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Cold Blooded Killer by Geoff Rose-Michael
Published: 20 September 2018

Won the New Writing Award at the Leatherhead Drama Festival, 2013. (Also received nominations for best actor and best actress.)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Characters include one mysterious figure (non-speaking) and two female voices which might well be recorded.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller, single set.
First published 2014, revised 2018.
SynopsisRecently widowed Jack disturbs Becky, an intruder, and is shocked by how much she resembles his late wife, who died along with her mother in mysterious circumstances. Jack attempts to persuade Becky to impersonate his wife, to inherit the fortune of her mother. Their web of deceit becomes progressively tangled culminating in a shocking ending.
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Dancing Backwards by Alison Chaplin
Published: 19 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 5 necessary characters (all female) plus 6 optional non-speaking roles (3M, 3F) designed to be shared across 2 actors.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act tragi-comedy with a flexible setting.
SynopsisBetty talks to strangers at the bus stop. She tells them all about her visits to her dying husband, her recent dramatic discoveries about him, and her need for revenge.
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Cyrano and Roxane by David Pemberton
Published: 17 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo tracks are suggested in the producer's script - one to be played in the background at the end of a scene, one to be played from an instrumental recording as a character sings the lyrics. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length comedy drama with various settings.
SynopsisA modern reworking of the romantic classic, bringing to life the story of Cyrano de Bergerac - a French soldier known for his poetic skills, bold adventures and large nose - his friend Christian and their love for Roxane.
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Bygone Pastures by S. J. Edwards
Published: 13 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act, humorous play suitable for 9-12 year olds. 4 minimal sets.
SynopsisBygone Pastures is an old folks’ home in financial trouble. The owners have gone bankrupt, and the administrator needs half a million to keep it going. The movie star who’s moved in next door won’t help, but maybe her painting will...
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In Transition by Simon Darlington
Published: 13 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 14 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy with a single (triathlon transition area) setting.
SynopsisDivorced Brian, an experienced triathlete, and spinster May, a first-timer, meet at the start point of the race. Both have widely different reasons for participating and neither had any thoughts of romance before the event, but their thoughts are soon dispelled as their relationship develops.
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The Stationmaster of Riga by Paul Roland
Published: 13 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with simple living room and prison visiting room settings. Suitable for youth theatre.
SynopsisIn the immediate aftermath of World War 2, former concentration camp commandant Franz Weisser is awaiting war crimes trial. Journalist Miriam interviews him in his prison cell and visits his wife, a committed Nazi, and his children. The horrors of the holocaust and the family’s attitudes and the impact on their relationships are dramatically brought to life.
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Daddy Dearest by George Douglas Lee
Published: 12 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 99 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe script ends with the cast singing and dancing the Italian wedding song Che La Luna. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full-length comedy with a single (living/dining room) setting.
SynopsisIn this madcap comedy, a dysfunctional, extended American family finds itself stranded by a severe storm. Three generations try to weather the storm as recriminations flow between Harry’s ex-wife and his estranged current wife as well as his son and his wife’s confrontation with their landlord. And then Danny’s father shows up unexpectedly, having 'run away from home'.
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The Great Mallard by Martin Clare
Published: 12 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 131 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy on two sets (hotel reception and bedroom).
SynopsisGinny arrives at The Great Mallard, a dilapidated hotel in a failing British seaside resort. Surprised to have any guests during the off-season, the manager reluctantly accommodates her, but soon finds himself faced with more unexpected guests, all requesting to stay in the same specific room. It rapidly becomes clear that ulterior motives are at play in this tongue-in-cheek thriller.
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The Iceberg by Dawn Cairns
Published: 3 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. One male and one female character are voice-only so can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree tracks, to be played but not performed by cast, are suggested in the producer's copyof the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (doctors’ waiting room) setting.
SynopsisDoctors’ receptionist Paula believes all patients are time-wasters and is known as ‘The Iceberg’. She resents the arrival of new manager Michelle, who intends to implement a patient-friendly regime, and trainee receptionist Debbie. But Debbie and Paula soon hit it off and Michelle’s plans are thwarted.
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Missing Links by Peter Harrison
Published: 3 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act farce with a split stage setting comprising two living rooms.
SynopsisThe inadvertent use of the wrong type of mushroom, causing temporary amnesia, leads to marital confusions for a friendly foursome who forget who is married to whom.
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