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Gallinsay by Nicholas Richards
Published: 18 July 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. Characters of a variety of ages (from 10 to 100)
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script includes sheet music for three original songs.
StyleA full-length comedy, presented in three acts. Multiple locations, but mainly requiring imagination.
SynopsisSt John Carrington de Beauville has forgotten to book his family's summer holiday, a problem solved when an elderly aunt grants St John's children ownership of the remote Scottish island of Gallinsay. But Gallinsay is already inhabited by a commune of enterprising young pioneers who wish to escape modern society, and is also the target of a pair of geologists hired to search for gold.
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The Right One by Ged Quayle
Published: 17 July 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short drama, tinged with black comedy in a single, simple set (another starring role for the park bench.)
SynopsisAn unlikely couple meet at dawn in a park. One of them is a murderer, looking for a potential victim...
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Christmas on The Law by Martyn Chapman
Published: 15 July 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePoignant, humorous family drama structurally in two acts, but of one-act length. Multiple locations, but only two require furniture, one needs a backdrop and several might be played front-of-curtain.
SynopsisA family gathers at their Scottish home to celebrate Christmas, including their annual hike up 'The Law', a local volcanic hill. They will meet Rhona's boyfriend, hear Oliver's news, and finally talk about the missing James.
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Wordsworth's Harem by Joan Greening
Published: 15 July 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act historical, emotional drama in a single livingroom set.
SynopsisIn 1801, William Wordsworth is in love with his sister Dorothy. To hide their forbidden relationship, the siblings plan a marriage for William.
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In Whose Eyes? by George Kappaz
Published: 12 July 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Justice Peter and Abaddon are written male and Gabriella female, but casting that way is not essential.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy for the script suggests a couple of pices to be played over the opening of two of the scenes. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act drama in a single, simple courtroom set. Historical images are intended to be projected during the show. The script has two endings, determined by the audience.
SynopsisIn a court where everything is at stake, the life and actions in the colourful career of Major Charles Derudio are challenged and defended. Are his reasons for the lives he has taken sufficient to earn forgiveness? His final destination hangs in the balance.
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Frankenstein, A Musical Comedy by Gerald P. Murphy
Published: 8 July 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the score comes complete with piano & vocal scores for five original songs.
StylePlayful, farcical version of the Mary Shelley story with eight silly songs, in one act. Modern jokes but in keeping with the gothic setting.
SynopsisVictor Frankenstein creates a creature out of dead body stew, against the advice of his mentor, Professor Gabriella Waldman, and declares himself a god. The creature, spurned by its creator, enacts its revenge, leading to a long game of follow the leader - and a surprising happy ending.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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I'm Not Dead Yet by Graham Andrews
Published: 8 July 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Alex, the manager is written male (by means of the occasional pronoun) but could be played female.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play in a single (residents' lounge) set.
SynopsisThe manager of Sleepy Pines, a small nursing home, appears to be involved in a dodgy deal with a ruthless developer to get rid of the residents. Can the residents find a way to stop the deal going through or will they all have to leave by one means or another?
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Augustin Homes and the Lost Juliet by Bob Hammond
Published: 3 July 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy in a single office set. The third in the series of Augustin Homes cases.
SynopsisBarrat Homes, an actor, shows up at the office of his brother, World-Famous Detective Augustin Homes. He's up for an audition to play a detective and wants some advice. But Augustin is out and when a client walks in, Barrat sees an opportunity to do some method-style research.
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Goldilocks And The Three Bears [Version 3] by Warren McWilliams
Published: 3 July 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 37. Chorus. The authors notes suggest that performance with a cast of 15 is possible, but would require losing some of the circus performers from act 2, with redistribution of their lines. Otherwise the minimum would be 21.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!] The run-time assumes the use of the 14 suggested songs.
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script includes suggestions for 14 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFull-length pantomime straying a long way from the original folk tale with plenty of unusual characters and pantomime silliness. It's a fast-moving panto with plenty of good jokes.
SynopsisGoldilocks, with her brother Billy and their mother Dame Gertie Gemmell, ventures into the woods to recruit a new act for their circus. They find one that's just right - three dancing bears. But the twisted debt collector Mr De Ville is set on closing down all circuses.
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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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Grimm Sisters by Gill Medway
Published: 27 June 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 11 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA funny sketch with some self-referential fourth wall-breaking humour and a playfully feminist twist on the Brothers Grimm.
SynopsisIt's 1812, and Johanna and Wilhelmina Grimm - under their pseudonyms of Jacob and Wilhelm - are hard at work on their latest tale. If only their characters weren't so hell-bent on sabotage, and if only their moustaches didn't look so suspiciously fake.
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