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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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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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Ronnie Tumbler Gets Her Goat by Rajapillai Pillai
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThere is a set of lyrics built in which can either be put to the tune of 'Oh Susanna' or recited as a poem, with optional guitar accompaniment. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act comedy show performed by adults for children with various suggested settings.
SynopsisThe tale of a wild west feud between Bullets McGraw and Otis Mills, with some educational gems thrown in. As the reasons for the feud start to become clear, Ronnie Tumbler and Rocky the talking goat do their best to bring the two sides together.
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Sassenach by Ronnie Dykstra
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Eleven roles (plus two actors who play themselves before taking on characters), designed to be playable by a cast of three plus a cameo from the director.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA spoof 'English' Macbeth based shamelessly on Shakespeare's tragedy, stealing many of his famous words and taking disgraceful liberties. One-act, single set (largely a living room).
SynopsisWhen a witch prophesises that Arthur Robinson could become chairman of the bath plug manufacturer he works for, his wife Samantha coerces him into speeding the process along by having his boss clobbered with a saucepan. His subsequent rise to power is hindered by the blood on their hands and rival employee Andrew Duff.
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Scabs by Naomi Elster
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a flexible set.
SynopsisThe 1913 transport strike in Dublin, its harrowing consequences and the rise of women’s political participation is vividly brought to life through the eyes of one activist working class family.
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The Senior Speed Date by Jeff Bray
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. One character is voice-only and can be voiced live or pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (pub room) setting.
SynopsisRecently separated from her husband, Joan has been persuaded by her daughter to attend a speed dating evening. She is confronted by a procession of highly unsuitable candidates.
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Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens by Phil Porter (music Mary Harrison Hewett)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Two principals (Dickens and George Dolby), plus many other characters, real and from Dickens' writing, who might be played by a number of on-stage 'voices'.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!] (The original production ran for one hour.)
MusicKeyboard scores for 10 pieces of background music are provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleDrama in a single simple set, designed to be accompanied by projected images (with the option for an on-stage pianist providing mood music).
SynopsisA dramatization of the circumstances that led Charles Dickens to wild success reading extracts from his novels on stage, and the terrible toll it took on him.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** CD with 40 images, 18 sound effects, 3 video clips and 10 pieces of musical accompaniment for 'Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens' by Phil Porter (Music by Mary Harrison Hewett)
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Skitskrieg by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 51. Chorus. Whilst the minimum cast 'as written' is 5 male and 4 female, the humour would be suitable for actors playing across gender, so, in theory, most of it could be done by a cast of 4, with just The Land Army sketch requiring 5M, 2F.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!] Period songs could be added to extend the run time.
MusicThe script contains the lyrics to one song (to the tune of 12 days of Christmas) and suggestions for other songs which might be appropriate for the show. (Note that additional songs will add to the run-time.) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleCollection of sketches. Minimal requirements for set and props.
SynopsisFifteen sketches with Second World War themes (although with a very modern perspective, including, amongst other things, pastiches of TV shows). Topics include rationing, air-raids, code breaking and various perspectives on the trials of military life.
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The Spasm by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. Flexible chorus size
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play in five short acts.
SynopsisBased loosely on the short story by Guy de Maupassant, the play explores manservant Prosper's journey to heaven, and his discovery that his heaven may become his hell.
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Stardust by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix short plays inspired by the life and work of David Bowie.
SynopsisSix short plays, a mixture of comedy and drama, inspired by the life and work of David Bowie. All were winners of the October 2016 Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival. The plays are available individually, but are provided here as a collection at a discount.
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