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The Necessity Of Atheism by Seán Lang
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act historical play
SynopsisOxford, 1811. Amidst harsh laws restricting the freedom of the press, Percy Bysshe Shelley, a rather unorthodox, flamboyant undergraduate, publishes a short pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism. The Master of his college is inclined to dismiss it as a bit of undergraduate exuberance but Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor of England and old member of the college, takes a much more serious view.
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An Order of Lunacy by Paul Adam Levy
Won Best Unpublished Play at the Isle of Man Theatre Festival, 2018.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with two settings on one stage.
SynopsisIn nineteenth-century England, two mad-doctors assess the Wright sisters, potential patients, under the lunacy laws. Most at risk under these laws were wealthy eccentrics and women, who could be sent to asylums if they proved inconvenient or deviated from the social norms. Will the doctors make judgements based on their own morals, or are they nothing but profiteers?
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Orshina by Hanit Guli
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 74 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggestion for one background song to be played during the opening scene. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama - though could be performed in two acts. U.S. English.
SynopsisThe night before he 'disappears' for a year, Israel and his wife Nili gather their daughters for a family dinner, and argue about whether or not to tell the girls the truth about where their father is going. Both girls have secrets of their own to reveal, however, and there are arguments aplenty during the darkly dysfunctional family meal.
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Parish Politics by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act historical drama with various simple settings.
SynopsisIt is 1663. The Civil War may be over but personal battles are still being fought in this English village, whilst ever-harsher laws and severe punishments breed fear, greed and superstition. An illegitimate child born to a single mother is a potential burden on the parish, so apart from the loss of her good name, the mother faces a public thrashing, particularly when the new petty constable is driven by personal revenge.
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Politically Correct by Jennifer Marie Sancho
Runner-up in the Cambridge Theatre Challenge (International play-writing competition) 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The four female characters are intended to be accurate representations of historical people.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act drama with a single 'common room' setting.
SynopsisFour inmates of an assylum rebel. Jane Austen, Margaret Thatcher, Emmeline Pankhurst and Florence Nightingale must work together to agree a plan to escape from their incarceration.
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Princess Bigfoot by Bob Heather
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act family play, based on real characters circa 750 AD (though incorporating folk tales).
SynopsisIn 8th Century France an identity theft scheme to usurp the Princess Bertha from her position as the wife of King Pepin is thwarted by that famous pair of investigators: Messrs Hercule and Poirot - as well as by the Princess’s shoe size.
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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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The Rhyming Diary Of Mrs Pepys by Carolyn Kain
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!] Original production ran to 70 minutes with suggested music.
MusicThe producer's copy of the script contains suggestions for seven intermission pieces. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA rhyming historical comedy (lots of period detail and lots of laughs). Structurally in two acts, but possible to stage as a one-act in the sense of half an evening's entertainment.
SynopsisMrs Pepys takes her husband’s famous diary and reveals the legacy of King Charles II's womanising. The rivalries of his numerous mistresses are depicted with historical accuracy.
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Rossetti's Women by Joan Greening
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Three roles. Written to be played by one actress, but could be performed by three.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a minimal set.
SynopsisThe three women describe their relationships and contrasting lives, shared with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Their emotions are gradually revealed - through which he captured their hearts and minds. In such a different era to the present day, the Pre-Raphaelites were a force to be reckoned with.
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Scabs by Naomi Elster
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a flexible set.
SynopsisThe 1913 transport strike in Dublin, its harrowing consequences and the rise of women’s political participation is vividly brought to life through the eyes of one activist working class family.
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