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A Thirty-Minute Hamlet by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Whilst there isn't a formal chorus, the numbers of attendants and courtiers could easily be increased.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisHamlet, the Danish prince, finds himself haunted by his father's ghost. The ghost confirms that he was murdered by his brother, Claudius, who is now king. Hamlet dithers in his course of action - should he avenge his father or submit to Claudius? Ultimately it ends tragically for the whole court.
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A Thirty-Minute Macbeth by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 16. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The male characters include Macduff's son who should be aged around 7. No formal chorus, but a flexible number of soldiers and offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWitches foretell that, against expectations and the laws of inheritance, Macbeth will become king of Scotland. Urged on by his wife, Macbeth tries to make the prophesy come true. All goes well (in a gruesome sort of way) until the shrubbery starts walking up the drive.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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Towards the Light by Judith Ezekiel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne popular song suggested for diegetic use throughout the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act supernatural drama on a single set.
SynopsisTwenty-year old Neil has given Poppy, a teenage runaway, shelter in his London flat. But Poppy senses the ghostly presence of a previous tenant and calls in a medium to exorcise the property. No-one quite realises the potency of Letitia, a heartbroken older spirit seeking reconciliation with her long-lost daughter. Love, laughter and dance bring in a final understanding between the two worlds and herald optimism for the future.
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We're All Dead by Jonathan Edgington
Selected for and performed (by Precipice Productions) at Stockwell Playhouse's 2019 One Act Playwriting Festival in London where it received a 'Highly Commended' award.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Two of the male characters should look alike.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act ghostly drama with multiple settings (arranged by the actors). With adult themes and strong language.
First published in 2013, revised edition published 2019.
SynopsisWith time shifting between the present day and 1973, Russ and Rachel experience life changing events brought about by Russ's encounter with his younger self.
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