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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Family Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 55. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 23 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (Thre are sound effects, but no props or set requirments listed.) This edition is [in the opinion of the writers] suitable for a family audience.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, various unlikely television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch.
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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Robust Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 61. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 26 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (There are sound effects, but no props or set requirements listed.) This 'robust' edition has three more sketches and a few more rude words than the family edition.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, unlikely various television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch, along with a couple of running gags.
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Chekhov's Shorts by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of five short plays based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
SynopsisA Lottery Ticket adapted from the story of the same title
A Meeting on a Train Loosely adapted from 'An Enigmatic Nature'
Difficult People adapted from the story of the same title
Natalie’s Vacation adapted from 'A Tripping Tongue'
I’m Famous based on 'Joy'
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Laughter Lines by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Most of the characters are adults in middle age or older. Some of the women are intended to be played by men (in gossipy, unglamorous middle-aged drag).
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 18 comedy sketches (ranging in duration from 2 minutes to ten minutes). Few set requirements (although one sketch takes place in and around a bed). There are a couple of mild swearwords buried in there somewhere.
SynopsisSketches about life, death, relationships and cream cakes.
Most of the sketches are available individually. (The collection allows the set to be purchased at a discount to the sum of the individual components.)
There is no particular order to the sketches, but there are occasional common themes.
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Pigeons by Thomas Durkin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act farce on a single café exterior set.
SynopsisIt’s a truly international gathering at Giovanni’s Café, but unfortunately the Irish inventor has mistaken the lost American tourists for industrial espionage agents.
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Relationships in Progress by Carl Zeitler
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of six short plays linked by a theme, intended to be performed together, with various simple settings. US English.
SynopsisRelationships in Progress is made up of six short plays portraying various people in relationships we all can relate to: first dates, co-workers, spouses, siblings, and friendship. Whether fun and light, serious and deep, or some combination of those, the characters deal with their relationships with one another as well as the world around them.
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Rusticesses by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of three linked sketches. No set requirements, simple props. The sketches could be presented together, or could be used separately (for example as front-of-curtain interludes in a sketch show).
SynopsisTwo ladies of dubious intellectual capacity discuss life, husbands and their impending motherhood in three encounters.
Described by the author as a self-supporting companion to 'Rustics' by which he means that the concept is similar (this is the female counterpart), but the scripts are totally independent.
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Rustics by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of four sketches. No set requirements, simple props (and only two of those). The sketches could be presented together, or could be used separately (for example as front-of-curtain interludes in a sketch show).
SynopsisTwo local yokels discuss whatever comes to mind!
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Skitskrieg by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 51. Chorus. Whilst the minimum cast 'as written' is 5 male and 4 female, the humour would be suitable for actors playing across gender, so, in theory, most of it could be done by a cast of 4, with just The Land Army sketch requiring 5M, 2F.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!] Period songs could be added to extend the run time.
MusicThe script contains the lyrics to one song (to the tune of 12 days of Christmas) and suggestions for other songs which might be appropriate for the show. (Note that additional songs will add to the run-time.) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleCollection of sketches. Minimal requirements for set and props.
SynopsisFifteen sketches with Second World War themes (although with a very modern perspective, including, amongst other things, pastiches of TV shows). Topics include rationing, air-raids, code breaking and various perspectives on the trials of military life.
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Small Miracles by Maureen Speller
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 54. Chorus. Three short plays, one cast can perform all three or they can have separate casts.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicChoral music to be played at various points in play, at discretion of director. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleCollection of three short plays with Biblical themes. Suitable for performance by children.
SynopsisA trio of short plays following the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus from the end of most Nativity stories to the early days of Christianity in Rome.
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