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Alice And The Cold Case by Damian Trasler
Published: 24 July 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 68 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act detective drama (that could be played out in one).
SynopsisA detective on administrative leave and a reporter with everything to prove have to team up to solve a cold case that no one really cares about. The only question is whether it will make their careers, or end them.
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Llandudno, Lust and Lollipops by Stephen Mercer
Published: 20 July 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA suggestion for one piece of closing music is included with the producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act comedy
SynopsisMiddle aged couple Charlie and Annie’s marriage has become stale and humdrum, such that Annie finds herself experiencing fantasies of a more exciting life. After being made redundant following 40 years as a boiled sweet salesman, Charlie comes home to Annie, who has uncovers what she believes to be evidence of her husband's love affair with an unknown woman. Accusations lead to honesty, and as the pair unwind forty years of strained 'politeness' they discover that they both have a wish to visit France, and that Charlie has always hated the traditional UK based holidays that Annie thought he wanted. Particularly in Llandudno.
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Out Of Print by Gill Medway
Published: 6 July 2017
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.
StyleA short two-hander drama with a simple living room set.
SynopsisErica Brightman was once a famous children’s author, and her books, The Adventures of the Lucky Sevens, once graced library shelves across the country. Now that her books are out of print, she is shown the door by suspicious librarians, and takes sanctuary with her imaginary young listeners. But all is not lost. Her last surviving fan, Colin Chadwell, is busy writing her a letter that she will never forget.
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Deception by David Pemberton
Published: 4 July 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play freely adapted from Plautus’ The Menaechmi (which, in turn inspired Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors)
SynopsisWhen a pair of twins are seperated as children, one is discovered by his brother ten years later, leading a tangled life of love and deceit in a far-off town. This play forms act one of Doppelganger by the same author.
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Disguise by David Pemberton
Published: 4 July 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA modern comedic reworking of The Siena Academy's Gl'ingannati, the principal source for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
SynopsisA twin sister disguises herself as a boy to get the man she loves, only to find that when her identical twin brother shows up, he is mistaken for her. This play forms act two of Doppelganger by the same author.
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The Primary Candidate by Damian Woods
Published: 3 July 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 44 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play, set in a primary school staffroom (though featuring language that is decidedly unsuitable for children)
SynopsisHeadmaster Gordon Lewis has called an extraordinary staff meeting, but has excluded one department in doing so. He announces a forthcoming VIP visit along with the vacancy for Assistant Head, causing much lively discussion. Rivalries between staff bubble to the surface, as political opinions, back-stabbing and even threats of violence are thrown into the mix.
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Café Fear by Paul John Matthews
Published: 29 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for three pieces of intermission music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play, with elements of tragicomedy and strong language.
SynopsisTwo newspaper reporters, Angela and Jim, are following up reports of an escaped patient from a local secure mental hospital. Stopping off at a café to ask directions, they are joined by Adriana, a prissy germaphobe and Roger, an annoying smart Alec. They soon realise that they have ended up in a very strange place.
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I Don’t Think I’ll Be Here Next Christmas by Dawn Cairns
Published: 28 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character (Laura) appears as an off-stage voice only.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single setting.
SynopsisCantankerous pensioner Jean always spends Christmas with her son John and his wife Sheila. The mutual dislike between Sheila and Jean constantly bubbles under the surface and is reflected in the presents they give each other. Everything threatens to boil over after an incident involving sixpences in the Christmas pudding (and a toenail in the Bombay mix). Fortunately for Sheila, their daughter Laura comes to the rescue. The play features the same characters as You Won't Know I'm Here - though works perfectly well as a standalone piece.
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Spoofing For Gordon by Duncan Battman
Published: 20 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, with two simple settings and some strong language.
SynopsisTen years ago, a group of friends entered an agreement binding them all to assisted suicide in the event that any of them became terminally ill. Gordon is now in that position, and the friends gather at his house and agonise over their pact.
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Change Of Heart by Tony Frier
Published: 19 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act Victorian melodrama-style thriller.
SynopsisA tangled tale of bigamy and murder in 19th Century Manchester. Three girls from Ireland take up domestic service at the Chilterns' home. When Mrs Chiltern unexpectedly returns home one evening to find her husband dead, little does she imagine that she will be the one facing the gallows. Will a change of heart spare her?
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