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Acting Funny by Jack Burgess
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 52. Chorus. Three of the characters (two in one sketch, one in another) are intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for the opening and closing songs are supplied with the Producer's copy of the script. (Original lyrics, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan)
StyleA revue - a set of 17 comedy sketches and songs, varying in length from one to ten minutes. Basically a family show, but includes mild swearing in a few of the sketches.
SynopsisA collection of sketches, including opening and closing songs, five Great Moments from History, two French Lessons, three monologues, a very small circus, the ante-rooms to the after-life, a spoof of a medical soap opera, a martial arts demonstration and the Dead Carrot sketch. [Note that some of the longer sketches are also available individually.]
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The Affidavit by Janet S. Tiger
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute play. Single set (a pawn shop in New York in the 1940s). A brief glimpse into individual lives, set against the background of the holocaust.
SynopsisHilda Gruenberg has to renew her father's visa affidavit to stand a chance of getting him out of Nazi Germany to join her in America, but it'll cost her $650. She believes her family heirloom ring is worth $10,000, so she's shocked when the pawnshop owner, Mr Meyer, only offers her $650 for it. Why is he taking advantage of her desperation, and is she too proud to accept?
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Caesar - The Panto by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 15. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 31. Minimum total without doubling = 54. Chorus. Romans, Egyptians, a camel and a pantomime goose!
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA list of suggested songs is included in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleEnglish pantomime - slapstick, puns, mayhem, and even a bit of history thrown-in!
SynopsisFor once the all-conquering Julius is relaxing at home, but action is never far away! One of his court dancers has been turned into a flat cut-out from an Egyptian frieze, and Caesar will stop at nothing to find out who done it - especially if it keeps him away from his wife Calpurnia! He summons an informant and they, along with a bunch of hangers-on and the devilishly handsome Mark Anthony, head off on the trail of the villain. Senna, Caesar's Nanny, dons a variety of disguises to help Caesar, whilst keeping Brutus and fellow conspirators on the wrong track.
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A Cause for Division by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length historical drama (with plenty of both). Single (period Scotish cottage) setting. Contains a small amount of mildly offensive language.
SynopsisDavid is a fiery son of Scotland, ready to serve Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) in the Jacobite uprising. His father John has a business to run and throws him from the house. Alexander is the elder son who stands by his father but doesn't turn his back on his rebel brother. A family at war in 1745.
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Charles Dickens' Christmas Eve by Wende Feller
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. One of the male characters is a child. The script has a cast of 18, but divided across the two acts so that the cast of 9 from the first act can double to perform the second act.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA series of Christmas Carols is recommended in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleTwo act period piece. Single set with split-level stage.
SynopsisThe first act focuses on Christmas at Bracebridge Hall, adapted from material by Washington Irving, Jane Austen and Wilkie Collins. The second act is Wende Feller's adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens
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Christmas At Petersburg by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. One of the characters has the same surname as the author. This is not entirely coincidental.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with two original scores. Additional excerpts from Christmas carols could be used at the discretion of the production.
StyleHistorical drama, exporing some of the depths of the American Civil War.
SynopsisThe Confederates have been besieged at the railhead of Petersberg for months, reducing food, clothing and ammunition to the barest minimum. Into this desperate situation, on Christmas Eve, come two young girls from opposite sides of the war, each looking for a lost and injured father.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Cleopatra and the Roman Way by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. No formal chorus, but opportunities for extras.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play for kids. A solid grounding in ancient history, but it's comedy, so there are plenty of anachronisms.
SynopsisWhen the glamorous Queen Cleopatra takes over the throne of Egypt along with her brother Ptolemy XIII it coincides with the expansion of the Roman Republic (soon to be Empire) in her direction. Cleopatra does not find the advances of a succession of stylish Romans entirely unwelcome, even if her brother has to be disposed of in the process. Unfortunately, Roman politics being what they are, none of her suitors can be viewed as having any long-term prospects.
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Columbus - The Pantomime by Mark Jack
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Chorus size may be variable at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 135 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hours 50 minutes.
MusicSong suggestions for 13 songs are included with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length pantomime, with Italian, Spanish, and sea-scape settings.
SynopsisIn 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. This fun panto version of the New World discovery holds true to many family pantomime values - as good defeats evil, love conquers all, and Columbus writes his place in the history books.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Comest Dine With Me (Royal Edition) by Vic Talecks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 22. Chorus. Variable chorus size at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act historical play for schools set in Hoghton Tower, Lancashire.
SynopsisBased on a royal visit shortly after the gunpowder plot, the play uses actual personalities. King James l descends upon Hoghton Tower demanding hospitality from Sir Richard Hoghton. The visit causes much dismay as mayhem ensues in the household's attempts to hide the presence of a visiting priest, along with a couple of the Pendle witches on their way to trial...
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Cowards by Stephen Gillard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Four principal male roles plus one female cameo. All other roles can be doubled.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length drama set at the front during World War One (a cell block and General Haig’s office). Contains appropriately placed adult language.
SynopsisSixteen-year-old Private Harry Blaydon stands accused of cowardice and faces execution by firing squad. He is mentored by old sweat Sarge who acts as a father figure for him. Harry's predicament is compared with the situation General Douglas Haig finds himself in as their destinies play out.
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