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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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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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Tissues and Wine by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single domestic setting. Set in Australia, though the situation is universal, and it could easily be moved. Contains swearing.
SynopsisSonia has just caught her husband having an affair, and has retreated to her mother's house for solace. That's not quite what she gets when Julia, the nosey neighbour, invites herself over to share in the bottle of wine and the advice.
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A Toll Of Bells by Patricia Gay
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisWith action jumping between time zones and crossing three generations, the play depicts people who are faced with huge events that are beyond their control. They must, however, continue the quest for survival in their more mundane lives. The three generations depicted in the play react in different ways to accomplish that goal.
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Towards the Light by Judith Ezekiel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne popular song suggested for diegetic use throughout the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act supernatural drama on a single set.
SynopsisTwenty-year old Neil has given Poppy, a teenage runaway, shelter in his London flat. But Poppy senses the ghostly presence of a previous tenant and calls in a medium to exorcise the property. No-one quite realises the potency of Letitia, a heartbroken older spirit seeking reconciliation with her long-lost daughter. Love, laughter and dance bring in a final understanding between the two worlds and herald optimism for the future.
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