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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action.
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Humbug by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCharles Dickens' A Christmas Carol presented as a short comedic play for kids.
SynopsisWhen Jacob Marley dies he keeps his promise to come back and haunt his mean-spirited business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge has a particularly parsimonious attitude to Christmas and this reflects itself his treatment of his long-suffering employees, Bob and Molly Cratchit. In case Jacob's efforts to get Ebenezer to change his ways don't meet with success, he enlists the help of three ghostly friends. Will Christmas still be humbug or will Ebenezer see the light?
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The Interview by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy play. An unusually updated, piece of Dickens.
SynopsisAn excerpt from David Copperfield - except that a lot has changed since the nineteenth century. David takes his good friend Traddles to discuss with the Misses Spenlow the matter of his engagement to their niece, Dora.
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Scrooge's Scruples by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act verse play, rearranging Dickens.
Synopsis'A Christmas Carol' is given a huge twist to show Scrooge as a determined do-gooder, despite the machinations of wicked embezzler Bob Cratchit and the forlorn ghost of grasping Jacob Marley, plus assorted spirits.
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The Signalman by Matthew Harper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice, which could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian gothic drama in one act with a single (signal box) setting.
SynopsisThe thrilling Charles Dickens story is brought to life in this stage adaptation, as tension inexorably builds towards the signalman's fate.
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Twist by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleWhirlwind adaptaion of Dickens' Oliver Twist as a one-act comedy for kids.
SynopsisWide-eyed innocent Oliver progresses from orphanage to workhouse to den of thieves to prison cell and then back onto the mean streets as a fugitive, and not only from the law. No matter, things can only get better, can't they? Even the ever-optimistic Oliver is beginning to have doubts about that.
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A Wiser Miser by Giles Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo songs are suggested in the Producer's Copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act verse play. The staging, as presented, may be slightly complex, but the Producer's Copy of the script includes a couple of alternatives for simplification.
SynopsisThe miser in question, is, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge, as this is a rhyming version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
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