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Bardell versus Pickwick by Malcolm Seymour
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play. Single period (1830s) set.
SynopsisMembers of the Pickwick Club, re-enact their founder's legal altercation with his landlady, Mrs Bardell.
Faithfully adapted from The Pickwick Papers, this hilarious romp highlights the Dickens' well-known dislike of the legal profession, with topical sideswipes at the modern 'no win - no fee' culture.
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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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Humbug by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCharles Dickens' A Christmas Carol presented as a short comedic play for kids.
SynopsisWhen Jacob Marley dies he keeps his promise to come back and haunt his mean-spirited business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge has a particularly parsimonious attitude to Christmas and this reflects itself his treatment of his long-suffering employees, Bob and Molly Cratchit. In case Jacob's efforts to get Ebenezer to change his ways don't meet with success, he enlists the help of three ghostly friends. Will Christmas still be humbug or will Ebenezer see the light?
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The Interview by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy play. An unusually updated, piece of Dickens.
SynopsisAn excerpt from David Copperfield - except that a lot has changed since the nineteenth century. David takes his good friend Traddles to discuss with the Misses Spenlow the matter of his engagement to their niece, Dora.
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A Teenage Christmas Carol by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Very flexible casting - there are 11 narrators, who could ultimately be condensed to one role, and other doubling would be possible.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play in a mix of verse (from the narrators) and prose (from the rest of the cast). No set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisThe great granddaughter of Ebenezer Scrooge needs to be taught the same lessons he learned - and in a very similar fashion!
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Twist by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleWhirlwind adaptation of Dickens' Oliver Twist as a one-act comedy for kids.
SynopsisWide-eyed innocent Oliver progresses from orphanage to workhouse to den of thieves to prison cell and then back onto the mean streets as a fugitive, and not only from the law. No matter, things can only get better, can't they? Even the ever-optimistic Oliver is beginning to have doubts about that.
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Willy Wonga by Connie Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. 20 roles, though most are gender non-specific and can be doubled.
Run TimeAround 17 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short modernised adaptation of A Christmas Carol, in rhyming form.
SynopsisThe tale of A Christmas Carol brought up to date and presented in a rhyming form, starring Willy Wonga, the unrepentant Payday Lender who's keen to get every last penny out of everybody he meets. Until, that is, this Christmas night...
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