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Jungle Book - A Play For Schools by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for 5 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play for schools and families with various settings.
SynopsisSet in the Indian Jungle this play for schools combines poetic licence and plenty of humour and songs to retell Rudyard Kipling’s delightful Jungle Book story. A man-cub has escaped the clutches of Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger intent on revenge. Adopted by wolves Mowgli the man-cub is taught the ways of the jungle by Baloo the Bear and his friend Bagheera. Follow Mowgli on his adventures in the jungle as he gets to know the other animals, especially the hilarious Bandar Log monkeys. Will Mowgli and his birth mother, Messua, be reunited?
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The Chair by Geoff Bamber
Performance by Hyde Little Theatre won the Andrew Winton Trophy (Best Performance, Under 15s) at the Greater Manchester Drama Federation one-act play festival, 2017.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fable for children in one-act, populated with a variety of characters.
SynopsisFollow the life of a chair and the fortunes of its various owners - from woodcutters to royalty and back again.
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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 Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen (Play) by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Lots of speaking parts, but few characters per scene so easy to structure small rehearsals. Whilst it does not require a chorus, there is scope for extra characters in a few of the scenes.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic retelling of fairytales - many scenes, but using the same few pieces of 'set furniture'. Simple props.
SynopsisHans Christian Andersen gets an unexpected visit from the Brothers Grimm - who seem to be upset over the matter of stealing story lines. A competition ensues, with characters from Andersen and Grimm stories taking the stage - often in unexpected ways.
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Brian the Christmas Tree by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 24. No chorus. The number of characters is very flexible. It would be easy, for example, to add a number of dancing Christmas trees!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusical suggestions made in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleNon-religious Christmas play for young(ish) children. Simple sets, simple props.
SynopsisIt's Christmas and the trees are waiting to be sold. All except grumpy Brian, who doesn't want to be a Christmas Tree - he wants to grow up to be a telegraph pole.
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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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Charlotte Holmes - Future Detective by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Option to double up roles of Narrators, Pupils and Guards
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for children
SynopsisYoung Charlotte Holmes may well be a 23rd century descendant of Sherlock and is eager to do some detective work. Her opportunity arises on a school trip to a museum when it is discovered that Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ painting has been stolen.
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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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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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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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