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Aunt Matilda Comes For Christmas Dinner by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage actors plus an off-stage voice (which could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single domestic setting.
SynopsisEvery Christmas for the last ten years, Gordon and Margaret have had to put up with Aunt Matilda coming round for Dinner, banning the television, pinching the best seat by the fire... Could it be she'll miss this year?
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The Black Widow by Helen Sharman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleParody of a Victorian melodrama - all the exaggerated wickedness, innocence, heroism and coincidence, with added comedy! Several scenes, but sets implied rather than elaborate. Simple props. Contains mild innuendo.
SynopsisOld lepidopterist, Squire Decrepit, is the wicked Vylene's fourth husband - and she's about to look for a fifth. All that stands between her and the dashing Mark Christmas is the sweet, innocent Abigail her strange uncle, Ivor and Squire Decrepit - who just happens to be in a wheelchair on a cliff-top.
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A Case of Good Intentions by Peter Stallard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act light comedy play, set in a Welsh pub on Chrismas Eve. Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA motley group are assembled in the bar room of the Black Pig on Christmas Eve. They discuss Turkeys, drinking and Christmas, and then a mysterious stranger enters their lives, and subsequently leaves something behind which changes everything for everyone.
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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. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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Cracker's Christmas by Jilly McNeil
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a single (dining room) setting.
SynopsisA typical family Christmas dinner as tensions rise on the arrival of Aunt Delphine who must be kept apart from her sister Aunt Daphne as the two have been estranged since Daphne ‘stole’ Delphine’s boyfriend forty years ago. The family descend into ever decreasing circles until the truth is revealed.
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Hollingsborough Children's School Nativity Play by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. It is intended that adults play all the roles (despite there being only one or two roles in which the adults play adults).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleParody of a children's nativity play in which adults take the roles of the children
SynopsisIt's Nativity time again, and the kids are having the usual trouble - they can't keep the lines straight, can't pronounce the long words and want to wave at their parents as soon as they're onstage. This play will feel very familiar to a lot of people!
It should be emphasised that this is a parody and is not intended as a children's nativity play!
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I Don’t Think I’ll Be Here Next Christmas by Dawn Cairns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character (Laura) appears as an off-stage voice only.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single setting.
SynopsisCantankerous pensioner Jean always spends Christmas with her son John and his wife Sheila. The mutual dislike between Sheila and Jean constantly bubbles under the surface and is reflected in the presents they give each other. Everything threatens to boil over after an incident involving sixpences in the Christmas pudding (and a toenail in the Bombay mix). Fortunately for Sheila, their daughter Laura comes to the rescue. The play features the same characters as You Won't Know I'm Here - though works perfectly well as a standalone piece.
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The Innkeeper's Christmas by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. An Innkeeper tells us of the frantic time he and his staff have had during the Roman Census in Judea.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of a medieval mystery play. Single, minimal set, basic props.
SynopsisAn Innkeeper tells us of the frantic time he and his staff have had during the Roman Census in Judea.
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The Little Watch Girl by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and children which could be played that way or could all be played by children.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on Hans Christian Andersen's Little Match Girl. Single set. Props include a rather under-cooked roast goose.
SynopsisA familiar Christmas story is given a major twist when a starving, freezing girl out on a snow Christmas Eve supplements her match selling income by stealing watches from passers by. She is visited by several visions to help her learn the true meaning of Christmas.
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Scrooge's Christmas Carol by Darren Humphries
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains suggestions (and new lyrics) for five songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleMid-length, British pantomime. A comic rendition of Dickens' Christmas melodrama.
SynopsisThe Dickens tale with some huge liberties taken to make it as much of a pantomime as possible!
Scrooge and his housekeeper Lottie the Hottie go on a ghostly journey through the past, present and future in an attempt to make the old skinflint change his ways.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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