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All in the Past by Wendy Ash
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an offstage voice (belonging to an undertaker).
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act revenge drama, single set.
SynopsisTrevor suffered at the hands of bullies Jim and Mike at school. Now in his forties he contacts them again and wreaks his revenge. The catalyst for his plan is the death of his partner which adds a surprising and poignant finale.
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All Washed Up by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA single set, one act play.
SynopsisThree survivors of a light plane crash are stranded on a tiny island. Walter is calm but concerned, Susan is desperate to escape, and Lucy seems to have no idea what's going on. She says Harry will rescue them, but where - and who - is Harry?
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All's Well that Ends Well [60-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'All's Well that Ends Well', with every word remaining Shakespeare's.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWhen the low-born Helena cures the King's illness, she chooses as her reward marriage to Bertram, Count of Rousillon. Bertram, unimpressed by this, goes to war to avoid his new wife. Helena concocts a plan to win him over.
A comedy in the Shakespearean sense of a story with a happy ending. In modern terms, more of a drama.
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American Dreaming by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Nominally 12 characters: 5 male, 5 female and 2 of either gender. At least 2 character parts could be doubled.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy drama.
SynopsisSam is hoping that the DNA registry of American Dreaming will finally prove his family connection to rich old Great Uncle Franklyn and allow him to inherit his fortune. The results are not as he expected, and the revelation is made even worse when he finds out that his long-suffering wife has the most amazing American ancestry. It’s great to have a family tree, but don’t try climbing it unless the branches are strong.
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Angel by Naadir Joseph
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus. Variable chorus size at Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with various (simple) settings.
SynopsisA moving piece of drama - in which a group of homeless young people are given hope by one of their number, Kevin. His optimism and sense of family brings them courage to face the future.
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Apple Strudel, Chess and Ethics by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Five in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Albert Einstein challenges J. Robert Oppenheimer to a chess match, with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar looking on, as they discuss physics and ethics in the lead-up to the Manhattan Project.
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Are You Watching Me? by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play - ostensibly a comedy, though with a dark twist ending that befits a thriller.
SynopsisAli is close to giving birth, and desperate to leave the dingy apartment where she and her husband Jon are living until her mother’s house sells. All the while, there’s a man watching them from another block of flats. When Ali receives a disturbing text, Jon decides to confront the voyeur - it's at this point a dark secret is revealed.
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Arrival by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
Best Stage Presentation Cambridge Drama Festival 2011 Production by Waterbeach Community Players
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama fuelled by family tensions.
SynopsisKevin and Anne return from an evening function to find Anne's brother asleep in the back garden. When a young policewoman arrives on the scene her subsequent questioning exposes dark secrets in their seemingly settled lives.
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As It Was by Lucy Atkinson
Winner of The Russell Whiteley Award for new writing at Sedgefield's 43rd Drama Festival of One-Act Plays. 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act supernatural drama on a simple set. Suitable for youth theatre.
SynopsisFour teenagers enter a derelict house, stirring memories of the children who lived there in the past.
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As The Clock Struck Ten by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Opportunity for different actors to portray the different ages of each character. Script length can be cut to 52 minutes for the purpose of drama festival entry, by cutting Scene 5.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicIntermission music suggestions. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA powerful drama based on a true story. Various settings and time periods.
SynopsisA dramatisation of the true story of Donnie Merrett, who at the age of 17, shot his mother after she found out he had been forging cheques in her name. On release from prison in 1945, he joined the Royal Navy Reserve in Germany before returning to a life of crime and debauchery, eventually fleeing before he can be court martialled. Returning to London to the old folks home run by his wife and mother-in-law, he demands money to continue funding his habits.
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