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Androcles et Leo by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus. Most of the characters are written male (even the lion), for reasons of historical verisimilitude. Don't let that put you off.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama (played for comedy) in which the protagonists speak Latin and the narrators, where necessary, translate.
SynopsisThe optimistic story of the slip-away slave meeting the limping lion - with a side-order of the private life of Emperor Claudius.
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Anglo-Saxon Assembly by Sue Russell
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 28. Minimum total without doubling = 96. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull class assembly piece - essentially a series of linked, themed, skits, summarising Anglo-Saxon civilisation and myth! Aimed at the English National Curriculum Key Stage 1/2 topic 6B on settlers in Britain.
SynopsisA variety of characters from History and Mythology appear on the stage for the entertainment and education of the audience, occasionally with musical accompaniment.
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An Arrowing Experience by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus. The character is an arrow. (Presumably the acting style required is pointed - even barbed - but essentially wooden!)
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy monologue, no set, no props. Might even be regarded as educational (English Key Stage 3 history topic 'The Normans')
SynopsisThe famous arrow that took King Harold in the eye at Hastings gives his (or her) side of the story. A humorous monologue with comedy accent.
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The Art of Nero by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. All written male (on the grounds of history), but that isn't essential to the plot.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRoman romp for kids. Single location (preferably decorated according to the taste of the emperor Nero).
SynopsisAs Nero constructs the Golden House amongst the Ashes of burnt Rome, three friends hatch a plot to end the tyranny and, more importantly, the dreadful singing, acting, poetry and painting of the mad emperor. Sadly, Nero's 'Art' defeats them all.
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The Battle of Hastings by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. Whilst their isn't a specific role for a chorus, there is plenty of flexibility to add soldiers and ladies-in-waiting
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous history, peppered with anachronisms. Single simple set, simple props. Fits with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3 History syllabus (at a stretch!)
SynopsisThe events of 1066 captured with the aid of a war artist with an eye for melodrama and an outside broadcast team from an American radio station!
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Bill, Emmie and the Queen of Tonga by Philippa Roberts
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters are two adults plus one with a playing age of late teens to twenty and one with a playing age of a younger teenager. (Could be done by a mixed company of adults and younger actors or by a youth theatre company.)
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play in which a small piece of real history illuminates a slice of family life. Single (simple domestic) set.
SynopsisA couple have traveled from Tonga to see their own queen come to England, and to make sure that their niece and nephew watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth the Second on TV while their parents are in London. Unfortunately they are much more interested in the Tongan queen than in Elizabeth.
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The Bourbons and Other Crackers by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Characters are mainly adults, intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rolling series of humorous sketches - no specific set requirements, simple props (give or take Bonny Prince Charlie's boat).
SynopsisA complete history of monarchy, in entirely the wrong order and with all the boring bits left out. King Alfred does a turn as a TV chef, Mary Queen of Scots does porridge, Elizabeth goes shopping, Henry V takes a holiday, Tutenkhamen gets a visit from the architects and Ethelred never quite makes it.
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A Brief History Of The United States by Andrew Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 45. Chorus. Slick changes would be required if only minimum cast available.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!] Dependent on using all music suggested
MusicSong suggestions are provided with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn assembly presentation play with eight songs.
SynopsisA fast moving dramatisation of the rise of the USA, from the early days of discovery and colonisation through industrialisation and two World Wars up to the present day.
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** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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The Butter Pie Revolution by Vic Talecks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. No formal chorus, but flexible numbers of weavers and wives. Mickelthwaite (who ages from boy to man in the course of the play) could be played by multiple actors.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act saga!
SynopsisSet in the North of England during the eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution is seen through the eyes of pie-making entrepreneur Horace Micklethwaite whose business grows to serve the demands of workers in the new textile mills.
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Bye Baby Bunting by Mark Green
Winner of best original play at the Greater Manchester Drama Federation one-act play festival 2015.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characers' ages range from 7 - 13.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA historical drama for children set in a collapsed mineshaft.
SynopsisIn January 1839, seven children are working underground in the Lovers Bridge Colliery number four mine when they are trapped by a tunnel collapse. They stoically comfort each other in their fear as they wait for rescue which becomes less and less likely as time passes.
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