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Jungle Book - A Play For Schools by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for 5 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play for schools and families with various settings.
SynopsisSet in the Indian Jungle this play for schools combines poetic licence and plenty of humour and songs to retell Rudyard Kipling’s delightful Jungle Book story. A man-cub has escaped the clutches of Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger intent on revenge. Adopted by wolves Mowgli the man-cub is taught the ways of the jungle by Baloo the Bear and his friend Bagheera. Follow Mowgli on his adventures in the jungle as he gets to know the other animals, especially the hilarious Bandar Log monkeys. Will Mowgli and his birth mother, Messua, be reunited?
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Brian the Christmas Tree by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 24. No chorus. The number of characters is very flexible. It would be easy, for example, to add a number of dancing Christmas trees!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusical suggestions made in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleNon-religious Christmas play for young(ish) children. Simple sets, simple props.
SynopsisIt's Christmas and the trees are waiting to be sold. All except grumpy Brian, who doesn't want to be a Christmas Tree - he wants to grow up to be a telegraph pole.
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Romeo and Juliet - Sped Up! by Hannah Thomas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Most of the speaking is done by the two narrators. There are six other speaking parts (some of whom have as much as a word) and other named roles played by people stepping out of the chorus (usually to be brushed-off or stabbed).
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute reduction of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements, just a few props, love and death.
SynopsisShakespeare's tale of young love and tragedy given short shrift in this heavily condensed version.
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Ambition by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Could be performed by children or a mixture of adults and children. (Or even, for more comic effect, with the children's roles taken by adults.) It might be possible for Mr James, the teacher, to double as the fairy!
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple, short comedy play. No set, simple props (a chair, a magic wand...)
Arguably a moral play - be careful what you wish for...
SynopsisThree schoolgirls are given the chance to have their fondest wish come true, but things don't quite work out the way they hope, and soon they're all having second thoughts.
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Alice in Wonderland by Richard Coleman
Production by Dingwall Academy Drama Society won the Best Stage Presentation trophy in the Highland Division of the SCDA festival 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. Besides the various principals, there are unspecified numbers of (animal) jurors and (up to) a whole set of chess pieces.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming fantasia on a theme of Carroll.
A whirlwind tour of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass told as a verse play.
SynopsisDreaming on a river bank, Alice sees a White Rabbit who is late for an appointment. She follows him down a rabbit hole where a Hatter, a rather decisive Queen, a thieving Knave, a couple of Kings and a host of others await.
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Are You New Here? by S. J. Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. All roles can be male or female (names can be changed to suit the male/female balance of the cast.) The number of roles could be expanded by giving the children fewer lines each.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act, humorous play suitable for 9-12 year olds. Two very simple sets - Schoolroom and Police Station with no specific requirements for either.
SynopsisThree aliens must complete a report on earth, so they infiltrate a school to avoid the local Alien Abduction unit of the police, but must also run the gauntlet of a by a power-crazed Deputy Head!
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The Legend Of Beowulf by Roger Hurn
Received a 5-star award from the TES resources site.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Flexibility of numbers of narrators can be achieved by doubling.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short drama suggested as an assembly piece for schools, with a single (Norse hall) setting.
SynopsisThe hero Beowulf comes to the aid of his friend Hrothgar, an elderly King, whose Hall is being attacked on a nightly basis by the monster Grendel. The legend is brought to life with narration and stirring action.
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A Teenage Christmas Carol by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Very flexible casting - there are 11 narrators, who could ultimately be condensed to one role, and other doubling would be possible.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play in a mix of verse (from the narrators) and prose (from the rest of the cast). No set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisThe great granddaughter of Ebenezer Scrooge needs to be taught the same lessons he learned - and in a very similar fashion!
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Charlotte Holmes - Future Detective by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Option to double up roles of Narrators, Pupils and Guards
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for children
SynopsisYoung Charlotte Holmes may well be a 23rd century descendant of Sherlock and is eager to do some detective work. Her opportunity arises on a school trip to a museum when it is discovered that Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ painting has been stolen.
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The End of the Rainbow by Geoff Bamber
Production by Transylvania College, Romania, won 8 awards (including Best Show - Primary Section) in National School English Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids.
SynopsisIt is a well-known fact that at the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold placed there by a leprechaun. Thus the appearance of a rainbow presents a pair of inept robbers with a chance of easy pickings. They simply have to find the pot of gold before anyone else turns up to collect it. Unfortunately their efforts are frustrated by a succession of inconvenient visitors getting in the way. Ultimately, however, the arrival of a real live leprechaun confirms that they are, for once, in the right place at the right time. If only it were that simple
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