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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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The Pagan Priests by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a single (church sacristy *) setting.
* In other denominations, this may be a vestry.
SynopsisFather Benedict has blotted his copybook in the past and his only hope for a job is Bishop Langley whose plan to appoint him as parish priest at St. Thomas' is motivated by money. Housekeeper Mrs Humbley is about to be made redundant for the same earthly considerations. Sister Mary Joan throws a spanner in the works and when the press get involved things get really complex for the Bishop.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Pagan Priests' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Peter's Tale by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act mystery play (in the sense of the medieval religious mystery plays) in modern English. No set requirements, no props.
SynopsisPeter's perspective of the ministry of Jesus, as he reflects on their time together after Jesus' arrest.
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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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Ransom by Barry Lambert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 56 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single composite setting.
SynopsisSuccessful businessman Laurence Benson has been rather clumsily kidnapped by Robbie, Fran and Ted, a tough but likeable gang of unfortunate down-and-outs. It transpires that Benson is such an unpleasant individual that neither his wife, nor his son, nor his business partner want him back. How will the kidnappers react to being foiled and what will it mean for Benson? The action takes place in the days running up to 8th April 1967, when the Grand National was run, providing a vital cog in the plot.
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The Raven by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play for teenagers, inspired by (rather than based on) the poem by Edgar Allen Poe. Single set.
SynopsisA comedic swipe at the world of sorcery, pitting the not-quite-so-brilliant Phoebus and his apprentice Bulbo, against the evil Dr Sarcophagus in a mage battle to decide the fates of many.
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Red-Handed by Alan David Pritchard
WINNER, Miracle Makers International Film and Writing Festival, July 2021, Stage Play Category, Las Vegas, USA
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama on a single (school store room) set.
SynopsisFour boys sneak into the storage area where the exam papers are filed, but one boy betrays the others and locks them in. The three incarcerated boys must face their own demons as well as their problems with each other.
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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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Sad Angel by Robert Foylan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama set in a park.
SynopsisGrace is walking in the park, preparing herself for a dramatic moment in her life, when she meets a sad-looking man. He seems to know a lot about her and her life, but could he really be her guardian angel?
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