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As You Like It (60-minute abridgement) by Shakespeare abridged by Philip Schwadron
Published: 16 January 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. There are optional roles for non-speaking lords and attendants.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'As You Like It', with the original text pruned to 60 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisAll the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
Shakespeare's pastoral comedy pared down to around 60 minutes. A play, set in the Forest of Arden, for fans of romance, jesters, dukes, wrestlers, foresters, shepherds, exiles and cross-dressers.
There. Who does that leave out?
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Just the Two of Us by Damian Woods
Published: 15 January 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act farce with a single (hotel room) setting.
SynopsisIn an attempt to inject some life into their jaded marriage, Will and Cath take their counsellor's advice and go on a second honeymoon. Things go awry when their respective lovers both turn up at the hotel.
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About Michael by Peter Anthony Fields
Published: 3 January 2020

Audience Appreciation Award Second Place - The British Theatre Challenge 2017 Act II
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama on a stage divided into two sets. US English. Originally published 2018, revised 2019.
SynopsisA high school English teacher meets with the administrators for his mid-term evaluation, only to discover that it is in fact an interrogation.
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Merry Christmas Everyone by Mark Seaman
Published: 3 January 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple, thoughtful short play for Christmas. Single set (just enough to indicate a family home). Originally published 2013, revised 2019.
SynopsisThe family are just trying to have a day together to enjoy the important things of Christmas - the food, the presents and not having to watch the Eastenders special with Grandma - when a homeless man at the door really spoils the mood. But he must be mad... He says he's Jesus.
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Trick Or Treat [One-Act Play] by Ron Asher
Published: 3 January 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama on a simple set. US English. Adult content.
SynopsisTom reluctantly lets in a late trick-or-treater on Halloween. Felix is after more than candy, however, and Tom isn’t sure he’s ready. If Felix does intend to stay with Tom, there’ll be a price to pay, whether Felix wants to or not.
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Butchers by Tim Cole
Published: 30 December 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 129 minutes. [Estimated!] Original production running time was between 95 and 105 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length comedy whodunnit with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisJohn Cleaver has just changed his will when he is found apparently murdered. The new will demands certain unpalatable tasks from some, but not all, of the beneficiaries. Novice detective Bullock struggles with his investigation into the members of the dysfunctional Cleaver family.
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Friendly Bombs by Nicolas Ridley
Published: 18 December 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy short on a single (office) set.
SynopsisThe last standing politician (after a wave of scandals and resignations) is not really geared up for a nuclear standoff, as he’s lost the codes. He must find a way out before the general takes over at midnight and fires both the UK’s missiles.
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Jack and the Beanstalk [10 Minute Version] by Jonathan Edgington
Published: 18 December 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Two roles are offstage voices only and could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicAltered lyrics to one well-known song, and a suggestion for a second song, are included in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA short pantomine script with two simply staged sets (living room/top of beanstalk).
SynopsisA fast-moving take on the classic panto story, with all the usual suspects, songs, and lots of jokes.
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The Tragedie of Macbreth by Robert Hunter Allan
Published: 17 December 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 11 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth with a single (dark moor) setting.
SynopsisMacbreth encounters three witches, who can satisfy his avaricious ambitions if he complies with their demands for unpalatable tasks.
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Puppycock's Demons by Graham Dillistone
Published: 13 December 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 88 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length supernatural comedy on a single (living room) set. Adult themes.
SynopsisJohn and Mary live with Mary’s mother, a stalwart in the church of the Universal Tabernacle. Mary’s always hoped John would assert himself a bit more, but now it seems that something demonic has got into him.
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