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Acting Funny by Jack Burgess
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 52. Chorus. Three of the characters (two in one sketch, one in another) are intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for the opening and closing songs are supplied with the Producer's copy of the script. (Original lyrics, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan)
StyleA revue - a set of 17 comedy sketches and songs, varying in length from one to ten minutes. Basically a family show, but includes mild swearing in a few of the sketches.
SynopsisA collection of sketches, including opening and closing songs, five Great Moments from History, two French Lessons, three monologues, a very small circus, the ante-rooms to the after-life, a spoof of a medical soap opera, a martial arts demonstration and the Dead Carrot sketch. [Note that some of the longer sketches are also available individually.]
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Adventures of Oliver Twist by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus. 16 speaking parts, plus an unspecified number of Urchins, playable by a company of 10 with a lot of doubling (and probably some rapid costume changes).
Run TimeAround 77 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA new, humourous adaptation, in two acts, of Dickens' classic novel.
SynopsisThe story of an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and lives with a gang of pickpockets before being rescued by a kind gentleman and an unexpectedly close relation. This is Oliver with a modern Twist.
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All Is Not Lost by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Most of the characters are written male, but really it doesn't matter. Characters are a mix of ages, so could suit a mixed age company.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with sheet music for five original songs.
StyleFull-length comedy with musical elements, speculating on the culture clash between Anglo Saxons and Romanised Britons.
SynopsisSir Ambrosius Pengarth used to be the valiant, beast-slaying ruler of the Five Hills, but now is more interested in playing his lyre than protecting the people. When rumours of a dragon spread through the castle, his young son and nephew bunk off lessons to go and slay it themselves.
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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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Amore by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Actors are intended to be doubled up across both acts.
Run TimeAround 78 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act play, adapted from the plays that in turn inspired Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night. (Plautus’ The Menaechmi and Siena Academy's The Deceived Ones)
SynopsisWhen two sets of identical twins are separated, one of them weaves a sticky web of romance and deception in which the other becomes unwittingly entangled. In Act One, Deception, one of the twins is lost as a child and is discovered by his twin brother ten years later, leading a life of love and deceit in a far-off town.In Act Two, Disguise, a twin sister disguises herself as a boy to get the man she loves, only to find that when her identical twin brother shows up, he is mistaken for her. Each individual act is available separately.
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Animal Farm by George Orwell adapted by Kieron Toner
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleLarge-cast full-length play in a single set.
SynopsisOrwell's classic allegorical tale of the animals taking control of their farm is retold for the stage, keeping much of the original text and storylines.
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The Back Alley Bakery by Kim Watson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 79 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length comedy drama on a split (bakery/alley) set. US English.
SynopsisCarver's Bakery does brisk business, but in the alley behind it, there are all kinds of encounters. From the couple who live in the alley, to the people who walk down it, lives collide and are changed forever.
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Bannockburn - The Almost True Story by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. The eight clansmen and the messenger are written male, but could be played by female actors.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length play, adding darkly comedic (and occasionally anachronistic) touches to the true historical story. (Contains ripe language and adult themes.)
SynopsisIn 1314, as Edward II’s army advance on Scotland, the men of a small Scottish clan prepare to join Robert the Bruce's army at Bannockburn. Before leaving to defend their land, they deal with conflicts of the domestic kind, say their prayers, and down many pints of strong ale.
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Bardell versus Pickwick by Malcolm Seymour
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play. Single period (1830s) set.
SynopsisMembers of the Pickwick Club, re-enact their founder's legal altercation with his landlady, Mrs Bardell.
Faithfully adapted from The Pickwick Papers, this hilarious romp highlights the Dickens' well-known dislike of the legal profession, with topical sideswipes at the modern 'no win - no fee' culture.
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Benny Manhattan And The Caponi Diamond by Carol Hill
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 30. Minimum total without doubling = 36. Chorus. Variable chorus size as desired by the Producer.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusic suggestions for nine optional pieces are included with the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA gangster farce in two acts, suitable for youth performers, with various settings.
SynopsisThe bumbling Manhattan gang, led by Benny Manhattan, get themselves embroiled in double crossings with the Caponi family. A bank robbery runs into difficulties when the Caponi diamond is inadvertently, or perhaps deliberately, included in the Manhattan's haul.
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Beware McGruff! by Skip Chalker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. The script includes 'a number of police officers'. That number could be one.
Run TimeAround 78 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn entertaining full-length comedy, riffing off Shakespeare's Scottish Play. US English with American cultural references.
SynopsisIn the middle of a production of Macbeth, Mark finds himself thrust into the lead role. Moreover, the denizens of the props store predict he could lead the drama company. Soon he's up to his neck in corpses and dire warnings.
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