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Ackroyd’s Christmas Stocking by Alison Clink
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 14 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with a single (kitchen/diner) setting. Some strong language. Contains sprouts.
SynopsisHelen and Chris are rather dubious about daughter Charlotte's new boyfriend, shaven headed Ackroyd, currently on police bail. Helen does her best to include him in the family's Christmas celebrations with surprising consequences for them all.
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The Acquisition by Henry P. Gravelle
New Jersey Film Awards - 2021 Winner
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three speaking roles and one non-speaking demonic arm.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act melodrama with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisArt collector Emory has acquired an ancient artefact of immense value and horrifying malevolence. He is eager for his niece Michelle to admire it, but she uses it as an instrument of revenge against her unfaithful husband
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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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Behind Closed Doors by Iris Winston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen minute play. Single set (three separate apartments, but could be done in a minimal way).
SynopsisMichael is trying to get some Christmas commitment from his lover, Harry is waiting for his son to collect him for their meal, and Herta just wants her daughter to phone. Three lonely Christmasses along the same corridor.
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Bill, Emmie and the Queen of Tonga by Philippa Roberts
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters are two adults plus one with a playing age of late teens to twenty and one with a playing age of a younger teenager. (Could be done by a mixed company of adults and younger actors or by a youth theatre company.)
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play in which a small piece of real history illuminates a slice of family life. Single (simple domestic) set.
SynopsisA couple have traveled from Tonga to see their own queen come to England, and to make sure that their niece and nephew watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth the Second on TV while their parents are in London. Unfortunately they are much more interested in the Tongan queen than in Elizabeth.
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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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Carnival by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 17 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act drama, in which the characters are really unsure of their future...
SynopsisIt's the day before a huge, unstoppable cataclysm. Some are singing, some are crying, some are partying. Moby and Jill are spending the evening with their friends Corinna and Daval. If the world doesn't end tomorrow, it will never be the same - so why not sing and be with your friends?
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Chances In The Rain by Robert Scott
Best Seller
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 16 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play, with a park setting.
SynopsisEdward and Michelle are waiting for their dates in the same park. Both seem to have been stood up, yet they aren't very sympathetic to one another. But there are two other lonely people on hand, and things resolve neatly... eventually.
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The Gloves Are Off by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 11 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short drama with a single (kitchen) setting.
SynopsisWhat looks like marital bliss to the outside world is a facade to a hidden world of domestic violence, one that Jack and Natalie live with every day.
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The Great Outdoors by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 16 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act drama with a single (older teenage boy's bedroom) setting.
SynopsisSet in the future, we see the consequences of the present-day trend of young people retreating to a virtual world, brought to life in this acerbic look at how society may develop into an Orwellian world.
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