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A 21st Century Nativity by Peter van der Sluijs
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!] Carols can be sung between scenes that would extend the length of this play.
MusicThe producer's copy of the script suggests six carols to be interspersed between the scenes. (These would increase the run time to up to 30 minutes.) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort nativity play (though considerably longer if the suggested carols are sung), with optional traditional nativity tableau. Six scenes, but minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhat would the story of the birth of Jesus be like if it were to happen now?
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Above and Beyond by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 98 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusic to be played in background at certain points in the script, including a TV-style theme tune, to be chosen at producer's discretion. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFull-length farce on a single set - which is both a bookshop and a hotel lobby.
SynopsisMortimer and Philomena run a hotel with their child, Alexus. But this is no normal hotel - for one thing, it’s in a bookshop, and for another, the clients and owners are from outer space!
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Absolutely Aesop by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy play with a simple setting. Intended for a teenage or adult cast (though the content is not unsuitable for children).
SynopsisAs part of the series of Absolutely Ancients, Aesop is brought onto a chat show to discuss his most famous fables and meet some of the characters again. Things don’t quite go as planned.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Free zip file containing three versions of the logo (created by Lucy Treleaven) for Absolutely Aesop by Lou Treleaven.
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According To Rumour by Robert Scott
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Identical (f) twins do not appear onstage together, intended doubling. One offstage megaphone voice could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 96 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA classic full length farce, staged in three acts, with a single set.
SynopsisCarter can't remember exactly what happened last night, but the naked woman is the last person he wants his Mum to find in his flat. And there's the puzzling matter of the bag of money in his fridge... It's a fine tangle to be mixed up in!
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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 in Wonderland by Bob Yelland
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 35. Chorus. All characters except Alice can be played by any gender. Chorus can be doubled from actors not in current or adjacent scene.
Run TimeAround 86 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script suggests seven popular songs which might be used with the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA faithful, full-length adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic novel, ideal for youth theatre productions.
SynopsisRelaxing on a warm summer’s day, Alice spots an agitated white rabbit in a waistcoat with a pocket watch. Unable to control her curiosity, she chases after him and tumbles down a rabbit hole into a surreal wonderland of talking animals. She now faces many adventures in her struggle to return home and her attempts to make sense of this world. This show, written for large youth theatres, adheres closely to Lewis Carroll’s original story 150 years after it was first published.
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The Adventures of Captain Blood by Geoff and Vera Rogers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. Variable chorus size possible at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 56 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThere are 7 song suggestions included with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA family show (possibly an alternative to Pantomime) told in verse, structurally in two acts but run time is approximately one hour.
SynopsisIn an original comedic rhyming story, a band of treasure-crazy Pirates are caught in a storm... shipping them onto dry land. Unknown to the Pirates, this landfall will result in their meeting three women - determined to make husbands of them, and the disguised love of their press-ganged crewmember. There are opportunities for fun audience interactions and some familiar songs.
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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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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA hilarious comic spoof of a murder mystery, set in the 1920s. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisA country house weekend is organised with a view to trapping a thief. Various tangled affairs are revealed, leading up to a murder.
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Alekhine's Greatest Defeat by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. Chorus. The characters include Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - a sutradhari, as he is called in Indian drama tradition and his younger self in the 1920s. The (non-speaking) chorus comprises student chess players in 1920s Paris.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Split-stage set, simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame One in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Varadachary, the story teller, relates how he witnessed Russian Grand Master Alexander Alekhine fall in love whilst losing a chess match in Paris to a beautiful student.
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