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The Ghosts of Marvin Grange by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Principal characters nominally adults but could be played by teenagers or a mixed group of teenagers and adults.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!] (Dependent on how much the actors ham up the death scene!)
MusicNone.
StyleMelodrama - with the playwright's tongue firmly in his cheek. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisChristopher Sinclair receives a strange summons and returns to Marvin Grange, a remote estate on a lonely moor to unravel the mystery of a haunting that is driving his cousin's wife mad...
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Grave Matters by Peter Stallard
Production by Carbost Village Drama Group garnered two trophies (Best Stage Presentation and Best Actor) at the Skye One Act Drama Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The Grave Warden is written male, but could easily be played female. The two female parts could, conceivably, be doubled, but the effect of Mrs. Roberts' final entrance would probably be better with more time for make-up!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ghost story told as a humorous one-act play. Single graveyard set, simple props.
SynopsisA magistrate and a Police Sergeant stole a valuable chalice and hid the theft under the cover of arson committed by a local troublemaker. Now their souls are bound to the churchyard until they can restore the chalice.
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The Hobby Room by David Lewis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act mystery play, set initially in an empty room - which gradually becomes furnished.
SynopsisSisters Florence and Josie inherit a large old house and decide to convert the top floor into a space for their hobbies. The atmosphere becomes tense and heightens as they make some surprising discoveries about the previous occupants.
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Humbug by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCharles Dickens' A Christmas Carol presented as a short comedic play for kids.
SynopsisWhen Jacob Marley dies he keeps his promise to come back and haunt his mean-spirited business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge has a particularly parsimonious attitude to Christmas and this reflects itself his treatment of his long-suffering employees, Bob and Molly Cratchit. In case Jacob's efforts to get Ebenezer to change his ways don't meet with success, he enlists the help of three ghostly friends. Will Christmas still be humbug or will Ebenezer see the light?
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In One Form Or Another by Nikki Pontin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Doctor could be played by m or f.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy includes 3 suggested pieces of music, to add atmosphere for this play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act gothic thriller, with a living room setting and specific lighting effects.
SynopsisHelen, Edward and their son have moved into their dream home, unaware of its history and the events which took place there. With increasing horror, Jacob seems to be the catalyst for the terrifying happenings - which Helen in particular is unable to deal with. As she relates events to a psychiatrist, the full horror becomes apparent.
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Knock, Knock, Who's There? by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. One offstage female laughing, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a living room setting.
SynopsisYvonne is desperate for the council to arrange a transfer for her and husband Dennis, from their high rise flat in Barbara Castle Towers to a lovely maisonette with gnomes in the garden... Her case may be enhanced when a TV crew arrive to investigate poltergeist activity in the flat.
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The Last Earl Grey by Susie Casson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act black comedy, told in vignettes and flashbacks..
SynopsisThere's been an accident. A fatal accident. And now Dorothy wants her daughter, Lucy, to kill Mrs Butterworth.
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Last Train to Sleepy Hollow by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus. Variable Chorus size at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusic and song suggestions for eight pieces are provided in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA comedy spoof play, with music, in various settings.
SynopsisWhen Arthur is summoned by his Godmother to exorcise her house of spooks, he discovers a dastardly plot to frighten her off her valuable real estate. In the ultimate battle of innocence against the powers of darkness, Arthur destroys the black heart of the Bigwitch, finds true love, restores Spooky Hollow to his Godmother and catches the last train home!
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Lizzy's Ghost by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Offstage voice of Lizzy could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act ghost story, with a single (bar) setting.
SynopsisOn a working holiday researching a book, author Joanne finds herself in an isolated village pub on Halloween. The locals give her astounding background, for a gripping tale of the past, in which they are intimately involved.
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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall by Nicholas Conti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, a haunting - on the edge of Melodrama. Single interior set - a house in Salem in the 1940s. Characters are all adults but could be within the grasp of teenagers.
SynopsisA couple move into a new home in Salem, only to find that they are not alone...
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