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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 Ghosts of Marvin Grange by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Principal characters nominally adults but could be played by teenagers or a mixed group of teenagers and adults.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!] (Dependent on how much the actors ham up the death scene!)
MusicNone.
StyleMelodrama - with the playwright's tongue firmly in his cheek. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisChristopher Sinclair receives a strange summons and returns to Marvin Grange, a remote estate on a lonely moor to unravel the mystery of a haunting that is driving his cousin's wife mad...
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The Golden Galah by Richard Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Narrator or Chairperson may be M or F.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy melodrama, which could be incorporated into a Music Hall, with a single - wooden shack - set.
SynopsisAs the Hardcastles struggle to make a living on their infertile land in 1930s Australia, daughter Chastity reveals she is not chaste, she is expecting! Her young man, Clarence, is unaware of this and, having failed to convince her father of his worth, sets off to seek gold. Chastity's stepmother, plots a marriage between Chastity and the wealthy Roland. Will Clarence find gold and return in the nick of time?
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He Deserves It by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort-ish two act play - a comic melodrama. Single domestic set.
SynopsisGeorge Potter dreams of building the low-cost housing his father never finished, but he's long on dreams and short of cash. Will he get the money from mean old banker Bailey, or will his childhood friend Frank help him out?
A play that plays with variations on the characters and themes of 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
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The Horrible Hot Air Homicide by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Melodrama stereotypes - the wicked squire, the poor-but-hones heroine, etc.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song (to a G&S tune). Sheet music for the song is supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleMelodrama set in Victorian times, but written in the 21st century - so something of a send-up of the format.
Synopsis'The Horrible Hot Air Homicide' - or 'Fanny's Free For All' sees the wicked squire in pursuit of the poor heroine, Fanny. However, in fear that his past misdeeds will be exposed, the squire frames his rival for murder, then furnishes a fiendish fate for Fanny.
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The Horrific Case Of Mr Valdemar by Edgar Allen Poe - adapted Richard Layton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 98 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMelodramatic full-length play. Multiple settings, but one main set with minor locations playable front-of-curtain or picked-out by lighting.
SynopsisIn this dramatization of an Edgar Allan Poe short story, the eerie atmosphere surrounding Mr Valdemar's death and the intervention of the questionable hypnotist Rufus is authentically and chillingly brought to life.
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The Jewel Of Lamjung by Richard Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. The cast includes an on-stage sound effects operator.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!] (The original production, including dances, ran to 22 minutes.)
MusicNone.
StyleShort Melodrama with a comedic edge (suitable for inclusion in a Music Hall evening, for example). Set in a regimental ballroom in Nepal in the days of British rule.
SynopsisThe Music Hall Chairman takes us through the action as smooth blackguard Major Ponsonby adds the theft of the jewel of Lamjung to his many dastardly misdemeanours. He is finally undone as, following his daughter's lead, the Colonel sees that Ponsonby really is a cad, a bounder and a disgrace to the regiment.
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Lord of the Mince Pies by Ashley Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. The pupils of St Hippocampus' School are written male, but really could be any combination.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree Christmas Carols are suggested during the course of the show. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleComedy melodrama for kids - with a gruesome flavour! Alternates between full-stage sets and front-of-curtain scenes. Simple props.
SynopsisAn outbreak of Tebbit's Disease (which turns teachers insane and mean) coincides with a heavy fall of snow, cutting off St Hippocampus' school (from the village of Chipping King Edwards). The teachers' nerves are at breaking point, supplies are low and now the roads are cut off by snow! What will the teachers do for food?
(If you need a clue, it is likely that the teachers are familiar with Jonathan Swift's 'A Modest Proposal'...)
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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall by Nicholas Conti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, a haunting - on the edge of Melodrama. Single interior set - a house in Salem in the 1940s. Characters are all adults but could be within the grasp of teenagers.
SynopsisA couple move into a new home in Salem, only to find that they are not alone...
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The Monkey's Paw by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Variations of casting could be used with minimal script changes - to enable 2m, 2f.
Run TimeAround 17 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act Victorian-style melodrama, with a single (cottage living room) setting.
SynopsisAdapted from the short story by W. W. Jacobs, this tense thriller brings an eerie atmosphere as tension builds - with the story of a magical monkey's paw brought from the mystic East. The paw's ability to grant wishes is irresistible, but will only end in macabre tragedy.
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