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A Fifty-Minute Henry VIII by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 20. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 40. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Henry VIII', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWe meet Henry VIII when he has been king and married to Katharine of Aragon for some 20 years. The court is under the sway of the manipulative, acquisitive Cardinal Wolsey, but Henry falls for Anne Boleyn (or Anne Bullen, as Shakespeare calls her) and in the ensuing turmoil he ditches both Wolsey and Katharine.
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A Fifty-Minute Richard The Third by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 21. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 48. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Life and Death of King Richard III', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisRichard the Third, from the winter of discontent to the kingdom for a horse, as the last of the Plantagenets intrigues and murders his way to the English throne, only to be confronted by the army of the Earl of Richmond - one Henry Tudor.
Historical footnote: Shakespeare derived this account from Henry Tudor's historians. In the view of the editor, this makes it unreliable history, but a cracking play!
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A Fifty-Minute Titus Andronicus by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 20. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 36. Chorus. Large numbers of speaking roles, many appearing on stage at the same time. Flexibility in the non-speaking roles, with Roman nobility and a whole army of Goths (who probably dressed differently in Roman and Shakespearen times).
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWhen Roman general Titus Andronicus returns victorious from the wars against the Goths, he resolves to be king-maker, rather than taking the role of emperor for himself. Having lost many of his sons in the fighting, Titus has the eldest son of Tamora, captive Queen of the Goths, sacrificed to the gods. When Tamora is freed by the new Emperor, she and her lover Aaron set about avenging themselves - a feud that is tragic for all concerned.
Bill Tordoff started this series as abridgements for primary schools. We think that some of the themes in Titus are too adult for that demographic!
Asides: This is not for the faint-hearted, though John Webster probably enjoyed it, and Mrs Lovett would have learned a thing or two.
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A Fifty-Minute White Devil by John Webster abridged by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 35. No chorus. Characters include a small boy and optional non-speaking attendants, etc.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of John Webster's 'The White Devil', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisIn his pursuit of Vittoria, the wife of old Camillo, Duke Brachiano abandons his wife, Isabella, then connives with Vittoria's brother, to have Isabella and Camillo murdered. Isabella's brother, the Duke of Florence, and his ally Cardinal Monticelso - Camillo's cousin - set out to get revenge.
(We're in Grand Guignol territory. This isn't going to end happily for anyone!)
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Fifty! by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. One offstage - radio - voice, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne suggested tune is a part of the plot. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act farce, with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisSeemingly boring David is fifty years old today! Wife Fran and daughter Jessica arrange a surprise party for him, but unbeknownst to them he is having an affair. Feathers fly as he appears at the surprise party with his semi-clad mistress, and assorted extra visitors also help to make it a special event!
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First Time Around by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Mainly adult characters, but bridesmaids are children. Whilst there is no formal chorus, there is the option of adding non-speaking wedding guests.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, with a single (wedding reception) set.
SynopsisTwo families collide at a wedding. One has taken pains to ensure the speeches are suitable (and short enough!) for the eminent guests they have invited, by bringing along some chloroform. But not everyone at the event is what they seem, with the Bride's family are playing at being poor country bumpkins to avoid paying for the event.
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Flapjacks by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single cafe set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisMaddie and Claire are on the verge of opening their new cafe but the builders are still working, they're not sure about making savoury food, and they only have a couple of days before the Mayor comes to cut the ribbon.
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Flatmates by Barry Lambert
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisOne morning, recently divorced Ben is surprised and annoyed to find a strange young woman making herself at home in his flat. Even worse, she claims to have been living there rather longer than Ben has himself, and some of her other claims are still more unbelievable. Friend and colleague George and local bobby PC Pullen are unable to even see Devra, let alone resolve the situation. Devra does seem to have mysterious powers, but is it possible she might be able to improve the rapidly deteriorating relationship between Ben and his former wife, Hilary?
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For My Final Act by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act character comedy. Single set (simple interior). Two out-of-the-ordinary props in the form of ventriloquist's dolls. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe Accolades is a retirement home for stars of stage and screen, but just because they're in a retirement home, doesn't mean they're out of the spotlight. Rene and Judy are competing for the headline in their joint Edinburgh festival show, but they don’t know all the details yet.
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For Sale - Baby Shoes - Never Worn by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The work is divided into three pieces, each for 1M, 1F. In theory the same pair of actors could play the roles in all three - one member of the couple in the first part appears in each of the succeeding parts.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA sort of triptych for the stage. Three linked short plays, with minimal sets - essentially three stage blocks and a few props.
SynopsisThe story goes that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a novel in six words. His response was 'For sale - baby shoes, never worn.' Damian Trasler takes each part of that phrase as the starting point of a short play - three stories in the life of a young couple, not necessarily going in the direction you might expect.
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