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Skitskrieg by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 51. Chorus. Whilst the minimum cast 'as written' is 5 male and 4 female, the humour would be suitable for actors playing across gender, so, in theory, most of it could be done by a cast of 4, with just The Land Army sketch requiring 5M, 2F.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!] Period songs could be added to extend the run time.
MusicThe script contains the lyrics to one song (to the tune of 12 days of Christmas) and suggestions for other songs which might be appropriate for the show. (Note that additional songs will add to the run-time.) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleCollection of sketches. Minimal requirements for set and props.
SynopsisFifteen sketches with Second World War themes (although with a very modern perspective, including, amongst other things, pastiches of TV shows). Topics include rationing, air-raids, code breaking and various perspectives on the trials of military life.
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The Smell of Almonds by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One (gender non-specific) character is an offstage voice only.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with no set necessary, using cyclorama effects.
SynopsisA play charting the dark and unexpected secrets which hide behind the disjointed memories and imaginings of an old man and his cat. Set during the Second World War, the play tells the story of Yitzhak, a migrant Jewish worker in the bulb fields near Amsterdam, his cat, Pushka, his son, Ibrahim, and his wife, Esther. Despite the apparently placid exterior of a man in the Autumn of his life, Yitzhak’s past has been dominated by violent and tragic events, both internal and external. What is the true nature of justice, and the price of survival?
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The Stationmaster of Riga by Paul Roland
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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The Storm Clouds Gather and The Evacuees by Roger Hurn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 35. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 11 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn educational piece ideal for school assemblies, with no set required.
SynopsisThis assembly, designed to support work on Britain since 1930, concentrates on some of the events that occurred on the home front at the time of the Second World War. It has been divided into two parts. The first, The Storm Clouds Gather can be used to set the scene for the following section, The Evacuees. Both scenes are prefaced and linked with narration. There are 35 speaking parts including narration.
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The Three Bells Inn by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act slice of life from a London pub during the Second World War. (Could be used as an educational piece, but contains some mild swearing and, being set in a pub, drinking.)
Synopsis Bombs are falling on London again, but some local residents have opted to spend the evening in the pub, rather than the shelters. A look at the practicalities of wartime life in Britain from a local perspective.
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A Toll Of Bells by Patricia Gay
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisWith action jumping between time zones and crossing three generations, the play depicts people who are faced with huge events that are beyond their control. They must, however, continue the quest for survival in their more mundane lives. The three generations depicted in the play react in different ways to accomplish that goal.
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A Train Ride Away by Frank Gibbons
Performance by Aiken High won The Garcia Theater Project, North Augusta 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. Characters are mainly adults with one young child. Could all be played by children. The chorus is optional, but there are several scenes where crowds would create atmosphere.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Intended to have figurative sets (possibly just lighting transitions), rather than realistic depictions of the locations. Props could be real or indicated by mime. Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisThe story of a family of Hungarian Jews being transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in the holocaust of 1944.
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Troublesome People by Jill Haas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters are offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 82 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSome music suggestions are included in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length drama, with a minimal setting in the kitchen and environs of a farm.
SynopsisThe internment of refugees on the Isle Of Man during the early years of World War Two, and the effect on them and the local population is examined as characters poignantly come to life and develop both tense and loving relationships.
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Westerfield at War by Marcus Grollman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 24. Chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and children, intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions are made within the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA serious school play - but with a good deal of humour - set in World War 2. Mixture of full-stage sets and front-of-curtain scenes (allowing for set changes).
SynopsisA series of modern-day reminiscences of the Second World War, played out through scenes of school, village and military life in war-time.
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What Did You Do In The War? by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Children play a mixture of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicProduction notes list recommended period songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleActed reminiscences of World War 2 (covering areas of the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 topic on WW2).
SynopsisAn old lady reminisces with a group of kids about England during World War two. The children become characters from that era and act out some of the scenes. Covers air raids, evacuation, military life, the evacuation of Dunkirque and Battle of Britain.
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