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A Heart-Shaped Cushion by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The patients can be any age from about thirty-five to sixty-five. Beth and Tom should be about the same age. Doubling and trebling-up is possible with a minimum of one man and six women
Run TimeAround 67 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama following a patient's experience with breast cancer, through chemo and physiotherapy, to exiting the treatment.
SynopsisAlong the way we meet people dealing with similar experiences.
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Herself by Joanne Higginson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with a single (hospital room) setting. Some strong language and adult themes.
SynopsisTeenager Brooke is in a coma and family and friends are encouraged to talk to her but feel that she can’t hear them. On the contrary, she hears them clearly and is frustrated that she is unable to speak or react to them.
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Home Health by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy on a split set depicting two bedrooms. US English.
SynopsisDavid, recovering from difficult surgery, is confined to bed. His elderly bedridden mother-in-law is in another bedroom. Wife Sue bounces back and forth taking care of both of them. The arrival of a home health nurse puts the cat amongst the pigeons as she and David get a little too close.
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Hot and Sweet by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single domestic set.
SynopsisJanet is trying to persuade her mother Ivy, who is suffering from the first stages of Alzheimer's, to come and live with her. Janet's concerns are increased when she hears about a con man operating in the area. Ivy refuses to consider her daughter's request, stating that her late husband Harry will protect her. Janet responds by saying to her mother, 'He can’t look after you if he's not here'... but can he?
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The Iceberg by Dawn Cairns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. One male and one female character are voice-only so can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree tracks, to be played but not performed by cast, are suggested in the producer's copyof the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (doctors’ waiting room) setting.
SynopsisDoctors’ receptionist Paula believes all patients are time-wasters and is known as ‘The Iceberg’. She resents the arrival of new manager Michelle, who intends to implement a patient-friendly regime, and trainee receptionist Debbie. But Debbie and Paula soon hit it off and Michelle’s plans are thwarted.
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In One Form Or Another by Nikki Pontin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Doctor could be played by m or f.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy includes 3 suggested pieces of music, to add atmosphere for this play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act gothic thriller, with a living room setting and specific lighting effects.
SynopsisHelen, Edward and their son have moved into their dream home, unaware of its history and the events which took place there. With increasing horror, Jacob seems to be the catalyst for the terrifying happenings - which Helen in particular is unable to deal with. As she relates events to a psychiatrist, the full horror becomes apparent.
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It's Not Brain Surgery! by Jamie Hope
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy (on the boundary between a one-act play and a short) in a single set, most of which is a hospital bed.
SynopsisA parody doctor with a very questionable bedside manner has to fill in a patient on the unusual results of the operation to re-attach his severed thumb.
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A Life Sentence by Mark Seaman
Eleven awards from Festivals in 2008, including Best Original Script/Play in Wiltshire,
Avon and Gloucestershire and overall festival winner in the last two.
Overall Festival winner Cornwall Festival 2015.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotionally charged two-hander with a very simple, well-thought-out set and detailed descriptions.
SynopsisA wife talks about her struggle to cope with her husband's dementia, and the effect it had on their family in his final days.
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Marigolds - Piling on the Agony by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Characters are a couple and their adult daughter.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy of self discovery. Contains swearing and a verbally explicit exploration of sexual themes.
SynopsisHarry and Marigold have a rocky marriage, but it's not in as bad shape as his... posterior. After he gets his long-suffering wife to help him out, we follow Harry and his family through more pain to reconciliation. Not for the faint-hearted!
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Mitigating Circumstances by Juliet Devon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Ten on-stage characters plus an offstage voice (better done live, but easy to double)
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA dramatic story told in a single set but in non-chronological order.
SynopsisSimon's death was certainly caused by his heart condition, but Emma swapping his meds for vitamins didn’t help. After the funeral, her friends gather and discuss things that might have driven Emma to murder.
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