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The Swan Queen by Frank Canino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. There is one speaking voice, Lenore. She addresses the audience as a friend, but also addresses two other people (1M, 1F) who might appear on stage. There is also an option for a group of male dancers.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo pieces (associated with classical ballet) are suggested as accompaniment. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StylePowerful, brilliantly-written one act play. Single set with simple furniture representing multiple locations.
SynopsisA former Prima Ballerina navigates the final months of her life, balancing her health concerns with those of her stepson, an artist with AIDS. Despite some stark differences at first, the pair find common ground and become allies as they each cope with their diagnoses.
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Sweet Dreams by Peter Appleton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act twisted psychological drama, verging on the melodramatic.
SynopsisPlagued by nightmares after a mysterious accident, Anne has trouble telling reality from her dreams. Is her fiancé alive or dead? Is her father helping her, or holding her prisoner? Can she even trust her oldest friend?
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Take-Away by Pat Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Two older teens and two middle-aged characters.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play of shorter length, split set - in two flats with a lift, set between them.
SynopsisGail and Josh share a flat, but their relationship has soured - Josh is harsh and demanding, and Gail is quiet and compliant. The Barnstables live in the flat across from them, an older couple with a happy marriage. But no one seems happy with the way things are between Josh and Gail - not even Josh.
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Tea and Biscuits by Paul West
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy play.
SynopsisThe PTA committee meeting descends into chaos when Frank inadvertently uses Janet's teapot to make tea. Warring couples suddenly revert to teenage lovers and, despite Janet's best efforts, only Fatima can break the spell.
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Team Building by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with an all-female cast.
SynopsisWhen new boss Carter insists on a team building day comprising a run through a wood, one group of employees is less than impressed. The reluctant women soon find ways to avoid joining in, but eventually find that unity can be achieved.
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There's Always Time For Dancing by Helen Boyce
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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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Thick and Thin by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - the philosophy of the relationship between sport and life. The characters are in stadium seats, so could be a very simple set. Contains very strong language.
SynopsisThree football (soccer!) fans are watching the fourth rematch in a cup game and discussing the benefits of tactics, the importance of buying season tickets over paying rent, the influence of women and what to eat during the match.
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A Thirty Minute Merchant by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisBassanio is broke and needs ready money so that he can court Portia, a beautiful Heiress. He goes to his friend Antonio - the merchant - for a loan, but all Antonio's money is tied up in his shipping ventures. On the strength of his business, Antonio borrows from Shylock, the money lender, but when Antonio's vessels are lost at sea, Shylock calls in the loan. A court case follows, heard by an unexpected stand-in judge.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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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 Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus. The chorus is flexible - there is a crowd, and unnumbered soldiers and servants.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisFresh from military conquests, Caesar returns to Rome in triumph. His friend, Mark Antony, offers him a crown. The Roman senate takes offence at this - the senators want to maintain the republic, rather than have Rome submit to a single ruler. Thus is born a conspiracy against Caesar, leading to his murder on the Ides of March and setting up a confrontation between Caesar's supporters and the conspirators.
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