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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anglo-Saxon Assembly by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 28. Minimum total without doubling = 96. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull class assembly piece - essentially a series of linked, themed, skits, summarising Anglo-Saxon civilisation and myth! Aimed at the English National Curriculum Key Stage 1/2 topic 6B on settlers in Britain.
SynopsisA variety of characters from History and Mythology appear on the stage for the entertainment and education of the audience, occasionally with musical accompaniment.
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Aesop's Famous Fables and Twisted Tales by Peter Nuttall
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Whilst some of the characters are nominally gendered, it's only a mater of pronouns! Contains anthropomorphism.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with the score for the concluding song.
StyleOne-act play, ending in a song. Could be performed by children or by adults to an audience of children.
SynopsisFour stories for Aesop's extensive collection, about a Tortoise and Hare, a lion and a mouse, the belly and its team, and the battle between the Sun and the North Wind.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Big Bad and Little Red by Raymond Blakesley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Nine principal characters plus jury. The jury can be the audience (plus two or more actors planted amongst them to make and encourage responses) or could be set on stage.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy for kids in which fairy tales meet courtroom drama.
SynopsisIt's the trial of the decade, with the Big Bad Wolf accused of swallowing Granny against her will and making a mess on her carpet! Can the judge keep order in the court long enough to reach a verdict? You are the jury!
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