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The Talky Bits by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 37. No chorus. Many of the characters are written with a specific gender, but most can be changed!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of ten comedy sketches requiring little in the way of set or props (the most complex sketch requires a table, chairs and a few pieces of paper.) Most could be run front-of curtain.
SynopsisTen comedy sketches with a theatrical theme, designed to be interspersed between other material in a drama and dance showcase. The sketches cover the theatrical process from pitching a show concept through to first night nerves.
Most of the sketches are available individually. This collection is available at a discount to the sum of the individual prices.
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Voices by Peter Harrison
2012. Hale One-Act play festival. Winner Best Original play. Production by Altrincham Garrick.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Designed for one principal character and four on-stage voices, though the voices could be allocated amongst a larger number of actors.
The principal character is an old man, nevertheless, this could be played by a youth theatre company.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script makes suggestions for accompanying music/songs. (For atmosphere, rather than live performance). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play, set in the mind of the principal character, with other roles voiced but not interacting directly with him.
SynopsisA veteran soldier finds himself trapped in his own flat, facing an imagined enemy.
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What If It's True? by Peter Marshall and Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. Four principal characters plus chorus (so the minimum of 6 would use a very small chorus, where larger would be preferable).
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with piano/vocal scores to 11 original songs.
StyleOne-act musical with a very direct Christian message. No real set requirements - a few stage blocks plus a few props to indicate locations.
SynopsisChris and Kathy Blake are a young couple who embark on married life together with all its traditional demands. Like so many others, they feel that together they are invincible and secure from the challenges and temptations of the outside world. For a while they get on with their new roles of Mr and Mrs, eventually starting a family and not looking beyond their own immediate comfort and needs. However, when their relationship comes under pressure through Chris's excessive social drinking and infidelity the cracks begin to show...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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What Manner of Man by Mike Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Prince Charles Edward Stuart was regarded as having feminine looks and could be played by a woman.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act historical drama, set in the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Most of the action takes place in a single interior set. Two exterior scenes could be played on bare stage.
SynopsisHaving reached the English town of Derby, Adjutant General of Bonnie Prince Charlie's forces, Lord George Murray agonises over the need to tell the Prince that taking London is not possible. He must win over two other members of the Prince's council to carry the day and force retreat.
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The Wrong Ladder by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play (with some dark moments!) Single set split into two acting areas.
SynopsisLonghurst Ladders are struggling, and Arthur needs to land a big contract to save his company. He's not helped by his secretary, his grasping ex-wife, layabout son and spendthrift daughter. Perhaps a spiritual retreat to Tibet is what he needs?
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Wong Ladder' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Yard Sale by Michael Paul
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Two main characters plus six others who could be played by two people.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set.
SynopsisMark and Julie are holding a yard sale, but having strangers rummaging through their possessions brings some darker thoughts and feelings to light, and it's not long before their marriage is at crisis point.
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Zoo by Terry Adlam
Best Seller
  Performance by Biggleswade Ameature Theatrical Society won three awards at Bedfordshire Drama Festival, 2011, & performance by Little Eyases won 'Best Comedy' at The 38th Wellington Drama Festival, 2011
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Five characters appear on stage, with a further eleven as radio or telephone voices.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious one-act comedy. Single set. Contains a little swearing, a little physical violence and a penguin.
SynopsisIt's an important day for the zoo manager - financier Sir Norman is coming for an inspection, and nothing must go wrong. So it would be a bad time for the gibbons to hijack a car, the tractor to run into croc lake and the tiger to take up residence in the coffee shop. And don't ask about the penguin.
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