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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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An Almost Correct Christmas Story by James O'Sullivan
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Most of the characters are written male, but since their activities are gender-neutral, reassignment would not change the piece.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA light hearted take on the Nativity.
SynopsisFollowing the gospels relatively closely with a few whimsical modifications, the play makes for a humorous end of year festival production with the added benefit of being suitable for performance as a satirical piece by adults or as a tongue in cheek comedy by children and youth groups.
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And A Happy New Year! by Gwen Stevens
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 113 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy with a split set - lounge, bedroom and hallway.
SynopsisSusan and Nigel bring the children to her parents' home for Christmas. Little do they know how disastrous their stay will be. Mother is ill in bed and her Father is suffering with Alzheimer's. Then the heating won't work, the telephone is dead, and they are snowed in - leaving them stranded...
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Aunt Matilda Comes For Christmas Dinner by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage actors plus an off-stage voice (which could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single domestic setting.
SynopsisEvery Christmas for the last ten years, Gordon and Margaret have had to put up with Aunt Matilda coming round for Dinner, banning the television, pinching the best seat by the fire... Could it be she'll miss this year?
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The Black Widow by Helen Sharman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleParody of a Victorian melodrama - all the exaggerated wickedness, innocence, heroism and coincidence, with added comedy! Several scenes, but sets implied rather than elaborate. Simple props. Contains mild innuendo.
SynopsisOld lepidopterist, Squire Decrepit, is the wicked Vylene's fourth husband - and she's about to look for a fifth. All that stands between her and the dashing Mark Christmas is the sweet, innocent Abigail her strange uncle, Ivor and Squire Decrepit - who just happens to be in a wheelchair on a cliff-top.
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A Case of Good Intentions by Peter Stallard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act light comedy play, set in a Welsh pub on Chrismas Eve. Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA motley group are assembled in the bar room of the Black Pig on Christmas Eve. They discuss Turkeys, drinking and Christmas, and then a mysterious stranger enters their lives, and subsequently leaves something behind which changes everything for everyone.
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A Chaotic Christmas Carol by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act verse play, rearranging Dickens.
Synopsis'A Christmas Carol' is given a huge twist to show Scrooge as a determined do-gooder, despite the machinations of wicked embezzler Bob Cratchit and the forlorn ghost of grasping Jacob Marley, plus assorted spirits.
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A Christmas Carol - The Real Story by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters required for performance as a simple duologue, a further 7 (nominally 5F, 2M) required if the action is staged.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEssentially a duologue which could either be done without additional actors, (as an after-dinner piece) or be staged as a narrated mime. Minimal staging requirements. Makes no attempt to be 'politically correct'!
SynopsisTwo narrators tell the story of a modern day Scrooge who's having the wool pulled over his eyes by dishonest Bob Cratchit and his gang of cronies.
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The Christmas Carol [Version 4] by Anthony Paul Lashley
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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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A Christmas Carol by Andrew Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 43. Chorus. Flexible cast - several scenes require lots of extras, many with speaking parts.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for seven original songs are provided with the producer's copy of the script. (The script also suggests the use of the carol 'God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen')
StyleAdaptation of Dickens classic tale of redemption as a musical play.
SynopsisOn Christmas eve, miser Ebenezer Scrooge receives a visit from the ghostly apparition of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spectral visitors, who show visions of Scrooge's past present and future in an effort to show the old skinflint the error of his ways.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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