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The Necessity Of Atheism by Seán Lang
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act historical play
SynopsisOxford, 1811. Amidst harsh laws restricting the freedom of the press, Percy Bysshe Shelley, a rather unorthodox, flamboyant undergraduate, publishes a short pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism. The Master of his college is inclined to dismiss it as a bit of undergraduate exuberance but Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor of England and old member of the college, takes a much more serious view.
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Not 2B by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Excellent characters. Amanda especially would be a joy of a part - a scatty woman who's raised two wildly ambitious children, kind and soft except when she gets onto the subject of her ex-husband when she becomes positively possessed.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo-act play (but on the shorter side of that form). Single domestic set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisAmanda worries that her children, Tom and Laura, are too ambitious. Tom sets Laura up with a guy from his company, but the evening takes a few twists that no one was expecting. Luckily it all goes over Amanda's head, and she tells herself she's got a happy ending after all.
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Nothing Old Nothing New by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA farce with a single-setting - set over two acts, though could be performed in one. Some strong language
SynopsisValerie is dead but unable to leave her house, now occupied by her son and his wife Zoe - the cause of her fury and her enforced sit-in. Her grandson arrives to find his mother making plans for his sister’s wedding. When the bride and groom and his father arrive for the weekend along with the groom’s psychic mother, scandalous revelations lead to the wedding plans being blown apart and a ruined weekend, although chaotic events lead to Valerie’s happy release.
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Orshina by Hanit Guli
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 74 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggestion for one background song to be played during the opening scene. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama - though could be performed in two acts. U.S. English.
SynopsisThe night before he 'disappears' for a year, Israel and his wife Nili gather their daughters for a family dinner, and argue about whether or not to tell the girls the truth about where their father is going. Both girls have secrets of their own to reveal, however, and there are arguments aplenty during the darkly dysfunctional family meal.
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Oscar's Sale by Horry Parsons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFarce. Two acts in structure, but of one-act length.
SynopsisAs Punch and Judy intrude, the staff meeting at Oscars Department Store soon descends into chaos as long standing inter departmental frictions come to the fore. These tensions are soon forgotten however when news comes of a take over of the store by a multi-national company which will mean the long serving, loyal staff's well established work routine and perks are to be seriously curtailed. The solution to their problems comes in a surprising final twist.
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Our Little Secret by Rollin Jewett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic drama with a single apartment setting.
SynopsisDarlene is surprised by an armed intruder entering her apartment. Tensions build as police arrive in force to the neighbourhood, searching for the miscreant. She soon discovers that the intruder is not quite what he seems and a relationship develops between them.
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Out Of Hours by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act, farce-like play.
SynopsisJohn Williams is relieved his wife has had to dash off to her mother's - because he has some work to do. He calls his secretary, even though it's outside work hours, to help him calibrate the new technologically advanced bed he's been given...
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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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Palmy Balmy Days by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. All characters are senior citizens.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script suggests music and songs - including gospel songs, spirituals and hymns. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleLong one-act play (or a full-length play designed to be played as a single act). Single (minimal) set, few props. Contains swearing and recreational vegetation.
SynopsisOn the threshold of the afterlife, Divine Intervention greets the newly arrived (or recently departed), the start of a reconciliation process, and a review of the lot each was dealt in life.
A meditation on the vagaries of getting old and the expectations, frustrations and disappointments of the participants.
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Pawn by Brian Marchbank
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hour, 2 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter comedy structured as a thriller. Single pawn shop setting. On the boundary between a full-length and a one-act play.
SynopsisThe robbery of a Manchester pawn shop goes wrong and becomes a hostage situation, trapped together the hostages and hostage takers realise there is history between them, the resulting friction requires the novice police negotiator to deal with both volatile groups to resolve the situation.
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