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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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Matt Freeman's San Antonio by Sandy Radford
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama, running somewhere on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play, though structured in four acts. Multiple sets, but described very feasibly. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisMatt is a playwright, but he's not happy with his level of success, either in his professional or his personal life. He decides to throw everything into a new play and a trip to San Antonio to try and recapture a lost love.
A play that plays with theatre to lead the audience on a journey through what is, what chould be, and what might have been.
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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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The Merchant of Venice [60-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEvery word is Shakespeare's, but the cast list has been reduced, with four minor characters and all servants/court officials removed.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisBassanio needs money so that he can court the noble lady Portia. He goes to his friend Antonio, who helps negotiate a loan from the moneylender Shylock. If the money is not repaid, Shylock will demand a pound of Antonio's flesh. This leads to a court case with an unexpected judge.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
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Mo by Tyler Mathews
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus. The characters are a mixture of teenagers and adults. Could be played to age or by a youth theatre company.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Multiple settings, but locations indicated by minimal furniture rather than realistic sets.
SynopsisMo is the boy who thinks - knows - he can fly. With an exceptional IQ but a difficulty fitting in, he battles prejudice, a dysfunctional foster family, school bullies and himself. With imaginative staging and a vividly powerful, atmospheric plot the play describes Mo's tortuous journey of self-discovery.
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Mr Micawber Down Under by David Barry
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Five narrating voices also have numerous character roles.
Run TimeAround 135 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicFive musical pieces are suggested in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length play with various (simple) settings.
SynopsisIn this Dickens spin-off, the Micawber family find themselves in Australia, where Mr Micawber's incorrigible optimism continues - he is sure that something will turn up. In many twists and turns the story, assisted by innovative narration here and there, unfolds - as the family, pursued by creditors finally sails into the sunset, convinced that something will turn up in New Zealand.
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Mrs Adapta Iago's Knitting Circle by Peter John Cooper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 98 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length drama with a single (living room) setting. Containing strong adult language.
SynopsisThe knitting circle has been meeting in the front room of Mrs Adapta Iago's bungalow every Tuesday and Thursday evening for the past forty years. But everything is not as it seems - there's conspiracy in the air. What is the project they've been working on all that time? Why are the knitting circle members all intellectual women graduates from one of Oxford's top colleges? What is the secret they want to keep from Michael, the bus driver? What actually did happen to Magda? What is the solution to the four colour problem? And what happened to Connie's rash? This darkly comic tale is as full of twists and turns as a ball of wool.
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A Mug's Game by Sarah Reilly
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play, posing question of inner versus outward beauty. Contains mild swearing and an Australian accent.
SynopsisSuzy is unhappy with her new life in the country and decides to host a dinner party. She invites her glamorous friend Alice whose reasons for recent plastic surgery splits the group. Her arrival with Suzy's husband causes cynical sister Jo to suspect foul play. As the wine flows, her usually quiet neighbour, Beth, to her husband's dismay, speaks her mind and there are shock announcements as innermost feelings are exposed. Add to this the new handsome neighbour moving in next door, there are comical scenes leading to life-changing results.
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Murder at Ten Twenty by Ian McCutcheon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 108 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length murder mystery thriller with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisWealthy entrepreneur and crossword enthusiast Abel is convinced that one of his children is planning to murder him, and hires a private detective to help catch the killer. But it doesn’t go to plan, and Detective Inspector West must uncover the truth.
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My Favourite Things by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Three settings interspersed with front-of-curtain scenes.
SynopsisJustin has achieved his long held ambition to direct 'The Sound of Music' for his local amateur society. His casting ideas and unorthodox audition techniques ruffle a lot of feathers and his personal life is devastated after a medical consultation. He and his partner, Gerald manage to deal with the difficulties they both have to face with help from an unexpected source.
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