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A Thirty-Minute Much Ado by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisDon Pedro, prince of Arragon comes sweeping into town - along with his wayward brother, Don John, who is bent on making mischief. He finds his opportunity when he seeks to spoil the romance between Claudio (one of the Prince's knights) and Hero, the daughter of their host. Meanwhile, Claudio and Hero try to kindle a romance between Hero's cousin Beatrice and Claudio's friend Benedick, who everyone thinks made for each other - if they can ever get beyond their endless verbal sparring.
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A Thirty-Minute Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisTwo households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
So the Montagues and Capulets are at each other's throats, but the Montague's son and Capulet's daughter, meet, fall in love and pledge to be married in secret. Things begin to fall apart when Tybalt, a hot-headed Capulet, picks a fight. Romeo intervenes to calm things down, but this only results in Tybalt killing Romeo's kinsman and Romeo killing Tybalt. Further sorrow follows not far behind.
A tragic love story, with an awful lot of fighting.
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A Thirty-Minute Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisA lord wishes his daughters to be married. Bianca is young and beautiful and already has many suitors, but Katherina is strong-willed, hot-tempered and uncontrollable. Their father decrees that Bianca may only take a husband once Katherina is married. Lucentio and his friend Petruchio arrive, and Petruchio is convinced to marry Katherina for her money to allow Lucentio to wed Bianca. However, Lucentio finds his marriage to Bianca is not as idyllic as he would like, whilst Petruchio bends the shrew-like Katherina to his will.
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A Thirty-Minute Tempest by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Like much of Shakespeare, the cast is male-heavy. Don't let that put you off!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisProspero, the exiled duke of Milan, has raised his daughter Miranda alone on an island with nobody else around but Caliban, a deformed creature Prospero treats as a slave. Using his magic to wreck a ship carrying the usurping Duke of Milan and his entourage, Prospero aims to awe the noblemen, reassert his right to the throne of Milan, and find a match for his daughter.
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The Three Bells Inn by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act slice of life from a London pub during the Second World War. (Could be used as an educational piece, but contains some mild swearing and, being set in a pub, drinking.)
Synopsis Bombs are falling on London again, but some local residents have opted to spend the evening in the pub, rather than the shelters. A look at the practicalities of wartime life in Britain from a local perspective.
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Three Canterbury Tales by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act verse play. No set requirements, few (deliberately rough-and-ready) props.
SynopsisThree of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, told in verse but adapted for the stage. The Miller, The Pardoner and the Wife of Bath are brought to life with the narration of Chaucer and the help of three other pilgrims (the Friar, the Summoner and the Nun).
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The Three Little Pigs... I Mean The Three Little Hogs by Larry Brumer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSmall-cast comedy play intended for performance by an adult or high school company to an elementary school audience. Simple sets, costumes and props.
SynopsisThe tale of the Three Little Pigs (building houses, wolves huffing and blowing - that sort of thing) retold for elementary pupils with audience interaction and a surprise ending.
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TickTock by Eileen Siedman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with a cast of strong female characters. Single (hotel lounge) set. Some good set-pieces, and a satisfying feeling of having been under the surface of the characters' lives. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisFive different career-minded women meet for a business conference. They make small talk, sip coffee and make business calls - but after the conference is over, their personal lives threaten to infringe on their enjoyment of the day.
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Tiddley Pum by Frances Bartram
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Minimal set (an ante-room for an audition, no particular requirements). Well-drawn characters and sparkling dialogue.
SynopsisSix characters meeting each other for the first time as they gather to audition for a television show. Their talents are as disparate as their personalities.
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The Tinmaster's Tale by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe script suggests the option of one song at the end of the piece. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play (with an optional suggested song) for Passiontide, using a mixture of biblical sources and British legend.
Synopsis Soon after the execution of certain Nazarene, an Innkeeper is woken by a woman looking for her husband, who works for Joseph of Arimathea. It transpires that Joseph has taken the man with him to Britain, seeking to escape the animosity of the other Sanhedrin members.
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