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As The Clock Struck Ten by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Opportunity for different actors to portray the different ages of each character. Script length can be cut to 52 minutes for the purpose of drama festival entry, by cutting Scene 5.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicIntermission music suggestions. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA powerful drama based on a true story. Various settings and time periods.
SynopsisA dramatisation of the true story of Donnie Merrett, who at the age of 17, shot his mother after she found out he had been forging cheques in her name. On release from prison in 1945, he joined the Royal Navy Reserve in Germany before returning to a life of crime and debauchery, eventually fleeing before he can be court martialled. Returning to London to the old folks home run by his wife and mother-in-law, he demands money to continue funding his habits.
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Being Rose by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Requires 5 actresses of varying ages to play the title character. Every male character is intended to be played by the same actor, and every female character (aside from Rose) by the same actress.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful one act play with various settings.
SynopsisRose looks back on her life from old age but as we see her memories replayed before us, differences emerge between her stories and reality. As her confusion increases, a doctor's diagnosis explains all. In this emotional look at the devastating effects of dementia, Rose is able to recollect momentous emotional events in her life which are vividly and evocatively played out on stage.
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Bill, Emmie and the Queen of Tonga by Philippa Roberts
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters are two adults plus one with a playing age of late teens to twenty and one with a playing age of a younger teenager. (Could be done by a mixed company of adults and younger actors or by a youth theatre company.)
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play in which a small piece of real history illuminates a slice of family life. Single (simple domestic) set.
SynopsisA couple have traveled from Tonga to see their own queen come to England, and to make sure that their niece and nephew watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth the Second on TV while their parents are in London. Unfortunately they are much more interested in the Tongan queen than in Elizabeth.
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Bye Bye Miss Amelia Pye by Patricia Gay
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Three characters are portrayed in both 1959 and 2009.
Run TimeAround 94 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length detective thriller with a single simple setting. Action slips between 2009 and 1959.
SynopsisIn 1959, in the remote Longmoor Manor, a young girl called Amelia Pye was found murdered. Arthur Pye, an ex-commando turned communist was the prime suspect. However, his guilt was never proven. In 2009 the long-married Charlotte and Edward Colville play host to the obnoxious Selena Harper and her mollycoddled son Hadley. Hadley, with his unhealthy fascination with murder, fancies himself as an amateur sleuth, and sets out to solve the mystery.
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Keep Smiling Through by Suzan Holder
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 33. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. Chorus size at Producer's discretion
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!] Variable timing possible with songs used
MusicWell known songs from the wartime era. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA play for schools, with songs, set in a theatre in Britain in World War 2.
SynopsisA Theatre Company preparing and presenting a variety show evokes life in wartime Britain through drama, song, dance and some pathos.
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The Literary Merit Of People's Exhibit One by Zames Curran
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short two-hander drama
SynopsisWhen his poem is vindicated in a trial for obscenity, the poet plans a reading at a local café, but is surprised to find the prosecutor in the audience. They discuss the nature of art and poetry, before the poet makes a startling announcement.
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The Shelter Secrets by Deborah Heath
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Doubling possible for two characters, plus two offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play, suitable for secondary age or youth theatre, with split staging to enable multiple rapid scene changes.
SynopsisTaking shelter from an air raid in their school's boiler room, four children swap secrets in the form of stories. They're surprised to find their tales all meet up and form a larger narrative, one that's completed by their teacher.
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A Sixpenny War by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set during World War Two in the staff restroom of a Woolworths store in London.
SynopsisThe horror of war (and the specific horros of the Second World War), seen through the eyes of a group of girls working at Woolworths each one of whom is personally affected, is dramatically evoked using contemporary political speeches as a background for the girls' experiences.
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Stardust by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix short plays inspired by the life and work of David Bowie.
SynopsisSix short plays, a mixture of comedy and drama, inspired by the life and work of David Bowie. All were winners of the October 2016 Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival. The plays are available individually, but are provided here as a collection at a discount.
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That Sinking Feeling by David Dean
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA monologue-sketch with a simple set.
SynopsisA customer service call-taker deals with an unhappy customer - who is dealing with a situation on board the Titanic, and wants to know if the company will compensate her...
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