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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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The Fifty Year School Trip by Alan J. Laing
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play, which can be split into two - if a break is needed.
SynopsisJenny and her gran are visiting the local museum and they look at a classroom from the 1960's, when Jenny's gran was a pupil. Jenny sits in the class when the others leave and finds herself transported back fifty years, where some things aren't that different at all...
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I, Tiberius by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. The numbers of soldiers and secret service agents can be treated flexibly.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids, set in Roman Britain. Single set (to the point of almost no set at all) and simple props, give or take the solid gold Egyptian statuette.
SynopsisWhen Tiberius Pompus arrives from Rome to take up a governorship in the wilderness that is Eastern Britain he is looking for peace and a quiet life. He has every faith in his long-suffering personal assistant, Flavia, and his military commander, Ludicrous. Unfortunately restless locals in the form of the Iceni tribe and in particular the ambitiously troublesome Boudicca prove a thorn in his side. What Tiberius needs least is a visit from newly-appointed Emperor and old school friend, Marcus Antonius, accompanied by the Emperor's girlfriend, the ultra-glamorous and even more ultra-temperamental Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. It is imperative that the Emperor's stay goes perfectly. It doesn't.
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Jesters, Jousters & Donuts by Patti Veconi
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicEight pieces of Renaissance-themed music, scored for junior school musicians, are provided with the Producer's copy of this script.
StyleA one act Renaissance-themed school play with music.
SynopsisA troupe of re-enactors assemble in a small town to stage their annual Renaissance Fair - just as contractors with the Dept. of Buildings arrive to announce plans for the sale of the land they are on. The narrator arranges a stay of execution and the show, featuring an archery contest, juggling jesters, a jousting match and not one, but three rival queens, can go on. When the contractors return, (with donuts to share), the actors make their sad goodbyes and exit. The clever Narrator, however, makes a discovery that saves the Renaissance Fair and brings the charming village of Notting-Sher-Wessex-Wood back.
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Keep Smiling Through by Suzan Holder
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 33. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. Chorus size at Producer's discretion
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!] Variable timing possible with songs used
MusicWell known songs from the wartime era. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA play for schools, with songs, set in a theatre in Britain in World War 2.
SynopsisA Theatre Company preparing and presenting a variety show evokes life in wartime Britain through drama, song, dance and some pathos.
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Oh, Mr Shakespeare! by Geoff Bamber
Performance by ACTS won the Best Junior Individual Performance at the Wilmslow one-act play festival, 2017.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play for kids. (In four acts, but of one-act length!) Whilst there are nominally three locations, these can be indicated by a minimum of furniture (a writing desk, a throne... that sort of thing).
SynopsisThe little-known story of how William Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway, not only saved the nation from invasion but also her husband's head from the axeman. This play is notionally set in the year 1594. Any degree of historical accuracy is purely accidental.
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Richard III - Has Anybody Seen My Horse by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHistorical comedy for kids. Structurally in four acts, but of one-act length. No specific set requirements. Simple props.
SynopsisWith the Wars of the Roses in full swing, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, finds himself on the right side when the House of York take the throne. Richard harbours an ambition to become King. Unfortunately his older brothers and his own nephews stand in his way. For a resourceful fellow with no principles this does not present a problem. Dark deeds inevitably ensue. Temporary success is achieved but a happy ending for the story of one of history's favourite villains (*) seems increasingly unlikely.
* This is only because this bit of history was written by the Tudors. (To the victor, the spoilers.)
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Robin Hood and the Singing Nun by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 24. Chorus. Dame assumed to be played by Male, Principal Boy by Female. Some of the characters are children. Includes a pantomime horse.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScores for 8 original songs supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script
StyleBritish Pantomime. Strong characters, a running parody of The Sound of Music, puns, sight gags, running jokes and slapstick
SynopsisRichard the Lionheart has gone missing and Prince John is about to usurp the throne. The Sheriff of Nottingham is terrorizing Sherwood Forest and Maid Marian has become a nun! Enter Robin Hood to save the day with a bow, a song and a custard pie.
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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
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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