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Face Value by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The characters are the members of an over-sixties art class plus their tutor and model.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleGentle one-act comedy. Single community centre setting.
SynopsisIt's time for a taster session of art at the Prudence Wilde Community Centre, and the 'Wilde bunch' welcome a new member. They all do their best to make Doris feel welcome as they struggle to capture a likeness of model Georgina on their easels.
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The Fairy Tale Debate by Richard L. Sanders
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act satire in the style of a political debate.
SynopsisThree candidates are running to be President of Fairy Tale Land, and though their names are different, you’ll recognise their stories. Host Andersen Grimm moderates a tense and sometimes rowdy debate.
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Falling Apart by Peter Harrison
2007. Sale One-Act play festival. Joint winner for Best Original Play under original title of The Lift. Production by Altrincham Garrick.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. One of the characters is an off-stage voice, but since he converses with the other characters it is assumed that this should be done live.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single very simple setting.
SynopsisUpon leaving their solicitor's office having arranged their divorce settlement Amanda and Andrew find themselves trapped between floors in the lift. The recriminations around their marital problems continue until the arrival of the lift attendant who manages not only to repair the lift but also their marriage, even though he is not all that he seems.
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Father's Day by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo pieces of music are suggested in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama, with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisOld soldier Harris is being cared for by daughter Alice, who is concerned about leaving him alone as she goes on a much needed holiday. Harris is confronted by a young visitor - Jamie, who is intent on robbing him, but soon finds he is up against a doughty old soldier.
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Ferndale's Folly by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (drawing room) setting.
SynopsisIn this crime caper, set between the wars, Inspector Swann is investigating the theft of Lady Ferndale's jewellery with the help of Constable Wilkins. Unfortunately the Ferndale family are not quite as honest or genteel as they appear, but then neither is Inspector Swann.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Ferndale's Folly' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Fidelity Farce by Gary Diamond
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act bedroom farce. (Lots of doors, that sort of thing.)
SynopsisSuccessful businessman Vincent Donaldson has booked a hotel room - the scene of a fling with his PA. But he hasn't counted on the appearance of his wife, her sister (with whom he is also having an affair), and another woman from his past. Not to mention the room-service man...
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A Fifty-Minute Alchemist by Ben Jonson adapted by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act adaptation of Ben Jonson's comedy. Whilst the text uses mostly Jonson's language, this is an adaptation, not an abridgement, hence both script and performances are subject to copyright licensing.
SynopsisThree con-artists set up a series of swindles starting with the pretext of an alchemist who can create charms and turn base metal into gold. Things start to go wrong when too many of their customers arrive at once, and the result is the 17th century equivalent of a multi-door farce, with a different problem lurking behind each door and needing to be kept hidden from the others.
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A Fifty-Minute Cymbeline by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Thre are 29 speaking roles (with considerable doubling possible), plus a non-speaking chorus with plenty of roles on offer!
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisPosthumus Leonatus has married Imogen, daughter of Cymbeline, the King of Britain, without permission. That gets Posthumus banished, leaving Imogen behind. Meanwhile, the King's second wife is trying to engineer her son's route to the throne. An Italian braggart causes a rift between Posthumus and Imogen, and with Cybeline's court in disarray, the Romans mount an invasion. How then can the kingdom be saved?
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A Fifty-Minute Duchess of Malfi by John Webster abridged by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Characters include a small boy and optional non-speaking servants, etc.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of John Webster's 'The Duchess of Malfi', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe eponymous heroine is a rich widow. Her brothers - a duke and a cardinal - want control of her wealth and so have forbidden her from marrying. They set the loyal but troubled Bosola to spy on her, and he discovers that the duchess has, in secret, married Antonio, her steward. The news sets the Duke and Cardinal into such a rage that nobody escapes unscathed.
(Whilst the abridgement reduces the length of the text, all of Webster's gory details are preserved - which is more than can be said for the principals.)
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A Fifty-Minute Henry VI Part 2 by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 21. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 47. Chorus. As with most of the history plays, the cast of characters is huge, with over 40 speaking parts, but lots of doubling is possible.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Second Part of King Henry VI', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisSubtitled 'Cade's Rebellion'.
The wars with France are over, but there's trouble brewing for King Henry within his own court. There's the Duke of Suffolk, trying to manipulate the King through Henry's wife, Margaret , there's the Duchess of Gloster trying to put her husband, Henry's uncle, on the throne, and there's a growing faction around the Duke of York and his two sons, Edward and Richard Crouchback. Matters come to a head with a rebellion led by Kentish tradesman Jack Cade.
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