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Acting, It’s Not Plumbing… by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act character comedy - set in a theatre workshop, so there's scope for over-acting! Single set - a village hall! Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJill is running a drama workshop in the community centre, but is it really just for the benefit of those taking part? Whatever her motivation, Paul, Amy, Chelsea, Bob, Sandra and Fay are having a whale of a time.
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And The Bride Wore... by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play set in exclusive bridal shop, Bella Sposa.
SynopsisA young bride-to-be has an appointment at the shop to look at wedding dresses. Whilst this should be a special moment in her life, arguments and family jealousies surface much to the dismay of the shop owner. For some of the older women it is a time to reminisce about their own wedding day, providing touching moments amongst the comedy. An all female cast of characters play out the conflicts and tensions between the bride and groom's mismatched families as they try to reach agreement on what bride Tayla, and her bridesmaids, are to wear.
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A Cut Above The Rest by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single minimal set (tables and chairs).
SynopsisThe over fifties club panto group in Wowham-In-The-Stalls are meeting to discuss their next pantomime. Dominant organiser Jack, who writes directs and constantly rubs the others up the wrong way, has decided on swingeing budget cuts, much to the consternation of well-established divas in the group. Jack has also decided that younger people should be allowed to take part, further upsetting the status quo. The Vicar's attempts to calm troubled waters are increasingly ineffective as turmoil reigns in this one act comedy.
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For My Final Act by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act character comedy. Single set (simple interior). Two out-of-the-ordinary props in the form of ventriloquist's dolls. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe Accolades is a retirement home for stars of stage and screen, but just because they're in a retirement home, doesn't mean they're out of the spotlight. Rene and Judy are competing for the headline in their joint Edinburgh festival show, but they don’t know all the details yet.
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Free For Hall by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for 2 songs, to be played during the comedy dance routines. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act comedy with a single setting.
SynopsisThe local amateur dramatic group are rehearsing their pantomime in the local village hall but the venue has been triple booked and no-one is prepared to budge. With Celeste getting her yoga knickers in a twist and conflict running high amongst the drama group members the chaos is eventually resolved.
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From Bad to Worse by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (meeting room) setting.
SynopsisPotts Rhoding Amateur Theatrical Society meet to discuss the local newspaper review of their latest production. Everyone’s a critic as the committee meeting falls into disarray, accusations fly, and a few home truths are laid bare.
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It Never Rains But It Pours by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. One (gender non-specific) character can be a pre-recorded voice.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song, to be played over the closing actions, is suggested in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act comedy with minimal set requirements.
SynopsisThe ark has sprung a few leaks and Noah and his family have been bailing out water. Noah’s wife tells Noah to ask God to stop the floods. They soon discover that they need to make an appointment to speak to God, which isn’t as easy as they first thought.
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Just Breathe In, Dear by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act light comedy play set in a theatre wardrobe department. Originally published 2015, revised 2019.
SynopsisAs well as treading the boards in every show, Joyce is the wardrobe mistress for an amateur dramatic society. She is rather disorganised and leaves everything to the last minute. Deidre has piled on the pounds since the last pantomime, so her fairy costume won’t zip up. Joyce’s mood pre-show week swings from despair to rage and Deidre feels the full force of her wrath. Marjorie has been putting her DIY skills to good use. Julian has problems of his own. Ann has no sympathy for any of them.
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Look After The Cat, Darling by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisJonty returns home from an activity weekend with his sister and brother-in-law to find that his partner has left him. He finally finds solace with another cat lover.
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Look For The Silver Lining by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play with a single (living room) set.
SynopsisGeorge hates change and is not happy that his mother-in-law, Nora, is coming to stay. How will he react to her news?
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