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Come to the Circus by Debbie Chalmers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus. Various characters could be m or f. Particular talents are needed for some roles.
Run TimeAround 73 minutes. [Estimated!] Flexibility, according to music used and 'acts' - at the Producer's discretion.
MusicSong suggestions for 12 pieces are provided with the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA fun two-act play with songs and 'circus acts', which may challenge a younger youthful cast.
SynopsisTimes are hard for the circus, and the whole Big Top team meets to try and find a way to draw people away from their televisions and computer games. But it's Granny who has the winning idea, introducing some mischievous monkeys to every act.
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The Comedy of Errors [60-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. Speaking roles - 4M, 4F, 8 either, plus at least 3 non-speaking townspeople.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors', with every word remaining Shakespeare's.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisAntipholus of Syracuse has come to Ephesus with his servant, Dromio. Unknown to them, their identical twin brothers, also called Antipholus and Dromio, have been living in Ephesus for many years. There is a heap of comic confusion until their true identities are at last revealed.
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Contracts by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama focusing on political sleaze, single domestic set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisHedley is a man on the edge. An MP only re-elected by the slimmest majority, he needs a juicy cabinet job to pay off the debts mounting due to his wife's shopping and his sons' public school. He soon discovers how far he'll go to escape the life he's been living.
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The Cottage by John Dowsett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!] The author estimates the run time at 80 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleA drama set in the 1960s. Structurally in two acts, but on the boundary between one-act and two-act length.
SynopsisAlex’s cottage was once a cosy family home, but since the death of his wife, he’s started to lose his grip on the place. Now his sons see an investment opportunity, if they can persuade him to move out.
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Councillors by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. In addition to the on-stage characters, there is an off-stage female voice.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA drama touched by elements of comedy and farce, as you might expect from a combination of marriage and politics. Set in a house in South Wales.
SynopsisBill Owen is a little set in his ways, and distressed to have to dress up smart for his older son's wedding. Edward Owen is marrying a girl with family connections and he doesn't want his family letting him down. But local politics is all anyone can talk about, despite the wedding.
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Counsellor Extraordinary by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 91 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length historical drama with various settings.
SynopsisSet between 1598 and 1600, the play recounts the downfall of the Earl of Essex, once the aging Queen Elizabeth I's greatest favourite in the light of the differing attitudes of brothers Anthony and Francis Bacon towards Essex as their patron. Anthony served in the feudal manner, bound forever to his lord, right or wrong. Francis, the contemporary thinker, limited his allegiance and served save his loyalty to Queen and state. He finally stops supporting Essex during his trial for treason and it is Francis' skill as a prosecutor that leads to a guilty verdict and results in Essex being beheaded.
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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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Curtain Up! by Adam Croft
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 94 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy, in two acts, with a simple setting.
SynopsisThe Gerrysthorpe Amdram group are putting on a new play, but despite finding a cast, they may be in trouble. The village hall is going to be demolished to make way for Waitrose, so the performances have been moved up drastically!
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Cyrano and Roxane by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo tracks are suggested in the producer's script - one to be played in the background at the end of a scene, one to be played from an instrumental recording as a character sings the lyrics. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length comedy drama with various settings.
SynopsisA modern reworking of the romantic classic, bringing to life the story of Cyrano de Bergerac - a French soldier known for his poetic skills, bold adventures and large nose - his friend Christian and their love for Roxane.
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Dance With The Devil by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 91 minutes. [Estimated!] Approximate timing includes songs.
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for six traditional songs, with alternative lyrics. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length restoration-style comedy with music.
SynopsisWhen Charles II is restored to the crown in 1660, multitudes of aristocratic émigrés return from exile in Paris, bringing with them a lifestyle rich in a French flamboyance quite alien to the English Puritans. Lord Ascot agrees to take on a young French footman, Claude Duval, whose Gallic affectations and charms quickly catch the eye of Lady Ascot and her circle of friends. Unbeknown to his employers, Duval is a compulsive gambler with a penchant for committing robbery on the highway.
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