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The Eco Hotel by Robert Hugh Mitchell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicWhilst it isn't a formal musical, new lyrics to a couple of familiar melodies are included in the text. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play. Multiple sets, with changes to the main stage covered by front-of-cloth scenes. Contains swearing. And comedy.
SynopsisA group of guests are enjoying their last night in the Environmentally-friendly Eco hotel. Little do they know that the lake has been polluted with irradiated water, and the formally mild and vegetarian turtles have grown bigger and hungrier....
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Free For Hall by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for 2 songs, to be played during the comedy dance routines. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act comedy with a single setting.
SynopsisThe local amateur dramatic group are rehearsing their pantomime in the local village hall but the venue has been triple booked and no-one is prepared to budge. With Celeste getting her yoga knickers in a twist and conflict running high amongst the drama group members the chaos is eventually resolved.
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Frying Nemo by Amelia Armande
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 33. No chorus. Enormous flexibility! The author presents a doubling table showing how the thirty-three characters can be played by 10 actors (with a lot of swift - and necessarily simple - costume changes).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy contains suggestions for (the style of) accompanying music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act nautical comedy play (with opportunities for dance music). Written for minimal set - because it was originally performed in a sea-life centre!
SynopsisAn old man in a care home is telling the story of his younger days - as the seafaring adventurer Captain Nemo! We see things that Jules Verne never got to write about in this stirring tale of derring do and mermaids, with a surprisingly affecting ending.
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The Happy Wanderers by Dawn Cairns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Seven on-stage characters and a pair of off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script includes suggestions for 3 songs (and the invitation to replace them with anything else suitable). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn entertaining and easily staged one-act play with a lot of good humour.
SynopsisOriginally a walking club for single people, the Happy Wanderers have mostly ditched the walking and taken up drinking. At a social barbeque, Tony introduces his new fiancée, Brian tries it on with all the women, and the friend Julie brings along is not who anyone expected.
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The Horrible Hot Air Homicide by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Melodrama stereotypes - the wicked squire, the poor-but-hones heroine, etc.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song (to a G&S tune). Sheet music for the song is supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleMelodrama set in Victorian times, but written in the 21st century - so something of a send-up of the format.
Synopsis'The Horrible Hot Air Homicide' - or 'Fanny's Free For All' sees the wicked squire in pursuit of the poor heroine, Fanny. However, in fear that his past misdeeds will be exposed, the squire frames his rival for murder, then furnishes a fiendish fate for Fanny.
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Jackpot Joy by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script contains suggestions for four songs (with adjusted lyrics to one of them). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act comedy play (with a few songs thrown-in). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisAfter apparently winning the lottery one night, Joy's life is plagued by sycophantic family members angling for a portion of her seven-figure jackpot. When Joy hides her winning ticket, others are determined to take matters (and the ticket itself) into their own hands!
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Last Train to Sleepy Hollow by David Pemberton
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus. Variable Chorus size at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusic and song suggestions for eight pieces are provided in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA comedy spoof play, with music, in various settings.
SynopsisWhen Arthur is summoned by his Godmother to exorcise her house of spooks, he discovers a dastardly plot to frighten her off her valuable real estate. In the ultimate battle of innocence against the powers of darkness, Arthur destroys the black heart of the Bigwitch, finds true love, restores Spooky Hollow to his Godmother and catches the last train home!
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Making Theatre History by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The characters are all amateur actors, darling.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicLyrics (set to snatches of songs from musicals) are included in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort one-act comedy (with snatches of song). Simple village hall committee-room set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt is decision time for the Amdram society committee. The next show must be chosen tonight and after months of arguments and division, the task of making that choice has been handed to the chair, Richard, to make. But Richard's announcement is not quite what everyone was expecting...
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No Strings Attached by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for two songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play with music, set in a puppet tent.
SynopsisFlip and Scratch are fairground puppets, once big stars but now fallen on hard times. Faced with the inevitable decline of their audiences, they discuss their various options.
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Skitskrieg by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 51. Chorus. Whilst the minimum cast 'as written' is 5 male and 4 female, the humour would be suitable for actors playing across gender, so, in theory, most of it could be done by a cast of 4, with just The Land Army sketch requiring 5M, 2F.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!] Period songs could be added to extend the run time.
MusicThe script contains the lyrics to one song (to the tune of 12 days of Christmas) and suggestions for other songs which might be appropriate for the show. (Note that additional songs will add to the run-time.) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleCollection of sketches. Minimal requirements for set and props.
SynopsisFifteen sketches with Second World War themes (although with a very modern perspective, including, amongst other things, pastiches of TV shows). Topics include rationing, air-raids, code breaking and various perspectives on the trials of military life.
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