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Tumultus by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 27. Chorus. Most of the named characters are written male (for reasons of historical verisimilitude), but some could be played female. The two groups of supporters could accommodate a large number of extras, up to the capacity of your amphitheatre.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama (played for comedy) in which the protagonists speak Latin and the narrators, where necessary, translate. This is based on a real event, reported by the military historian Tacitus.
SynopsisIn 59 AD, a disgraced Roman Senator, Livineius Regulus, put on a spectacular gladiatorial contest in Pompeii. An incident at the contest sparked a riot (the Tumultus of the title) between Pompeians and rival supporters from Nuceria. This play takes us through the events.
(The run time may be extended, depending on the time spent in gladiatorial contests and riot.)
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The Victorians by Andrew Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 36. Chorus. Very flexible numbers! The roles are a mixture of adults and children, but intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for six original songs (plus a late-Victorian popular song) are included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleShort educational and entertaining musical for kids.
SynopsisA brief history of Victorian England brought together through a series of songs and Vignettes.
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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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The Vikings - Class Play by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 35. No chorus. Unusually, the characters include a fly!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA list of suggested music is included in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFull class assembly piece - essentially a series of linked, themed, skits, about the Vikings in Britain. Aimed at the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 topic 6C on settlers in Britain.
SynopsisA whirlwind tour of the Vikings in (and beyond) Britain, covering raids, kings, domestic life and exploration.
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The Vikings by Andrew Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicComplete set of original sheet music and lyrics supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleA one act musical play for schools, with a full score.
SynopsisAn educational and musical play that dispels a few myths about Vikings, while providing some real insight into their history and daily lives, as well as their effect on Britain.
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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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Westerfield at War by Marcus Grollman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 24. Chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and children, intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions are made within the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA serious school play - but with a good deal of humour - set in World War 2. Mixture of full-stage sets and front-of-curtain scenes (allowing for set changes).
SynopsisA series of modern-day reminiscences of the Second World War, played out through scenes of school, village and military life in war-time.
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Wolf 'n the Hood by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The wolf and three pigs are nominally male, but since they are a wolf and three pigs, it doesn't really matter that much!
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act court-room comedy for kids. Whilst this is a richly comic fantasy drama, it is also meant as an introduction to courtroom procedure!
SynopsisThe Big Bad Wolf is in the dock, accused of sheepnapping, and Bo Peep is determined to get a conviction. Can Red Riding Hood save her client despite their shared history?
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The World Turned Upside Down by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. Optional chorus of would-be citizens storming the Bastille!
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for the two songs (one traditional, the other the Marseillaise) suggested in the script is provided with the Producer's Copy.
StyleOne-act historical drama for kids.
SynopsisA short dramatisation of the French Revolution from the point of view of the peasants (who join in the overthrow of King Louis but rapidly become disillusioned).
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Midi files of songs from the show
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You Can't Be Serious! by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. Very flexible cast numbers (the upper limit is the entire population of Syracuse). Two presenters appear throughout, the rest of the characters appear in individual episodes and are therefore open to doubling if needed.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - though arguably a sketch show with a linking theme and two linking characters (the presenters). Ideal for a school class mixing science, history, linguistics and drama. What more could you want?
SynopsisAn affectionate spoof of children's science programmes sneaks in some education amongst the fun as the two presenters take a stroll through time to examine the origins of some well-known (and some less well-known) scientific words.
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Young Tommy Atkins by Jon Tilley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Character ages of 17 and 27, but could be played by younger ages.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act drama with a single (World War One trench) set.
SynopsisThree young soldiers, Harry a famous footballer in civvy street , new recruit Tommy and their officer Captain Jackson are pinned down in an abandoned First World War trench for several hours. Their relationship develops until the final poignant moments.
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