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Romeo and Juliet - Sped Up! by Hannah Thomas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Most of the speaking is done by the two narrators. There are six other speaking parts (some of whom have as much as a word) and other named roles played by people stepping out of the chorus (usually to be brushed-off or stabbed).
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute reduction of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements, just a few props, love and death.
SynopsisShakespeare's tale of young love and tragedy given short shrift in this heavily condensed version.
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Alice in Wonderland by Richard Coleman
Production by Dingwall Academy Drama Society won the Best Stage Presentation trophy in the Highland Division of the SCDA festival 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. Besides the various principals, there are unspecified numbers of (animal) jurors and (up to) a whole set of chess pieces.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming fantasia on a theme of Carroll.
A whirlwind tour of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass told as a verse play.
SynopsisDreaming on a river bank, Alice sees a White Rabbit who is late for an appointment. She follows him down a rabbit hole where a Hatter, a rather decisive Queen, a thieving Knave, a couple of Kings and a host of others await.
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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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The End of the Rainbow by Geoff Bamber
Production by Transylvania College, Romania, won 8 awards (including Best Show - Primary Section) in National School English Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids.
SynopsisIt is a well-known fact that at the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold placed there by a leprechaun. Thus the appearance of a rainbow presents a pair of inept robbers with a chance of easy pickings. They simply have to find the pot of gold before anyone else turns up to collect it. Unfortunately their efforts are frustrated by a succession of inconvenient visitors getting in the way. Ultimately, however, the arrival of a real live leprechaun confirms that they are, for once, in the right place at the right time. If only it were that simple
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Macbeth by Geoff Bamber
Production by Gairloch Primary School won the Youth Section of the Highland Division of the SCDA festival, 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShakespeare's Macbeth as a modern language play (with modern humour) for kids. A one act play in five acts. Simple sets and props. Options for songs and dances.
SynopsisThere should be three witches, but one of them is having problems with her satellite navigation system. Eventually they give a fateful prediction to Macbeth, who likes the idea of being the new king enough to dispatch the old one. Much murder and wringing of hands ensues. All this and a mad Scottish doctor. The bard will be spinning in his grave!
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Ambition by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Could be performed by children or a mixture of adults and children. (Or even, for more comic effect, with the children's roles taken by adults.) It might be possible for Mr James, the teacher, to double as the fairy!
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple, short comedy play. No set, simple props (a chair, a magic wand...)
Arguably a moral play - be careful what you wish for...
SynopsisThree schoolgirls are given the chance to have their fondest wish come true, but things don't quite work out the way they hope, and soon they're all having second thoughts.
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Sherlock Holmes and The Emerald of Alcazar by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. Characters are a mix of adults and children, assumed to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic melodrama. Simple sets, varied characters, strong story line.
SynopsisThe theft of a famous jewel draws Sherlock Holmes into the foggy streets of London and a battle of wits with a deadly enemy.
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Nativity News by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Doubling possibilities make cast numbers very adaptable - at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] This is dependent on the optional use of music suggestions.
MusicEight music - song -suggestions provided to use for scene changes and for sound effects. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play, with musical interludes, for children to perform.
SynopsisThe Nativity story re-told in an upbeat new way, using reporters and a 'newsdesk'. See the Shepherds interviewed in the fields! See the animal experts give their opinions on the donkey! All the events revealed in a fun way.
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Alice in Wonderland [Version 3] by Paul Cockcroft
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Many characters can be played by M or F.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act treatment of the story which sticks closely to the original Alice by Lewis Carroll, introducing some Pantomime elements, but no music.
SynopsisThis comedy play successfully merges the rich core of Lewis Carroll's wit with some fun - in pantomime.
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Beauty and The Beast [Short Version] by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. The chorus is optional - playing dockworkers and possibly used to perform musical numbers (not included in the script).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy for kids. Several settings but intended to be performed with minimal scenery.
SynopsisJoshua Harcourt faces financial ruin. With a wife, three daughters and a house in the country to support, the outlook is bleak. A chance encounter with a rich and handsome prince looking, as handsome princes do, for true love, provides him with a chance of salvation. All that is needed is for Joshua's youngest and sweetest daughter, Belle, to fall for the prince. Unfortunately this prince has fallen foul of a witch who has turned him into a hideous beast. Can Belle's sweet disposition persuade her to ignore the prince's appearance and can the prince be restored to his former handsome self? As it all ends, as tradition demands, happily ever after, then the answer to both questions must be 'yes'.
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