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I Am Hamlet by Richard James
Performance by Portree ADS won the Wakefield Quaich Award for Presentation, Scottish One Act Festival, 2011, Performance by Thurso Players won Best Play award at the SCDA One Act Play Festival, 2012,
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy thriller, single bare-stage set.
SynopsisAn amateur actor auditions for the lead role in a local production of Hamlet. There is some fun to be had as the director puts him through his acting paces, but slowly we learn that the actor has more in common with the Prince of Denmark than meets the eye...
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ExclusionsDue to professional performances, this script is not available for performance in the following places at the following times:-
Spain, ES from the first day of January, 2022 to the last day of January, 2026
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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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Innocent Witness by Geoff Rose-Michael
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller with two settings
SynopsisA mundane visit to a local shop leaves Julia in an unenviable position as she witnesses an armed robbery. The consequences for her and shop assistant Holly are life changing.
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Kill-Joy by Mike Rouse
Partington Theatre Glossop 2018, Best Actress award, Rachael Hope, under original title of Mirror Image.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. In addition to the two on-stage characters, there is a radio announcer's voice at the start. This is likely to be a recording.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!] First production timed at 27 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller. Single set (which may be very simple). Contains swearing and adult themes.
SynopsisA man and a woman stumble into an alley behind a club. It’s clear what his intentions are, but she’s not going along with him. Not here, not now, not with a serial killer on the loose.
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Lot 249 by Damian Woods
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller, based on the story by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Multiple settings but intended to be created with lighting and portable set elements.
SynopsisAbercrombie Smith is a medical student at Oxford. Living in the flat below him is Edward Bellingham, a strange, short-tempered man who has a fascination with Egypt and owns Lot 249 - a mummy, bought at auction. After a number of strange incidents, Smith begins to believe that Bellingham may have found a way of bringing Lot 249 to life to do his bidding.
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The Madness of Sherlock Holmes by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One of the characters is non-speaking.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller. Single set - a prison cell!
SynopsisA curious and very authentic Holmes tale, with the Great Detective locked in a cell and wearing a straitjacket. Is there really a plot to assassinate the Queen, or is this a fabrication of Holmes' deranged mind, as his friend Watson suspects?
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The Melting Sands by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act murder thriller with a single (beach house ) set.
SynopsisTables are turned as two seemingly innocent and unconnected women seek revenge. The one on her philandering bank robber husband, the other on her scheming daughter and her new husband. All the while the menace of the melting sand hovers in the background.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Melting Sands' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Murder at the Murder Mystery Party by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy thriller in two short acts and one (dining room) set.
SynopsisRichard and Miranda's stormy marriage might reach some semblance of stability during a murder mystery party for their friends. Unfortunately tensions abound at the party and someone is actually murdered.
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Murder by Proxy by Elizabeth Poynter
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller.
SynopsisHarold is bullied and oppressed by his confident colleague, Charles, who casually seduces the woman Harold loves. But then Charles is accused of murder...
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The Nearly New Sale by Paul Townsend
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act psychological Faustian drama with a single (village hall) setting.
SynopsisAfter two long and painful years recovering from the death of their unborn child, Harry and Liz are presented with the opportunity to reverse their misery and grief. They need only sign it away to a dealer prepared to buy anything. With this prospect, however, comes the chance to correct more than just those few short years, as they realise that they can negotiate for better lives independently then they might have together.
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