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Air Raid by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggested songs from the period to be sung by characters. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act historical drama set in a WW2 air raid shelter.
SynopsisDespair, exhaustion and fear stand shoulder to shoulder with the love, compassion and humour characteristic of the residents of London’s East End as they gather in an air raid shelter.
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As The Clock Struck Ten by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Opportunity for different actors to portray the different ages of each character. Script length can be cut to 52 minutes for the purpose of drama festival entry, by cutting Scene 5.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicIntermission music suggestions. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA powerful drama based on a true story. Various settings and time periods.
SynopsisA dramatisation of the true story of Donnie Merrett, who at the age of 17, shot his mother after she found out he had been forging cheques in her name. On release from prison in 1945, he joined the Royal Navy Reserve in Germany before returning to a life of crime and debauchery, eventually fleeing before he can be court martialled. Returning to London to the old folks home run by his wife and mother-in-law, he demands money to continue funding his habits.
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A Brief History Of The United States by Andrew Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 45. Chorus. Slick changes would be required if only minimum cast available.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!] Dependent on using all music suggested
MusicSong suggestions are provided with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn assembly presentation play with eight songs.
SynopsisA fast moving dramatisation of the rise of the USA, from the early days of discovery and colonisation through industrialisation and two World Wars up to the present day.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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Bye Baby Bunting by Mark Green
Winner of best original play at the Greater Manchester Drama Federation one-act play festival 2015.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characers' ages range from 7 - 13.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA historical drama for children set in a collapsed mineshaft.
SynopsisIn January 1839, seven children are working underground in the Lovers Bridge Colliery number four mine when they are trapped by a tunnel collapse. They stoically comfort each other in their fear as they wait for rescue which becomes less and less likely as time passes.
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AwardsClick here to see the awards won by (productions of) this script.
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Caradog And The Celts by Penny Burns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 17. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 45. Chorus. Very flexible numbers, with groups of Celts and Romans of various occupations, and opportunites for singers and dancers. The roles are a mixture of adults and children, but inteded to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicKeyboard and Vocal scores (with added percussion) for seven songs and one instrumental are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleOne-act Musical Drama for schools (fitting with the Key Stage 2 History topic on Roman Britain).
SynopsisFollowing the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD, the Celtic resistance was led by Caradog (called Caratacus by the Romans). The play dramatises the life of the Celts on what is now the Welsh border and the battle for the hill fort of Caer Caradog. (We are also taken to Rome for a meeting with the Emperor Clau-Clau-Claudius.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Christmas At Petersburg by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. One of the characters has the same surname as the author. This is not entirely coincidental.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with two original scores. Additional excerpts from Christmas carols could be used at the discretion of the production.
StyleHistorical drama, exporing some of the depths of the American Civil War.
SynopsisThe Confederates have been besieged at the railhead of Petersberg for months, reducing food, clothing and ammunition to the barest minimum. Into this desperate situation, on Christmas Eve, come two young girls from opposite sides of the war, each looking for a lost and injured father.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Dawn Of A New Day by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisDuring the second world war a disparate group of people find themselves entering an amorphous place, somewhere between life and death. Meaningful relationships develop as they await their destiny and the futility of war becomes clear.
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Entrenched by Samantha Lierens
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA song is suggested to be sung and accompanied on piano at beginning and end the performance. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length play, divided into three acts, with many short scenes in different locations.
SynopsisA re-telling of a true story about Elsie Knocker and her friend Mairi Chisholm, who were instrumental in establishing and maintaining a hospital, close to the front line at Ypres during the First World War. They were both awarded the Military Medal, were decorated by the Belgian King, and probably became the most photographed women of their time. This play follows them from their first meeting to the irrevocable breakdown of their friendship in 1919.
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The Fifty Year School Trip by Alan J. Laing
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play, which can be split into two - if a break is needed.
SynopsisJenny and her gran are visiting the local museum and they look at a classroom from the 1960's, when Jenny's gran was a pupil. Jenny sits in the class when the others leave and finds herself transported back fifty years, where some things aren't that different at all...
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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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