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The Pied Piper of Spamtin by S. J. Edwards
Published: 14 August 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAnarchic one-act play for children, based on the folk tale. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisThe town of Spamtin is being overrun by rats, but the treasury is empty. Can the mayor find a solution to the problem that doesn’t require payment up front? Or will Honest Joe use the vermin problem to become the new mayor?
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There's Always Time For Dancing by Helen Boyce
Published: 14 August 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song, to be played over the closing dialogue, is suggested in the producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act drama on a single (living room) set.
SynopsisAfter a lovely church service, Michael and his wife relax at home. He does his best to make her laugh, encouraging her to dance with him, though she’s tired. But a persistent noise distracts her, and leads her to a sad discovery.
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Last Woman Working by Michael Pearcy
Published: 8 August 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act satirical comedy with a single (office) setting. Some strong language.
SynopsisRobots, with government backing, have taken over almost every job previously done by humans. Masses are protesting. Desperate to save her job in an electronics factory, Barbara Wooley takes an aggressive stand at her local MP's surgery.
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Hotel Casablanca by S. J. Edwards
Published: 7 August 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song Is suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleOne-act comedy on 4 minimal sets, suitable for youth theatre.
SynopsisThe Hotel Casablanca is unfortunately short on staff, just as Lady Chalfont arrives, trying to protect her necklace from a jewel thief. But will the thief be spotted in amongst the James Bond conventioneers and detective Sam Shovel?
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Saving Angeline Palmer by Maia Kinney-Petrucha
Published: 7 August 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama for schools with various simple settings.
SynopsisRecalcitrant history student Justine is transported back to 19th century America where she learns about the horrors of slavery. Along with the citizens of a small town, Justine is able to save Angeline Palmer from being sold as a slave.
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The Letter by Larry Collins
Published: 31 July 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One female character is voice-only.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama on a single (headmaster's office) set.
SynopsisA teacher’s response to a student’s letter has raised some concerns, especially as it’s right before an Ofsted inspection. The Headmaster wants it handled discreetly, but properly, but there are more wrinkles than he knows.
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The Mother-in-Law by Ginny Davis
Published: 31 July 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. 3 adult roles and 3 optional non-speaking roles for children.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a three-part composite set (living room, bedroom, kitchen).
SynopsisIrene’s scheming elderly mother Grace needs to be cared for, so Irene persuades reluctant husband Peter that the best answer is for Grace to move in with them. What follows is a game of pig in the middle as the trio struggle to cope with the situation.
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The Killers by Henry P. Gravelle
Published: 30 July 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One male character is voice only so could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a single (apartment) setting. US English.
SynopsisStruggling artist George and his partner Paulie are presented with a golden opportunity to transform their perilous financial situation when their landlord’s wife needs a hitman to dispose of her brutish husband. A burglar, a policeman and a malfunctioning toilet enter the fray as the plan goes awry.
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Small Talk by Martin Ward
Published: 30 July 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song suggested, to be played at rise. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisMark has invited Ian to his flat for a drink, but Ian doesn’t know why. In fact, they went to the same school twenty years before, and Ian was a bully who made Mark's life a misery. Now Mark has plans to gain revenge.
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Fighting the Kaiser with Catapults by S. J. Edwards
Published: 24 July 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama written for performance by older youth theatre students (16-19 year olds). Can be performed on minimal sets.
SynopsisA series of vignettes follows three different men, their relationships with the women in their lives and their involvement in the First World War. The scenes take place at various intervals between 1914 and 1916.
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