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Around the World in Eighty Days by Richard Cowling
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 54. Chorus. In order to be faithful to Jules Verne, most of the characters are written male. How you cast them is up to you! (For example, whilst it was not so in Fogg's day, the Reform Club is now open to women!)
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal score for seventeen songs and nineteen pieces of incidental music is provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleFull-length school musical based on Jules Verne's novel. By the nature of the story, there are a lot of locations, but these can be presented in as simple or complex a way as you please.
SynopsisPhileas Fogg accepts a wager to travel around the World in Eighty days. Armed with only Passepartout (his trusty French manservant) and pursued by a detective, he sets out, venturing via Egypt, India (where he acquires a princess!), Japan and the USA.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
** Conductor's score and band parts (Clarinet/Alto Sax/Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass, and Keyboard) for 'Around the World in Eighty Days' by Richard Cowling
** Midi Files for the 36 songs and instrumentals from Around the World in Eighty Days by Richard Cowling. The files contain the band arrangements plus vocal lines.
** Backing Tracks for the 36 songs and musical pieces from Around the World in Eighty Days by Richard Cowling. (The tracks are the orchestrated instrumentals, with additional instruments playing the vocal lines.)
** Vocal recordings of all the songs from Around the World in Eighty Days by Richard Cowling. (Vocals by Richard Cowling and Leanne Cooper.)
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As You Like It (60-minute abridgement) by Shakespeare abridged by Philip Schwadron
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. There are optional roles for non-speaking lords and attendants.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'As You Like It', with the original text pruned to 60 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisAll the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
Shakespeare's pastoral comedy pared down to around 60 minutes. A play, set in the Forest of Arden, for fans of romance, jesters, dukes, wrestlers, foresters, shepherds, exiles and cross-dressers.
There. Who does that leave out?
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Bakers by Tim Cole
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus. Optional chorus of bakery workers.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script contains suggestions for 8 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFull-length comedy play - a family show - with strong characters, running jokes and a fair amount of bakery horseplay! Single main set (a bakery) with front-of-tab scenes.
SynopsisThanks to Mary's business partner, her bakery is about to close. Luckily the Town Hall Bread suppliers have failed and she could pick up the contract and save the bakery - unless her partner can throw another spanner in the works.
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Bardell versus Pickwick by Malcolm Seymour
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play. Single period (1830s) set.
SynopsisMembers of the Pickwick Club, re-enact their founder's legal altercation with his landlady, Mrs Bardell.
Faithfully adapted from The Pickwick Papers, this hilarious romp highlights the Dickens' well-known dislike of the legal profession, with topical sideswipes at the modern 'no win - no fee' culture.
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Bargain Burials by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 97 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNumerous tracks are suggested in the Producer's copy of the script, to be played pre-show, in the interval, and as sound effects at certain cued points. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full-length comedy with a single (bar) setting. Strong language.
SynopsisIn the little Australian town of Wedgiemuggurah in 1976, gravediggers Shane and Kev are made redundant, replaced by new technology. Undaunted, the pair decide to put their expertise to good use by opening an on-the-cheap funeral service.
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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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Big Shot by Jonny Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. All characters are adults, but could be played by teenagers. Characters are Americans (of various regions), one Englishman and one Mexican-American.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano & Vocal score (17 songs, 4 instrumentals) provided with the Producer's Copy of the script. Score for Musical Director and band (piano, guitar, bass, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax) available as optional extra.
StyleMusical set in and around a casino. Songs in various styles including swing, ragtime, tango and jazz-funk.
SynopsisGambler Ryan Thomas brings his naive English friend Jack to a casino. Whilst discovering the perils of the Blackjack table, Jack falls for Alice, the pianist with the house band. Unfortunately, Alice is already spoken for by Louis Diaz, known as Mr. Big Shot for his reputation as a lucky gambler. Luck which Jack decides to test - with unforeseen consequences, for this is the 1950s and Las Vegas gambling is dominated by the mob...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Musical Director's Score for Big Shot (showing all vocal and instrumental lines) plus separate band parts for guitar, bass, tenor sax and alto sax. (Download as .pdf file.)
** A CD of backing tracks for all 17 songs from the musical 'Big Shot'.
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Births, Deaths and Marriages by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. Chorus. The chorus is a wating-room full of patients in the second act.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play in three acts (each in a different setting).
SynopsisA family saga told through three comic episodes. Laughter turns into tension in all three plays as family frictions and heartaches unfold.
Each of the three components is also available separately:
Arrival
Oncology
Anniversary
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Bl... Bl... Bluebeard by Mark Billen
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. All characters are adults, intended to be played by children or by a mix of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic dramatisation of the Bluebeard legend (owing more to Offenbach's opera than to Perrault's fairy tale). Three sets, simple props.
SynopsisDuke Bluebeard lives in a grim castle and is feared by all. No one really knows what dark things happen in his castle. Having disposed of wife number five Bluebeard decides that Boulotte, the local May Queen will be his next wife, little knowing what he has let himself in for! Presenting his new wife at the court of King Bobeche and Queen Hortensia he spies their daughter Princess Marie and immediately decides that she shall be wife number seven. He orders his personal inventor, Popolani, to make the arrangements and proceeds to the palace. Challenged to a duel Bluebeard apparently kills Marie's fiancé, Prince Bruno, and demands the princess's hand in marriage. Suddenly Boulotte and Bluebeard's previous wives reappear and confront him.
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Blackmailing Butterflies by Nigel Holloway
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Recommended 4 or more Chorus
Run TimeAround 140 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScores for songs (mainly from The Beggar's Opera) are supplied with Producer's copy of the script.
StyleA full length comedy play with music, set in a garden and a rehearsal room.
SynopsisTensions within a theatre company arise when a couple of mid-life crises unexpectedly drag past and present emotions into the sharp focus of an ambitious young blackmailer.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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