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Alice And The Cold Case by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 68 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act detective drama (that could be played out in one).
SynopsisA detective on administrative leave and a reporter with everything to prove have to team up to solve a cold case that no one really cares about. The only question is whether it will make their careers, or end them.
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Dick Whittington - Eighties-Style by Mark Jack
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Variable chorus size at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 139 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hours 50 minutes.
MusicSong suggestions for 11 songs are provided with the Producer's copy. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA pantomime set in the 1980s, with the usual ingredients and multiple sets.
SynopsisYoung Dick takes on the forces of King Rat to save good old London Town (and mostly Alice Fitzwaterman) from the dreadful rodent infestation. Aided by his trusty cat Tommy and the Fairy of Bow Bells, Dick is bound to save the day - in 80's style.
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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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Elephants by Paul Bovino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single New York apartment set (with a strongly-themed taste in decoration - see title for details!) Contains swearing (and also affection).
SynopsisA strange birthday party reveals hidden love...
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End of the Ban by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 63 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-hour comedy set in 1980s England.
SynopsisIt is 1987. Coal miner Les Varley and his family are typical of the many mining families of North Nottinghamshire. Les and his wife Rita's slow drift apart is accelerated by conflicts over their daughter's sex life and their son's criminal activities. Then comes the news that Les is trapped in an underground roof fall. His family, the neighbours and the whole village can only wait.
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Family Ties by Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. All characters are adults, with a range of ages.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama in three acts. Single domestic set. Contains swearing, intolerance and other forms of familial behaviour.
SynopsisIt's Ted's sixtieth birthday and Doris has planned a family get together. Son Ian and his wife Sally only live down the road, but Paul has been living away in London, and doesn't get on with his Dad. It was always going to be tough, but Paul lets slip a devastating secret.
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Famous People of the Twentieth Century by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five scripts, six characters per script.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times around 10 minutes) designed for 'readers theatre' (i.e. use for small group reading), though they could also be performed as plays. No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz for each play.
SynopsisFive short plays looking at the lives of famous people from the 20th century, including Martin Luther King, John Lennon, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and a group of famous women : Diana, Princess of Wales, Margaret Thatcher, Madame Curie, Mother Theresa, Anne Frank and Helen Keller.
The scripts are aligned to the English National Curriculum, Key Stages 1 & 2, History Syllabus Unit 20 ('What can we learn about recent history from studying the life of a famous person?'), Citizenship Unit 5 (Living in a Diverse World) plus the R.E. Unit on Famous People.
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For the Good of the Family by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Domestic interior settings.
SynopsisA family reunion becomes a fraught affair as Jack and Virginia's son can't resist bringing up the subject of the effect his profoundly disabled sister had on his childhood. The discord leads to an astonishing revelation.
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A Friend of Ronnie's by David Barry
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Edith and Arthur are relatively elderly, Susan a younger researcher.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act drama set in 1983 (twenty years after the main event). Single domestic setting. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's been a tense twenty years for Edith and Arthur. Now that Susan has arrived and is uncovering his shady past, will life improve for the pair of them, or simply reveal more regrets?
The play fills some gaps in the true story of the robbery, and the substitute train driver who was never caught.
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Further Education by Pete Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Frank and Anne are written with Geordie accents.
Run TimeAround 117 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedic play (backed by a bit of recent British history) with a single (scruffy student flat) setting.
SynopsisIn this very well observed play, set during the miners' strike in the 1980s, Essex University students, flat sharing Rachel, Emma and Claire invite Durham miner Frank to stay with them whilst he joins the picket line in the locality. The clash of working class and middle class values come to the fore during his stay and in amusing turns both sides learn from the other.
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A History of the Olympics - Readers' Theatre by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 36. No chorus. Six plays with six characters in each.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of six mini-plays (with run times around 10 minutes) designed for 'readers theatre' (i.e. use for small group reading), though they could also be performed as plays. No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz for each play.
SynopsisOlympic history, comparing the ancient games to the modern olympics and studying the development of the modern Olympic games through references to events, sportsmen and controversies.
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