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The Shadows Of Antiquity by Adora Pingstock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Opportunities for doubling and pre-recording parts.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act gothic horror tale with a single setting.
SynopsisMadame Carlotta is the custodian of the shop in which each of the items on sale has a gruesome story attached to it. A young couple sheltering from a severe storm find refuge in the shop and are enthralled as Madame Carlotta's tales come to life, little knowing that they will be the subject of the next tale.
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The Shop by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, taking place within a shop.
SynopsisIt's just another ordinary day in the Charity Shop for Elsie and Margaret, with new customers and old friends. But they discover that one visit in particular was very special and will never be forgotten.
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A Slice Of Elizabethan Life by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Variable chorus size and doubling of parts, at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song suggestion and one rap are included with the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA short-ish one act play for schools, with song, dance, rap, and with a simple set.
SynopsisThis play portrays a slice of Elizabethan life and follows on from 'A Slice of Tudor Life' by the same author. They can be used separately or together to give an overview of the Tudor Dynasty. Narrators and various characters from Elizabeth's life, including the ghost of her father King Henry VIII, comment on her personality and events in her life until her death.
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Smugglers by Geoff Bamber
Production by Plockton ADS Youth won the EML Quaich at the SCDA Highland Youth Festival, 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. The number of smugglers, soldiers and inn customers can be varied according to demand, recruitment and thirst.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy adventure for kids.
SynopsisJohn Fisher is an ambitious reporter, despatched to the darkest depths of the west country to investigate smuggling. Where better to start than the atmospheric 'Smuggler's Rest' inn, despite the landlady's assurances that there are no smugglers? The constant attentions of Captain Elwood of His Majesty's Revenue Service persuade John that there are indeed rum goings-on to look into. John and Lucy, the landlady's daughter, find themselves caught between the determined excise men and the ruthless smugglers with only the questionable assistance of the ghost of Old Granny Steggles to aid them.
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Stoppit by Marcus Grollman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Characters are 12 children and three adults (assumed to be played by children).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act ghost story for kids, set in a playground/classroom (originally played in--the-round so needs little in the way of set), simple props.
SynopsisIt's time to hand in homework again and no-one is looking forward to another of Mrs. Devenish's bad moods. It's especially worrying for Luther, who is running out of imaginative excuses for why he hasn't done his work again. No-one was expecting the strange events that were going to transform this normal school day into something that no-one was ever likely to forget!
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Sweet and Spooky by Olivia Arieti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play (give or take a couple of minutes). A gently humorous teenage ghost story.
SynopsisMillie wants to be a writer, and she wants Pete, her handsome schoolfriend, to look through her latest work. The trouble is that Millie's ex-boyfriend is dead. Dead but not forgotten - his ghost haunts the attic room where she writes.
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A Teenage Christmas Carol by Richard James
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Very flexible casting - there are 11 narrators, who could ultimately be condensed to one role, and other doubling would be possible.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play in a mix of verse (from the narrators) and prose (from the rest of the cast). No set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisThe great granddaughter of Ebenezer Scrooge needs to be taught the same lessons he learned - and in a very similar fashion!
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That's the Spirit by Caroline Spencer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort play for youth theatre.
Also available as part of the Fright Size collection.
SynopsisA ghostly comedy intermingling Haloween and Christmas themes.
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A Thirty-Minute Hamlet by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Whilst there isn't a formal chorus, the numbers of attendants and courtiers could easily be increased.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisHamlet, the Danish prince, finds himself haunted by his father's ghost. The ghost confirms that he was murdered by his brother, Claudius, who is now king. Hamlet dithers in his course of action - should he avenge his father or submit to Claudius? Ultimately it ends tragically for the whole court.
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A Thirty-Minute Macbeth by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 16. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The male characters include Macduff's son who should be aged around 7. No formal chorus, but a flexible number of soldiers and offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWitches foretell that, against expectations and the laws of inheritance, Macbeth will become king of Scotland. Urged on by his wife, Macbeth tries to make the prophesy come true. All goes well (in a gruesome sort of way) until the shrubbery starts walking up the drive.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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