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The Madness of Sherlock Holmes by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One of the characters is non-speaking.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller. Single set - a prison cell!
SynopsisA curious and very authentic Holmes tale, with the Great Detective locked in a cell and wearing a straitjacket. Is there really a plot to assassinate the Queen, or is this a fabrication of Holmes' deranged mind, as his friend Watson suspects?
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Maintenance by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act comedy play. Single set (apartment interior). One or two adult themes (as you might deduce from the synopsis).
SynopsisSally just wants to sleep off her night shift, but Colin the maintenance man has other plans. As does Delores the call girl, Vincente the enforcer, Penelope the pregnant pizza lady and a host of other quirky characters...
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Make Up by Terry Adlam
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. One offstage voice, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play, with a simple set.
SynopsisPartners in comedy for many years, Bob and Roy have reached a crisis point. Bob has had enough of the club circuit, but Roy isn't ready to give up. Will the two be able to compromise, or is it the end of the road?
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Making Theatre History by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The characters are all amateur actors, darling.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicLyrics (set to snatches of songs from musicals) are included in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort one-act comedy (with snatches of song). Simple village hall committee-room set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt is decision time for the Amdram society committee. The next show must be chosen tonight and after months of arguments and division, the task of making that choice has been handed to the chair, Richard, to make. But Richard's announcement is not quite what everyone was expecting...
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Mam by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage characters, and an off-stage - disembodied - voice.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act play with a single set and strong characters. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisTwo brothers have taken different paths in life. Richard, the younger, went off to University and made it big in London, married and divorced. Peter stood in for his late father, raising Richard and going out to work to bring in some money. Now they say things long kept secret.
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Mam, There's a Spaceship in Our Backyard by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The men from the MOD are written as men. They might not be! The gender of the aliens is anyone's guess. (The numbers of MOD personnel, aliens and police could be treated flexibly.) Could be played by children or mixed adults and children.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play. Single set, complicated slightly by the arrival of the spaceship. Written in northern English with a northern English rude word (which could be excised if you are sensitive to such things.)
SynopsisWhen a spaceship lands in their back yard, the Brown family aren't at all sure what to do about it. Until they discover there's a reward, that is.
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A Man of Quality by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play, exploring slavery and its abolition in the West Indies. Multiple settings, but suitable for minimal staging, with location changes indicated mainly by lighting.
SynopsisA historical drama based on the experiences of Janet Shaw and her father, the English Abolitionist James Shaw. Janet travels to Antigua to see for herself the treatment of slaves on the sugar plantations. She is impressed by the intelligent and gentle Robert, a house slave of her hosts.
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The Man Who Died Twice by Robert Black
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set (Sherlock Holmes' study).
SynopsisSherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are sent a plea for help with a case. Sidney Mickelthwaite, an embezzler with debts to a disreputable family, took to a boat on the river Rockingham one night and apparently committed suicide. Less than a month later, he was seen on his way to committing suicide... again. Can Holmes and Watson solve the mystery of the man who died twice?
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Margaret Thatcher Changes The World by Rex McGregor
Finalist in the 2015 British Theatre Challenge.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set one-act comedy, set amidst the politics of sport.
SynopsisThe 13th Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh four years ago were a disaster. Thirty-two countries stayed away. Now in 1990 the 14th Games in Auckland look set to be a success. Nearly every eligible country is taking part, but that's not enough for Margaret Thatcher, she wants more.
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Mari by Jackie Carreira
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus. An adult female role, plus a male offstage voice (which could be recorded)
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act monologue in four scenes, all set in a library.
[A radio play version of this script was broadcast in 2014.]
SynopsisIn this powerfully emotive tale Mari tells us about her life, her love of books and her final triumph over an overbearing husband.
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