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Inspector Snow and The Twelve Murders of Christmas by Skip Chalker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicAlternate lyrics to 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' are included, to be performed at the end of the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act festive comedy on a variety of simple sets. Suitable for a family audience.
SynopsisInspector Snow and his sidekick, Sergeant Merryman, have to catch the fiend who has embarked on a killing spree in the run up to Christmas. But what, if anything, connects all these murders?
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The Japes at Jester's Reach by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. All characters are adults.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very funny comedy with strong characters and various plot lines woven well together to a satisfactory resolution! Requires careful set design.
SynopsisThe annual Snorton Bennington Croquet Tournament is being held at Jester's Reach, home of Lord and Lady Digby-Slushing. When the local champion pulls out, a stand-in is required. However, due to an unfortunate incident with a policeman's helmet the tournament stand-in isn't who everyone thinks he is either. Chaos ensues as unexpected visitors arrive and attempts are made to rig the tournament and steal the trophy.
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Jump by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Whilst there isn't a formal requirement for a chorus, this is the sort of event at which crowds gather.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBlack comedy play. (One-act length, two act structure.) Needs a bit of imagination from the set designer, since we have a man on a roof and others on the ground, but otherwise simple to stage. Contains swearing (and references to soccer).
SynopsisA fanatical football fan is devastated that his team has failed to qualify for Europe. Distraught, he decides to end his life by jumping from a rooftop.
(This is nominally set in London, but could be moved anywhere by changing the name of the team, and possibly the code of the sport in question.)
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The Killers by Henry P. Gravelle
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One male character is voice only so could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a single (apartment) setting. US English.
SynopsisStruggling artist George and his partner Paulie are presented with a golden opportunity to transform their perilous financial situation when their landlord’s wife needs a hitman to dispose of her brutish husband. A burglar, a policeman and a malfunctioning toilet enter the fray as the plan goes awry.
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A Knight to Remember by Johnny Jarman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 135 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length farce on a single (hotel suite) set.
SynopsisSir Ronald is going to accept a Lifetime Acting Achievement award, if he can learn his speech in time. But sadly for him, his night is going to be full of interruptions from all kinds of people - and even his own murky past!
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Let Her Rip by Donna Brightwell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In addition to the eight characters there are three off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act comedy play set in the southern USA. Intended to be played with minimal sets.
SynopsisSixty-somethings behaving badly, when four ladies decide to have the wild time they've missed in the rest of their lives.
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The Little Watch Girl by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and children which could be played that way or could all be played by children.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on Hans Christian Andersen's Little Match Girl. Single set. Props include a rather under-cooked roast goose.
SynopsisA familiar Christmas story is given a major twist when a starving, freezing girl out on a snow Christmas Eve supplements her match selling income by stealing watches from passers by. She is visited by several visions to help her learn the true meaning of Christmas.
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Local News by Sean Dooley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farcical comedy. Multiple sets (to be changed quickly via backdrops). Divided into five acts - indicating the phases of the story, rather than places for audience breaks! (Contains one unsavoury throw-away line!)
SynopsisThe town of Taviscombe is a quiet, peaceful hamlet, however this leaves the local newspaper and police force without much to do. To try and combat their boredom and get themselves recognised on a national level, both organisations independently plan a robbery. Unfortunately the fool-proof schemes they come up with are identical, leading to a great deal of confusion and the disappearance of the money they were targeting.
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Mam, There's a Spaceship in Our Backyard by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The men from the MOD are written as men. They might not be! The gender of the aliens is anyone's guess. (The numbers of MOD personnel, aliens and police could be treated flexibly.) Could be played by children or mixed adults and children.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play. Single set, complicated slightly by the arrival of the spaceship. Written in northern English with a northern English rude word (which could be excised if you are sensitive to such things.)
SynopsisWhen a spaceship lands in their back yard, the Brown family aren't at all sure what to do about it. Until they discover there's a reward, that is.
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The Master Thief by Joseph A. Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Distinct age gap between the two characters.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy drama, with tension - about deceits and money.
SynopsisAn old man has his quiet evening in his poor home disturbed, by a frightened young man pretending to come from a charity. He isn't, but the old man isn't what he seems either.
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