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After The Flags And Bands by Allan Williams
Production by Offshoots won Best Play, Best Actress & Technical Excellence Award at the Anglesey Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn all female cast, one act drama - with a single (church hall during World War One) setting.
SynopsisThroughout the First World War we follow the women left at home, through letters and monologues, as their good companionship helps them cope with the devastating events on the Western Front.
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An Afternoon In September by B.J. Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA drama in two acts (though, with just under an hour's run time - can be performed in one). Touches of tragicomedy and a supernatural element. A simple, multi-functional set.
SynopsisThe residents of an old folks home are all concerned about Morris who is approaching the end. He expresses a final wish which they all contribute to making come true. An out of world experience he encountered during his service in the Royal Navy poignantly repeats itself for him, with the help of a small pebble.
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Call To Duty by Nettie Baskcomb Brown
The original production won the Five Counties and Mercia division trophies and was a semi-finalist in 2014 All England Theatre Festival, winning adjudicator's award for excellence.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAward winning One Act play for youth theatre with various (simple) settings.
SynopsisSam is bored by his school history and drama lessons about the First World War, but through his brother's console games, he learns more than he expected.
The play vividly brings to life the bravery of ordinary soldiers who fought in World War One by merging modern virtual war games with the shocking reality of the WW1 trenches and using comedy and tragedy to take actors and audiences on an emotional, thought provoking journey.
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A Cause for Division by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length historical drama (with plenty of both). Single (period Scotish cottage) setting. Contains a small amount of mildly offensive language.
SynopsisDavid is a fiery son of Scotland, ready to serve Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) in the Jacobite uprising. His father John has a business to run and throws him from the house. Alexander is the elder son who stands by his father but doesn't turn his back on his rebel brother. A family at war in 1745.
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Christmas At Petersburg by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. One of the characters has the same surname as the author. This is not entirely coincidental.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with two original scores. Additional excerpts from Christmas carols could be used at the discretion of the production.
StyleHistorical drama, exporing some of the depths of the American Civil War.
SynopsisThe Confederates have been besieged at the railhead of Petersberg for months, reducing food, clothing and ammunition to the barest minimum. Into this desperate situation, on Christmas Eve, come two young girls from opposite sides of the war, each looking for a lost and injured father.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Cowards by Stephen Gillard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Four principal male roles plus one female cameo. All other roles can be doubled.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length drama set at the front during World War One (a cell block and General Haig’s office). Contains appropriately placed adult language.
SynopsisSixteen-year-old Private Harry Blaydon stands accused of cowardice and faces execution by firing squad. He is mentored by old sweat Sarge who acts as a father figure for him. Harry's predicament is compared with the situation General Douglas Haig finds himself in as their destinies play out.
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Dawn Of A New Day by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisDuring the second world war a disparate group of people find themselves entering an amorphous place, somewhere between life and death. Meaningful relationships develop as they await their destiny and the futility of war becomes clear.
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Death of an Angel by Young Theatre, edited by Helen Sharman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotionally charged one-act play for a youth theatre group set in a war zone.
SynopsisA group of children are on the run in a war zone when a man saves one of the girls and joins the group. Can he be trusted, or is he leading them all into a trap?
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The Emperor's Last Victory by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - a sutradhari, as he is called in Indian drama tradition, an Indian museum curator, the Emperor Napoleon, Napoleon's Aide de camp and his wife.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Two in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Napoleon, exiled on St. Helena, uses a chess game with Bertrand, his aid de camp, to review his career, philosophy and military strategy.
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Entrenched by Samantha Lierens
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA song is suggested to be sung and accompanied on piano at beginning and end the performance. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length play, divided into three acts, with many short scenes in different locations.
SynopsisA re-telling of a true story about Elsie Knocker and her friend Mairi Chisholm, who were instrumental in establishing and maintaining a hospital, close to the front line at Ypres during the First World War. They were both awarded the Military Medal, were decorated by the Belgian King, and probably became the most photographed women of their time. This play follows them from their first meeting to the irrevocable breakdown of their friendship in 1919.
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