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Labour Pains by Rachael Ashworth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (living room) set.
SynopsisThe high emotions surrounding the imminent arrival of Helen's first baby are made substantially worse by competing grandmothers to be, scatty Aunt Mel, the midwife, and a somewhat inept husband.
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Language Lessons (II) Asking the Time by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice - could easily be doubled.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!] May be separated into short scenes.
MusicNone.
StyleA series of scenes put together in one act, or may be divided for short pieces. Minimal or no set requirements.
SynopsisA second set of crazy scenes to help hopeless English persons gain a better degree of fluency, in a foreign tongue. This time Polly and Glott prepare the audience for asking the time in various countries and even outer space!
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Missing by Sue Bevan
Finalist in the Sky Blue Theatre International play-writing competition, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Voices of 7 parents may be off stage or recorded.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA gritty one act play for youth theatre.
SynopsisTom's run away from home but finds he's spent his first night on Lizzie's 'turf'. Is she going to help him, or take his stuff? Perhaps Lizzie's idea of helping Tom isn't the same as his...
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Murder at Twilight Gardens by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. One (male) role is voice-only and can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with minimal set requirements.
SynopsisFour sprightly senior sleuths try to solve the murder that has taken place in their residential home, with the reluctant assistance of their Activities Supervisor.
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A Mystery Tour by Colin Calvert
Production by Plockton ADS won the Statuette and Stage Presentation Salver at the South West Ross District SCDA festival, 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. George the driver is written male, but could be changed easily to make it an all female cast.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, set on a coach (which can be as simple as a couple of rows of chairs). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's the fifth annual Flower Arranging society mystery tour, and they've been out to Blockley Castle, just like every other year. But this year there's an escaped elephant, a missing kleptomaniac, the discovery of a mistress and the most tragic secret yet...
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The Necklace by Tony Best
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts won best Youth Production and the Syd Mence cup for a piece of theatre magic at the Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. There are two main roles, and a 'chorus of voices' playing all the other roles, thus the numbers are very flexible. The chorus members play specific roles but also act as a 'Greek Chorus' to comment on the story.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a short story (a moral fable) by Guy de Maupassant. Written for a youth theatre production but could be performed by adults.
SynopsisMathilde is a vain, proud woman, who regrets that the she has been born into the humbler classes. She longs to be an aristocrat. Given her chance to shine, she borrows a stunning necklace, but that is the start of her woes.
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The Neville Report - Village of Fear by Gary Diamond, John Fryer & Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In theory, because it's a radio play, this could be done with a very small cast - Neville, the central character plus one other male and one female playing the rest of the characters. One of the characters - Harry the Leg - is purely a sound effect!
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a comic pastiche of a 1950s radio drama intended for presentation as a staged radio play.
SynopsisA comedy radio play that pits intrepid reporter Neville Reville against the supernatural goings-on in Merry Waddle on the Weddle. Aided only by a leg in disguise, Neville braves the Portals of Hell (a pub), Lusty Wanda (a siren) and the evil Mordred to rescue Lady Purity!
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Onion Rings: The Tale Of A Very Bad Date by Susan Gayle Haws
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. An additional 8 to 12 band/crowd characters can be played by actors on stage or as pre-recorded voices.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with various settings.
SynopsisShirley has returned to her hometown after 40 years for a school reunion. She has been in Facebook contact with Bill, also from her school, and has accepted his invitation to dinner. Things do not go according to plan, Bill’s addiction to onion rings being the least of Shirley’s problems.
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The Open Window by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA blackly comic stage adaptation of one of Saki's subversive stories. Two locations, but neither need be elaborate (so could be done in a 'black box' with small items of furniture). Aimed at secondary schools, but could be done by adults.
SynopsisFramton has been sent to the country as a rest cure for his nerves. However, his encounter with his doctor's cousin, Gertrude, and her neices is anything but calming.
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A Pig Tale by Kevin Jannetts
Production by Loch Duich Primary School won Adjudicator's special award. South West Ross District Youth SCDA Festival 2016.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. The chorus is the sort that rushes on to perform songs and dances in various guises! Most of the roles are gender-neutral, although one of the pigs is called Maureen and the wolf is called Alan, both of which tend to be specific.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!] (This allows 20 minutes for 11 songs/dances.)
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains suggestions for 11 songs/dances Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act family comedy show with music. A fairytale send-up. Contains Scottish accents!
SynopsisThe story of the Three Pigs gets a revamp in this Scots story, allowing a couple of Narrators to bring the story to life with anthropomorphic pigs struggling to find a story they can take part in to keep their deal with a Fairy Solicitor. Add in a Big Bad Wolf called Alan, and it all works out fine in the end.
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