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The Turing Test by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Three principal females. The cafe manager, carer and social services manager could be male or female and could be played by one actor. Equally, the carer could be played by two actors, each taking a scene.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotional one-act drama in which a family confronts dementia.. (Could be staged with just furniture, making it a good festival piece.)
SynopsisAlison Grove, an artificial Inteligence researcher, is struggling to cope with her mother's Alzheimer's disease when she should be focused on the question of whether machines are capable of rational thought.
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Two For The Price Of One by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a single (kitchen-dining room) setting.
SynopsisSarah is beginning to worry that her lorry-driver husband has a fancy woman in Coventry. Their daughter thinks 'augmentation' will help her keep a boyfriend, and Sarah wonders if it'll help her too.
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Under the Hood by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama (on the lower boundary of two-act length). Simple sets.
SynopsisRose, an actor, is rehearsing the title role in a new psychological interpretation of Red Riding Hood under a hot-shot director. Meanwhile, her husband, Mark, is torn between the frustrations of his well-paid dead-end job and the uncertainties of his dream of creating his own business.
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Underground by Jon Boustead
Production by Tykes won Best Youth Production (Teignmouth Drama Festival, 2017)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. All cast should be of same or similar age.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller for youth theatre, with a single - crashed Tube train carriage - setting.
SynopsisA group of youth-age children on a school outing are left to fend for themselves, as they find themselves trapped in a crashed tube train and their teachers are nowhere to be found. They all have to deal with the horror in their own way and they take the plot along through intermittent narration and action.
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An Unexpected Duty by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play which could be used as a full length play.
SynopsisCharlie's rushing off to Home Guard duty, but takes time to warn his wife about their daughter's scandalous dress sense and his worries about her new man. Little does he know that before the night is out he'll be facing down an armed spy!
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A Universal Sorrow by Graham J Evans
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Ten on-stage roles plus two offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePowerful, emotional one-act drama about a Welsh mining disaster in 1913.
SynopsisWarning signs of an impending disaster are ignored by the mine owners and the colliers are left to deal with the consequences of over 400 of their colleagues, including a 14 year old boy, being trapped underground. The effect on the community of Senghenydd is poignantly brought to life as rescue attempts proceed.
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Unrelated Women by Daniel M. Wolpe
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe production notes contain suggestions for six classical pieces of music that feature in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA two act drama (though could be performed in one). Set in the US, though the play explores universal themes.
SynopsisAt her husband’s funeral, hard-bitten widow Fiona meets Laura, her husband’s young pregnant mistress, having been previously unaware of her existence. Their relationship, at first bitter, evolves into a profound and loving affiliation.
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Urban Hymns by Keith Badham
Performance by Up-Stage Theatre Company won Best Youth Actress award in the Bedfordshire One Act Play Festival, 2011
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 65. No chorus. The nine scripts have casts ranging from two to twenty, however the author expects that some groups will reorganise the twenty-character script for a smaller group - his estimated minimum cast is six.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of short scripts for teenagers. Simple to set, but with plenty of performance challenges. Contains swearing.
SynopsisNine short scripts:
Introduction (Nominally twenty roles)
Bittersweet Symphony (Seven roles)
The Drugs Don't Work (Four roles)
Sonnet (Four roles)
Juliet (Two roles)
Romeo (Two roles)
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Five roles)
24 Minutes From Tulse Hill (Six roles)
Lucky (Nominally 15 roles)
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Varadachary The Dadaist by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 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 Three in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Marcel Duchamp explains the influences of his Dadaist art on his 1929 victory over Belgian chess champion Georges Koltanowski.
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The Victim by Geoff Rose-Michael
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller with a single, consulting room, setting.
SynopsisPsychotherapist Dr Matt Beckett's last client of the day is late for her counselling appointment. When she does arrive, she is on crutches, and events take a shocking and sinister turn.
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