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A Bit of a Problem by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Mary should be old enough to be Adam's mother.
Run TimeAround 106 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn unusual, full length play with strong language and adult situations, in two split settings.
SynopsisAgainst their better judgement, Mike and Adam have brought their wives to see the local drama group's play. But the plot of a man sleeping with his brother's wife hits a bit close to home and a whole surprising bunch of secrets come tumbling out in one busy evening.
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Building Bridges by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One character (the dog walker) could be an offstage voice!
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length character comedy with an environmental theme. Single set - simple, give or take the boardwalk which is constructed on-stage during the show! Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's nerdy Clive's first time with The Ferrets - a group of environmental volunteers - and today they're building a boardwalk over some boggy ground. What will he make of officious Bob, strident Beryl and ASBO Mandy? And what's so special about Molly's culinary offerings?
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Checkout Girls by Louise Roche
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script includes suggestions for all the songs (12 songs plus reprises) to be sung in the course of the show. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFull length feel-good comedy play interspersed with popular songs. Single composite set (multiple locations on one stage).
SynopsisCheckout staff gossip, bicker, joke, laugh, cry, hug and fight their way to supermarket singles night!
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For the Good of the Family by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Domestic interior settings.
SynopsisA family reunion becomes a fraught affair as Jack and Virginia's son can't resist bringing up the subject of the effect his profoundly disabled sister had on his childhood. The discord leads to an astonishing revelation.
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Further Education by Pete Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Frank and Anne are written with Geordie accents.
Run TimeAround 117 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedic play (backed by a bit of recent British history) with a single (scruffy student flat) setting.
SynopsisIn this very well observed play, set during the miners' strike in the 1980s, Essex University students, flat sharing Rachel, Emma and Claire invite Durham miner Frank to stay with them whilst he joins the picket line in the locality. The clash of working class and middle class values come to the fore during his stay and in amusing turns both sides learn from the other.
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The Greatest Form of Flattery by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEither a short full-length play, or a long one-act play! Figurative sets (scenery kept to the minimum needed to indicate the location) but props include a set of shop-window dummies. Contains swearing.
SynopsisBrendan is a struggling artist who is horrified to see someone he went to Art College with hit the big time with an exhibition of work that looks terribly familiar. When the centrepiece of the exhibition gets stolen and turns up in Brendan's studio, potential disaster is turned to success for everyone.
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It's On, It's Off by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. All adults. Range of ages.
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tight, funny farce in two acts. Single (living room) set.
SynopsisIt's two days before Tina Humphrey's wedding and her parents, Gerald and Daphne, are expecting their daughter's future mother-in-law for dinner. However, with infidelity, illegitimate children and a case of mistaken identity, all Daphne really wants to know is whether it's on or it's off!
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Joe Briggs-Widower by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 170 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Single farmhouse kitchen set.
SynopsisJoe Briggs, widowed five years previously, breeds pigs on a hill farm. He lives with his only daughter Kate, a single schoolteacher. His farm-worker is Vincent who is also unmarried and who has lived in a tied cottage since he was a boy. Joe's elder sister, the many times wed Gertrude, keeps the financial records. The pig industry is in a downturn and against Joe's wishes Gertrude employs Lesley Jardine, a business consultant for advice. This results in Liz Ryan co-owner of Ryan's Country Foods Ltd, coming to the farm. Having planned on living a quiet life, Joe is thrust into a world he doesn't understand. His business is unprofitable, he has a failed relationship and there are plans to construct a wind farm on his land.
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Kalifa's Amazing Adventures by Nikki Harmon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. The lead character is a young elephant and various others are animals. These are supposed to be indicated by costumes props or masks, rather than being entirely realistic! (There's a photographic example on the script page.)
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length play - a fable along the lines of the Just So stories or Brer Rabbit. Aimed at a young audience, but to be played by adults or teenagers.
SynopsisThe growing pains of an inquisitive young elephant, as she learns about the dangers of her environment and the value of friendship.
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Mad, Bad, And Dangerous To Know by Jim and Bronwyn Jameson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 91 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length historical drama with multiple sets adult themes.
SynopsisSet in the early 19th century, this is the gripping story of Lord Byron’s turbulent life and loves, told largely from the female perspective, and including Byron - in vivid language.
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