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God's Minstrel by Joseph P. Ritz
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Four of the characters are intended to be doubled by one actor (though they need not be). The roles of Clare's Cousin and the Soldier are optional.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleYou can think of this either as a short two-act play, or a long one-act play. Single set.
SynopsisMixed in with a little tale from modern times, this is the story of how Francis of Assisi became a saint. A moving and honest telling.
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Hats Off! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay for children (could also be staged by adults for kids). Whilst by length we would class this as a one-act play, it is split into two acts and an interval is advised so that the single set can be redressed to mark the passage of time!
SynopsisMrs. Green is the real driving force behind 'Barker's Bonnets' a milliner's shop in Victorian England. However, she faces unemployment when Mr. Barker sells up to emigrate. A secret scheme is hatched to allow her to continue - and to thrive in the modern world of the 1870s. (The script tells an engaging story whilst exploring the novelties, inventions and social nuances of the Victorian world. This would fit well with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History Topic, 'The Victorians'.)
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The Heretic Queen by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Two of the characters are boys (age unspecified).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Eight in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. The painter El Greco challenges the Lord High Admiral of the Spanish navy to a chess match on the eve of the launch of the Armada to invade Queen Elizabeth's England. (The other El Greco - the chess master - takes notes!)
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In The White Time by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 62 minutes. [Estimated!] Structurally in one act, but could be performed as a full evening's entertainment.
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian historical drama, based on a true murder case
SynopsisAs a young teenager Mary Wheeler had witnessed her father being convicted and hanged for murder. The trauma resulted in her having intermittent blackouts which she termed her ‘White Time’. Mary invites her lover's mistress Phoebe around one afternoon, leading to her disappearance. Mary is trialled for murder, and only a mysterious letter may reveal the truth of the case.
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Indian Summer by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set. A brief romance set against the background of the Indian Mutiny.
SynopsisAmid the uprising against the East India Company in the 1850s, Clara has commissioned a portrait - to closely resemble Botticelli's 'Birth Of Venus', but depicting her as an old woman. The Artist, Nathanial, arrives with his canvas and oils, and they share the last moments of an Indian Summer together.
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Just Fifteen Minutes by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act historical drama with several simple scenes.
SynopsisJust fifteen minutes is how long it takes someone to die from strychnine poisoning. It's this method by which Doctor Thomas Cream disposed of his victims. Cream goes from fresh McGill graduate to a cornered criminal in this recounting of the life of the notorious 'Lambeth Poisoner', whose crimes stretched from Montreal to Chicago and London.
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Keep Smiling Through by Suzan Holder
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 33. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. Chorus size at Producer's discretion
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!] Variable timing possible with songs used
MusicWell known songs from the wartime era. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA play for schools, with songs, set in a theatre in Britain in World War 2.
SynopsisA Theatre Company preparing and presenting a variety show evokes life in wartime Britain through drama, song, dance and some pathos.
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The Necessity Of Atheism by Seán Lang
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act historical play
SynopsisOxford, 1811. Amidst harsh laws restricting the freedom of the press, Percy Bysshe Shelley, a rather unorthodox, flamboyant undergraduate, publishes a short pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism. The Master of his college is inclined to dismiss it as a bit of undergraduate exuberance but Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor of England and old member of the college, takes a much more serious view.
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Orshina by Hanit Guli
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 74 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggestion for one background song to be played during the opening scene. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama - though could be performed in two acts. U.S. English.
SynopsisThe night before he 'disappears' for a year, Israel and his wife Nili gather their daughters for a family dinner, and argue about whether or not to tell the girls the truth about where their father is going. Both girls have secrets of their own to reveal, however, and there are arguments aplenty during the darkly dysfunctional family meal.
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Politically Correct by Jennifer Marie Sancho
Runner-up in the Cambridge Theatre Challenge (International play-writing competition) 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The four female characters are intended to be accurate representations of historical people.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act drama with a single 'common room' setting.
SynopsisFour inmates of an assylum rebel. Jane Austen, Margaret Thatcher, Emmeline Pankhurst and Florence Nightingale must work together to agree a plan to escape from their incarceration.
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