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Acting Funny by Jack Burgess
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 52. Chorus. Three of the characters (two in one sketch, one in another) are intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for the opening and closing songs are supplied with the Producer's copy of the script. (Original lyrics, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan)
StyleA revue - a set of 17 comedy sketches and songs, varying in length from one to ten minutes. Basically a family show, but includes mild swearing in a few of the sketches.
SynopsisA collection of sketches, including opening and closing songs, five Great Moments from History, two French Lessons, three monologues, a very small circus, the ante-rooms to the after-life, a spoof of a medical soap opera, a martial arts demonstration and the Dead Carrot sketch. [Note that some of the longer sketches are also available individually.]
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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA hilarious comic spoof of a murder mystery, set in the 1920s. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisA country house weekend is organised with a view to trapping a thief. Various tangled affairs are revealed, leading up to a murder.
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As The Clock Struck Ten by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Opportunity for different actors to portray the different ages of each character. Script length can be cut to 52 minutes for the purpose of drama festival entry, by cutting Scene 5.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicIntermission music suggestions. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA powerful drama based on a true story. Various settings and time periods.
SynopsisA dramatisation of the true story of Donnie Merrett, who at the age of 17, shot his mother after she found out he had been forging cheques in her name. On release from prison in 1945, he joined the Royal Navy Reserve in Germany before returning to a life of crime and debauchery, eventually fleeing before he can be court martialled. Returning to London to the old folks home run by his wife and mother-in-law, he demands money to continue funding his habits.
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A Cause for Division by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length historical drama (with plenty of both). Single (period Scotish cottage) setting. Contains a small amount of mildly offensive language.
SynopsisDavid is a fiery son of Scotland, ready to serve Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) in the Jacobite uprising. His father John has a business to run and throws him from the house. Alexander is the elder son who stands by his father but doesn't turn his back on his rebel brother. A family at war in 1745.
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Charles Dickens' Christmas Eve by Wende Feller
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. One of the male characters is a child. The script has a cast of 18, but divided across the two acts so that the cast of 9 from the first act can double to perform the second act.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA series of Christmas Carols is recommended in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleTwo act period piece. Single set with split-level stage.
SynopsisThe first act focuses on Christmas at Bracebridge Hall, adapted from material by Washington Irving, Jane Austen and Wilkie Collins. The second act is Wende Feller's adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens
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Christmas At Petersburg by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. One of the characters has the same surname as the author. This is not entirely coincidental.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with two original scores. Additional excerpts from Christmas carols could be used at the discretion of the production.
StyleHistorical drama, exporing some of the depths of the American Civil War.
SynopsisThe Confederates have been besieged at the railhead of Petersberg for months, reducing food, clothing and ammunition to the barest minimum. Into this desperate situation, on Christmas Eve, come two young girls from opposite sides of the war, each looking for a lost and injured father.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Cowards by Stephen Gillard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Four principal male roles plus one female cameo. All other roles can be doubled.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length drama set at the front during World War One (a cell block and General Haig’s office). Contains appropriately placed adult language.
SynopsisSixteen-year-old Private Harry Blaydon stands accused of cowardice and faces execution by firing squad. He is mentored by old sweat Sarge who acts as a father figure for him. Harry's predicament is compared with the situation General Douglas Haig finds himself in as their destinies play out.
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Dance With The Devil by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 91 minutes. [Estimated!] Approximate timing includes songs.
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for six traditional songs, with alternative lyrics. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length restoration-style comedy with music.
SynopsisWhen Charles II is restored to the crown in 1660, multitudes of aristocratic émigrés return from exile in Paris, bringing with them a lifestyle rich in a French flamboyance quite alien to the English Puritans. Lord Ascot agrees to take on a young French footman, Claude Duval, whose Gallic affectations and charms quickly catch the eye of Lady Ascot and her circle of friends. Unbeknown to his employers, Duval is a compulsive gambler with a penchant for committing robbery on the highway.
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Darling Deborah by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 78 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play in a single set dramatising events from the Diary of Samuel Pepys much in the manner of a Restoration Comedy.
SynopsisA Victorian Transcriber is outlining sections of Samuel Pepys' diary as the events therein are brought to life by Pepys, Mrs Pepys and servant girl Deborah, reflecting the bawdy nature of 17th Century theatre.
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Dawn Of A New Day by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisDuring the second world war a disparate group of people find themselves entering an amorphous place, somewhere between life and death. Meaningful relationships develop as they await their destiny and the futility of war becomes clear.
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