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Carrie's Lions by Amelia Armande
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 'Carrie' appears in three guises - as a narrator/protagonist, as a child and as an adult. 'Michael' appears as narrator/protagonist and as an adult. There are two small non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with plenty of technical and acting challenges! Whilst it is not formally divided into scenes, there are five locations - indicated symbolically by props and furniture.
SynopsisThrough a series of conversations with her guardian angel, Carrie tries to come to terms with the death of her father.
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A Chaotic Christmas Carol by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act verse play, rearranging Dickens.
Synopsis'A Christmas Carol' is given a huge twist to show Scrooge as a determined do-gooder, despite the machinations of wicked embezzler Bob Cratchit and the forlorn ghost of grasping Jacob Marley, plus assorted spirits.
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Chekhov's Shorts by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of five short plays based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
SynopsisA Lottery Ticket adapted from the story of the same title
A Meeting on a Train Loosely adapted from 'An Enigmatic Nature'
Difficult People adapted from the story of the same title
Natalie’s Vacation adapted from 'A Tripping Tongue'
I’m Famous based on 'Joy'
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Christmas at Thompson Hall by Anthony Trollope adapted by Peter Bond
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. The hotel staff are written male, but could be played female.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA 25-minute comedy, based on the story by Anthony Trollope. Two simple sets.
SynopsisOn the 23rd of December, 1872, Mr and Mrs Brown arrive in a hotel in Paris, as does Mr Jones. They all need to travel to England early the following morning. Due to a mix-up during the night, Mr Jones believes Mrs Brown has tried to murder him, which makes everyone's journey - and the following revelations - all the more uncomfortable.
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A Christmas Carol [Play for Schools] by Damian Woods
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 30. Minimum total without doubling = 44. Chorus. Whilst some of the characters have specific ages, this is an indication for the purpose of costume and make-up rather than for casting!
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script contains suggestions for the use of 7 carols. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act play for children, faithfully adapting the classic Dickens story. Simple sets (furniture) reconfigured between or during scenes.
SynopsisOn Christmas Eve 1843, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts, who help him see the error of his ways.
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The Christmas Carol [Version 4] by Anthony Paul Lashley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus. The number of carol singers is unspecified. The author suggests (but does not insist) that when Scrooge is reformed, he might be played by a different actor to emphesise the change! Something for productions to play with.
Run TimeAround 57 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicLyrics to a number of (out-of-copyright) carols are embedded in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play with songs. Multiple locations, but indicated by lighting and furniture rather than full-stage sets.
SynopsisDickens' Christmas tale of redemption is given a little comic twist and run at a smarter pace, but still delivers the required moral lesson along with the laughs.
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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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Cinderella's Beanstalk by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort rhyming pantomime mixing folk tales.
SynopsisA wonderful rhyming collision of Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella, with an unexpected but happy ending for everyone except the no-so Charming Prince.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Cinderella's Grumpy Turkey by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. Variable chorus size at Producer's discretion (non-speaking roles).
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act rhyming panto-style play.
SynopsisWesley, a particularly Grumpy Turkey, is dispatched to Cinderella to be fattened for Christmas dinner, but Wesley is clearly not happy to be the dinner! Captain Hook, Piratical guests, and even Abanaza too, are invited to the Palace for Christmas, but the sisters - being far from elegant, are not to be suited. However, it turns out lucky for Wesley that the Genie can concoct a better recipe for success.
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The Clever Clogs Gang by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn unusual scientific theme for a one act play, and the majority of roles are male.
SynopsisA team of research scientists find they're in line for a research grant, but may be out of a job shortly thereafter. Should they take the money and run, or apply themselves to producing some results before their time is up?
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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 Clever Clogs Gang' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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