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Acting, It’s Not Plumbing… by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act character comedy - set in a theatre workshop, so there's scope for over-acting! Single set - a village hall! Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJill is running a drama workshop in the community centre, but is it really just for the benefit of those taking part? Whatever her motivation, Paul, Amy, Chelsea, Bob, Sandra and Fay are having a whale of a time.
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Adventures of Maid Marian by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. 14 speaking parts plus chorus of soldiers. The characters are nominally 11 male and 3 female, but most can be played by either gender.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script includes suggestions for 4 songs, plus snatches of medieval doggerel embedded in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleThe Robin Hood legend treated as a farcical comedy of errors. One-act in structure, but on the boundary between one-act and full-length (so could stand alone or could be paired with something shorter).
SynopsisThree years after he cancelled their wedding and left her to look after Sherwood Forest, Maid Marian discovers that Robin Hood is about to make a hero's return from the Crusades - but can she ever forgive him?
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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA hilarious comic spoof of a murder mystery, set in the 1920s. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisA country house weekend is organised with a view to trapping a thief. Various tangled affairs are revealed, leading up to a murder.
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Alice And The Cold Case by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 68 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act detective drama (that could be played out in one).
SynopsisA detective on administrative leave and a reporter with everything to prove have to team up to solve a cold case that no one really cares about. The only question is whether it will make their careers, or end them.
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All For A Good Cause by D. M. Kimpton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 63 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy on a single charity shop set.
SynopsisA group of volunteers running a charity shop have to deal with personal problems, and the peculiarities of the regular customers, as well as the mysterious theft that has police all over the town.
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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, 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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Angel of Happiness by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 68 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two-act comedy, liberally adapted from Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’.
SynopsisWhen Oliver had a nervous breakdown, Angelo was there to help him. But now that he’s Oliver’s guru, does Angelo really have Oliver’s best interests at heart? Why’s he trying to seduce Oliver’s wife, and break up his daughter’s romance?
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Any Colour But Red by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Fourteen on-stage characters (including a detective written male, but playable by either gender) and an offstage female voice.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!] The original production took 50 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleComedy whodunnit with adult themes. Two almost identical kitchen sets!
SynopsisWhen Jim and Jani hold an Open Morning to sell their house, a mix-up in arrangements sends them some extremely unusual prospective buyers, some with bizarre expectations. Twenty-four hours later, the house has become a crime scene and the police need the help of the neighbours, Fred and Molly.
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As You Like It (60-minute abridgement) by Shakespeare abridged by Philip Schwadron
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. There are optional roles for non-speaking lords and attendants.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'As You Like It', with the original text pruned to 60 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisAll the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
Shakespeare's pastoral comedy pared down to around 60 minutes. A play, set in the Forest of Arden, for fans of romance, jesters, dukes, wrestlers, foresters, shepherds, exiles and cross-dressers.
There. Who does that leave out?
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As You Like It [75-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!] Timing allows for the three Shakespearian songs embedded in the script.
MusicThree of Shakespeare's songs (without music) are included in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA 75-minute abridgement of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but, because all the words are Shakespeare's and therefore out of copyright, performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisBoy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Girl exiled into forest by powerful uncle and disguises self as boy. Boy kicked out of home by grumpy brother. Boy meets girl again. Girl, as boy, tricks boy into seducing her. Another girl meets girl, and thinking she's a boy, falls in love. Subplot about a jester. Classic love story all round.
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