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Bardell versus Pickwick by Malcolm Seymour
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play. Single period (1830s) set.
SynopsisMembers of the Pickwick Club, re-enact their founder's legal altercation with his landlady, Mrs Bardell.
Faithfully adapted from The Pickwick Papers, this hilarious romp highlights the Dickens' well-known dislike of the legal profession, with topical sideswipes at the modern 'no win - no fee' culture.
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Bargain Burials by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 97 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNumerous tracks are suggested in the Producer's copy of the script, to be played pre-show, in the interval, and as sound effects at certain cued points. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full-length comedy with a single (bar) setting. Strong language.
SynopsisIn the little Australian town of Wedgiemuggurah in 1976, gravediggers Shane and Kev are made redundant, replaced by new technology. Undaunted, the pair decide to put their expertise to good use by opening an on-the-cheap funeral service.
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Bat Out Of Heaven by Frank Gibbons
Short-listed in the Drama Association of Wales Competition 2008.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Characters are a mix of teenagers and two generations of adults. Could be played by such a mix, or possibly by a youth theatre group. Four table tennis players appear for opening and closing mimes. (The doctor is written male, but could be female.)
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful one-act drama, well-told, treating the central theme sensitively but without excessive sentimentality. Multiple locations but designed for very simple staging.
SynopsisJessie is the favoured daughter, getting perhaps too much of Mum's interest in her Table Tennis efforts. Her brother is jealous, and things take a turn for the worse when Jessie is diagnosed with leukaemia. Her Mum must admit that she is adopted, and so her brother Rob cannot be a marrow donor. Rob sets out on a quest to find a donor sibling.
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The Battle of Hastings by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. Whilst their isn't a specific role for a chorus, there is plenty of flexibility to add soldiers and ladies-in-waiting
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous history, peppered with anachronisms. Single simple set, simple props. Fits with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3 History syllabus (at a stretch!)
SynopsisThe events of 1066 captured with the aid of a war artist with an eye for melodrama and an outside broadcast team from an American radio station!
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Battlefield Re-Enactment by David Lovesy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters Army 1 and Army 2 can be one person or several people each.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy sketch.
SynopsisAn interviewer explores the exciting world of the amateur battlefield re-enactor.
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Be Careful What You Wish For by Jon Boustead
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 22. Chorus. The author suggests (but does not insist) that the Chorus consists of five or more actors. In addition to their occasional speaking and animated roles, the chorus perform physical theatre, becoming parts of the set and props.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act fantasy play for children with various simple settings. Drama and opportunities for physical theatre.
SynopsisA group of children visit a strange castle and are taken on a salutary journey by the castle keepers on which the children's wishes are fulfilled. The children learn the importance of being careful what they wish for.
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Beach Buddies by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Whilst the two characters are women, they might be played as women by men in non-glamorous drag, provided they look good in beachwear. (British people with long memories are invited to contemplate Les Dawson in this context.)
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy sketch set in a pair of deck chairs.
SynopsisAnge and Maxine are enjoying the benefits of a seaside holiday - the bracing air and the opportunity to sit in deck chairs grumbling about the men in their lives.
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Bears Don't Cry by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are a six-year-old girl (who might be played by any age!), a bear, a lion and two off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA charming short play for an audience of children with five woodland scenes and a theme of friendship. (The script might be performed by kids or by adults or by a mix!)
SynopsisYoung girl Shanni, separated from her bear hunter Daddy, is lost in the woods. She is befriended and cared for by Bear and a touching and deep friendship develops between the pair.
[Our editor wished to stress that this script is not a reliable guide to the behaviour of ursines.]
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The Beast by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The lead characters are 12 years old, the other roles are older. (The adults might be played by teenagers.)
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act drama. Multiple setings, but intended for simple presentation.
SynopsisJane's parents and brother think her sighting of a beast in their garden one evening owes more to her teen vampire books than her eyesight. Luckily, her friend Mark takes a more scientific approach to gathering evidence.
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Beasts by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 35. No chorus. The characters are a mixture of adults and children, intended to be played by a Youth Theatre company or a mixed company.
Run TimeAround 175 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of five one-act plays based on short stories by Saki (H H Munro). Following the originals, the humour is very dark - verging on wicked.
SynopsisThe stories are:
Sredni Vashtar in which a boy oppressed by his aunt extracts an unexpected revenge
Gabriel-Ernest about a werewolf
The Storyteller featuring a subversive entertainer
The Open Window in which the hero does not discover a rest cure and
The Gala Programme which revisits Roman attitudes to female emancipation and entertainment
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