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The Cautionary Tale of Mary Contrary by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 24. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions for four songs are included in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA short rhyming comedy play with a moral, for children, with two simple settings.
SynopsisOnce upon a nursery crime - Mary Contrary demonstrates selfish actions, contrary ways and uncaring attitude to the environment, which lead to her eventual demise.
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Rhyming Pied Piper by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 17. Chorus. (Chorus plays rats and children)
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThe story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin told as a simple verse play. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisRats are taking over the rich town of Hamelin, so when an eccentrically dressed stranger offers to drive them away, the Mayor offers to heap him with gold. However, when the rats have disappeared, so has the Mayor's promise, till the stranger reminds the town of his musical prowess.
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The Writer by Garry R. Keane
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 35. Chorus. Flexible cast, with a non-speaking chorus of dancers, children and horrid creatures. (Far be it from me to say that there is any overlap between these categories.)
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for schools (about writing for the stage). Single set.
SynopsisA young writer settles down to write a play, racing against the twin deadlines of school in the morning and dinnertime. He tries several genres, and the plays collide, forcing the characters themselves to lend a hand.
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Rhyming Storyteller by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple story, told in verse. Minimal set and props.
SynopsisA group of children are bored with stories with moral endings. The Storyteller introduces the tale of the perfect girl who comes to an imperfect end. (Based on 'The Story Teller' by Saki.)
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Hornet Girl by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. Chorus. The chorus is not essential, but the numbers of soldiers and peasants is flexible, particularly if music is to be incorporated in the production.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy for kids. Nominally two sets, but no specific requirements for either. Whilst it isn't a musical, it would be possible for songs or dances to be incorporated (in one place, for example, it would give more time for a costume change.)
SynopsisA poor family of tenant farmers is in danger of eviction by the cruel baron until a comic book super-hero turns up in the form of Hornet Girl. The Baron realises that wherever there are super-heroes, there are super-villains, and he sets out to get one on his side. Enter Kaptain Kruelty to do whatever is the opposite of saving the day...
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The Olympian Myths by Tony North
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute, large cast play for schools in the style of Ancient Greek drama. (Appropriate for the English National Curriculum KS2 History topic Ancient Greece.)
SynopsisA brief introduction to some of the gods of Greek legend
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The Bourbons and Other Crackers by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Characters are mainly adults, intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rolling series of humorous sketches - no specific set requirements, simple props (give or take Bonny Prince Charlie's boat).
SynopsisA complete history of monarchy, in entirely the wrong order and with all the boring bits left out. King Alfred does a turn as a TV chef, Mary Queen of Scots does porridge, Elizabeth goes shopping, Henry V takes a holiday, Tutenkhamen gets a visit from the architects and Ethelred never quite makes it.
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John Lennon Assembly by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 58. No chorus. Lots of cast flexibility!
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe script includes suggestions for musical interludes. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort assembly piece for a full cast of children. No specific set requirements (give or take the representation of a bed!).
SynopsisA short review of the life of John Lennon, looking at where he fitted in to the twentieth century. Written to support the English National Curriculum Key Stage Two, History Unit 20 - What can we learn about recent history from studying the life of a famous person?
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Castle Royal by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 14. Minimum total with doubling = 28. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. There is flexibility to assign the parts amongst a greater or lesser number of actors.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for kids. Simple sets (two scenes, but using the same set furniture). Mainly simple props (though the King and Queen ride a tandem!)
SynopsisThe worlds smallest country advertises for a royal family - then have to deal with the results when ridiculous rules get in the way of common sense.
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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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