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Kids in Tights - The Musical by Bill Siviter with Music by Jonny Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Whilst there isn't a formal requirement for a chorus, there is plenty of opportunity for adding Montagues, Capulets and ball guests.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and Vocal scores for nine songs are supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleRomeo and Juliet told, as an irreverent verse play, by the protagonists and by narrators. A good introduction to Shakespeare's story! (The specified run-time is the minimum - extending the ball and the fight will add time!)
SynopsisShakespeare's Romeo and Juliet condensed into a short verse play for kids, then lengthened because everyone gets so excited that they need to sing about it.
Boy meets girl, love overcomes the family feud - but only for the lovers. Swordplay turns rivals into kebabs. Mistakes are made and the heroes die. (You see, it's a soppy love story.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Kids in Tights - The Play by Bill Siviter
Performance by Ormlie Community Group won the SCDA, Caithness district, 2010 (also picking up the trophy for best ensemble).
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. A chorus could be added as an optional extra for the ball scene and for the gangs of Montagues and Capulets.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!] The ball and fight scenes can be extended.
MusicNone.
StyleRomeo and Juliet told as an irreverent verse play, told by the protagonists and by narrators. A good introduction to Shakespeare's story! (The specified run-time is the minimum - extending the ball and the fight will add time!)
SynopsisShakespeare's Romeo and Juliet condensed into a twenty-minute verse play for kids. Boy meets girl, love overcomes the family feud - but only for the lovers. Swordplay turns rivals into kebabs. Mistakes are made and the heroes die. (You see, it's a soppy love story.)
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The Killing Of Richard by Roger Mathewson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 77 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act drama with a single (rehearsal stage) set.
SynopsisCasting is in progress for Shakespeare's Richard III. Obnoxious leading actor Richard is auditioning for the part of King Richard, in opposition to Harry Richmond. In a subtle mirroring of the Bard's work we witness Richard's end.
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King Lear by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. The number of roles can be increased by adding soldiers (the King of France in particular would make good use of them.)
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort modern-English version of Shakespeare's tragedy. (Whilst the plot is all there, there are more comic moments than the bard envisaged.) The author has structured this in 13 acts, but don't let that fool you.
SynopsisAn ageing King Lear intends to retire and hand over his throne to one of his squabbling daughters. The Earl of Gloucester, on the other hand, does not intend to retire but his scheming son, Edmund, wants to take over the title anyway, even if it means by-passing the rightful heir, his brother Edgar. The two families' affairs become linked and a violent tale of treachery, jealousy and blind ambition ensues.
Despite the body count running into double figures, this is a comedy.
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Like You've Never Seen It Before by Christine Harvey & Elisha Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 37. Chorus. 12 speaking parts, the rest mime.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMinimum set. Simple props. Intended as a junior school full-class play. Opportunities for mime, improvisation and dance.
SynopsisJo and Mel are trying to write a play for their school, but, unknown to them, they are being fought over by a muse and Professor Block, the personification of writer's block. Unfortunately for the professor, he is in entirely the wrong place.
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Macbeth by Geoff Bamber
Production by Gairloch Primary School won the Youth Section of the Highland Division of the SCDA festival, 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShakespeare's Macbeth as a modern language play (with modern humour) for kids. A one act play in five acts. Simple sets and props. Options for songs and dances.
SynopsisThere should be three witches, but one of them is having problems with her satellite navigation system. Eventually they give a fateful prediction to Macbeth, who likes the idea of being the new king enough to dispatch the old one. Much murder and wringing of hands ensues. All this and a mad Scottish doctor. The bard will be spinning in his grave!
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Macbeth In Seventeen And A Half Minutes Or Less by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 35. No chorus. Various minor parts may be doubled.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!] This is dependent on the cast!
MusicNone.
StyleA short one-act comedy, with no set required.
SynopsisThe three witches attempt to tell their version of Macbeth in seventeen and a half minutes or less. As they condense it, an amusing and fast-paced summary emerges. Will they succeed in meeting their deadline? Don't blink or you'll miss all the fun of finding out!
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Macbeth The Musical by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicAll songs included in the script are provided with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleA one act musical play for older children, with simple settings.
SynopsisSeeking a plot on which to base a musical, two young writers decide that the Scottish Play would be an ideal choice for their tragical comedy musical farce . It turns out as such...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Master Shakeshafte by Peter Parkinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play, with a variety of settings, generally indicated by furniture and atmosphere.
SynopsisThere is much speculation over the 'missing years' of Shakespeare's life, and this play offers a glimpse into what may have happened if the bard of Avon really did spend time as a tutor in Hoghton Hall, before becoming a playwright in earnest. There are numerous nods to familiar plays and characters, and also lines or titles which may delight an alert audience.
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A May Dream by Sally Kinnell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 32. No chorus. In addition to the 32 human roles (playable by a cast of 14) there is Crumble the Dog who can double as Starveling's Dog. There are two brief (silent) appreances of children ('School Boy' and 'Child' who could probably be doubled).
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Multiple locations but simple settings. Contains mild (Shakespearean) swearing.
SynopsisA collection of Shakespeare's Rustics pursue their own plotlines outside their plays, converging on Hecate's shop and Doll Tearsheet's bar. Philosophy, love, conspiracy and the unmasking of a villain, in genuine Shakespearian language.
A May Dream was specially written in response to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Open Stages Project in 2012.
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