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Greece! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. This could be performed in an Ancient Greek style, with three actors playing all the principal parts, or the principal roles could be shared out amongst a larger company. The Greek chorus comments on the action, individually or in unison.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of Ancient Greek drama with a humorous interpretation of Greek myths and legends. No set requirements, few props. The text is identical to Greece! - The Musical, except that some of the chants are replaced by songs.
SynopsisThere's trouble on Mount Olympus - the boiler has stopped working and Zeus isn't getting any hot water. Zeus is in a temper and Dionysus has a hangover. It's up to Hera to sort things out by calling for Heracles, the odd job man of Ancient Greece...
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In the Lap of the Gods by Philip Bird (music Isabelle Michalakis)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. The characters are a class of schoolchildren, divided into four groups. Each group acts out Greek myths. Whilst some of the characters in the myths have a specific gender, this need not be the gender of the actor.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with scores for three original songs. Further dances can be added at the discretion of the production.
StyleOne-act musical play for a full class of children, providing roles for all and an introduction to several Greek myths.
SynopsisA group of children are shipwrecked on an island, and all they can find is a strange chest with a very odd collection of contents. The items inside help the children tell some old stories and keep up their spirits through the night until they are rescued the next day.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Jason and the Golden Fleece by Dominique Vaughan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 27. Chorus. Chorus includes various mythical creatures!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort epic(!) told in verse. Ancient Greek myth as a rhyming play for children. No set requirements, no props specified (though many might be used in a particular production).
SynopsisThe myth of Jason and the Argonauts on their quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. A tale of heroes, kings, goddesses, sirens, harpies and the occasional shipwright.
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Justine and the Golden Sheep by Marcus Grollman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOpportunities for music at the discretion of the producer. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act school play with a very modern retelling of Greek myth. Minimal set requirements and simple (though frequent) props, some of which are edible and, indeed, eaten.
SynopsisChildren struggling to save their school embark on a fund-raising adventure - an adventure which bears more than a passing resemblance to the tales of Jason and the Argonauts!
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Meet the Ancient Greeks - Mini Plays by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five plays with six characters in each.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times around 10 minutes) for a school class studying The Ancient Greeks (English National Curriculum Key Stages 1 & 2, Units 14 and 15, 'The Ancient Greeks'). No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisFive different short plays with an Ancient Greek theme, covering The Gods, War, the Olympics, Theatre and the Arts.
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The Mystery Gift by Bill Tordoff and David Doughan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 15. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 31. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy to be performed by children (probably a whole class performance). No scenery, but requires a wooden horse (which need not be realistic!)
SynopsisA comedy based on the Trojan wars: It's Greeks against Trojans in the cup final. After a string of indecisive results, the Greeks attempt to win by subterfuge.
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Perseus - A Hero's Headhunt by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are nominally 25 roles, the piece is structured for flexibility - and could be played as a series of linked sketches with different actors playing the recurring characters.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!] Add another 10 minutes for the optional songs.
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two optional songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleSword and sandals myth brought to the stage as a comedy play (or series of sketches) for schools (and anyone else), with a couple of optional songs.
SynopsisThe story of Perseus is told with a mixture of narration and brief, dramatised scenes. The narration is delivered by the gods Athene and Hermes - who also take part in several scenes (because they want the hero to get a head.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Perseus and Medusa - The Musical by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 17. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScores for 7 songs (including reprises) plus overture are supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleOne act musical for kids - a humorous treatment in modern (American) English of ancient Greek myth.
SynopsisPerseus has been given a challenge by the King: he must find and behead the gorgon Medusa, and bring the head back for the King's wedding day. Along the way he will meet gray sisters, nymphs, the gorgon herself and maybe even the woman he will marry...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Perseus and the Gorgon's Head by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 24. No chorus. Twenty-three speaking roles plus non-speaking builders. Very flexible casting, with lots of opportunities for doubling (Perseus, for example, could bear an uncanny resemblance to his father!)
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids. (One-act in length, four acts in structure.) A retelling of Greek myth. No set requirements.
SynopsisDanae and her son Perseus are thrown out of Argos. (The play doesn't say where they do their shopping after that.) They are washed-up on the island of Seriphos, where King Polydectes has designs on Danae. To get rid of Perseus, Polydectes sends him on a quest to bring back the head of the Gorgon Medusa. With help from unlikely quarters (gods, the Delphic Oracle, that sort of thing), Perseus succeeds. Pausing only to rescue the beautiful Andromeda, he returns to Seriphos and fulfils his destiny with a javelin.
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The Seven Wonders by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 17. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn accessible educational play for schools with a single (play room) setting.
SynopsisA boy is given a book which tells him about the Seven Wonders of the ancient world in surprising 3D. As well as a lightly educational fantasy tour of the Seven Wonders of the World and associated historical matters this play is also a paean to the power of books in educating and inspiring children.
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