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2020 Pied Piper by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus. Some of the characters are written with a particular gender in mind, but that doesn't really matter.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleNot so much a rhyming pantomime as a raging satire. Minimal sets, few props.
SynopsisThere's a plague of rats about to fall on Hamelin, and the Mayor has gone on holiday. Even when he gets back, his trap and trace scheme is failing. Enter the Pied Piper with a scheme for which the mayor is more than happy to take credit, but not so eager to pay...
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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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The Adventures of Captain Blood by Geoff and Vera Rogers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. Variable chorus size possible at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 56 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThere are 7 song suggestions included with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA family show (possibly an alternative to Pantomime) told in verse, structurally in two acts but run time is approximately one hour.
SynopsisIn an original comedic rhyming story, a band of treasure-crazy Pirates are caught in a storm... shipping them onto dry land. Unknown to the Pirates, this landfall will result in their meeting three women - determined to make husbands of them, and the disguised love of their press-ganged crewmember. There are opportunities for fun audience interactions and some familiar songs.
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Aladdina and Somebody's Magic Lamp by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Various characters written with a specific gender, but it's a pantomime so they can be switched wherever you like.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming pantomime with multiple locations but no specific set requirements.
SynopsisA novel twist on the tale of Aladdin, with a female lead and a story line that moves well away from the original plot, whilst keeping lamp, genie and (the British panto setting of) Widow Twankey's laundry.
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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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Alice in Wonderland by Richard Coleman
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  Production by Dingwall Academy Drama Society won the Best Stage Presentation trophy in the Highland Division of the SCDA festival 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. Besides the various principals, there are unspecified numbers of (animal) jurors and (up to) a whole set of chess pieces.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming fantasia on a theme of Carroll.
A whirlwind tour of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass told as a verse play.
SynopsisDreaming on a river bank, Alice sees a White Rabbit who is late for an appointment. She follows him down a rabbit hole where a Hatter, a rather decisive Queen, a thieving Knave, a couple of Kings and a host of others await.
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Another Cat, Another Hat by Stuart Ardern
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. As presented on the web site, the script requires a minimum cast of 15, but the Producer's Copy provides a number of variations to the text which can reduce the cast size to 10 (with doubling).
It's panto so gender is flexible.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!] (Variations cutting characters and dances would bring the time down to around 20 minutes.)
MusicThe script has several places for songs and dances at the producer's discretion. The score for one song is provided (it's not essential, but it happens to fit.)
StyleOne-act rhyming pantomime version of Puss in Boots, designed for minimal sets but requiring a few portable items.
SynopsisThe miller's son, to his distress
Is poor and can't court the princess
That's something which his cat disputes -
A talking cat, it's Puss in Boots!
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Brave Saint George by Kate Goddard
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. The script allows for - indeed, encourages - four different actors to play Saint George. Whilst many of the characters have a specific gender casting across gender would be entirely appropriate to the form!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script suggests suitable music to accompany the performance. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleModern version of a traditional English mummers' play. Since such things were often performed outdoors, informally, there is no requirement for a set.
SynopsisSt George, a noble knight is keen to marry Princess Saffron and to show how brave he is. The King and Queen set him a test - to fight the toughest enemies from faraway lands. He defeats each enemy in turn - though each is brought back to life by a different doctor (a special character with a strange cure.) St George is, unfortunately, a bit of a big-head, and by the time he defeats the last enemy, the Dragon, Princess Saffron has begun to have other ideas about a suitable partner...
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Camelot - The Knights of the Square Table by Richard Coleman
Performance by Hyde Little Theatre won the Greater Manchester Youth One Act Festival, 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. Characters include various knights (one of whom is definitely female, and others who could well be) and a dragon.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic compilation of Camelot characters in a rhyming romp round the realm.
SynopsisCamelot is under attack from the Black Knight - not only that, there's the dietary requirements of a dragon to take into consideration.
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Caterpillar Crawl by Raymond Blakesley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Lots of flexibility. The cast are a mix of children and adults (assumed to be played by children) with options for dances and a chorus (the class) who chant rhymes. The caterpillar role can be played by actors or could be a puppet.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for a flexible cast of children in a mixture of prose and rhyme. Options for dances. Includes information about the butterfly lifecycle.
SynopsisWhen Tom finds a talking, dancing caterpillar he thinks life is going to be easy, but Salome is almost as much trouble as his classmates. But he organises a concert for her anyway.
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Chaos In Wonderland by Richard Coleman
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNo specific music suggestions, although there is an optional song performance in Scene Three. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act rhyming play
SynopsisAlice unexpectedly teams up with Jack and his magic beans to overthrow the Queen of Hearts in this rhyming one-act collision of tales.
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A Chaotic Christmas Carol by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act verse play, rearranging Dickens.
Synopsis'A Christmas Carol' is given a huge twist to show Scrooge as a determined do-gooder, despite the machinations of wicked embezzler Bob Cratchit and the forlorn ghost of grasping Jacob Marley, plus assorted spirits.
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