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Benny Manhattan And The Caponi Diamond by Carol Hill
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 30. Minimum total without doubling = 36. Chorus. Variable chorus size as desired by the Producer.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusic suggestions for nine optional pieces are included with the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA gangster farce in two acts, suitable for youth performers, with various settings.
SynopsisThe bumbling Manhattan gang, led by Benny Manhattan, get themselves embroiled in double crossings with the Caponi family. A bank robbery runs into difficulties when the Caponi diamond is inadvertently, or perhaps deliberately, included in the Manhattan's haul.
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Hannay Stands Fast! by David Edgar
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 52. No chorus. Designed to be played by 5 actors, 4 of whom double into many roles.
Run TimeAround 106 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo music tracks are suggested. No singing, but the cast dance to one. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn epic international yarn based on the John Buchan novel 'Mr Standfast', designed for 5 actors.
SynopsisA hilarious ripping yarn based on the John Buchan novel 'Mr Standfast', a sequel to 'The Thirty-Nine Steps'. Richard Hannay finds himself fighting alone against a brilliant enemy spymaster determined to undermine Britain's defences by infiltrating the Bletchley Park code-breaking station, a situation complicated when both men fall in love with the same woman. A series of outrageous adventures leads Hannay from a quiet pacifist community in Cornwall to a gripping finale with his adversary at the Eiffel Tower.
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Hotel Casablanca by S. J. Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song Is suggested in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act comedy on 4 minimal sets, suitable for youth theatre.
SynopsisThe Hotel Casablanca is unfortunately short on staff, just as Lady Chalfont arrives, trying to protect her necklace from a jewel thief. But will the thief be spotted in amongst the James Bond conventioneers and detective Sam Shovel?
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A Knight to Remember by Johnny Jarman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 135 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length farce on a single (hotel suite) set.
SynopsisSir Ronald is going to accept a Lifetime Acting Achievement award, if he can learn his speech in time. But sadly for him, his night is going to be full of interruptions from all kinds of people - and even his own murky past!
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Naughties At The Nineteenth Hole by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 103 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length, good old-fashioned farce.
SynopsisIn rural 1950s England, MI5 agents are investigating various nefarious deeds at Bristle Upon Rise Golf Club. Harry Toxin wants to build an extension to his holiday camp but faces opposition from the environmentalist Toads In Trouble brigade. Interwoven are the members’ extramarital goings on, and a diamond smuggling ring.
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Towser's Table by Pete Benson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 34. No chorus. A mixture of aduts, teenagers and a couple of slightly younger children.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy, structurally in one act, but with a run time that puts it into our full-length category. The author has combined satire, farce and affecting pathos to great effect.
SynopsisA murder investigation with a difference sees Private Investigator Jack Doyle using narration and flashbacks in his quest to identify the perpetrator.
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A Very Roman Family - 235 AD by Roger Hodge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. The eight minor roles can be shared by two actors.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBawdy Roman farce! Contains a tiny amount of mild swearing (and lots of innuendo). A single set is implied - the courtyard of a Roman home in 235 AD.
Originally published in 2010, revised 2015
SynopsisTitus Rambus is a senator, who intends to become emperor by means of assassination. He has chosen Formaggius Vastus to be the assassin in the mistaken belief that Formaggius, a seller of asses, has a brilliant army record. As if that were not bad enough for Formaggius, Emperor Severus has learned of the plot - but not the intended assassin - and he too engages Formaggius to bump-off his rival. Not only that, but Formaggius learns that after the deed the assassin will not survive for long. Can Formaggius save himself and his diverse family?
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