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Alekhine's Greatest Defeat by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. Chorus. The characters include Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - a sutradhari, as he is called in Indian drama tradition and his younger self in the 1920s. The (non-speaking) chorus comprises student chess players in 1920s Paris.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Split-stage set, simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame One in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Varadachary, the story teller, relates how he witnessed Russian Grand Master Alexander Alekhine fall in love whilst losing a chess match in Paris to a beautiful student.
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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, 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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Call To Duty by Nettie Baskcomb Brown
The original production won the Five Counties and Mercia division trophies and was a semi-finalist in 2014 All England Theatre Festival, winning adjudicator's award for excellence.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAward winning One Act play for youth theatre with various (simple) settings.
SynopsisSam is bored by his school history and drama lessons about the First World War, but through his brother's console games, he learns more than he expected.
The play vividly brings to life the bravery of ordinary soldiers who fought in World War One by merging modern virtual war games with the shocking reality of the WW1 trenches and using comedy and tragedy to take actors and audiences on an emotional, thought provoking journey.
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Camping by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen minute comedy play. Single, simple set (a camp site office).
SynopsisA truculent campsite owner in France is giving some English clients the run-around and making a tidy sum. We discover he's not all he seems, except in the matter of his skulduggery.
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A Christmas Box by Sharon Jenman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for 10 songs and 2 instrumentals is supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleShort one-act musical play for (young) children.
SynopsisA school child gets his wish to see the Romanian child open the present he is sending. A Christmas play for infant schools.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Cowards by Stephen Gillard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Four principal male roles plus one female cameo. All other roles can be doubled.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length drama set at the front during World War One (a cell block and General Haig’s office). Contains appropriately placed adult language.
SynopsisSixteen-year-old Private Harry Blaydon stands accused of cowardice and faces execution by firing squad. He is mentored by old sweat Sarge who acts as a father figure for him. Harry's predicament is compared with the situation General Douglas Haig finds himself in as their destinies play out.
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Cyrano and Roxane by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo tracks are suggested in the producer's script - one to be played in the background at the end of a scene, one to be played from an instrumental recording as a character sings the lyrics. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length comedy drama with various settings.
SynopsisA modern reworking of the romantic classic, bringing to life the story of Cyrano de Bergerac - a French soldier known for his poetic skills, bold adventures and large nose - his friend Christian and their love for Roxane.
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Dawn of Remembrance by Damian Woods
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA nicely written single-set short with a good handle on the tragedies of war and how they affect the mind.
SynopsisTwo soldiers in France, during World War 2, discuss what they have been through and what they miss about home, ruminating on how war has changed them forever.
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Fighting the Kaiser with Catapults by S. J. Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama written for performance by older youth theatre students (16-19 year olds). Can be performed on minimal sets.
SynopsisA series of vignettes follows three different men, their relationships with the women in their lives and their involvement in the First World War. The scenes take place at various intervals between 1914 and 1916.
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The Finger of Fate by Peter May
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 2 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch for two actors, no set necessary.
SynopsisIt’s the French Revolution, but not all of the peasants are revolting.
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