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Nothing Old Nothing New by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA farce with a single-setting - set over two acts, though could be performed in one. Some strong language
SynopsisValerie is dead but unable to leave her house, now occupied by her son and his wife Zoe - the cause of her fury and her enforced sit-in. Her grandson arrives to find his mother making plans for his sister’s wedding. When the bride and groom and his father arrive for the weekend along with the groom’s psychic mother, scandalous revelations lead to the wedding plans being blown apart and a ruined weekend, although chaotic events lead to Valerie’s happy release.
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Once a Jolly Farmer by Frances Bartram
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Lots of great opportunities for character acting. Marion has a pit-bull attitude and biting lines to match. Tricia is naive with lots of opportunity for comic overacting. Sharon is the sexy vixen, Dad the confused old buffer, and so on.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single (farm shop) set.
SynopsisTricia's first day of work experience at the Farm Shop is a real experience, as Charles' mistress shows up unexpectedly and Tricia is recruited into the plot to keep her apart from Marion, Charles' wife.
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Othello In Hell by Richard Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play based on the Shakespeare classic.
Synopsis Trapped in an invisible prison, the spirit of Othello is tormented by his own memories and visions of those he has known in life. He seems doomed to repeat a cycle of regret and blame and rage, even when granted Desdemona’s forgiveness.
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Out For The Count by Jim Hollingsworth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy-farce, with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisWalter and Mabel are celebrating their ruby wedding. Unbeknown to the other, both arrange a surprise party. The twists and turns are exacerbated by the arrival of two amateur hypnotists who wreak further chaos.
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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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Perseus - A Hero's Headhunt by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are nominally 25 roles, the piece is structured for flexibility - and could be played as a series of linked sketches with different actors playing the recurring characters.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!] Add another 10 minutes for the optional songs.
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two optional songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleSword and sandals myth brought to the stage as a comedy play (or series of sketches) for schools (and anyone else), with a couple of optional songs.
SynopsisThe story of Perseus is told with a mixture of narration and brief, dramatised scenes. The narration is delivered by the gods Athene and Hermes - who also take part in several scenes (because they want the hero to get a head.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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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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The Purse by E. Bert Wallace
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act commedia dell’arte play on a single (village square) set. US English.
SynopsisIn a small Italian town in days of old, Arlecchino, a happy but none-too-bright servant, tries to keep the peace between his miserly master, Pantalone, and Dottore, a tipsy scholar. Dottore’s son Fabrizio returns from the University and promptly falls in love with Pantalone’s beautiful young wife, Isabella. Meanwhile, the bragging Capitano and his villainous sergeant Brighella arrive, seeking to con the town.
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Reasonable Doubt by A.D. Peters
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay in two short acts - courtroom drama and crime - the way the jury sees is, and the way it happened.
SynopsisA tense courtroom drama with the prosecutor battling a slick defence lawyer at the murder trial of social misfit Josephine Mason. The second act takes the form of a flashback portraying the murder of which she is accused. We are left with the dilemma of knowing jury's decision before we learn the identity of the murderer. We are then able to evaluate the justice of the verdict, wherein lies the final twist.
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The Resurrectionist by Robert Hunter Allan
Winner of the Edinburgh SCDA One Act Festival competition.Awarded the Edith Frobes Trophy (Edin. winner), The Eric Bennett Trophy for highest mark in production, the Bobby Watt Cup for stage presentation and the Eastern Division trophy - Jin Brown Trophy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act dark comedy with four simple sets.
SynopsisMary Tyrell, the brains behind the bodysnatching activities of Burke and Hare in 19th Century Edinburgh, finds herself facing execution but manages to ensure that Burke and Hare take the blame.
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