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Der Vordere Platz (The Forward Place) by Henry P. Gravelle
Published: 15 October 2018

Winner - Avalonia monologue competition, November 14, 2017. 'Captains monologue Der Vordere Platz'
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set in a submarine and a bedroom. US English. Some adult content.
SynopsisThe crew of a WW2 German U-boat under enemy fire contemplate their bleak future. Each individual battles to find his own ‘forward place’ and one of them leaves a surprising final legacy.
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Hole in the Wall by George Douglas Lee
Published: 2 October 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 57 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller with various simple settings. US English.
SynopsisSuccessful accountant and bibliophile Arthur is driven to desperate measures to deal with his wife’s constant infidelity. He decides to turn to his hero Edgar Allan Poe for inspiration in murdering not only her but her many lovers as well.
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Something to Talk About - The Play by Bob Hammond
Published: 2 October 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 73 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy in four scenes with various settings. An extension of the sketch of the same name.
SynopsisFriends Grace, Alice and Doreen become increasingly amorously linked to each other’s partners. The settings move between England and Spain as their tangled relationships move forward and their infidelities become more surprising, leading to an eventful conclusion.
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Playing Out by Gill Medway
Published: 26 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. 3 characters are children played by adults. 2 characters are offstage voices only, which can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with no set required.
SynopsisSusan Trent, a woman in her seventies, looks back on her childhood in post-war London, and the friends she loved - and hated. Her childish love for Stanley endures throughout her life, despite an early tragedy. And her intense rivalry with Stan's older sister, Sandra, will probably never be resolved. If we could meet our younger selves - just once - what would we say to them?
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Rhyme for Reason by Madeline A. Stringer
Published: 25 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (living room) setting. Some strong language.
SynopsisCarrie is coping with caring not only for her gently demented mother but also for two teenage children and a useless husband. Her daily grind is brought to life and all ends in harmony as everyone starts to pull together.
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Cold Blooded Killer by Geoff Rose-Michael
Published: 20 September 2018

Won the New Writing Award at the Leatherhead Drama Festival, 2013. (Also received nominations for best actor and best actress.)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Characters include one mysterious figure (non-speaking) and two female voices which might well be recorded.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller, single set.
First published 2014, revised 2018.
SynopsisRecently widowed Jack disturbs Becky, an intruder, and is shocked by how much she resembles his late wife, who died along with her mother in mysterious circumstances. Jack attempts to persuade Becky to impersonate his wife, to inherit the fortune of her mother. Their web of deceit becomes progressively tangled culminating in a shocking ending.
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Dancing Backwards by Alison Chaplin
Published: 19 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 5 necessary characters (all female) plus 6 optional non-speaking roles (3M, 3F) designed to be shared across 2 actors.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act tragi-comedy with a flexible setting.
SynopsisBetty talks to strangers at the bus stop. She tells them all about her visits to her dying husband, her recent dramatic discoveries about him, and her need for revenge.
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Bygone Pastures by S. J. Edwards
Published: 13 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act, humorous play suitable for 9-12 year olds. 4 minimal sets.
SynopsisBygone Pastures is an old folks’ home in financial trouble. The owners have gone bankrupt, and the administrator needs half a million to keep it going. The movie star who’s moved in next door won’t help, but maybe her painting will...
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The Stationmaster of Riga by Paul Roland
Published: 13 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with simple living room and prison visiting room settings. Suitable for youth theatre.
SynopsisIn the immediate aftermath of World War 2, former concentration camp commandant Franz Weisser is awaiting war crimes trial. Journalist Miriam interviews him in his prison cell and visits his wife, a committed Nazi, and his children. The horrors of the holocaust and the family’s attitudes and the impact on their relationships are dramatically brought to life.
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The Iceberg by Dawn Cairns
Published: 3 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. One male and one female character are voice-only so can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree tracks, to be played but not performed by cast, are suggested in the producer's copyof the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (doctors’ waiting room) setting.
SynopsisDoctors’ receptionist Paula believes all patients are time-wasters and is known as ‘The Iceberg’. She resents the arrival of new manager Michelle, who intends to implement a patient-friendly regime, and trainee receptionist Debbie. But Debbie and Paula soon hit it off and Michelle’s plans are thwarted.
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