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The Golden Galah by Richard Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Narrator or Chairperson may be M or F.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy melodrama, which could be incorporated into a Music Hall, with a single - wooden shack - set.
SynopsisAs the Hardcastles struggle to make a living on their infertile land in 1930s Australia, daughter Chastity reveals she is not chaste, she is expecting! Her young man, Clarence, is unaware of this and, having failed to convince her father of his worth, sets off to seek gold. Chastity's stepmother, plots a marriage between Chastity and the wealthy Roland. Will Clarence find gold and return in the nick of time?
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Hannah the Horrible by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are two adults and three children (aged 6 to 12). Whilst of course it could be played to age, it could also be performed by a youth theatre company (or even an adult company playing children).
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute (or so) comedy play.
SynopsisHannah seems to be to blame for everything bad that happens in young Karen's class. Karen's mother confronts her teacher...
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Happy Campers by Richard James
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characters rangein age from 15 to 60.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo-act comedy drama. Single outdoor set (with tents!) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA comedy with a bite to it, this tells the story of a family gathering in the Yorkshire countryside to scatter the ashes of a man with a dark history. There are revelations all round and an unexpected treasure hunt.
As the tag line for one of the productions put it, The excitement is in tents.
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Happy Christmas Shirley by Louise Roche
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Characters are adults, with a broad range of ages. The Auxiliary (who appears in two scenes) might double with Peggy.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play (and tear-jerker) about a family Christmas. Single set (divided, largely by lighting, into several playing areas, for which there are stage diagrams in the Producer's copy of the script).
SynopsisIt's Christmas Eve and the outside of Shirley's house looks like the Blackpool Illuminations. Inside, everything is ready and Shirley is determined to have the perfect Christmas day. But will she be able to keep a lid on family feuds? Will grumpy Nan go too far this year? Will heavily pregnant daughter Donna give birth? And how on earth will Shirley react when her other daughter tells her she has invited a lonely old man to share their Christmas dinner?
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Hard Feelings by David John Manning
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act, black comedy, with a single - pub function room - set.
SynopsisJosephine has organised her late father's funeral. A rather dysfunctional wake at the local pub is interrupted by two interlopers and an irascible landlady, but through it all Josephine is able to say her fond farewells and reconcile her differences with her father.
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High Tea by Peter Stallard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set (a Welsh pensioner's flat). Simple props, give or take the stuffed parrot. (Includes mild swearing.)
SynopsisMr. Edryn Pugh lives alone, dwelling on the memories of his communist past, with only a stuffed parrot (called Lenin) for company. When his chirpy neighbour, Liz, drops in, she finds him drinking fortified tea and telling tales of his family, including his brother-in-law, the undertaker Sniffer Watkins, who has occasion to call...
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I Don’t Think I’ll Be Here Next Christmas by Dawn Cairns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character (Laura) appears as an off-stage voice only.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single setting.
SynopsisCantankerous pensioner Jean always spends Christmas with her son John and his wife Sheila. The mutual dislike between Sheila and Jean constantly bubbles under the surface and is reflected in the presents they give each other. Everything threatens to boil over after an incident involving sixpences in the Christmas pudding (and a toenail in the Bombay mix). Fortunately for Sheila, their daughter Laura comes to the rescue. The play features the same characters as You Won't Know I'm Here - though works perfectly well as a standalone piece.
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In the Mood by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (café) setting.
SynopsisJeanie's little café is struggling to survive and a pending family problem could easily prove to be the last straw. Also, her apparent reluctance to tackle issues such as poor hygiene, inferior cooking, power supply malfunctions and a mischievous deaf cat isn't helping the situation.
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Jackpot Joy by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script contains suggestions for four songs (with adjusted lyrics to one of them). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act comedy play (with a few songs thrown-in). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisAfter apparently winning the lottery one night, Joy's life is plagued by sycophantic family members angling for a portion of her seven-figure jackpot. When Joy hides her winning ticket, others are determined to take matters (and the ticket itself) into their own hands!
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Just Desserts by Judith Ezekiel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with elements of farce. Two simple settings.
SynopsisSimon and Caroline's plans to renovate and resell an old house are thwarted by elderly sitting tenant, Dorothy. Assuming that the old lady will soon pass away they proceed, only to find that Dorothy is far from death's door. The only solution seems to be to hasten her death by nefarious means, but Dorothy is up to the challenge.
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