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Love by John Collings
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. The chorus of dancers is optional.
Run TimeAround 44 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act romantic comedy drama with a single multi-functional set.
SynopsisA young girl dreams of finding real love and breaking away from her dominant mother.
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Macbeth [75-Minute Abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Twenty-nine roles, but playable by a cast of ten. (The producer's copy of the script includes a table of roles per scene to help figure out the doubling options.)
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA 75-minute abridgement of Shakespeare's Scottish play.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but, because all the words are Shakespeare's and therefore out of copyright, performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWitchcraft, prophecies, hallucination, regicide, porterage, portents, usurpation, amicide, phantom at the feast, apparitions, equivocations, blood-boltered spectre, family massacre, somnambulation, suicide, tyrannicide, decapitation.
All good clean fun.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Comedy Crew 60 Minute Version) by Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. 14 on-stage characters (played by a minimum of 9 actors) plus two offstage voices, which might be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 63 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very amateur theatre company present their take on Shakespeare.
SynopsisCowmoor Comedy Crew, a rural amateur group, perform a sixty-minute version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The same story, with a preceding act, showing how the production came together, is told in The Dream!
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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 Passion by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 22. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of a medieval mystery play. Single set (a cart!), basic props.
SynopsisThe betrayal, trial and crucifixion of Jesus.
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Perseus - A Hero's Headhunt by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are nominally 25 roles, the piece is structured for flexibility - and could be played as a series of linked sketches with different actors playing the recurring characters.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!] Add another 10 minutes for the optional songs.
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two optional songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleSword and sandals myth brought to the stage as a comedy play (or series of sketches) for schools (and anyone else), with a couple of optional songs.
SynopsisThe story of Perseus is told with a mixture of narration and brief, dramatised scenes. The narration is delivered by the gods Athene and Hermes - who also take part in several scenes (because they want the hero to get a head.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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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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The Prisoners' Dilemma by Matthew Lynch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Six main characters and four cameo roles.
Run TimeAround 71 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA drama in two scenes, which could be played as two acts - making it a full length piece, with a single (prison cell) set.
SynopsisA disparate group of strangers are locked in a prison cell, not knowing the reason for their incarceration. They are all put to the test through a series of challenges, some of which could be lethal, and finally seem able to benefit - from finding their inner selves.
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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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Romeo and Juliet Date Other People by Jon Jory
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy starting from Shakespeare and straying a good way. Simple to stage. Written in American English.
SynopsisRomeo's wooing of Juliet fails when both run out of poetry, so they agree to take a break and see other people. Romeo's dates with Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra, and the Wicked Witch of the West don't go well, nor do Juliet's with Paris, Iago and Oberon. Maybe the star-cross'd lovers are the only ones right for each other.
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