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Deception by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play freely adapted from Plautus’ The Menaechmi (which, in turn inspired Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors)
SynopsisWhen a pair of twins are seperated as children, one is discovered by his brother ten years later, leading a tangled life of love and deceit in a far-off town. This play forms act one of Doppelganger by the same author.
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Disguise by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA modern comedic reworking of The Siena Academy's Gl'ingannati, the principal source for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
SynopsisA twin sister disguises herself as a boy to get the man she loves, only to find that when her identical twin brother shows up, he is mistaken for her. This play forms act two of Doppelganger by the same author.
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Doppelganger by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Actors are intended to be doubled up across both acts.
Run TimeAround 78 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act play, adapted from the plays that in turn inspired Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night. (Plautus’ The Menaechmi and Siena Academy's The Deceived Ones)
SynopsisWhen two sets of identical twins are separated, one of them weaves a sticky web of romance and deception in which the other becomes unwittingly entangled. In Act One, Deception, one of the twins is lost as a child and is discovered by his twin brother ten years later, leading a life of love and deceit in a far-off town.In Act Two, Disguise, a twin sister disguises herself as a boy to get the man she loves, only to find that when her identical twin brother shows up, he is mistaken for her. Each individual act is available separately.
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Droolin' Banjos by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Youthful characters may be played by an older cast.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicFour pieces of music are suggested in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn offbeat, single set, one act black comedy, which has language advisory notes.
SynopsisStevie is definitely going back to jail, but he has to speak to his children first. It's very important that they go back to school and avoid making his mistakes. They're not enthusiastic about this plan, but he has another detail to explain - for every day of school they miss, he serves one more in prison.
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End of the Ban by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 63 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-hour comedy set in 1980s England.
SynopsisIt is 1987. Coal miner Les Varley and his family are typical of the many mining families of North Nottinghamshire. Les and his wife Rita's slow drift apart is accelerated by conflicts over their daughter's sex life and their son's criminal activities. Then comes the news that Les is trapped in an underground roof fall. His family, the neighbours and the whole village can only wait.
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The Family Planning Clinic by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy play, single set (or four pieces of furniture to indicate a set).
SynopsisWhen Suzie visits her local Family Planning Clinic, the advice she receives is not quite what she expected
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The Fat Of The Land by Richard James
20% of the authors royalties from this play will be donated to The Alzheimer's Society.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 93 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farcical comedy, based upon an idea by Gerry Anderson.
SynopsisSecond son Peter has inherited the crumbling stately pile but none of the money, which has gone to his brother. Peter, faced with the prospect of selling the delapidated home, is determined to restore the house to its former glory. The buyer turns out to be his elder brother Andrew who has designs on turning the ancestral home into his new corporate HQ. Peter makes a last ditch attempt to make the Manor profitable and so Merridale Spa is born, playground of the rich and gullible.
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Ferndale's Folly by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (drawing room) setting.
SynopsisIn this crime caper, set between the wars, Inspector Swann is investigating the theft of Lady Ferndale's jewellery with the help of Constable Wilkins. Unfortunately the Ferndale family are not quite as honest or genteel as they appear, but then neither is Inspector Swann.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Ferndale's Folly' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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First Time Around by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Mainly adult characters, but bridesmaids are children. Whilst there is no formal chorus, there is the option of adding non-speaking wedding guests.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, with a single (wedding reception) set.
SynopsisTwo families collide at a wedding. One has taken pains to ensure the speeches are suitable (and short enough!) for the eminent guests they have invited, by bringing along some chloroform. But not everyone at the event is what they seem, with the Bride's family are playing at being poor country bumpkins to avoid paying for the event.
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The Friday Night Radio Play by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Characters are a range of ages, a mixture of adults and teenagers.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy (arguably a light farce), single domestic set.
SynopsisIt's an exciting night for the Branston family. The premier of aspiring writer Geoff's radio play is about to be broadcast and the family is gathered to listen. But just as it is about to start, the fuses blow. To ensure that Grandma is not disappointed, the show must go on...
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