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Adolf's Girls by Frank Gibbons
Young Portonians TC production won the East Stirlingshire Trophy at the SCDA Falkirk District Festival, 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Has good scope to be performed by youth theatre groups, with some parts that could be played by either youth or adults.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play set in Germany during World War 2. Multiple locations, but intended to be indicated by lighting changes, so does not require major sets.
Originally published in 2010, revised edition published 2014
SynopsisIn the midst of the German war effort, the young girls of a BDM group (the female equivalent of the Hitler Youth) are oblivious to the horrors of the European fronts. That is, until circumstances - and a Gestapo officer - threaten to change their lives for the worse.
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The Affidavit by Janet S. Tiger
THE AFFIDAVIT - 1st place (1983) cash award and full production WORLD PREMIERE
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute play. Single set (a pawn shop in New York in the 1940s). A brief glimpse into individual lives, set against the background of the holocaust.
SynopsisHilda Gruenberg has to renew her father's visa affidavit to stand a chance of getting him out of Nazi Germany to join her in America, but it'll cost her $650. She believes her family heirloom ring is worth $10,000, so she's shocked when the pawnshop owner, Mr Meyer, only offers her $650 for it. Why is he taking advantage of her desperation, and is she too proud to accept?
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Air Raid by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggested songs from the period to be sung by characters. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act historical drama set in a WW2 air raid shelter.
SynopsisDespair, exhaustion and fear stand shoulder to shoulder with the love, compassion and humour characteristic of the residents of London’s East End as they gather in an air raid shelter.
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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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The Attic Room by Elizabeth Anne Wells
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One male character is offstage voice only.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short drama on a single set, an attic in WWII-era Vienna.
SynopsisHanna, a young Jewish girl, hides from the Nazis in the house of an Austrian family. When soldiers begin to search the street, the family rush to decide what is right and wrong.
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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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Dawn of Remembrance by Damian Woods
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA nicely written single-set short with a good handle on the tragedies of war and how they affect the mind.
SynopsisTwo soldiers in France, during World War 2, discuss what they have been through and what they miss about home, ruminating on how war has changed them forever.
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Der Vordere Platz (The Forward Place) by Henry P. Gravelle
Winner - Avalonia monologue competition, November 14, 2017. 'Captains monologue Der Vordere Platz'
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set in a submarine and a bedroom. US English. Some adult content.
SynopsisThe crew of a WW2 German U-boat under enemy fire contemplate their bleak future. Each individual battles to find his own ‘forward place’ and one of them leaves a surprising final legacy.
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The Fisherman by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA lengthy monologue with no set required.
SynopsisThe life of an East Coast fisherman, before and after the Second World War, is related in an evocative monologue.
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For Your Tomorrow by Peter Ayre
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Whilst there are nine characters, doubling of three is invited (for example, the young Albert Parker is intended to be played by the actor who plays David, the older Albert's son.)
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Two domestic sets (in the original production this was one box set, with the location change was achieved by using an upstage curtain to conceal or reveal additional set details). Contains a little swearing.
SynopsisAlbert is getting old and forgetful, so he's moving in with son and daughter-in-law. His presence and decline add to the problems they're already having with their son. But the play also shows how Albert lived as a young man and husband, and tells of some of the experiences that made him who he was - in particular a little-known second world war campaign that marked a turning-point in the war with Japan.
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