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Aesop's Famous Fables and Twisted Tales by Peter Nuttall
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Whilst some of the characters are nominally gendered, it's only a mater of pronouns! Contains anthropomorphism.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with the score for the concluding song.
StyleOne-act play, ending in a song. Could be performed by children or by adults to an audience of children.
SynopsisFour stories for Aesop's extensive collection, about a Tortoise and Hare, a lion and a mouse, the belly and its team, and the battle between the Sun and the North Wind.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Caesar and the Pirates [Full Version] by Nicholas Richards and Timothy Hallett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Flexible - the pirates roles could easily be shared by a smaller number and other doubling is possible. On the other hand, there is scope for pirate and soldier chourses. Only one specfied female role - Venus! - but others could be cast female.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with piano and vocal scores for six songs.
StyleMusical comedy play for kids - though the songs are optional.
A shorter version of the same play is available.
First published in 2011, revised in 2012.
SynopsisAn older Caesar is recounting his campaigns in Gaul to a bored scribe, who suggests that it might benefit Caesar's public image to tell a tale of his younger days... Something dashing, perhaps, involving pirates? As it happens, Caesar does know such a story...
Great fun (and secretly educational) with a genuine event in Caesar's life.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Vocal recording for five tracks and six rehearsal tracks (accompaniment with an instrument playing the vocal line) for the songs from Caesar and the Pirates [Full Version].
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Caesar and the Pirates [Short Version] by Nicholas Richards and Timothy Hallett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Flexible - the pirates roles could easily be shared by a smaller number and other doubling is possible. On the other hand, there is scope for pirate and soldier chourses. Only one specfied female roles but some could be cast female.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with piano and vocal scores for six songs.
StyleComedy play for kids - with optional songs.
(A longer version of the same play is available.)
SynopsisAn older Caesar is recounting his campaigns in Gaul to a bored scribe, who suggests that it might benefit Caesar's public image to tell a tale of his younger days... Something dashing, perhaps, involving pirates? As it happens, Caesar does know such a story...
Great fun (and secretly educational) with a genuine event in Caesar's life.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Vocal recording for five tracks and six rehearsal tracks (accompaniment with an instrument playing the vocal line) for the songs from Caesar and the Pirates [Short Version].
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Don Q And His Squire Sancho by Dick Caram
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus. Whilst most of the characters are written male (with three written female), the author believes that indicating the gender of the character by costume is sufficient!
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two songs (based on Spanish folk tunes) are included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleComedy for kids in two short acts. No specific staging requirements, with some aspects of set and sound effects being provided by the on-stage chorus.
SynopsisMiguel de Cervantes's famed tale of the eccentric knight and his inept but trusting squire.
Alonso Quixano is obsessed with tales of chivalry. So much so that he believes himself to be a knight - Don Quixote - and he sets out to seek adventure, with a peasant farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Midi files of songs from the show
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Harmony by Neil Armstrong
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. Four of the roles are non-speaking.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano/vocal score for the song 'Harmony' is included with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleOne act play (with a song) for a youth theatre group. (Originally commissioned for the youth of the South Shields Customs House Theatre.)
SynopsisEstablished as a haven or harmonious living, the village of Harmony is waiting for the prophesied visitors that will declare the village the happiest in the world and bring about world peace. But Lizzy and Bez have dropped in on the vital day, and they will change everything.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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The Horrible Hot Air Homicide by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Melodrama stereotypes - the wicked squire, the poor-but-hones heroine, etc.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song (to a G&S tune). Sheet music for the song is supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleMelodrama set in Victorian times, but written in the 21st century - so something of a send-up of the format.
Synopsis'The Horrible Hot Air Homicide' - or 'Fanny's Free For All' sees the wicked squire in pursuit of the poor heroine, Fanny. However, in fear that his past misdeeds will be exposed, the squire frames his rival for murder, then furnishes a fiendish fate for Fanny.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
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The Labours Of Heracles by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus. The minimum cast assumes reallocation of the Amazons' lines.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with scores for four original songs.
StyleComedy play with four original songs. Multiple locations, but intended for minimal staging. Intended for school productions from Year 6 (US Grade 5) upwards.
SynopsisHeracles' twelve mighty labours are recreated (and rehydrated) just off the stage in this light comedy based on the Greek legend.(No lions need be harmed in this production.)
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Looking for the Rainbow by Philip Bird (music Isabelle Michalakis)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 14. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus. More children can be added at the producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 46 minutes. [Estimated!] Dance music, which is not provided, is at the Producer's discretion.
MusicFull scores for the 3 songs are included with the Producer's copy of the script. Dance music, not provided, is at the Producer's discretion.
StyleA play with music and dance for children, set on an open stage.
SynopsisA fantastical adventure in which two groups of children living on opposite sides of the mountain manage, despite their differing cultures, to join together to find their rainbow.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
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Market Forces by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 12. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe script includes lyrics to two songs (and one reprise) set to popular melodies. The producer's copy of the script comes with sheet music for the two songs.
StyleOne-act play (with music) for kids. Good against evil. That sort of thing.
SynopsisWith no Lord of the Manor to repair the Market Hall, it's under threat of redevelopment by the wicked Swilco Supermarket, who's got the townspeople bedazzled through the use of O-Bey-Me gas. Can Marshy and Daisy save the day?
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Perseus - A Hero's Headhunt by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are nominally 25 roles, the piece is structured for flexibility - and could be played as a series of linked sketches with different actors playing the recurring characters.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!] Add another 10 minutes for the optional songs.
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two optional songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleSword and sandals myth brought to the stage as a comedy play (or series of sketches) for schools (and anyone else), with a couple of optional songs.
SynopsisThe story of Perseus is told with a mixture of narration and brief, dramatised scenes. The narration is delivered by the gods Athene and Hermes - who also take part in several scenes (because they want the hero to get a head.)
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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