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The Dog Sitters by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and teenagers. (Could be played by that mix, or by teenagers with make-up!)
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set.
SynopsisA group of girls invited to house-sit and look after a dog for an evening take the opportunity for an impromptu party, during which there is a problem with the dog...
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The Eco Hotel by Robert Hugh Mitchell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicWhilst it isn't a formal musical, new lyrics to a couple of familiar melodies are included in the text. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play. Multiple sets, with changes to the main stage covered by front-of-cloth scenes. Contains swearing. And comedy.
SynopsisA group of guests are enjoying their last night in the Environmentally-friendly Eco hotel. Little do they know that the lake has been polluted with irradiated water, and the formally mild and vegetarian turtles have grown bigger and hungrier....
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The Emperor's New Nose by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFamily show in one act, very loosely based on the work of Hans Christian Andersen.
SynopsisA lively adaptation of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' introducing many new characters who, through a series of mishaps, ensure that the rightful Emperor is restored to his throne and is able to marry his one true love.
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Emporium 5 by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. There is a non-speaking 'crowd' of indeterminate number who enter and exit near the end of the piece.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single (store) set. Part of a series set in the same bizarre venue (but functions as a stand-alone play.)
SynopsisThe worms in the shop finally turn, with Cynthia thrown out and Michelle getting hitched to her sweetheart, Rex. Madam Dressoir, the dreaded emporium manager, finally gets what's coming to her...
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Entrenched by Samantha Lierens
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA song is suggested to be sung and accompanied on piano at beginning and end the performance. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length play, divided into three acts, with many short scenes in different locations.
SynopsisA re-telling of a true story about Elsie Knocker and her friend Mairi Chisholm, who were instrumental in establishing and maintaining a hospital, close to the front line at Ypres during the First World War. They were both awarded the Military Medal, were decorated by the Belgian King, and probably became the most photographed women of their time. This play follows them from their first meeting to the irrevocable breakdown of their friendship in 1919.
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The Epic of Gilgamesh by Adrian Jarvis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFour thousand-year-old Sumerian epic brought to life. This play skilfully combines dance, mime and music with challenging acting and technical opportunities together with a gripping story, ideal for Secondary Schools, Drama Acadamies, and Youth Groups.
SynopsisKing Gilgamesh is convinced that he can find the secret of eternal life and his dramatic odyssey is brought to life as he wanders the mythological world in his quest for immortality. We travel with him as his travails become ever more arduous and he becmes embroiled in ever more dramatic conflicts.
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A Fairy Tale Adventure by Sophia Holder
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 13. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 36. No chorus. Written to be performed by a mixture of (7 to 14) adults and (9 to 22) children. Could be done by a competent kids' group!
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFamily show, an alternative to British Pantomime, including some similar elements such as audience interaction. (Either a long one-act play, or a short two-act!)
SynopsisThe Wicked Witch has changed the endings to all the Fairy Tales so that evil will triumph, and she's kidnapped the Fairy Queen to stop her reversing the spell. Only Hansel, Gretel and Paddy the Gingerbread man can save the tales.
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The Fiery Bride by E. C. Chapman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 67 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTraditional carols, to be sung or played from a recording between scenes. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA ghost story for Christmas, interspersed with traditional carols. (Structurally in two acts, but with a duration on the boundary between one-act and full-length.)
SynopsisThis dramatisation of a classic Dorset ghost story evokes life in rural Dorset and the clash between aristocrats and servants at the turn of the 18th Century.
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A Fifty-Minute Cymbeline by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Thre are 29 speaking roles (with considerable doubling possible), plus a non-speaking chorus with plenty of roles on offer!
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisPosthumus Leonatus has married Imogen, daughter of Cymbeline, the King of Britain, without permission. That gets Posthumus banished, leaving Imogen behind. Meanwhile, the King's second wife is trying to engineer her son's route to the throne. An Italian braggart causes a rift between Posthumus and Imogen, and with Cybeline's court in disarray, the Romans mount an invasion. How then can the kingdom be saved?
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A Fifty-Minute Duchess of Malfi by John Webster abridged by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Characters include a small boy and optional non-speaking servants, etc.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of John Webster's 'The Duchess of Malfi', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe eponymous heroine is a rich widow. Her brothers - a duke and a cardinal - want control of her wealth and so have forbidden her from marrying. They set the loyal but troubled Bosola to spy on her, and he discovers that the duchess has, in secret, married Antonio, her steward. The news sets the Duke and Cardinal into such a rage that nobody escapes unscathed.
(Whilst the abridgement reduces the length of the text, all of Webster's gory details are preserved - which is more than can be said for the principals.)
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