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Copperfield by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy treatment of Dickens' David Copperfield. Multiple locations, but can be done with very simple sets.
SynopsisDavid Copperfield's life takes a turn for the worse when his widowed mother takes up with the unscrupulous Mr Edward Murdstone. David is packed off to a nasty school and subsequently finds employment in Murdstone's factory. Employment is short-lived as David's friend and co-worker Mr Micawber is unjustly jailed for embezzlement and David seeks a new life with his eccentric Aunt. This lasts until her maid elopes with an old school friend of David's, and he sets off back to London on a rescue mission, during which he rediscovers Micawber and they find the true identity of the embezzler, and, indeed, a happy ending.
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Courting Aurora by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comical fantasy for kids, in one act.
SynopsisMuch to the despair of the King and Queen, the temperamental Princess Aurora has almost run out of marriage suitors. The latest in a long line is Prince Gallegan... who despatches an emissary, Lord Benedict... who hatches a plan to woo the Princess for himself... Enlisting the aid of a motley band of travellers, Benedict's plan unfolds - but not entirely smoothly.
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Crime Wave by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 12. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. Characters are a mix of adults and children, assumed to be all played by children. Only a few of the characters are fixed, so lines could be reassigned amongst a different-sized cast.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for kids. A modern rewriting of the story of Noah. Simple sets and props.
SynopsisThe story so far... Originally a small farmer, Noah has built up his business over the years into a large Food Products company. As the only employer in the area he used to give work to most of the people on the local council estate, then a few years ago he automated his factory and sacked his workers. Since then he and his family have run the business on their own and grown rich while the locals have been out of work... Then God intervenes...
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Dangerous Dolls - The Battle for Santy's Toyshop by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for 5 songs Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play suitable for all ages, with various settings and music.
SynopsisWhen the elves take over the toy shop and attempt to replace all the old-fashioned toys with clones of themselves, it is down to a group of rejected dolls to outwit them, and show Santy that they are worthy of a place in the front window.
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The Day The Woods Came To Dunsinane by Steve Eddison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus. Characters include talking trees (allowing me to make the usual joke about wooden actors) and (unnumbered) dancers.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids. Full of the sort of verbal humour that graces British pantomime, though with a different structure (and more trees).
SynopsisFour children on a hiking trip stumble into the plot of Macbeth (portentious witches, poor hospitality, portable forests - that sort of thing). Can they escape unscathed?
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Detective Mimms and The Snaffler by Geoff Bamber
Production by Hyde Little Theate awarded the Certificate of Merit (for performers up to 14 years of age), Greater Manchester Drama Federation one-act play festival 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Whilst some of the characters are nominally gendered, only the King and Queen should be regarded as prescriptive.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids. Multiple sets, but these are minimal - indicative only, and in any case most of them are stolen during the course of the play.
SynopsisAce sleuth Detective Mimms is called in to oversee the hunt for the daring thief known only as The Snaffler. The Snaffler will, quite literally, snaffle anything and the whole country is in a state of high anxiety. Can Mimms, assisted by PC Flint, halt this alarming crime wave before it is too late?
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Did The Butler Do It? by Debbie Chalmers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 14. Minimum total with doubling = 32. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Extra chorus members can be added.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions for 13 songs are provided with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA comedy (with songs) for children, in simple settings.
SynopsisLady Jemima Fitzwilliam's valuable pearls have been stolen! This looks like a job for aged amateur sleuth Mrs Clues, but does Jeeves the butler know something important which can shed light on the subject?
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Dirk Smirk - Secret Agent by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. Several of the characters are written male but could easily be switched (a pronoun here, a pronoun there). The chorus are non-speaking policemen.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComdedy play for kids, spoofing the Bond spy genre. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhen Madame Veronique de Vascalles, Head of the World Council of Governments, arrives in London for a conference she falls prey to a fiendish plot hatched by STINK, a criminal organisation intent upon world domination. Only one man can thwart STINK, and that man is Dirk Smirk - Secret Agent, assisted by the enigmatic and impossibly beautiful Captain Tremaine.
With STINK taking control of Madame de Vascalles' brain and Smirk and Tremaine on the run from the hyper-efficient Commander Molstrop of the Metropolitan Police, the fate of the free world hangs by a thread.
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Divali Assembly by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. A narrator, nine principal characters and (nominally) 30 children for the presentational part of the script.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePiece for a full school class, with a good balance between straight information delivery and drama.
SynopsisAn informative and educational assembly about the festival of lights which includes a play of the story of Rama, Sita, Ravana and the origins of Divali.
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Doggonit by Tim O'Brien
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Since most of the characters are dogs, the gender of the actors doesn't really matter. (Most of their owners are female.) There is an optional, flexible chorus with various groups of dogs, owners and security guards.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for seven original songs are supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleOne-act musical for kids.
SynopsisDogs, of course, can talk - but only to each other. The exception is Dakota - a dog trained to speak in secret by his owner, Caitlin. But this leads to trouble for them both after a disturbance at Ms Nancy's School of Dog Obedience, leading to an encounter with the sinister Dr. Live - a wicked scientist with a mission to create the perfect dog...
Every dog has his day. (Dogs with no tails have weak ends.)
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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
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