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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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Emma by Jane Austen dramatised by Michael Baulch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 150 minutes. [Estimated!] A slick production should be able to reduce this considerably!
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length period drama. Three locations created by simple variations on a single physical set.
SynopsisDramatization of Jane Austen's work, capturing the essence of the period as we see Emma's intriguing matchmaking unfold and her own marital future fulfilled.
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Impatience and Improbability by Nic Dawson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (hotel terrace) setting. A witty and clever intertwining of the mannered world of the eighteenth century and modern day mores - with a bit of farce thrown in.
SynopsisThis diversion in One Act, dedicated with respectful admiration to Miss Jane Austen - with humble apologies for any liberties taken - sees Julia providing eighteenth century elegance and ambience in her unique hotel. The idyllic, mannered world descends into infidelity and recrimination as the modern day intrudes.
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Me Tarzan, You Jane by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 5 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch for a table, two chairs and a couple of actors.
SynopsisIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a hefty length of vine must be in want of a swing through the jungle.
A blind date throws together Tarzan of the Apes and Miss Jane Austen - but will they hit it off?
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Politically Correct by Jennifer Marie Sancho
Runner-up in the Cambridge Theatre Challenge (International play-writing competition) 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The four female characters are intended to be accurate representations of historical people.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act drama with a single 'common room' setting.
SynopsisFour inmates of an assylum rebel. Jane Austen, Margaret Thatcher, Emmeline Pankhurst and Florence Nightingale must work together to agree a plan to escape from their incarceration.
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Potted Austen: Emma by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.
SynopsisA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, covering all of the relevant events and characters with minimal staging requirements.
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Potted Austen: Mansfield Park by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Cast size can be reduced to six with some deft doubling.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park.
SynopsisA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, covering all of the salient events and characters with minimal staging requirements.
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Potted Austen: Northanger Abbey by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.
SynopsisA short take on Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, covering all of the relevant events and characters with minimal staging requirements. Cast size can be reduced to six with some meticulous doubling!
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Potted Austen: Persuasion by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion.
SynopsisA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion, covering all of the salient events and characters with minimal staging requirements.
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Potted Austen: Pride And Prejudice by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 14 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play ideal for schools or classrooms.
SynopsisA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, covering all of the salient events and characters.
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