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Just Coping by Carolyn Drury
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 46 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy drama on a single dining room set.
SynopsisEve’s finding retirement hard - there’s not enough to keep her busy, and too much to do at the same time. She’s lonely, but doesn’t enjoy the visitors she gets. Maybe lodgers and family responsibilities will help?
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Just Desserts 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 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with elements of farce. Two simple settings.
SynopsisSimon and Caroline's plans to renovate and resell an old house are thwarted by elderly sitting tenant, Dorothy. Assuming that the old lady will soon pass away they proceed, only to find that Dorothy is far from death's door. The only solution seems to be to hasten her death by nefarious means, but Dorothy is up to the challenge.
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Karaoke Nights by Terry Adlam
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. The chorus of punters in the Karaoke Bar is optional, but could add to the atmosphere.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggestions for 8 songs appropriate to the Karaoke Bar setting. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play - a tragedy interwoven with comedy. Single pub setting. Contains swearing. (And Karaoke.)
SynopsisA group of friends regularly gather at The Red Dragon for karaoke night where they always have a good night out, despite miserly landlord Len. We join them as they celebrate the eve of Spike's 40th birthday with another night of fun and karaoke - a night which will end in tragic circumstances. This one act play overflows with fine quickfire adult humour which clicks effortlessly into tragedy made all the more startlingly heart-breaking because we have become so close to the well drawn characters and laughed along with them. With inspired use of the karaoke theme this play has us laughing and crying in equal measure.
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Keeping Mum by Barry Blaize
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single domestic set. Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisHetty nursed her Mum through a long illness, and now the old lady has died Hetty's sisters, Freda and Marion are there. Marion has come over from Spain for the funeral, but her companion, Carlos, arouses suspicions, as do rumours about Hetty's nursing.
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Kids in Lurve by Bill Siviter
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Lots of flexibility for either doubling characters or splitting the narrator's role amongst several actors.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming play, delivering a rapid, modern and informal version of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew'. Multiple scenes, but little required by way of set or props.
Set in the north-west midlands, but could easily be moved to your home town!
SynopsisBianca is sweet and pretty. All the lads fancy her. But standing in the way, there's Bianca's acid-tongued sister, Kate, and who can tame Kate?
Well, since there aren't many lads called Petruchio these days, the modern-day volunteer is Shane.
The course of true love never did run smooth (but that's another story).
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King Lear by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. The number of roles can be increased by adding soldiers (the King of France in particular would make good use of them.)
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort modern-English version of Shakespeare's tragedy. (Whilst the plot is all there, there are more comic moments than the bard envisaged.) The author has structured this in 13 acts, but don't let that fool you.
SynopsisAn ageing King Lear intends to retire and hand over his throne to one of his squabbling daughters. The Earl of Gloucester, on the other hand, does not intend to retire but his scheming son, Edmund, wants to take over the title anyway, even if it means by-passing the rightful heir, his brother Edgar. The two families' affairs become linked and a violent tale of treachery, jealousy and blind ambition ensues.
Despite the body count running into double figures, this is a comedy.
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The Kitchen Skirmishes by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy of circumstance. Stage split between domestic set and bar.
SynopsisWhen Lucy and Bernard have their first child, they decide that Bernard will stay home and be the househusband while Lucy continues working. Bernard thinks it will be a walk in the park... he has a surprise in store...
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Knock, Knock, Knock by Bob Eccles
In a production by shiskine drama club, this script was awarded the Douglas Sillers Trophy in the Isle of arran drama association festival, February 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Seven on-stage characters and the offstage voice of a child.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with a single domestic setting, where a seance is held.
SynopsisTeddy has passed away and in an effort to be sure that he is happy Jacky recruits medium Petunia to perform a séance and contact him. Jacky's sceptical brother Fred joins in the fray determined to disrupt proceedings, as does gormless neighbour Fran who doesn't quite understand what is going on. Fraudster Petunia does her best to contact Teddy but is shocked to discover who he really was.
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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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Labour Pains by Rachael Ashworth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (living room) set.
SynopsisThe high emotions surrounding the imminent arrival of Helen's first baby are made substantially worse by competing grandmothers to be, scatty Aunt Mel, the midwife, and a somewhat inept husband.
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