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The Book Club Of Little Witterington - After The Fete by Joan Greening
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.
StyleA one act comedy with a simple setting.
SynopsisThe ladies of the village book club have gathered to discuss Neville Shute’s ‘On The Beach’. Some of the members have not read the book and the others seem more interested in discussing - or rather gossiping - about people and events in the village which spill over into the meeting.
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The Book Club of Little Witterington by Joan Greening
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  Performance by Tarrystone Players won Best Comedy award at Maidenhead Drama Festival, 2013.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy for five ladies. Minimal set (a sofa and chairs to indicate a living room). Contains a few mild swearwords and several books.
SynopsisThe regular ladies of the Book Club, all friends since school, are wary of letting a newcomer to the village join. But there's more to Paula than meets the eye, and she may even have what it takes to get around the appallingly snobbish Belle.
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Botany Bother by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Gerald, Geoffrey and Aloysius are written male, but need not be - well, give or take the beard. There are six speaking parts amongst the natives, but there could be many more chanting parts, if you happen to have a spare chorus of natives to hand.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. The majority of characters speak a hitherto undiscovered language. (Fortunately, the script contains a glossary.)
SynopsisA pair of intrepid botanical collectors have an unfortunate encounter with the local inhabitants.
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A Bottle Of Sherry by Jim Hollingsworth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a living room setting.
SynopsisA misprint in a newspaper has inspired two redundant employees of a sherry importer to take up a new and risky career as 'gurglars'. On one of their working days, when they visit a house without bothering to ask the inhabitants, they stumble upon a domestic secret exposing the hidden life of an apparently respectable lawyer. A tangle of extra-marital affairs, money laundering and sherry thieves, together with a string of coincidences is unravelled in this fast moving farce.
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Brave Saint George by Kate Goddard
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. The script allows for - indeed, encourages - four different actors to play Saint George. Whilst many of the characters have a specific gender casting across gender would be entirely appropriate to the form!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script suggests suitable music to accompany the performance. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleModern version of a traditional English mummers' play. Since such things were often performed outdoors, informally, there is no requirement for a set.
SynopsisSt George, a noble knight is keen to marry Princess Saffron and to show how brave he is. The King and Queen set him a test - to fight the toughest enemies from faraway lands. He defeats each enemy in turn - though each is brought back to life by a different doctor (a special character with a strange cure.) St George is, unfortunately, a bit of a big-head, and by the time he defeats the last enemy, the Dragon, Princess Saffron has begun to have other ideas about a suitable partner...
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Bride Before A Fall by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce.
SynopsisVictor and his mistress Madelyn plot an 'accident' for Victor’s dim but very rich wife Lottie. Their scheming oft goes awry as they consider 42 different scenarios for the deed. The final result has unexpected consequences for all three of them.
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Broken by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The 2 male roles are very minor.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller, with a single - old dining room - setting.
SynopsisLucy receives a mysterious email inviting her to a house that turns out to have been abandoned for years. Waiting there is her former mother-in-law, who still blames Lucy for the death of her son. But there are more surprises to come...
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Brush Yourself Off and Move On by Megan Boduch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character (the Director) has two short lines, which could be done from offstage.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a character study - set outside a Broadway audition (though it could be a theatrical audition anywhere). No specific set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisA Broadway hopeful is waiting nervously outside her latest audition. A rival gains her trust but proceeds to destroy her confidence, apparently for no better reason than her own amusement. Just as our girl is about to give it all up, however, a man arrives and is considerate and kind. He restores her confidence and points out her advantages over the more poisonous girl. Together they point out the girl's deficiencies to her and win the moral victory over her.
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Bucolic by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single domestic set, simple props. (Contains mild swearing and mild adult themes.)
SynopsisAdam manages to come home earlier than usual, hoping to enjoy his restful country home, but there's an odd string of visitors, and his errant son returns unexpectedly from college. The new, attractive female, curate comes to call, and his wife reveals a most unexpected secret.
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A Bump In The Night by Susan Vesey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful one act play, with a simple set.
SynopsisJen and Jacob are in bed when they hear noises downstairs. Jen wants Jacob to investigate, but he's not keen. They trade visions of a future if the burglars turn nasty, but the noises are made by Gladys - who brings a very different perspective. This play deals with the issue of underage sex, child sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy.
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