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Aesop's Famous Fables and Twisted Tales by Peter Nuttall
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Whilst some of the characters are nominally gendered, it's only a mater of pronouns! Contains anthropomorphism.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with the score for the concluding song.
StyleOne-act play, ending in a song. Could be performed by children or by adults to an audience of children.
SynopsisFour stories for Aesop's extensive collection, about a Tortoise and Hare, a lion and a mouse, the belly and its team, and the battle between the Sun and the North Wind.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Androcles and the Lion by Peter Bond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. The chorus - of soldiers, slaves, Christians and lions - is optional.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort rhyming fable for kids.
SynopsisAndrocles is a man who loves all living things - he's even reluctant to kill a lamb to feed himself. So when a lion appears, he's less worried about it eating his sheep and more concerned that there's a thorn in it's paw. Helping this lion turns out to be a good move in the long term...
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The Cautionary Tale of Humpty Dumpty by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus. No specific gender requirement.
Run TimeAround 2 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rhyming comedy monologue, with no set requirement.
SynopsisThe bullying Humpty Dumpty meets his deserved end, as the narrator reveals how he - or she - pushed him off the wall and describes the subsequent rejoicing.
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Cinderella's Grumpy Turkey by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. Variable chorus size at Producer's discretion (non-speaking roles).
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act rhyming panto-style play.
SynopsisWesley, a particularly Grumpy Turkey, is dispatched to Cinderella to be fattened for Christmas dinner, but Wesley is clearly not happy to be the dinner! Captain Hook, Piratical guests, and even Abanaza too, are invited to the Palace for Christmas, but the sisters - being far from elegant, are not to be suited. However, it turns out lucky for Wesley that the Genie can concoct a better recipe for success.
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The Dancing Princesses by Peter Bond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The numbers are very flexible. There are three speaking princesses, but this could be reduced to 2. However, there is scope for a much larger number of (non-speaking) princesses and an equal number of dancing princes.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVerse play, with some elements of panto, based on The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces or The Twelve Dancing Princesses (depending on which translation of the Brothers Grimm you prefer). Several locations, but no major set requirements.
SynopsisA King offers the usual rewards (marriageable daughter, bits of kingdom, that sort of thing) for anyone who can discover why each of his daughters ruin a pair of shoes every night. Enter a wounded soldier and a helpful old lady to solve the mystery.
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Dangerous Dolls - The Battle for Santy's Toyshop by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 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 suitable for all ages, with various settings and music.
SynopsisWhen the elves take over the toy shop and attempt to replace all the old-fashioned toys with clones of themselves, it is down to a group of rejected dolls to outwit them, and show Santy that they are worthy of a place in the front window.
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Did The Butler Do It? by Debbie Chalmers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 14. Minimum total with doubling = 32. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Extra chorus members can be added.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions for 13 songs are provided with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA comedy (with songs) for children, in simple settings.
SynopsisLady Jemima Fitzwilliam's valuable pearls have been stolen! This looks like a job for aged amateur sleuth Mrs Clues, but does Jeeves the butler know something important which can shed light on the subject?
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The Elves and the Shoemaker [Verse Play] by Peter Bond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characters include two elves.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort rhyming play. Single set (mainly a workbench).
SynopsisA Grimm Fairytale brought to the stage.
An honest cobbler is helped to make ends meet by a pair of hard-working elves.
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If Music be the Food of Love by Ethan Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Whilst all of the characters are written male, three could easily be played female (with minor name changes).
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute verse play for kids. Two scenes, but no set requirements.
SynopsisA greedy and selfish king is taught the value of life by his caring son and a local musician.
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Nativity - The Christmas Story by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. The numbers of shepherds and Roman soldiers are flexible.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for a class-sized cast, with a good range of speaking parts. No set requirements.
A deliberately comic piece but keeping the traditional story in view.
SynopsisThe traditional nativity story takes an inventive comic turn, with lazy shepherds, an unlikely group of visitors with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, and a bit of confusion over what to call the baby... but all the elements of the traditional story come together in the end. After all, this is how it really happened... well, more or less.
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