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The Iceberg by Dawn Cairns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. One male and one female character are voice-only so can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree tracks, to be played but not performed by cast, are suggested in the producer's copyof the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (doctors’ waiting room) setting.
SynopsisDoctors’ receptionist Paula believes all patients are time-wasters and is known as ‘The Iceberg’. She resents the arrival of new manager Michelle, who intends to implement a patient-friendly regime, and trainee receptionist Debbie. But Debbie and Paula soon hit it off and Michelle’s plans are thwarted.
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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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A Life Sentence by Mark Seaman
Eleven awards from Festivals in 2008, including Best Original Script/Play in Wiltshire,
Avon and Gloucestershire and overall festival winner in the last two.
Overall Festival winner Cornwall Festival 2015.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotionally charged two-hander with a very simple, well-thought-out set and detailed descriptions.
SynopsisA wife talks about her struggle to cope with her husband's dementia, and the effect it had on their family in his final days.
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Marigolds - Piling on the Agony by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Characters are a couple and their adult daughter.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy of self discovery. Contains swearing and a verbally explicit exploration of sexual themes.
SynopsisHarry and Marigold have a rocky marriage, but it's not in as bad shape as his... posterior. After he gets his long-suffering wife to help him out, we follow Harry and his family through more pain to reconciliation. Not for the faint-hearted!
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The Night Nurse by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act drama
SynopsisGreg wakes up in a hospital bed, and Ralph the night nurse tells him he's been in a road accident. But Greg notices things are a little odd, and it all comes to a head when he meets the day nurse, Raymond, who looks very familiar.
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Odd Ball by Steve Menary
Perfomance by Berriew YFC won the Best Production (plus two other awards) in the NFYFC National Finals, 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. It would be possible to double Scott with The Spot, but that would require rapid changes, so would need a lot of thought to go into the costumes.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play about a teenager with testicular cancer. Rapid alternation of scenes implies an outline set, rather than detail - thus suitable as a festival piece. Contains mild swearing and discussion of a serious subject!
SynopsisDanny is a football player on his school team, but he's got a secret - something like a spot in a very private place. It turns out to be a lot more serious than acne, and costs him his place on the team, and the friendship of his closest mate. Are they both gone forever?
(The script is in British English, so 'football' refers to a game in which the ball is addressed principally by the players' feet.)
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Oncology by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. The chorus is a wating-room full of patients.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy drama fuelled by family (and medical) tensions.
SynopsisSet in a clinic where Edna and her daughter wait for the results of a recent test, surrounded by a madcap collection of patients and relatives who have an underlying serious story to tell.
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One Sweet Kiss by Emma Northcott
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisTony has a history of mental illness and has become very volatile and domineering. Frustrated, his partner Sophie attempts to get him back to work, through inviting her friend Sarah, the head of personnel, along with her husband Ross, over for dinner. Sarah has discovered a chilling secret from Tony’s past and, as the evening wears on, her tongue loosens and accusations are made with devastating consequences.
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The Open Window by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA blackly comic stage adaptation of one of Saki's subversive stories. Two locations, but neither need be elaborate (so could be done in a 'black box' with small items of furniture). Aimed at secondary schools, but could be done by adults.
SynopsisFramton has been sent to the country as a rest cure for his nerves. However, his encounter with his doctor's cousin, Gertrude, and her neices is anything but calming.
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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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