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Our Little Secret by Rollin Jewett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic drama with a single apartment setting.
SynopsisDarlene is surprised by an armed intruder entering her apartment. Tensions build as police arrive in force to the neighbourhood, searching for the miscreant. She soon discovers that the intruder is not quite what he seems and a relationship develops between them.
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Out For The Count by Jim Hollingsworth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy-farce, with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisWalter and Mabel are celebrating their ruby wedding. Unbeknown to the other, both arrange a surprise party. The twists and turns are exacerbated by the arrival of two amateur hypnotists who wreak further chaos.
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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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Over My Dead Body! by Pat Baker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic murder mystery set in a manor house in the 1920s. One act, one set, simple props.
SynopsisTensions are rising at Grabbit Manor. Lord Grabbit won't buy his daughter a new dress for her engagement to the unsuitable wastrel Roger. Curt, the butler, hasn't been paid for months and Lord Grabbit suspects Cook of cooking the books. When the lights come on after a sudden blackout, a body is found - a problem for Inspector Foot (of the Yard)... the problem being that the corpse has been poisoned, strangled, stabbed and shot!
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Pandemonium by Jonny Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 17. Chorus. Whilst most of the denizens of the nether-world are written male, they could, with just a few changes of personal pronoun, be played female. Characters include Cerberus, the three-headed dog. Flexible chorus of demons.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA somewhat divine comedy! Multiple settings, but minimal staging requirements
SynopsisAzaeus is unhappy with his lot. He wants more from being a demon - a look at the Devil's record collection, for a start. He is, after all, reputed to have the best tunes. Azaeus rallies the legions of Hell and they overthrow Satan in an exorcism ceremony. But with Satan gone, Hell begins to collapse, and it's not long before Azaeus has to go to Heaven to beg a favour from the Almighty...
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Pawn by Brian Marchbank
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hour, 2 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter comedy structured as a thriller. Single pawn shop setting. On the boundary between a full-length and a one-act play.
SynopsisThe robbery of a Manchester pawn shop goes wrong and becomes a hostage situation, trapped together the hostages and hostage takers realise there is history between them, the resulting friction requires the novice police negotiator to deal with both volatile groups to resolve the situation.
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The People's Act of Literature by Rupert Haigh
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play - a comedy drama. Single simple cafe location. Contains swearing (and acting).
SynopsisTwo friends get into a discussion about theatre after one of the men starts learning to write from a local author. Set in a diner, they attempt some improvisation and, after getting some help from the waitress, life begins to imitate art and vice versa.
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The Perils at Peddler's Cove by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMurder mystery peopled with eccentric - and suspicious - characters. One set with additional front-of-curtain scenes.
SynopsisLetters from a lawyer summon a group of people to a remote island, apparently for a weekend house-party, but then one of the guests is murdered.
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A Pig Tale by Kevin Jannetts
Production by Loch Duich Primary School won Adjudicator's special award. South West Ross District Youth SCDA Festival 2016.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. The chorus is the sort that rushes on to perform songs and dances in various guises! Most of the roles are gender-neutral, although one of the pigs is called Maureen and the wolf is called Alan, both of which tend to be specific.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!] (This allows 20 minutes for 11 songs/dances.)
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains suggestions for 11 songs/dances Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act family comedy show with music. A fairytale send-up. Contains Scottish accents!
SynopsisThe story of the Three Pigs gets a revamp in this Scots story, allowing a couple of Narrators to bring the story to life with anthropomorphic pigs struggling to find a story they can take part in to keep their deal with a Fairy Solicitor. Add in a Big Bad Wolf called Alan, and it all works out fine in the end.
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Pigeons by Thomas Durkin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act farce on a single café exterior set.
SynopsisIt’s a truly international gathering at Giovanni’s Café, but unfortunately the Irish inventor has mistaken the lost American tourists for industrial espionage agents.
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