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Bah Humbug! by Tina & Robert Burbidge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 20. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions (and some original lyrics) are provided in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFull-length British Pantomime.
SynopsisA retelling of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol', panto-fashion, with well-known songs merrily re-worded to suit the script.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old businessman who believes Christmas is all 'humbug' to cheat him out of his money. Can the ghost of his long deceased partner, and three Christmas spirits, teach him the error of his ways? And will anyone realise Tiny Tim is not quite as endearing as we thought?
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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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Bardell versus Pickwick by Malcolm Seymour
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play. Single period (1830s) set.
SynopsisMembers of the Pickwick Club, re-enact their founder's legal altercation with his landlady, Mrs Bardell.
Faithfully adapted from The Pickwick Papers, this hilarious romp highlights the Dickens' well-known dislike of the legal profession, with topical sideswipes at the modern 'no win - no fee' culture.
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A Chaotic Christmas Carol 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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Charles Dickens' Christmas Eve by Wende Feller
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. One of the male characters is a child. The script has a cast of 18, but divided across the two acts so that the cast of 9 from the first act can double to perform the second act.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA series of Christmas Carols is recommended in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleTwo act period piece. Single set with split-level stage.
SynopsisThe first act focuses on Christmas at Bracebridge Hall, adapted from material by Washington Irving, Jane Austen and Wilkie Collins. The second act is Wende Feller's adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens
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A Children's Christmas Carol by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute play. No set requirements.
SynopsisCharles Dickens' festive classic much abbreviated as a play for an audience of young children, to be performed by a cast of adults (or possibly by a company of older children.)
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A Christmas Carol - The Real Story by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters required for performance as a simple duologue, a further 7 (nominally 5F, 2M) required if the action is staged.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEssentially a duologue which could either be done without additional actors, (as an after-dinner piece) or be staged as a narrated mime. Minimal staging requirements. Makes no attempt to be 'politically correct'!
SynopsisTwo narrators tell the story of a modern day Scrooge who's having the wool pulled over his eyes by dishonest Bob Cratchit and his gang of cronies.
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A Christmas Carol [Version 2] by Adrian Barradell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 15. Minimum Female roles = 12. Minimum total with doubling = 32. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThere are places for music, songs, or dances at the Producer's discretion Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleThe classic Dickens Christmas tale is given a pantomime makeover
SynopsisCharles Dickens and his friend Simple Sally take the audience on a journey through Ebenezer Scrooge's most memorable Christmas Eve, with comedy elements to lighten the spirits.
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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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A Christmas Carol [Version 3] by Michael Morton
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 37. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 88 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script suggests a series of carols to be sung during the show. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full-length play adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens.
SynopsisOn the night of Christmas Eve, the miserly and embittered Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts.
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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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A Christmas Carol by Andrew Yates
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 43. Chorus. Flexible cast - several scenes require lots of extras, many with speaking parts.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for seven original songs are provided with the producer's copy of the script. (The script also suggests the use of the carol 'God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen')
StyleAdaptation of Dickens classic tale of redemption as a musical play.
SynopsisOn Christmas eve, miser Ebenezer Scrooge receives a visit from the ghostly apparition of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spectral visitors, who show visions of Scrooge's past present and future in an effort to show the old skinflint the error of his ways.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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