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The Cautionary Tale of Mary Contrary by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 24. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions for four songs are included in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA short rhyming comedy play with a moral, for children, with two simple settings.
SynopsisOnce upon a nursery crime - Mary Contrary demonstrates selfish actions, contrary ways and uncaring attitude to the environment, which lead to her eventual demise.
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A Cautionary Tale by Howard Lipson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with a minimal set.
SynopsisA different take on the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, here showing the Rich Man (Ozymandias) arriving in torment, only for a fellow sufferer to point out the hopelessness of his situation.
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A Christmas Box by Sharon Jenman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for 10 songs and 2 instrumentals is supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleShort one-act musical play for (young) children.
SynopsisA school child gets his wish to see the Romanian child open the present he is sending. A Christmas play for infant schools.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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A Christmas Carol by Andrew Yates
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 43. Chorus. Flexible cast - several scenes require lots of extras, many with speaking parts.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for seven original songs are provided with the producer's copy of the script. (The script also suggests the use of the carol 'God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen')
StyleAdaptation of Dickens classic tale of redemption as a musical play.
SynopsisOn Christmas eve, miser Ebenezer Scrooge receives a visit from the ghostly apparition of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spectral visitors, who show visions of Scrooge's past present and future in an effort to show the old skinflint the error of his ways.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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Good King Wenceslas by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus. Extra Singers, Snow, Frost characters may be added at Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSinging lines are embedded within the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA short Christmas play with some singing, for young children and with a minimal set.
SynopsisIf you love the carol 'Good King Wenceslas', then you may love this short play for a young cast. It includes some facts about the real life character upon which Good King Wenceslas was based and incorporates a little humour and some unexpected characters.
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The Gossip by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. The characters are adults, intended to be played by children. (Two of the female characters could be switched to male by changing two words.)
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple play in rhyming couplets. No specific set requirements. One prop (a wedding cake!)
SynopsisMrs. Grey tries to stop a rumour spreading by telling everyone that it isn't true. The result is that the rumour spreads rapidly, and her daughter's wedding is ruined.
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A Lesson Learnt by Jackie Fitton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. All roles are intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script includes a list of suggested songs and one set of modified lyrics. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play for kids. No set requirements. A set of four short scenes (with separate casts) tied together by a final vignette which delivers the message of the piece.
SynopsisFour short sketches written for children leaving Primary school, dealing with fears about starting Secondary school and the long holiday to come.
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Let's Be Friends by Iris Winston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. The characters are all animals. The chorus of woodland animals could be performed live or could be puppets or silhouettes.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple morality play for young children about making friends despite differences. (To be performed by children, or possibly an older group playing to young children.)
SynopsisSammy Skunk tries to make friends with some squirrels, but is rejected - at least until the squirrels get lost in the forest, and realise just how useful a friend like Sammy can be.
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Lil Diamond The Snake Woman by Linda Stephenson and Alison Hudson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play-within-a-play for children. A story with a moral - and a puppet!
SynopsisClem and his family have moved to California in 1886, and he’s missing his friends. He meets the strange snake woman when she rescues him from a Diamondback, but local prejudice stops him visiting her until his mother falls sick and he needs help. A puppet snake helps tell the story.
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A Magic Paint Brush by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Whilst Chen is written as a girl, the character could easily be switched to a boy (likewise Old Sing and the Magician are written male but could be female). Cast includes a cow and a small flock of (talking) chickens.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for children, based on a Chinese folk tale. Simple set (the set calls for a hut upstage, but that could merely be implied by an upstage exit), simple props.
SynopsisIn feudal China, Chen and her mother are oppressed by their landlord and his greedy, vindictive family. Then a magician arrives and gives Chen a magic paint brush, painting with it makes dreams come true...
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