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The Acquisition by Henry P. Gravelle
New Jersey Film Awards - 2021 Winner
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three speaking roles and one non-speaking demonic arm.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act melodrama with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisArt collector Emory has acquired an ancient artefact of immense value and horrifying malevolence. He is eager for his niece Michelle to admire it, but she uses it as an instrument of revenge against her unfaithful husband
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All Hallows Eve by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act melodrama, with a single, kitchen setting.
SynopsisLocal priest Hugh is having difficulty in defending his deeply held faith against the views of his wife, Morwenna, and his goth daughter, Verity. At Halloween - when something takes place in the church graveyard, seen only by Hugh - the family are reconciled.
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The Black Widow by Helen Sharman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleParody of a Victorian melodrama - all the exaggerated wickedness, innocence, heroism and coincidence, with added comedy! Several scenes, but sets implied rather than elaborate. Simple props. Contains mild innuendo.
SynopsisOld lepidopterist, Squire Decrepit, is the wicked Vylene's fourth husband - and she's about to look for a fifth. All that stands between her and the dashing Mark Christmas is the sweet, innocent Abigail her strange uncle, Ivor and Squire Decrepit - who just happens to be in a wheelchair on a cliff-top.
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Change Of Heart by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act Victorian melodrama-style thriller.
SynopsisA tangled tale of bigamy and murder in 19th Century Manchester. Three girls from Ireland take up domestic service at the Chilterns' home. When Mrs Chiltern unexpectedly returns home one evening to find her husband dead, little does she imagine that she will be the one facing the gallows. Will a change of heart spare her?
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A Christmas Carol [Play for Schools] by Damian Woods
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 30. Minimum total without doubling = 44. Chorus. Whilst some of the characters have specific ages, this is an indication for the purpose of costume and make-up rather than for casting!
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script contains suggestions for the use of 7 carols. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act play for children, faithfully adapting the classic Dickens story. Simple sets (furniture) reconfigured between or during scenes.
SynopsisOn Christmas Eve 1843, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts, who help him see the error of his ways.
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The Corruption of Patience Undercroft by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an off-stage voice (that could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern pastiche of a Victorian melodrama (the same ingredients, but playing-up the comedy, rather than the Victorian sentimentality). Designed for a black-box set. Could easily be played as part of a Music Hall evening.
SynopsisDuring a village celebration for Queen Victoria's jubilee, sweet, innocent Patience Undercroft has ventured out to a barn, summoned by a note from an admirer. She is hoping that it comes from her childhood sweetheart, Victor Knightly. Little does she know that it is the wicked Squire Grimly Blackheart who lies in wait...
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The Devil and Tom Walker by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short fantasy melodrama, adapted from the Washington Irving short story. Compèred by rhyming narrators.
SynopsisTom Walker meets the Devil, who offers him buried treasure in exchange for his soul. Eventually Tom agrees to the bargain and becomes a merciless moneylender, hoarding his great fortune. Later, Tom begins to fear damnation and makes a great show of being religious. Despite Tom's newfound piety, the Devil comes for him on a black horse, and Tom is never seen again.
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The Diabolical Duplication of Daisy by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy. A modern take on the conventions of Victorian melodrama - innocent heroines, scheming wicked squires, that sort of thing.
SynopsisDaisy, working with her mother in the kitchens, is trying hard to resist the grubby blandishments of Sir Odious Malpractice, who wants her to marry him. Unknown to Daisy, Victor Tallbody has arrived to tell her she has inherited a fortune, just in the nick of time.
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Dracula - A Pain in the Neck by Daniel Krueger & Elwood Johnson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for 18 original songs plus incidental music is supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleMusical Gothic horror Melodrama!
SynopsisA faithful translation of Bram Stoker's vampire classic to the musical stage, rendered in a melodramatic style!
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** Conductor's score and band parts (Perc., Bass, Cello, Violin, Reeds 1 & 2, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano & Synth) for Dracula - A Pain in the Neck. Music by Elwood Jay Johnson, orchestrated by Wade Clark.
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Dracula - The Final Countdown by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 35. Chorus. Very flexible cast, with a mixture of speaking and non-speaking parts, opportunities for doubling and opportunities for changing the gender of some of the characters.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic and melodramatic retelling of Bram Stoker's story as a full-length play for kids. Sets can be relatively simple, but a fair number of props are required - coffins, that sort of thing.
SynopsisSolicitor Jonathan Harker finds himself despatched to Transylvania to sort out a property deal for a mysterious Dr. Acula. On arrival, Harker realises that that he has been the victim of a misprint, but he is so charmed by his welcome that he fails to realise that he has become something of a prisoner. Harker's plight is made more acute by the attentions of the Brides of Dracula, a voracious trio, who appear to have less than honourable intentions. With the improbable assistance of Dracula's servant, Igoretta, Harker escapes and returns to England, where, shortly afterwards, his fiancé finds herself in the company of a mysterious foreign gentleman. Little does she realise what is at stake...
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