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Jack and Jill - The Troll's Story by Jack Shaw
Published: 25 October 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 17. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 114 minutes. [Estimated!] Timing includes an estimate for 12 songs; the production may use fewer.
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length British pantomime with an original story.
SynopsisJack and Jill go up the hill to fetch a pail of water, but trapped down the well is Prince Jason, who has been turned into a troll, and a wizard played by a hapless stand-in actor. Can Jack and Jill help save the kingdom from Jason’s evil brother Jasper?
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Battle of the Bedroom by David Pemberton
Published: 21 October 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. The characters are written as 3M, 4F, but - with permissible minor tweaks to the text, could be played by any combination.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA funny and fast-paced one-act comedy combining physical humour with witty dialogue.
SynopsisWhen Chris and Jo move into their new bedsit apartment, they discover that it's much smaller than they first thought and that living together, with their combined possessions, is going to be an alarmingly cramped and intimate experience.
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Dummy Cabs by S. P. Franksson
Published: 20 October 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Four on-stage characters, seven live voices (which could, conceivably, be played by one male actor) plus a recorded message.
Run TimeAround 114 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fun full-length comedy with likeable characters in a single taxi office setting.
SynopsisIt's the 1990s and Dermy Cabs is under threat from a competitor. Beryl, the overworked switchboard operator, struggles with phone, radios and in-person customers whilst trying to keep the company's drivers under control, especially Bob, whose wife has kicked him out of the house.
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The Christmas Carol [Version 4] by Anthony Paul Lashley
Published: 19 October 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus. The number of carol singers is unspecified. The author suggests (but does not insist) that when Scrooge is reformed, he might be played by a different actor to emphesise the change! Something for productions to play with.
Run TimeAround 57 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicLyrics to a number of (out-of-copyright) carols are embedded in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play with songs. Multiple locations, but indicated by lighting and furniture rather than full-stage sets.
SynopsisDickens' Christmas tale of redemption is given a little comic twist and run at a smarter pace, but still delivers the required moral lesson along with the laughs.
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Extraction by S. P. Franksson
Published: 19 October 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFast-paced one-act comedy (somewhere between thriller and farce).
SynopsisDentist John and his assistant and lover Alice accidentally kill their patient, but when they discover the man was carrying a huge amount of cash, they plot to hide the body and keep it for themselves. Complications arise when Alice's junkie boyfriend shows up, followed by John's suspicious wife.
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I Really Need This Job by Iris Winston
Published: 18 October 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage female characters and the off-stage voice of the male would-be employer.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama exploring issues younger and older women face in the world of work. Set in Canada (but permissible change of a word or two could put it anywhere else).
SynopsisA new graduate and an older woman, who's been out of the job market for a number of years, have applied for the same job and meet while they are waiting to be interviewed. Will either be employed?
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Defenceless by Damian Woods
Published: 8 October 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA well-written drama which touches on interesting issues of psychology and gender politics while being first and foremost a procedural crime thriller. One set - a police interview room with practical door.
SynopsisA newly appointed female Detective Inspector has the difficult task of getting a suspected murderer to confess his guilt as lack of evidence means he may have to be released.
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The Flag by Neil Walden
Published: 8 October 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEasy-to-stage one-act drama for three actors in one simple office set.
SynopsisA school in 1930s England is set to welcome an ambassador from Nazi Germany, whose child is one of the pupils. Headteacher Mrs Mayhew wants to fly the Nazi flag for the visitor's arrival, but young teacher Miss Tait raises an objection.
A good period drama with a sharp focus on an area of pre-WW2 history that's often overlooked - how a lot of British people were generally welcoming towards the Nazis, or at least apathetic about their politics, in the years before the war. It also has some relevance to the contemporary debates around flags.
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Murder in Writing by Ian McCutcheon
Published: 6 October 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length thriller in a single living room set.
SynopsisA new executive producer has taken over TV detective show Quest for Justice, and he’s gathered all the writers at his country estate with an ultimatum – present him some exciting new plots or lose their jobs. But soon their weekend takes a surprising turn and the writers have a real murder to solve.
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Frankenstein Abridged by Richard Brinsley Peake ab. Dwayne Lawler
Published: 5 October 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act melodrama. Multiple scenes, but mainly indicative settings.
Synopsis'Presumption, or, The Fate of Frankenstein' by Richard Brinsley Peake was the first adaptation for the stage of Mary Shelley's pioneering novel. Dwayne Lawler's abridgement has reduced it from 5 acts to 1 and cut the characters from more than 15 to a total of 9.
Peake's adaptation tweaked the novel's plot (not least to reduce locations), nevertheless, the core plot of Frankenstein is here and cutting it down hasn't removed the impact or significantly dampened the themes.
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