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Christ's Passion by Hilary Mackelden
RolesMinimum Male roles = 21. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 76. Chorus. Casting very flexible (the Producer's Copy of the script includes a doubling table to demonstrate how the minimum casting can be achieved).
Run TimeAround 140 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleExactly what it says - a large cast passion play.
SynopsisThe story of Jesus, from birth to death and resurrection.
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A Christmas Carol by Andrew Yates
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 43. Chorus. Flexible cast - several scenes require lots of extras, many with speaking parts.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for seven original songs are provided with the producer's copy of the script. (The script also suggests the use of the carol 'God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen')
StyleAdaptation of Dickens classic tale of redemption as a musical play.
SynopsisOn Christmas eve, miser Ebenezer Scrooge receives a visit from the ghostly apparition of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spectral visitors, who show visions of Scrooge's past present and future in an effort to show the old skinflint the error of his ways.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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Christmas Present by Jim and Jane Jeffries
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 16. Minimum total with doubling = 41. Minimum total without doubling = 51. No chorus. Aimed at a mixed company of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleNativity play, but not one for young kids! A large cast piece, probably for a church group. Elements of comedy, but a serious core.
SynopsisA modern retelling of the Nativity - a faithfull following of the biblical accounts, give or take a couple of thousand years, featuring business tycoons, mobsters, fast food workers and homeless people, plus assorted Trekkies!
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Devil in the Detail by Hilary Mackelden
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play, set in the less favourable regions of the afterlife.
SynopsisHarry is newly arrived in Hell and he's not happy about it, but Claude De Ville isn't open to appeals. Harry is given an assignment to bring a soul back to Hell in exchange for eternity away from the Sulphur Mines. But the man in question has help on his side...
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Esther by Richard Cowling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with piano and vocal scores for 16 songs, one instrumental and 15 scene-change pieces. (A conductors score and band parts are available as an optional extra.)
StyleFull-length Musical based on the biblical story of Esther. Designed as a school musical, could equally well be done by an adult or mixed company.
SynopsisKing Xerxes of Persia maries Esther, a Jewish orphan who has been brought up by her uncle, Mordecai. Haman, the chief minister of Xerxes court insists that everyone bow down to him. When Mordecai refuses to do so, Haman flies into a rage and plans to kill Mordecai, and all the Jewish people in the kingdom. Mordecai calls upon Esther for help, but this means she must confront the mighty Xerxes...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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God's Minstrel by Joseph P. Ritz
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Four of the characters are intended to be doubled by one actor (though they need not be). The roles of Clare's Cousin and the Soldier are optional.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleYou can think of this either as a short two-act play, or a long one-act play. Single set.
SynopsisMixed in with a little tale from modern times, this is the story of how Francis of Assisi became a saint. A moving and honest telling.
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Man on a Donkey by Graham Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 17. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 39. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA passion play with the action interspersed with song suggestions.
(Originally created for a church production, but could, of course, be used elsewhere.)
SynopsisThe Easter story, from the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through betrayal, arrest and trial to crucifixion.
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The Pilgrim's Progress [Version 2] by Hilary Mackelden
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 56. No chorus. Oodles of allegorical characters, plenty of scope for doubling.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length adaptation - in very modern English - of John Bunyan's Christian allegory.
SynopsisA pilgrim sets out in search of the City of Gold. On his journey he has to negotiate traps and deal with other pilgrims, many of whom may be misguided.
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The Pilgrim's Progress by Christopher Morgan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 54. No chorus. Whilst there are fifty-four named roles, with a minimum of around ten, the author believes the optimal cast to be around twenty-two.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAllegorical play, with minimal set requirements and reasonably simple props.
SynopsisA stage adaptation of John Bunyan's allegorical story ('The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come', written in 1678) - the journey of Christian, a pilgrim, through the trials of Earth to the destination of Heaven.
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