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Backstaged by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy (with appropriate adult language and themes) set on a stage before and during a performance.
SynopsisAn irreverent and long serving crew of set builders are becoming ever more frustrated with an indecisive director and lead actor whose continual requests for changes leads them to disrupt his big scenes. Meanwhile the men have to deal with the arrival of Fran a new recruit to the team - horror of horrors - a woman!
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Being Nice by Mark Niel
Performance by Ashrow Theatre Co. nominated for Best Production award at the Buxton Fringe Festival, 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act, single set comedy play. (Contains swearing.)
SynopsisGeoff, a divorcee pays his mortgage by renting out rooms to Emily and Alison, two girls in their twenties. Emily has a crush on Geoff and is mortified when Alison, a much more outgoing and earthy type, weighs in with advice and practical help. The three ponder the different dynamic and set out the boundaries of the potential relationship, but does Alison have a secret she's not sharing with Emily?
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A Bench In The Park by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy thriller.
SynopsisJoe's bed is a park bench, which - during the day, is used by a number of seemingly unconnected people. As conversations unfold, their relationships with each other and with Joe take a surprising twist.
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Bill by Janice Sampson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy structured in two act (but on the boundary between one-act and full-length in run-time). Contains swearing. Multiple settings, but with minimal set requirements.
SynopsisA multi-strand story that introduces us to five separate characters in the first act, then draws all their tales together in the second: Bill with his knee-replacement, David mourning his lost mother, Audrey arrested for her Fancy Dress Brawl, Rita marrying again and Constance trying a new exercise routine.
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Bill and Ben the Twilight Men by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Characters with playing ages from thirties to sixties.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy, single set (lounge bar of a village pub). Contains mild swearing and Lancashire accents.
SynopsisBill is a curmudgeonly barman who nurses a desperate love for the landlady, Rose, but she's being courted by out-of-towner Ben, a suave, rich man. But a new guest at the pub, a spate of burglaries and the local copper's inventions combine to turn Bill's fortunes around.
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Bottle by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two men and one teenager.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, two (simple) hospital sets (one with a practical cubicle door). Contains strong adult themes and extremely offensive language from the rebellious teenager.
SynopsisTom and his stepfather Clive are in the intensive care ward, waiting for news of Tom's mother, who has been viciously beaten. Clive calls Tom's real father Paul, who comes to join them. The three argue about blame, love and life, but can the two men handle the truth about who really beat Tom's mum?
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Breakdown Point by Troy Banyan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One character doubles as another.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single (road junction) setting.
SynopsisA group of travellers all break down at the same spot on the same day. A strange woman, Ruth, is waiting for them - as if she knew they would be coming. She is able to repair not only their vehicles, but the rifts that have developed between them over many years.
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A Brief Encounter with Murder by Peter John Cooper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Jones the Carpet is written female, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbsurd comedy. Single livingroom set.
SynopsisA restful holiday in a 1940s themed holiday home becomes a bizarre murder mystery as Mother goes missing with a bearded fisherman and a fat vicar lies dead in the front room. Was it the Rat Catcher, the Carpet Fitter or the French Dressmaker? And who is the Man with the Big Hammer?
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A Brief History Of The United States by Andrew Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 45. Chorus. Slick changes would be required if only minimum cast available.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!] Dependent on using all music suggested
MusicSong suggestions are provided with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn assembly presentation play with eight songs.
SynopsisA fast moving dramatisation of the rise of the USA, from the early days of discovery and colonisation through industrialisation and two World Wars up to the present day.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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Call To Duty by Nettie Baskcomb Brown
The original production won the Five Counties and Mercia division trophies and was a semi-finalist in 2014 All England Theatre Festival, winning adjudicator's award for excellence.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAward winning One Act play for youth theatre with various (simple) settings.
SynopsisSam is bored by his school history and drama lessons about the First World War, but through his brother's console games, he learns more than he expected.
The play vividly brings to life the bravery of ordinary soldiers who fought in World War One by merging modern virtual war games with the shocking reality of the WW1 trenches and using comedy and tragedy to take actors and audiences on an emotional, thought provoking journey.
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