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A Forty-Minute Volpone by Ben Jonson abridged by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. The minimum cast could be achieved by combining the four magistrates into 1 judge and using the boy and clerk as the court officers.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of Ben Jonson's 'Volpone', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisVolpone is a sly miser. With the aid of his rascally servant, Mosca, he sets out to accumulate more wealth by way of gifts from his gullable acquaintances who think he is ailing and believe that they will be the beneficiaries of his will. Things start to unravel when Volpone sets his sights on Celia, wife of the wealthy merchant, Corvino.
Jacobean comedy, verging on farce.
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A Forty-Minute Winter's Tale by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus. The characters are adults plus one child and, famously, a bear, whose only role is to exit in pursuit of Antigonus (for an offstage lunch appointment - although only one of the parties is hungry.)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisLeontes, King of Sicilia, suspects his wife Hermione of having an affair with Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. (Herminone and Polixenes are innocent.) Polixenes escapes Leontes' wrath, but Hermione does not and is imprisoned. Hermione gives birth to a daughter, but Leontes does not believe the child, Perdita, to be his and sends her abroad. She is abandoned on the coast of Bohemia (a feat which would be frowned upon these days, owing to Geography) and Perdita is brought-up by a Shepherd. Time (making a guest appearance) moves the play on sixteen years, and Florizel, son of Polixenes, meets and falls in love with Perdita, the shepherdess, thus setting-up the inevitable reconcilliation and happy ending.
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Frankenstein Abridged by Richard Brinsley Peake ab. Dwayne Lawler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act melodrama. Multiple scenes, but mainly indicative settings.
Synopsis'Presumption, or, The Fate of Frankenstein' by Richard Brinsley Peake was the first adaptation for the stage of Mary Shelley's pioneering novel. Dwayne Lawler's abridgement has reduced it from 5 acts to 1 and cut the characters from more than 15 to a total of 9.
Peake's adaptation tweaked the novel's plot (not least to reduce locations), nevertheless, the core plot of Frankenstein is here and cutting it down hasn't removed the impact or significantly dampened the themes.
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Frankenstein's Last Chance by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy melodrama, for school-age, youth performers.
SynopsisHaving given up his medical practice to concentrate on his career as an inventor, Doctor Viktor Frankenstein desperately needs to raise funds to pay for his daughter's forthcoming wedding. Success at the annual Mad Scientists' Convention would be well-rewarded, but Viktor finds himself singularly short of inspiration until... No, that would be absurd - wouldn't it?
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The Friday Night Radio Play by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Characters are a range of ages, a mixture of adults and teenagers.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy (arguably a light farce), single domestic set.
SynopsisIt's an exciting night for the Branston family. The premier of aspiring writer Geoff's radio play is about to be broadcast and the family is gathered to listen. But just as it is about to start, the fuses blow. To ensure that Grandma is not disappointed, the show must go on...
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The Frinton Fryer by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions for 3 songs are provided with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play, with several solo songs.
SynopsisBrenda is going for the 'Silver Star Show' audition, but Doris thinks she should try a more modern look, name, and song. Despite practice and good advice, Brenda sings as Brenda - but brings many new customers to the Fish 'n' Chip shop.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Frinton Fryer' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Frying Nemo by Amelia Armande
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 33. No chorus. Enormous flexibility! The author presents a doubling table showing how the thirty-three characters can be played by 10 actors (with a lot of swift - and necessarily simple - costume changes).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy contains suggestions for (the style of) accompanying music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act nautical comedy play (with opportunities for dance music). Written for minimal set - because it was originally performed in a sea-life centre!
SynopsisAn old man in a care home is telling the story of his younger days - as the seafaring adventurer Captain Nemo! We see things that Jules Verne never got to write about in this stirring tale of derring do and mermaids, with a surprisingly affecting ending.
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Gate Thirteen by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a dark twist.
SynopsisA disparate group of travellers with various levels of flying experience await the departure of their flight home from Marrakech. Gary and Julie are ingeniously attempting to avoid excess baggage charges, Derek and Pauline are collecting as many freebies as they can and the mysterious Carrie is handcuffed to her seat.
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Ghost Walk by Gary Diamond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy drama, with various settings.
SynopsisOn a ghost walk in York various locations are visited - associated with ghostly happenings. Our guide is finally revealed... to be not the sort of person we thought he was.
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The Ghosts of Marvin Grange by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Principal characters nominally adults but could be played by teenagers or a mixed group of teenagers and adults.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!] (Dependent on how much the actors ham up the death scene!)
MusicNone.
StyleMelodrama - with the playwright's tongue firmly in his cheek. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisChristopher Sinclair receives a strange summons and returns to Marvin Grange, a remote estate on a lonely moor to unravel the mystery of a haunting that is driving his cousin's wife mad...
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