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Scarlett by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 73 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act, ghost story drama, with a single set.
SynopsisThe passengers from a crashed bus take shelter from a dreadful storm, in an old barn. Unable to find rescue, they huddle together, but one of them is beginning to see visions of her dead sister. Has Scarlett come to haunt Grace, or someone else?
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Sound Effects CD specifically for this show
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The Shadows Of Antiquity by Adora Pingstock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Opportunities for doubling and pre-recording parts.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act gothic horror tale with a single setting.
SynopsisMadame Carlotta is the custodian of the shop in which each of the items on sale has a gruesome story attached to it. A young couple sheltering from a severe storm find refuge in the shop and are enthralled as Madame Carlotta's tales come to life, little knowing that they will be the subject of the next tale.
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The Shop by Allan Williams
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, taking place within a shop.
SynopsisIt's just another ordinary day in the Charity Shop for Elsie and Margaret, with new customers and old friends. But they discover that one visit in particular was very special and will never be forgotten.
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The Signalman by Matthew Harper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice, which could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian gothic drama in one act with a single (signal box) setting.
SynopsisThe thrilling Charles Dickens story is brought to life in this stage adaptation, as tension inexorably builds towards the signalman's fate.
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There's Always Time For Dancing by Helen Boyce
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song, to be played over the closing dialogue, is suggested in the producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act drama on a single (living room) set.
SynopsisAfter a lovely church service, Michael and his wife relax at home. He does his best to make her laugh, encouraging her to dance with him, though she’s tired. But a persistent noise distracts her, and leads her to a sad discovery.
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A Thirty-Minute Hamlet by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Whilst there isn't a formal chorus, the numbers of attendants and courtiers could easily be increased.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisHamlet, the Danish prince, finds himself haunted by his father's ghost. The ghost confirms that he was murdered by his brother, Claudius, who is now king. Hamlet dithers in his course of action - should he avenge his father or submit to Claudius? Ultimately it ends tragically for the whole court.
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A Thirty-Minute Macbeth by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 16. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The male characters include Macduff's son who should be aged around 7. No formal chorus, but a flexible number of soldiers and offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWitches foretell that, against expectations and the laws of inheritance, Macbeth will become king of Scotland. Urged on by his wife, Macbeth tries to make the prophesy come true. All goes well (in a gruesome sort of way) until the shrubbery starts walking up the drive.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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Towards the Light by Judith Ezekiel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne popular song suggested for diegetic use throughout the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act supernatural drama on a single set.
SynopsisTwenty-year old Neil has given Poppy, a teenage runaway, shelter in his London flat. But Poppy senses the ghostly presence of a previous tenant and calls in a medium to exorcise the property. No-one quite realises the potency of Letitia, a heartbroken older spirit seeking reconciliation with her long-lost daughter. Love, laughter and dance bring in a final understanding between the two worlds and herald optimism for the future.
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We're All Dead by Jonathan Edgington
A winner of Pitchy Breath Theatre Company's 2014 playwriting competition 'Shorts lll'.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Two of the male characters should look alike.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act ghostly drama with multiple settings (arranged by the actors). With adult themes and strong language.
SynopsisWith time shifting between the present day and 1973, Russ and Rachel experience life changing events brought about by Russ's encounter with his younger self.
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