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The Bourbons and Other Crackers by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Characters are mainly adults, intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rolling series of humorous sketches - no specific set requirements, simple props (give or take Bonny Prince Charlie's boat).
SynopsisA complete history of monarchy, in entirely the wrong order and with all the boring bits left out. King Alfred does a turn as a TV chef, Mary Queen of Scots does porridge, Elizabeth goes shopping, Henry V takes a holiday, Tutenkhamen gets a visit from the architects and Ethelred never quite makes it.
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The Case of the Missing School by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 38. Chorus. Very flexible casting - a set of core characters plus episodes with other characters, which make doubling possible. Several flexible chorus groups.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script includes suggestions for songs/music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleComedy play aimed squarely at primary schools. A complete core script with suggestions and opportunities for customisation to fit a specific school.
SynopsisWhen a powerful evil magician makes the local primary school disappear, along with the letters from the school sign, three schoolchildren (with the help of the School Fairy Godmother) vow to find all the letters and restore their school. But the aptly- named Evil One has hidden the letters in bizarre places, leading the children back through history, around the world, and even into space in their attempts to rebuild their sign. A script for schools with opportunities for the children to experiment with improvisation and their own creativity.
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Good Elves Gone Bad by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Whilst some of the character names are gendered, it doesn't really matter - they are, when all is said and done, a bunch of elves. (And a dwarf.)
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy play for kids with a secular Christmassy feel.
SynopsisThe elves of Santa's workshop have been making traditional toys for Christmas after Christmas. After the regulations have been changed so many times, they begin to wonder why they're slaving away in a workshop and not out having a holiday.
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Greece! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. This could be performed in an Ancient Greek style, with three actors playing all the principal parts, or the principal roles could be shared out amongst a larger company. The Greek chorus comments on the action, individually or in unison.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of Ancient Greek drama with a humorous interpretation of Greek myths and legends. No set requirements, few props. The text is identical to Greece! - The Musical, except that some of the chants are replaced by songs.
SynopsisThere's trouble on Mount Olympus - the boiler has stopped working and Zeus isn't getting any hot water. Zeus is in a temper and Dionysus has a hangover. It's up to Hera to sort things out by calling for Heracles, the odd job man of Ancient Greece...
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A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen (Play) by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Lots of speaking parts, but few characters per scene so easy to structure small rehearsals. Whilst it does not require a chorus, there is scope for extra characters in a few of the scenes.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic retelling of fairytales - many scenes, but using the same few pieces of 'set furniture'. Simple props.
SynopsisHans Christian Andersen gets an unexpected visit from the Brothers Grimm - who seem to be upset over the matter of stealing story lines. A competition ensues, with characters from Andersen and Grimm stories taking the stage - often in unexpected ways.
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Hats Off! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay for children (could also be staged by adults for kids). Whilst by length we would class this as a one-act play, it is split into two acts and an interval is advised so that the single set can be redressed to mark the passage of time!
SynopsisMrs. Green is the real driving force behind 'Barker's Bonnets' a milliner's shop in Victorian England. However, she faces unemployment when Mr. Barker sells up to emigrate. A secret scheme is hatched to allow her to continue - and to thrive in the modern world of the 1870s. (The script tells an engaging story whilst exploring the novelties, inventions and social nuances of the Victorian world. This would fit well with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History Topic, 'The Victorians'.)
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A Load of Rubbish - Play by Sue Gordon
Performance by Thurso Junior Players, Winner of SCDA One Act Play Festival Highland Division Intermediate Section, 2007
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 24. Chorus. The characters described as 'a few small pieces of fruit and veg' play a chorus role. Their numbers are very flexible. The characters are inanimate objects, so gender is flexible!
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act large-cast play (probably a whole school class) for kids. A comedy with a strong ecological message. Little in the way of set or props - mostly characters instead of props! (The Producer's copy of the script includes costume suggestions!)
SynopsisLife on an overspill rubbish dump takes a philosophical turn, with items of garbage asking 'why are we here?'
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Mrs Stonely's Solution by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVictorian Melodrama (with a few contemporary references!) Simple sets, few props. A good vehicle for introducing children to melodrama!
SynopsisWhilst Mr. Stonely spends his meagre wages at the pub, his children are desperately eating crumbs, and his wife is harassed by the rent collector. Forced to go out to work, Mrs. Stonely finds a cunning route to their salvation.
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The Plan by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMonologue for a teenage girl. Single set (her bedroom) can be represented minimally. Simple props.
SynopsisThe plan was hatched between Donna and her friend Kaylee, and at the end of it, one of them was going to be going out with Danny, the swimming pool lifeguard. But which one? And would things actually go to plan?
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The Point of the Pyramid - Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. Thirteen speaking roles with lots of supporting players (with a lot of scope for doubling).
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSchool play - a one-act educational comedy thriller! (What more could you want?) A story of intrigue in Ancient Egypt with a lot of period detail (suitable for the Key Stage 2 history syllabus) snuck in!
SynopsisSomeone is plotting against the Pharaoh! On a visit to the construction site of his much-delayed pyramid, his life is threatened by a falling stone. Luckily, Baki, one of the slave builders, saves the Pharaoh and is rewarded with his freedom. Then Baki learns that the Pharaoh has had four food-tasters poisoned in the last three weeks. Can he save the Pharaoh's life again?
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