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Absolute Dandy by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters written as 2M, 2F, but it doesn't much matter.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy set in a hitherto uncharted branch of literary history.
SynopsisJane Austen is developing her characters as she prepares her latest, as yet untitled, book. She dresses as a man to find her inner Darcy and seeks advice from Beau Brummel as to wardrobe and demeanour.
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Acting Funny by Jack Burgess
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 52. Chorus. Three of the characters (two in one sketch, one in another) are intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for the opening and closing songs are supplied with the Producer's copy of the script. (Original lyrics, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan)
StyleA revue - a set of 17 comedy sketches and songs, varying in length from one to ten minutes. Basically a family show, but includes mild swearing in a few of the sketches.
SynopsisA collection of sketches, including opening and closing songs, five Great Moments from History, two French Lessons, three monologues, a very small circus, the ante-rooms to the after-life, a spoof of a medical soap opera, a martial arts demonstration and the Dead Carrot sketch. [Note that some of the longer sketches are also available individually.]
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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
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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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The Amazing America Roadtrip by Rob Roznowski
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. 4 main roles (2M, 2F) and 18 further roles designed to be split between 2 actors (1M, 1F).
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy adaptable to small or large casts. US English.
SynopsisAfter a particularly challenging presidential election, a family decides they need to take a driving vacation across America. Along the way they meet a collection of colorful characters who restore their faith in the country. This surprisingly patriotic yet non-­partisan comedy showcases the best of the American spirit.
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An Arrowing Experience by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus. The character is an arrow. (Presumably the acting style required is pointed - even barbed - but essentially wooden!)
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy monologue, no set, no props. Might even be regarded as educational (English Key Stage 3 history topic 'The Normans')
SynopsisThe famous arrow that took King Harold in the eye at Hastings gives his (or her) side of the story. A humorous monologue with comedy accent.
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Caesar - The Panto by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 15. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 31. Minimum total without doubling = 54. Chorus. Romans, Egyptians, a camel and a pantomime goose!
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA list of suggested songs is included in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleEnglish pantomime - slapstick, puns, mayhem, and even a bit of history thrown-in!
SynopsisFor once the all-conquering Julius is relaxing at home, but action is never far away! One of his court dancers has been turned into a flat cut-out from an Egyptian frieze, and Caesar will stop at nothing to find out who done it - especially if it keeps him away from his wife Calpurnia! He summons an informant and they, along with a bunch of hangers-on and the devilishly handsome Mark Anthony, head off on the trail of the villain. Senna, Caesar's Nanny, dons a variety of disguises to help Caesar, whilst keeping Brutus and fellow conspirators on the wrong track.
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Columbus - The Pantomime by Mark Jack
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Chorus size may be variable at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 135 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hours 50 minutes.
MusicSong suggestions for 13 songs are included with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length pantomime, with Italian, Spanish, and sea-scape settings.
SynopsisIn 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. This fun panto version of the New World discovery holds true to many family pantomime values - as good defeats evil, love conquers all, and Columbus writes his place in the history books.
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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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The Da Vinci Raffle by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch.
SynopsisA certain Mr Da Vinci is approached by a friend to see if he can knock out a quick painting to contribute to a raffle the man is holding at a social event the next day.
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Dance With The Devil by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 91 minutes. [Estimated!] Approximate timing includes songs.
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for six traditional songs, with alternative lyrics. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length restoration-style comedy with music.
SynopsisWhen Charles II is restored to the crown in 1660, multitudes of aristocratic émigrés return from exile in Paris, bringing with them a lifestyle rich in a French flamboyance quite alien to the English Puritans. Lord Ascot agrees to take on a young French footman, Claude Duval, whose Gallic affectations and charms quickly catch the eye of Lady Ascot and her circle of friends. Unbeknown to his employers, Duval is a compulsive gambler with a penchant for committing robbery on the highway.
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Darling Deborah by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 78 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play in a single set dramatising events from the Diary of Samuel Pepys much in the manner of a Restoration Comedy.
SynopsisA Victorian Transcriber is outlining sections of Samuel Pepys' diary as the events therein are brought to life by Pepys, Mrs Pepys and servant girl Deborah, reflecting the bawdy nature of 17th Century theatre.
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