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A Thirty-Minute Measure for Measure by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe Duke of Vienna is about to go abroad, leaving the governance of the city to Angelo, a stern judge. Angelo's rule turns out to be much stricter than the Duke's, and he sentences Claudio, a young nobleman, to death. Angelo has designs on Claudio's sister, but she rejects his advances, apparently sealing Claudio's fate. However, the Duke returns in disguise and, through a series of tricks, exposes Angelo's hypocracy.
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A Thirty-Minute Much Ado by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisDon Pedro, prince of Arragon comes sweeping into town - along with his wayward brother, Don John, who is bent on making mischief. He finds his opportunity when he seeks to spoil the romance between Claudio (one of the Prince's knights) and Hero, the daughter of their host. Meanwhile, Claudio and Hero try to kindle a romance between Hero's cousin Beatrice and Claudio's friend Benedick, who everyone thinks made for each other - if they can ever get beyond their endless verbal sparring.
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Three Characters in Search of a Verdict by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. Fairytale characters, including a wolf and three bears. Optional Jury (non-speaking, but murmuring occasionally!)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCourtroom comedy for kids! Single set, simple props.
SynopsisFairytale characters get their day in court - after an episode involving a beanstalk, Jack's mother is being done for receiving stolen property, whilst Goldilocks has been arrested for criminal damage and a wolf for the attempted murder of Red Riding Hood's Granny. With three pleas of 'not guilty' the courtroom is in for some surprising twists to familiar stories.
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Three Nil Down at Half Time by Jonathan Edgington
Production by Watlington Young Players won Best Youth Production at 2013 Hunstanton Drama Festival
Winner (in a translated version!) of the all Ireland Gaelic language schools drama competition, 2006/2007.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The characters are a mixture of adults and children (could be played by that mix, or all played by kids). There is opportunity for up to 11 additional characters (non-speaking), all female - the other members of the girls' football team.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set (the touchline of a soccer game) Minimal set and props. Chiefly British English, though the play has been successfully adapted for American performers.
SynopsisThe girls' soccer team is on a losing streak - until a half-time bet leads to a change of management!
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Tom and Huck by Steven Bergman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. The characters are a mix of children and adults. The adult roles could be played by children or adults.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with a piano & vocal score for all the songs plus two (instrumental) chases.
StyleMusical for kids based on the classic story 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' by Mark Twain, set around the Mississippi river in the late 19th century.
SynopsisTom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn get themselves and their friends into various scrapes, but ultimately emerge as heroes.
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Tommy's Burglar by Rob Burbidge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. One adult and one child. Both characters are written as male, but the child could easily be changed to female.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very short play for two actors (based on a short story by O. Henry).
SynopsisTommy is a sweet child, doomed to be in a story where he interrupts a burglar about his nefarious business and inevitably sets back on the road to righteousness. The burglar for his part, is disgruntled about endlessly burgling houses at the whim of the narrator only to be redirected by a succession of sickly sweet kids. A knowing comic sketch.
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A Tragic Tale of Unintentional Deception by Jessica Sandys-Clarke
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort tragi-comedy for kids. Fairy tales meet day-time television!
SynopsisFairy Godmothers Trinny and Suzannah are going to surprise Cinders, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White with the news that they are all seeing the same Prince Charming, but a clumsy Floor Manager gives the game away to disastrous effect.
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The Treasure of Adrian Caesar by Marcus Grollman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. A mixture of children and adults (assumed to be played by children).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act adventure play for children, with a little light history thrown in!
Synopsis'The Eagle of the Ninth' meets 'The famous five' as a group of schoolchildren on a history field trip to Hadrian's wall foil a gang of jewel thieves.
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A Trip to the Beach by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and children, assumed to be played by children. The roles could be redistributed over a larger or smaller group.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong and incidental music suggestions included in the Producer's Copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleHumorous tale of a contemporary school outing. Suitable for a full class production.
SynopsisMiss Brown takes her class on an educational trip to the seaside. A diverse, argumentative group of children sets out to examine cliff-top habitat, an examination which comes too close to comfort for Miss Brown.
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Trouble at Inverbraw by Alan J. Laing
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. The main characters include English, Scottish and American accents. There are 6 'hotel workers' whose numbers could be cut a little if needed, plus two silent 'elves!' There is also an optional 'prelude' to allow speaking roles to other actors.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script includes a list of suggested songs (plus original lyrics set to two traditional tunes). There are also opportunities for dances. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleComedy play for kids. Single (simple hotel) set, with imaginary bus probably played front-of-curtain. (One-act in length, two-act in structure!)
SynopsisJenny and Jack run a hotel in financial trouble. There's a chance that some of the new guests may want to buy the place and solve the problem, but of course, things are never that simple in the hotel business.
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