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Digging A Hole by Geoff Rose-Michael
Published: 18 January 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. All Luka's speeches are recorded, since all her stage appearances are as a corpse.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy thriller in a single (livingroom) set. One-act in structure, but run-time on the boundary between full-length and one-act.
SynopsisOne night, Fi accidentally kills a stranger in her flat, who she believes to be a burglar, but who is in fact an acquaintance of her flatmate and ex-partner Ellie. They attempt to cover up what Fi has done by manufacturing evidence that their visitor was really a burglar. Then they discover the truth...
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Janet and John by Michael Pearcy
Published: 29 December 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama, largely through a series of intertwined monologues.
SynopsisJanet and John have been married a long time, but she has no idea what announcement he might have in store for her. She only knows that it's unheard for him to give up his Friday night at the railway society to take her out to dinner. Why?
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Santa School by Louise Wade
Published: 23 December 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. Characters include adults, elves and children. Who actually plays the roles is up to you!
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains suggestions for 8 songs (for which lyrics are embedded in the script). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFun family entertainment for the Christmas period, which puts Santa into an original situation that avoids the clichés while fitting in lots of songs.
SynopsisSanta's test of a new sleigh has resulted in a crash, and while he waits for the recovery team of elves to arrive, he ambles off to investigate a Santa School. Can the real Santa pass muster for a corporation Santa at Toyland?
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The World According to Oscar by Bob Hammond
Published: 15 December 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 57 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA witty comedy, which moves along quickly with a few surprising twists. Single set - an up-market apartment.
SynopsisBurglar Dougan breaks into an upmarket apartment, expecting it to be empty, but Bernard is at home with his mistress Tasha, having forgotten about his wife's birthday party. Dougan offers to help save Bernard's marriage.
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A Sobering Fete by Rosemary Grace
Published: 22 November 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. No formal chrous, but there is the option for additional actors to play other customers at the fete.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fun comedy for female-leaning groups. Three strong characters with good comic interplay. Easily staged on a single set of three tables.
SynopsisThree mums run stalls at a PTA fair. Julie is determined to make money for the school, whatever it takes, Cam is devoutly health-conscious and Lily is flogging a pyramid scheme.
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The Tide is Coming In by Michael C. Appleby
Published: 29 October 2021

Production by The Edinburgh Makars won First Prize (and the Edith Forbes Trophy) in the Scottish Community Drama Association's One Act Play Festival, Edinburgh, 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters written as 2m, 2F, but can be played by any combination with permissible tweaks to names and pronouns.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA witty one-act comedy with funny characters and plenty of action. Set on a beach, furnished with rocks and (not necessarily visibly) sand!
SynopsisAngela gets stuck in quicksand while walking along the beach. Her friend Brian helpfully explains the physics of thixotropy, but can’t think of a way to get her out. Deirdre and Colin pass by and are recruited into the rescue, but are more interested in a nearby black-throated diver.
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