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Alekhine's Greatest Defeat by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. Chorus. The characters include Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - a sutradhari, as he is called in Indian drama tradition and his younger self in the 1920s. The (non-speaking) chorus comprises student chess players in 1920s Paris.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Split-stage set, simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame One in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Varadachary, the story teller, relates how he witnessed Russian Grand Master Alexander Alekhine fall in love whilst losing a chess match in Paris to a beautiful student.
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American Dreaming by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Nominally 12 characters: 5 male, 5 female and 2 of either gender. At least 2 character parts could be doubled.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy drama.
SynopsisSam is hoping that the DNA registry of American Dreaming will finally prove his family connection to rich old Great Uncle Franklyn and allow him to inherit his fortune. The results are not as he expected, and the revelation is made even worse when he finds out that his long-suffering wife has the most amazing American ancestry. It’s great to have a family tree, but don’t try climbing it unless the branches are strong.
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Angel by Naadir Joseph
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus. Variable chorus size at Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with various (simple) settings.
SynopsisA moving piece of drama - in which a group of homeless young people are given hope by one of their number, Kevin. His optimism and sense of family brings them courage to face the future.
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As The Clock Struck Ten by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Opportunity for different actors to portray the different ages of each character. Script length can be cut to 52 minutes for the purpose of drama festival entry, by cutting Scene 5.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicIntermission music suggestions. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA powerful drama based on a true story. Various settings and time periods.
SynopsisA dramatisation of the true story of Donnie Merrett, who at the age of 17, shot his mother after she found out he had been forging cheques in her name. On release from prison in 1945, he joined the Royal Navy Reserve in Germany before returning to a life of crime and debauchery, eventually fleeing before he can be court martialled. Returning to London to the old folks home run by his wife and mother-in-law, he demands money to continue funding his habits.
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The Axe Of Albion by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Various parts can be doubled and played by m or f.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy suitable for school age or youth performers, minimal set required.
SynopsisAn original storyline in which King Arthur is suffering some unfortunate disappearances - his favourite crown, the round table... Then comes news that the fabled Axe of Albion has been stolen from the cave wherein it rests, and doom must befall the whole kingdom. The quest is on!
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Blind Date, Inc. by Gerald P. Murphy
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of linked comedy sketches. Simple set - two tables, four chairs.
SynopsisA series of couples meet for the first time, introduced by Blind Date Inc.
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Blind Date, Inc. 111 by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Eight scenes, eight couples - but since the stories run consecutively, the minimum is two pairs, with lots of doubling.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of linked comedy sketches. Simple set - two tables, four chairs.
SynopsisThis follows exactly the same structure as the two predecessors Blind Date Inc, and Blind Date, Inc. 2 but with a different set of couples working out different relationships, covering a range of odd issues, with even Sherlock Holmes taking up the dating game!
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Blind Date, Inc. 2 by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of linked comedy sketches. Simple set - two tables, four chairs.
SynopsisThis follows exactly the same structure as Blind Date Inc, but with a different set of couples working out different relationships!
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Botany Bother by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Gerald, Geoffrey and Aloysius are written male, but need not be - well, give or take the beard. There are six speaking parts amongst the natives, but there could be many more chanting parts, if you happen to have a spare chorus of natives to hand.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. The majority of characters speak a hitherto undiscovered language. (Fortunately, the script contains a glossary.)
SynopsisA pair of intrepid botanical collectors have an unfortunate encounter with the local inhabitants.
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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Family Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 55. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 23 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (Thre are sound effects, but no props or set requirments listed.) This edition is [in the opinion of the writers] suitable for a family audience.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, various unlikely television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch.
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