidden her from marrying. They set the loyal but troubled Bosola to spy on her, and he discovers that the duchess has, in secret, married Antonio, her steward. The news sets the Duke and Cardinal into such a rage that nobody escapes unscathed.
(Whilst the abridgement reduces the length of the text, all of Webster's gory details are preserved - which is more than can be said for the principals.)
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A Fifty-Minute Henry VI Part 2 by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 21. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 47. Chorus. As with most of the history plays, the cast of characters is huge, with over 40 speaking parts, but lots of doubling is possible.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Second Part of King Henry VI', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisSubtitled 'Cade's Rebellion'.
The wars with France are over, but there's trouble brewing for King Henry within his own court. There's the Duke of Suffolk, trying to manipulate the King through Henry's wife, Margaret , there's the Duchess of Gloster trying to put her husband, Henry's uncle, on the throne, and there's a growing faction around the Duke of York and his two sons, Edward and Richard Crouchback. Matters come to a head with a rebellion led by Kentish tradesman Jack Cade.
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A Fifty-Minute Henry VI Part 3 by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 21. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 41. Chorus. As with most of the history plays, the cast of characters is huge, with over 30 speaking parts, but lots of doubling is possible. (They are also mainly male, but don't let that put you off.)
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Third Part of King Henry VI', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe Wars of the Roses in full force, with the Duke of York rebelling against the weak Henry VI. York is killed, but his three sons continue the fight.
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