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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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Gregory For Mayor by Keith Passmore
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 44 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fantasy one act play for children, with various simple settings.
SynopsisEveryone is eager to see kind and thoughtful Gregory elected as mayor - everyone that is except the evil Wizard Crumb and his Italian sidekick Fettuccine, who turn Gregory into a stone statue. Fortunately the good Wizard Kindly is able to concoct an antidote and everyone lives happily ever after.
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Grimm Tales - For Little Horrors by Peter Nuttall
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 24. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of four short one-act plays for children based on stories from the Grimm Brothers' collection.
SynopsisThe four stories are:-
The Bird, the Mouse and the Sausage
The Elf and the Shoemaker
Jack and the Giant
Mother Holle
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Hamelin Rats - The Musical by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 17. Chorus. Flexibility for choruses of children, rats and cats.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for six original songs (plus the piper's tune) supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleShort one-act musical for kids. The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin told as a simple verse play with six songs. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisRats are taking over the rich town of Hamelin, so when an eccentrically dressed stranger offers to drive them away, the Mayor offers to heap him with gold. However, when the rats have disappeared, so has the Mayor's promise, till the stranger reminds the town of his musical prowess.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Hamlet - What Was The Question? by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The cast is top-heavy with male roles. In this version a number of parts (Clowns, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Castle Guards and Narrators) can be played by either male or female performers without any need to amend the text.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for kids, adding some comic touches to Shakespeare's Hamlet. No specific set requirements. (Castle locations - make your own mind up about complexity!)
SynopsisWhen the King of Denmark dies, Prince Hamlet, his son, assumes that he will succeed to the throne. Unfortunately his Uncle Claudius has other ideas and, by marrying the newly widowed Queen Gertrude, takes the crown for himself. When Hamlet learns through his father's ghost that Claudius and Gertrude engineered the King's death so that they could be together, the Prince seeks vengeance. His task is not aided by pressure being placed on him to marry the vapid Ophelia and Claudius' plan to have him killed by the sinister Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The body count rises as Hamlet closes in on the evil Claudius. Will justice be done? Will our hero triumph? Will he ever answer that question?
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Hamlet the Musical by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. The chorus play non-speaking roles of peasants, courtiers, onlookers and servants.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music (piano and vocal) for the five songs is supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleShakespeare's Hamlet retold in modern (American) English, with more jokes than the original.
In a normal tragedy, at the end, everyone dies. This is a musical - at the end, everyone sings.
SynopsisPrince Hamlet's father reappears as a ghost to demand revenge for his murder. The prince vacillates, arranges a play to trap the murderer, and finally chooses to fight.
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** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Hansel and Gretel by Sally Gander
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus. Includes a pantomime dame (usually, but not necessarily played by a man), but doesn't have a formal 'principal boy' role. The chorus includes sniggering goblins and a pantomime owl!
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOpportunities for music at the discretion of the producer. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort British Pantomime, suitable for performance by children or adults. (Technically a two-act play, because there are two acts, but classified as a one-act, because it's not long enough to need an interval!)
SynopsisA few unconventional twists to the Grimm brothers' tale. The witch wants an extention for her cottage. Enter the odd job men, Short and Sweet. (Given that it's a gingerbread cottage, this is a really odd job.) Meanwhile, Hansel and Gretel have got lost in the woods (by following an escaped cake!) and their mother (Dame Betty Knott) is going frantic.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Hansel and Gretel - A Short Musical by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. Characters include humans, birds, rodents, dogs and four wheels (although we never get to hear the singing of the tyres!)
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for four original songs is supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleA modern version of the Grimm Brothers' story told as a verse play with four songs. Simple props, no specific set requirements. (A version without music is also available.)
SynopsisIn an update to the original fable, Hansel and Gretel's parents want to get rid of them, not because the family is poor, but because the parents are selfish. This leads to the encounter with the witch with the confectionary cottage.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Hansel and Gretel [Short Play] by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. This may be an unual cast for Hansel and Gretel. Tthere could well be a huntsman, a professor, a troll and a small police unit in some version, somewhere. And if there wasn't, there is now.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids. Divided into 13 scenes, but can be played continuously without the need for elaborate stage sets.
SynopsisHansel and Gretel's widowed and lonely father, a woodcutter, needs a new wife. When his children find him the perfect candidate an early 'happy ever after' resolution appears likely. It can't be that simple, can it? No, it can't. Enter a witch with an evil plan and family life takes a turn for the worse.
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