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One Sweet Kiss by Emma Northcott
Best actress at the 2020 NOSCARS (NODA East District 9). Original script Winner 2017. Queen Mother Theatre.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisSophie has invited her friends Sarah and Ross over for dinner. Tony, Sophie’s partner, isn’t pleased. Sarah thinks she has discovered a chilling secret from Tony’s past and as the evening wears on, her tongue loosens and accusations are made with devastating consequences.
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The People's Act of Literature by Rupert Haigh
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play - a comedy drama. Single simple cafe location. Contains swearing (and acting).
SynopsisTwo friends get into a discussion about theatre after one of the men starts learning to write from a local author. Set in a diner, they attempt some improvisation and, after getting some help from the waitress, life begins to imitate art and vice versa.
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Red Nose, Floppy Shoes by James Brosnahan
2019 Monkey Bread Tree Script Competition - Winner, Best Character Arc. “It’s a bit of a ridiculous event, and the whole thing would be mighty entertaining on screen, especially with these personas.”
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. One of the five listed characters is a voice-over.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act satirical comedy. Single (domestic kitchen) set.
SynopsisMichael's DNA test confirms his self-diagnosed Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). When Dr Keegle informs him he actually has the dreaded Clown Syndrome and only a week to live, his wife must keep him away from any form of comedy. Michael agrees to attend a support group. Tragically, the DNA test was mixed up, and rather than Courophobia, Michael has actually got the Clown Gene - he's a clown, and cannot help himself delivering an improvised stand up routine to the members of the Clown Syndrome support group. Exposed to comedy, they die in droves and Michael is carted off to prison, charged with murder. At the last moment his sentence is commuted to Community Service and his family must adjust to the new Michael, from his red nose to his floppy shoes.
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Remember Scarborough by James Baynes
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One M and one F are non-speaking. Second F is small speaking role.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne piece of music is suggested, integral to the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn affecting one act play, largely spoken by a sole actor, with three cameo roles.
SynopsisIn a one-sided conversation with his long dead friend, an old man recalls the war years - the excitement, adventure and loss of being an RAF bombardier. The other parts included - two dancers appear briefly, and at the end, the old man's daughter joins him.
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Revelations by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act play that offers a simple set and complex characters, emotional involvement and a satisfactory resolution - plus a few laughs along the way.
SynopsisA couple brought in to see a specialist about their son's unusual medical condition come to realise that they have more to contend with and less in common than they thought.
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Right on Cue by Barry Lambert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Roles are written as 2 male, 2 female, but all could be played as either.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (police office) setting.
SynopsisThe Battersea Batterer is causing havoc for the understaffed local CID as he goes around the neighbourhood hitting people over the head with a billiard cue. The police are snookered at first but are assisted by a psychological profiler in solving the case.
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Sassenach by Ronnie Dykstra
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Eleven roles (plus two actors who play themselves before taking on characters), designed to be playable by a cast of three plus a cameo from the director.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA spoof 'English' Macbeth based shamelessly on Shakespeare's tragedy, stealing many of his famous words and taking disgraceful liberties. One-act, single set (largely a living room).
SynopsisWhen a witch prophesises that Arthur Robinson could become chairman of the bath plug manufacturer he works for, his wife Samantha coerces him into speeding the process along by having his boss clobbered with a saucepan. His subsequent rise to power is hindered by the blood on their hands and rival employee Andrew Duff.
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Scene Six by Andrew McGuirk
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The 'director' is an offstage voice and could be doubled by 'David'. The characters appear in a flashback as their childhood selves.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter drama with plenty of acting challenges. Structured in two acts, but, at around 55 minutes, of one-act length. (Includes some swearing.)
SynopsisTwo old friends and a new acquaintance decide to put on a play, but the assigned parts, emotional attachments, and the ruthlessness of the director cause rifts between the three.
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Second Thoughts by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. (The max. and min. numbers depend on whether the production follows the author's intention and uses a quartet of four female singers to punctuate the action. There are also a few lines addressed to passers-by who might or might not appear on stage.)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single minimalist set - a bus stop. Few props. A study of an attempted mid-life affair.
SynopsisHarold is waiting at the appointed spot, a bus shelter, for a meeting with his old school friend Patti, and wondering if he's up to having an affair, if that's even what's on offer.
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The Secret Testament of John Shakespeare by Martin Lytton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHistorical drama (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single set. Lots of historical detail amidst a passionate story.
SynopsisWilliam Shakespeare's wife drops in on her in-laws to mind her Father-in-Law while his wife visits a friend. The Informer James Langrake, who was responsible for the fall in Shakespeare senior's fortunes, calls in unannounced and nearly finds evidence to bring death to the household.
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