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An Almost Correct Christmas Story by James O'Sullivan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Most of the characters are written male, but since their activities are gender-neutral, reassignment would not change the piece.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA light hearted take on the Nativity.
SynopsisFollowing the gospels relatively closely with a few whimsical modifications, the play makes for a humorous end of year festival production with the added benefit of being suitable for performance as a satirical piece by adults or as a tongue in cheek comedy by children and youth groups.
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The Birth of Womankind by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSketch with minimal set requirements, just a few props. Vaguely 'sci-fi' genre.
SynopsisIn a society in which all men have been wiped out, the survivors try to come to grips with their roles.
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The Christmas Play by Peter Lancaster Walker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 20. Chorus. The chorus is an optional mixture of choir and extras! Could be played by children or a mixture of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuitable Christmas carols are suggested in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFifteen minute play. Simple hospital set, used to frame the nativity play within the play.
SynopsisMissing the school Nativity play, thanks to a broken toe, Sarah is sulking, but the nurse has an idea. Soon a cast is assembling for the hospital ward Nativity and Sarah gets to sing along after all.
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The Dancing Princesses by Peter Bond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The numbers are very flexible. There are three speaking princesses, but this could be reduced to 2. However, there is scope for a much larger number of (non-speaking) princesses and an equal number of dancing princes.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVerse play, with some elements of panto, based on The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces or The Twelve Dancing Princesses (depending on which translation of the Brothers Grimm you prefer). Several locations, but no major set requirements.
SynopsisA King offers the usual rewards (marriageable daughter, bits of kingdom, that sort of thing) for anyone who can discover why each of his daughters ruin a pair of shoes every night. Enter a wounded soldier and a helpful old lady to solve the mystery.
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The Food Rationing Auction by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. Chorus. As written, there is a non-speaking (though possibly giggling and nudging) chorus of ladies (who, in the absence of sufficient ladies, might be played by men in drag).
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch from the 'Skitskrieg' Second-World-War revue show by TLC Creative. (This sketch written by David Lovesy and Brian Two.)
SynopsisWar time rationing leads to an unusual auction!
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God's Messenger Department by Bill Siviter
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. Option for more animals to be added to the stable tableau.
One of the characters is a star. Well, they're all stars, but you know what I mean.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleIrreverent approach to the nativity (the story is all there, but the perspective is unorthodox!). Likely to appeal to older children rather than the youngest element normally associated with such plays.
SynopsisThe Archangels are all relaxing in their common room when they get a call from the Boss... There are messages to be delivered, to Joseph, Mary and the three kings. Not to mention the shepherds in the fields too - Gabriel has to put down his Nintendo and get busy!
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Hello, Nice To Meet You, Goodbye by Ashley Harris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Cast size can be reduced to six with doubling and costume changes!
Run TimeAround 17 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act, large-cast comedy.
SynopsisVarious hilarious characters populate a fly-on-the-wall look at a speed dating evening. Gerald decides that a detailed account of his recent cricket match is the best way to woo a partner. Bryan delves into his recent toenail extraction to engage Beth before appropriately asking if she would like to eat. Whilst Alix is eager to find a man to test her martial arts skills on whether he wants her to or not.
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The Jewel Of Lamjung by Richard Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. The cast includes an on-stage sound effects operator.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!] (The original production, including dances, ran to 22 minutes.)
MusicNone.
StyleShort Melodrama with a comedic edge (suitable for inclusion in a Music Hall evening, for example). Set in a regimental ballroom in Nepal in the days of British rule.
SynopsisThe Music Hall Chairman takes us through the action as smooth blackguard Major Ponsonby adds the theft of the jewel of Lamjung to his many dastardly misdemeanours. He is finally undone as, following his daughter's lead, the Colonel sees that Ponsonby really is a cad, a bounder and a disgrace to the regiment.
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Language Lessons by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. There are two consistent characters throughout (plus an offstage voice). The rest are brought on for each 'lesson' so the 'Englishman' could be played by a different character in each scene (and need not be male).
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePrologue and eleven short comedy skits with no requirements for set. Could be done as written (one continuous performance) or could be split across a sketch show as a running gag. (Contains caricatures, silly accents and foreign words!)
SynopsisPolly and Glott present an informative (and amusing) look into the necessity for having some skill with a foreign tongue.
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Potted Austen: Pride And Prejudice by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 14 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play ideal for schools or classrooms.
SynopsisA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, covering all of the salient events and characters.
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