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CosPlay by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. The chorus is optional, but could add a lot to the piece.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Two settings but a simple set design will allow an easy switch between them.
SynopsisThe boss wants everyone concentrating on the big presentation, but excitement has gripped the office - this weekend is HeroCon, and people are planning their costumes! It soon becomes clear that what you wear on the outside can hide the real you.
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Crossing The Line by Pete Benson
Performance by Weighton Young Players won the East Riding Section of the All England Theatre Festival, 2019, also picking up best actress, best director and youth section awards.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. All characters are aged around eleven or twelve except for Victor Marriot who is an adult at least forty years old.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama for a youth theatre or mixed company. Single (minimal) set. Contains minor bad language.
SynopsisPlaying games has brought a group of children together in a barn, where they hear how Susan killed an injured cat to put it out of its misery. Then they discover a wanted criminal, shot and on the run. He’ll let them go, as long as Susan stays. He needs her help with something.
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Customer Service by Avis & Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Characters are a variety of ages. Many could be played as either gender.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single (department store) set. Mildly surreal, bordering on farce, with lots of prop gags. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJust another day in a department store, where a pair of bewildered shop clerks encounter a clown, an accountant, a thief, some very colourful customers and a string of misplaced suitcases...
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Dance Story by Frank Gibbons
Shortlisted in the SCDA Play on Words competition 2011.
Performance by Cardigan Theatre won the 'best actress' award at the Pembrokeshire one-act festival, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. The announcer is written male (and sounds male, but need not be). PJs group of dancers are assumed female, but need not be. There are four of them but there could be more or fewer. Two parts written adult, the rest are of high school age.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Not a musical (in the sense that it does not include songs), but the backdrop is rival dance troupes, so dance could be a major element.
SynopsisThe Dragon Belles dance team are through to the finals of the competition, but one of the members is too ill to dance. In fact, she has a heart condition that can only be cured at a hospital in Canada. Now they need the prize money to send her there, but will her replacement be good enough?
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Dangerous Dolls - The Battle for Santy's Toyshop by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for 5 songs Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play suitable for all ages, with various settings and music.
SynopsisWhen the elves take over the toy shop and attempt to replace all the old-fashioned toys with clones of themselves, it is down to a group of rejected dolls to outwit them, and show Santy that they are worthy of a place in the front window.
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A Date With Dracula by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus. Chorus size at Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 57 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions for 6 songs are provided with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act musical comedy, with a simple set.
SynopsisFlorence is so desperate for a date that she turns to Dateze, the internet dating site, and finds she's set up with Count... sorry, Colin. Eager to meet a young woman, Colin, is also on the web. Luckily Florence's sister Tuna, takes Colin in hand, and even sorts out Florence's next date - Frankie.
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The Delphi Dilemma by Jonathan Caldicot
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for teenage cast, set at an archaeological dig in Greece.
SynopsisA school party have been set a discovery quiz on their educational trip to Greece. All goes smoothly, if a little competitively, until a schoolboy prank goes badly wrong.
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The Dial Conspiracy by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Stage crew - optimum number 2, are non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short-ish one act comedy/farce, with a single (hotel room) setting.
SynopsisA crime caper at a remote hotel in the Highlands of Scotland, where weird and wonderful stratagems are used - as a succession of unlikely characters including a surly porter and the driver of a lime green Ferrari, vie with National Security officers.
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A Different League by Jonathan Edgington
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy on three simple sets. This is the sequel to Three Nil Down At Half Time, also published by Lazy Bee Scripts. The two can be performed individually or together.
SynopsisA football team are looking forward to the new season when disaster strikes and the girls' league they are due to play in is disbanded. Fortunately (although much to the consternation of several parents), the team receive an unexpected invitation to play in a boy's league.
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Disconnected by Paul L. Harwood
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Several characters appear as (old) adults and their youthful selves. This is open to being done by two actors or by one acting different ages.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set which morphs into different locations. An exploration of time, decisions and consequences. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisBernie is an old man, but he's haunted by the consequences of a promise he made to his childhood friend Joe, who died in World War Two. Now Bernie is reliving important moments of his life - could he really be about to undo the most disastrous decision he ever made?
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