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Benny Manhattan And The Caponi Diamond by Carol Hill
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 30. Minimum total without doubling = 36. Chorus. Variable chorus size as desired by the Producer.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicMusic suggestions for nine optional pieces are included with the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA gangster farce in two acts, suitable for youth performers, with various settings.
SynopsisThe bumbling Manhattan gang, led by Benny Manhattan, get themselves embroiled in double crossings with the Caponi family. A bank robbery runs into difficulties when the Caponi diamond is inadvertently, or perhaps deliberately, included in the Manhattan's haul.
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Chemistry Lessons by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act farcical comedy. Single domestic set (preferably with a practical door or at least the sound of a hefty slam!)
SynopsisA Chemistry teacher is having trouble coming to terms with his impending matrimony, when he's suddenly swept into the middle of another couple's marriage problems. Once he's proved he's not having an affair with the wife or the daughter, he still has his own fiancée to sort out...
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Cracker's Christmas by Jilly McNeil
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a single (dining room) setting.
SynopsisA typical family Christmas dinner as tensions rise on the arrival of Aunt Delphine who must be kept apart from her sister Aunt Daphne as the two have been estranged since Daphne ‘stole’ Delphine’s boyfriend forty years ago. The family descend into ever decreasing circles until the truth is revealed.
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Extended Relations by Eric Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Characters ages are especially relevant.
Run TimeAround 127 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA farce-style comedy, in two acts, with a single set.
SynopsisHillary has tracked down her birth Mother and has arranged a meeting - after six months of phone calls. Unfortunately for her, her adoptive Mother doesn't take the hint and comes round to visit on the same day. It doesn't help matters when her newly-discovered birth Dad drops by too!
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The Friday Night Radio Play by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Characters are a range of ages, a mixture of adults and teenagers.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy (arguably a light farce), single domestic set.
SynopsisIt's an exciting night for the Branston family. The premier of aspiring writer Geoff's radio play is about to be broadcast and the family is gathered to listen. But just as it is about to start, the fuses blow. To ensure that Grandma is not disappointed, the show must go on...
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The Fumblings at Friar's Bottom by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy, verging on light farce
SynopsisFriar's Bottom is a decaying English Boarding School in the 1950s. Most of the staff are looking to escape - not necessarily with their current partners. Full of double dealings with a shady bookmaker and an American property developer.
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Get Staffed by Frank Gibbons
Cyril V Hines Trophy (Outstanding Actress) awarded to Stella Hutchinson playing Gaynor in the Droylsden Little Theatre's production, GMDF one-act festival, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Eight on-stage characters (with playing ages of 18 to 25) and an offstage Australian female voice.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comical farce. Single (hotel reception) set.
SynopsisIt's opening day for the newest Buzz Hotel, but things are not going well. Their first diners have come down with suspected food poisoning, and their only room booking is probably a hoax - surely it's not the real Kylie Minogue?
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Jane Eyre - A One Act, Musical Farce by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. One of the characters is a dog. (This is a speaking role, although most of the words are Ruff.)
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScores for four songs and three instrumentals are included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleEyre on a G-string. A musical comedy treatment that follows Charlotte Brontë's story accurately (within the constraints of reducing 38 chapters to a single act).
SynopsisThe classic Brontë tale given a comic twist, reduced to one act and set to music! Unlike any other Eyre you've seen!
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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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Local News by Sean Dooley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farcical comedy. Multiple sets (to be changed quickly via backdrops). Divided into five acts - indicating the phases of the story, rather than places for audience breaks! (Contains one unsavoury throw-away line!)
SynopsisThe town of Taviscombe is a quiet, peaceful hamlet, however this leaves the local newspaper and police force without much to do. To try and combat their boredom and get themselves recognised on a national level, both organisations independently plan a robbery. Unfortunately the fool-proof schemes they come up with are identical, leading to a great deal of confusion and the disappearance of the money they were targeting.
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Much Ado About W... by Leo Finn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short panto-like, adult-themed farce.
SynopsisQuickfire gags, mistaken identities and outlandish new fashion designs confuse the King into believing his unmarried daughter, Princess Grace is pregnant. Is effeminate fashion designer Sir Pryze at the bottom of this? And what has assistant Watt been up to?
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