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Bears Don't Cry by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are a six-year-old girl (who might be played by any age!), a bear, a lion and two off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA charming short play for an audience of children with five woodland scenes and a theme of friendship. (The script might be performed by kids or by adults or by a mix!)
SynopsisYoung girl Shanni, separated from her bear hunter Daddy, is lost in the woods. She is befriended and cared for by Bear and a touching and deep friendship develops between the pair.
[Our editor wished to stress that this script is not a reliable guide to the behaviour of ursines.]
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The Board Meeting by Alexis Coward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne traditional song is suggested in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA short comedy drama on a simple (meeting room) set.
SynopsisA group of imaginary friends from Layla’s childhood desperately try to come up with a plan to revive an adult Layla from a coma.
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Brush Yourself Off and Move On by Megan Boduch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character (the Director) has two short lines, which could be done from offstage.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a character study - set outside a Broadway audition (though it could be a theatrical audition anywhere). No specific set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisA Broadway hopeful is waiting nervously outside her latest audition. A rival gains her trust but proceeds to destroy her confidence, apparently for no better reason than her own amusement. Just as our girl is about to give it all up, however, a man arrives and is considerate and kind. He restores her confidence and points out her advantages over the more poisonous girl. Together they point out the girl's deficiencies to her and win the moral victory over her.
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Caring for Alice by Marc Brosnan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama in a single set.
SynopsisAlice is in a care home and she doesn't like it. Her niece comes on a rare visit, asking for financial help and Alice makes a counter-offer - she'll front the money if her niece takes her in.
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Chance Encounters by Jamesine Cundell Walker
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Can be played with a different cast in every scene, or with the same cast throughout.
Run TimeAround 76 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play comprised of nine connected playlets with a single (park bench) setting.
SynopsisNine encounters take place on a park bench during the course of a day in September. Some are dramatic, some comedic.
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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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Close Family by Iris Winston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful short drama giving us a sensitive take on the socially unacceptable subject of incest. Stage split between two domestic locations.
SynopsisJanet, a young university student, is looking forward to her return to university after the summer break. She has exciting plans to move out of the halls of residence in Vancouver to live with her divorced father, Peter who has set up home there with his new partner, Janet’s pregnant Aunt Anne. Back home in Ottawa, Peter's divorced wife Carole is horrified to discover Janet's plans and does her utmost to dissuade her daughter from joining the incestuous home. Janet is insistent that her move to her father's house is in her best interests until she arrives and to her dismay the horror of her mistake is revealed.
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Daffodils Make Me Sneeze by John Chambers
Performance by Patrick Scott won the Mattie Gillies trophy (Best Supporting Performance) in the Isle of Arran Drama Association one-act festival 2024.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single set - a hospital room with a bed. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisMarilyn, hospitalized after being assaulted by her partner, meets Edna - a middle-aged woman - and her long-suffering husband Raymond. She soon recognises Edna as an interfering type who thinks she knows what's best for everyone. She may be powerless to heal her own relationship, but after a private conversation with Raymond, Marilyn thinks a few well-placed words might make Raymond's life a little easier.
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A Dangerous Game by Geoff Rose-Michael
Nominated for New Writing Award and Best Actor Award (Chris) at the Leatherhead Drama Festival 2015, and for Stage Presentation Award and Best Actress Award (Ellie) at Southern Counties Drama Festival 2015.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama in a single (living room) set.
SynopsisEllie and her partner, Fi, have an on-going dilemma, with no foreseeable way out, but they are prepared to play a dangerous game that could have serious consequences should the truth come out...
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Darling Deborah by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 78 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play in a single set dramatising events from the Diary of Samuel Pepys much in the manner of a Restoration Comedy.
SynopsisA Victorian Transcriber is outlining sections of Samuel Pepys' diary as the events therein are brought to life by Pepys, Mrs Pepys and servant girl Deborah, reflecting the bawdy nature of 17th Century theatre.
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