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Hunting Death by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. The narrator's role could be split amongst several actors. There are opening and closing choruses which could be performed by the ensemble or by additional actors/singers.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!] (The estimated run time assumes the music; without music it could be performed in 12 minutes.)
MusicThe music is designed to run continuously, so there is one 25-minute score. (It is divided into sections for rehearsal purposes.)
StyleA short musical play, retelling the Pardoner's Tale from the Canterbury Tales. (Could also be performed as a verse play without the music.)
SynopsisThis drama recounts the story of three young men who bestir themselves from their wine-sodden lives to hunt and kill Death, but instead fall victim to him through greed and treachery.
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** CD with full backing track (25 minutes) and full sung demo for Hunting Death by Nicholas Richards.
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Kids in Lurve by Bill Siviter
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Lots of flexibility for either doubling characters or splitting the narrator's role amongst several actors.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming play, delivering a rapid, modern and informal version of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew'. Multiple scenes, but little required by way of set or props.
Set in the north-west midlands, but could easily be moved to your home town!
SynopsisBianca is sweet and pretty. All the lads fancy her. But standing in the way, there's Bianca's acid-tongued sister, Kate, and who can tame Kate?
Well, since there aren't many lads called Petruchio these days, the modern-day volunteer is Shane.
The course of true love never did run smooth (but that's another story).
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Kids in Tights - The Musical by Bill Siviter with Music by Jonny Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Whilst there isn't a formal requirement for a chorus, there is plenty of opportunity for adding Montagues, Capulets and ball guests.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and Vocal scores for nine songs are supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleRomeo and Juliet told, as an irreverent verse play, by the protagonists and by narrators. A good introduction to Shakespeare's story! (The specified run-time is the minimum - extending the ball and the fight will add time!)
SynopsisShakespeare's Romeo and Juliet condensed into a short verse play for kids, then lengthened because everyone gets so excited that they need to sing about it.
Boy meets girl, love overcomes the family feud - but only for the lovers. Swordplay turns rivals into kebabs. Mistakes are made and the heroes die. (You see, it's a soppy love story.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Kids in Tights - The Play by Bill Siviter
Performance by Ormlie Community Group won the SCDA, Caithness district, 2010 (also picking up the trophy for best ensemble).
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. A chorus could be added as an optional extra for the ball scene and for the gangs of Montagues and Capulets.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!] The ball and fight scenes can be extended.
MusicNone.
StyleRomeo and Juliet told as an irreverent verse play, told by the protagonists and by narrators. A good introduction to Shakespeare's story! (The specified run-time is the minimum - extending the ball and the fight will add time!)
SynopsisShakespeare's Romeo and Juliet condensed into a twenty-minute verse play for kids. Boy meets girl, love overcomes the family feud - but only for the lovers. Swordplay turns rivals into kebabs. Mistakes are made and the heroes die. (You see, it's a soppy love story.)
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The Musical Scottish Play by Bill Siviter with Lea Anderson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!] Up to 90 minutes with banquets, ballads and battles!
MusicSheet music for six original songs (Music by Lea Anderson, Lyrics by Bill Siviter) supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleIrreverent play in verse and song, told by the protagonists and by narrators with the action mimed. A good introduction to Shakespeare's story! (The specified run-time is the minimum - banquets, battles and bopping will add to the run time!)
SynopsisThe Musical Scottish Play - or 'Kids in Kilts' The complete story of Shakespeare's Macbeth (witches, murder, walking trees, revenge - that sort of thing) told as in verse and songs as a play for kids. [Note that there is also a version of this play without the songs, called The Scottish Play. It is identical except that the songs have been omitted.]
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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The Norman Conquest by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne set of song lyrics embedded in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleVerse play, fitting with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3 History syllabus.
SynopsisWe travel back in time to England in 1066 where William sails from Normandy (bringing an army and 'beaucoup fromage'). defeats King Harold and sets about building fortifications and surveying his new kingdom.
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One in the Eye by Bill Siviter with Lea Anderson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. Since the characters include 'William's Army' and 'Harold's Army' the numbers are rather vague (or very flexible, depending on the gloss you want to apply). Most of the characters are supposedly male, but don't let that stop you.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with sheet music for six original songs (one of which is reprised).
StyleAn educational, historical, rhyming comedy musical. (There. What does that leave out?)
SynopsisThe story of the Harold, the last Saxon king of England who proves adept at dealing with his riotous brothers and Viking invaders, but is finally overcome by William, Duke of Normandy, with his secret weapon...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Rhyming Macbeth by Jeremy Tyburn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. There are 22 Non-speaking roles, but Narrators 1 and 2 could be further divided at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rhyming, modern language version, one act length - written originally as a Readers' Theatre piece.
SynopsisA shortened adaptation of Macbeth in rhyming form, which could be performed with a very simple set, or no set.
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The Roman Invasion of Britain by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. The characters are very flexible, with multiple 'chorus' roles which can be expanded or doubled.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play in irregular verse, fitting with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History topic - The Romans.
SynopsisA dramatised (and abbreviated) history of Romans in Britain (from Caesar to Honorious)
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The Scottish Play by Bill Siviter
Performance by Greenock Players Youth Section winner at the Inverclyde One Act Play Festival, 2008
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!] Up to 90 minutes with banquets, ballads and battles!
MusicNone.
StyleIrreverent verse play, told by the protagonists and by narrators with the action mimed. A good introduction to Shakespeare's story! (The specified run-time is the minimum - banquets, battles and bopping will add to the run time!)
SynopsisThe Scottish Play - or 'Kids in Kilts' The complete story of Shakespeare's Macbeth (witches, murder, walking trees, revenge - that sort of thing) told as a verse play for kids. [Note that there is also a musical version of this play, called (with great enterprise) The Musical Scottish Play. It is identical except that six original songs have been added.]
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