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Chekhov's Shorts by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of five short plays based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
SynopsisA Lottery Ticket adapted from the story of the same title
A Meeting on a Train Loosely adapted from 'An Enigmatic Nature'
Difficult People adapted from the story of the same title
Natalie’s Vacation adapted from 'A Tripping Tongue'
I’m Famous based on 'Joy'
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Christmas at Thompson Hall by Anthony Trollope adapted by Peter Bond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. The hotel staff are written male, but could be played female.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA 25-minute comedy, based on the story by Anthony Trollope. Two simple sets.
SynopsisOn the 23rd of December, 1872, Mr and Mrs Brown arrive in a hotel in Paris, as does Mr Jones. They all need to travel to England early the following morning. Due to a mix-up during the night, Mr Jones believes Mrs Brown has tried to murder him, which makes everyone's journey - and the following revelations - all the more uncomfortable.
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A Christmas Carol - The Real Story by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters required for performance as a simple duologue, a further 7 (nominally 5F, 2M) required if the action is staged.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEssentially a duologue which could either be done without additional actors, (as an after-dinner piece) or be staged as a narrated mime. Minimal staging requirements. Makes no attempt to be 'politically correct'!
SynopsisTwo narrators tell the story of a modern day Scrooge who's having the wool pulled over his eyes by dishonest Bob Cratchit and his gang of cronies.
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Cold Front by Alan Robinson
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One character is a radio voice from offstage and could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy with farcical overtones, in a remote hut setting.
SynopsisWhen Mike whisks Karen away to a remote cottage in the Scottish Highlands, he thinks he's planned the perfect birthday surprise. But things soon sour when the cottage turns out to be nothing more than a rusty tin shack, and the friends Mike has invited are people Karen can't stand. As tensions rise and temperatures plummet, they find themselves entombed in a blizzard, leading to frosty exchanges and those of a more amorous nature.
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Corner's Last Case by Martin Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy whodunnit in two short acts. (In length it's on the boundary between a one-act play and a full-length play.) Three remarkably similar office sets.
SynopsisThe legendary, brilliant Inspector Corner is not only up against the dastardly Butcher of Baker Street but also has to contend with his superior the mysterious Superintendent Marsha Mallow. This jolly ripping yarn sees the Inspector solve more than just the murder of Sir Newell Post as he comes up against the Russian Mafia in the shape of the Sodov brothers (one of whom is female).
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The Crime Done in Rhyme by tlc Creative
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming skit (parody of Dr. Seuss) no set requirements, a few common props.
SynopsisThere's been murder afoot, but who can have done it? If there's a prize for rhymed mystery, this one has won it! The victim's a cat, but much more than that, He's a cat that has often been seen in a hat. A detective is called and a Mistress is found, (while the corpse of the cat is left there on the ground). It's funny, irreverent and won't take much time, and the best of it is, every line is in rhyme!
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Customer Service by Avis & Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Characters are a variety of ages. Many could be played as either gender.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single (department store) set. Mildly surreal, bordering on farce, with lots of prop gags. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJust another day in a department store, where a pair of bewildered shop clerks encounter a clown, an accountant, a thief, some very colourful customers and a string of misplaced suitcases...
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Cutpurse Moll and the Lonely Hearts by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains suggestions for 9 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFull-length comedy with music - a modern take on the life of a notorious 17th century figure. Four settings, but created by the company moving furniture, otherwise bare stage.
SynopsisWhen cross-dressing criminal Moll Cutpurse agrees to 'marry' Sebastian, it is all part of the escort service she provides for gentlemen of society. In reality, young Sebastian wants to marry Mary, but his father has refused, so he tries to deceive him into believing that he intends to marry the notorious Moll instead.
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Dare to Love A Dream by Rob Wellington & Linda McKinlay
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script includes piano and vocal scores for overture plus 15 songs.
StyleRomantic Comedy Musical - a modern fantasia on Alice in Wonderland.
SynopsisTeenager Alice Wandaland lives with Uncle Lewis and Aunt Caroll and longs for a knight in shining armour to come and whisk her away. Her dreams come to life as she searches for her true love assisted by Dee Tweedle and son Dumphrey.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Dear Lily by Lorraine Forrest-Turner
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act romantic comedy. Lots of scenes and locations, but these are intended to be indicative rather than fully-dressed sets. Contains swearing.
SynopsisAfter thirty years as 'Lily', the agony aunt of The Courrier, Ingrid loses her job and embarks on a radical reassessment of her life, beginning a stormy relationship with a man ten years her junior.
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