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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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The Christmas Carol [Version 4] by Anthony Paul Lashley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus. The number of carol singers is unspecified. The author suggests (but does not insist) that when Scrooge is reformed, he might be played by a different actor to emphesise the change! Something for productions to play with.
Run TimeAround 57 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicLyrics to a number of (out-of-copyright) carols are embedded in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play with songs. Multiple locations, but indicated by lighting and furniture rather than full-stage sets.
SynopsisDickens' Christmas tale of redemption is given a little comic twist and run at a smarter pace, but still delivers the required moral lesson along with the laughs.
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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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CosPlay by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. The chorus is optional, but could add a lot to the piece.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Two settings but a simple set design will allow an easy switch between them.
SynopsisThe boss wants everyone concentrating on the big presentation, but excitement has gripped the office - this weekend is HeroCon, and people are planning their costumes! It soon becomes clear that what you wear on the outside can hide the real you.
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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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Emporium 5 by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. There is a non-speaking 'crowd' of indeterminate number who enter and exit near the end of the piece.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single (store) set. Part of a series set in the same bizarre venue (but functions as a stand-alone play.)
SynopsisThe worms in the shop finally turn, with Cynthia thrown out and Michelle getting hitched to her sweetheart, Rex. Madam Dressoir, the dreaded emporium manager, finally gets what's coming to her...
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The Epic of Gilgamesh by Adrian Jarvis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFour thousand-year-old Sumerian epic brought to life. This play skilfully combines dance, mime and music with challenging acting and technical opportunities together with a gripping story, ideal for Secondary Schools, Drama Acadamies, and Youth Groups.
SynopsisKing Gilgamesh is convinced that he can find the secret of eternal life and his dramatic odyssey is brought to life as he wanders the mythological world in his quest for immortality. We travel with him as his travails become ever more arduous and he becmes embroiled in ever more dramatic conflicts.
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Family Matters by Juliet Devon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Cast includes 5 children (of secondary school age) and two offstage adult voices.
Run TimeAround 61 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fun script for a lively show that accommodates a number of younger actors. Structurally in two acts, but run-time on the boundary between full-length and one-act. Single domestic set.
SynopsisSusan tries to steer her five children through a regular school day, while also dealing with her mother, her father, and her sister, as well as the helpful advice of her husband, who's out of the country for work.
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Finding Goddard by Deborah Hugill
Best Supporting Actor - Sedgefield One Act Drama festival 2012 (Allerton Players)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. 11 minor roles can be easily shared by two actors.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a variety of locations but minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhen it turns out a modest, unassuming man in Helions Bumpstead is really God, everyone has an angle and everyone wants in. But soon enough, people affected by 'Acts of God' want their day in court.
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Flapjacks by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single cafe set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisMaddie and Claire are on the verge of opening their new cafe but the builders are still working, they're not sure about making savoury food, and they only have a couple of days before the Mayor comes to cut the ribbon.
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