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Aesop's Fables by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Characters include a wolf, a lamb, a lion, a mouse, three ants, a grasshopper, an owl, a dog, a tortoise, and a hare.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!] Each story could be played separately.
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for children - a narrated dramatisation of four of Aesop's fables. Very flexible format - no specific props or set needed and the stories could be presented individually or as a set.
SynopsisFour tales in which wolf bullies lamb, mouse befriends lion, ants ignore grasshopper and tortoise out-runs hare.
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Thor's Hammer by Roger Hurn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short assembly piece for schools, with a minimal set.
SynopsisBased on a traditional Scandinavian folk tale this drama gives a useful background to the Viking era along with an amusing acting piece. We hear of the theft of Thor’s hammer by the Frost Giants and Loki’s cunning and amusing cross dressing plan to retrieve it.
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Rhyming Wind in the Willows by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Most of the characters are nominally male, but since they are clothed animals, who is to tell?
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming plays for a medium to large group of kids. Nominally six locations but no real set requirements.
SynopsisAn accident on a caravanning expedition leaves the flighty Mr. Toad with an obsession with motor cars and inflated opinions of his own driving. Despite the attentions of his friends, Toad ends in jail and the stoats and weasels of the Wild Wood take over his house. After Toad escapes, Badger, Mole and the Water Rat set about recapturing Toad Hall.
Kenneth Grahame's children's classic retold as a verse play.
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Jungle Book - A Play For Schools by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for 5 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play for schools and families with various settings.
SynopsisSet in the Indian Jungle this play for schools combines poetic licence and plenty of humour and songs to retell Rudyard Kipling’s delightful Jungle Book story. A man-cub has escaped the clutches of Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger intent on revenge. Adopted by wolves Mowgli the man-cub is taught the ways of the jungle by Baloo the Bear and his friend Bagheera. Follow Mowgli on his adventures in the jungle as he gets to know the other animals, especially the hilarious Bandar Log monkeys. Will Mowgli and his birth mother, Messua, be reunited?
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Olympic Ode - Faster, Higher, Stronger by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Designed with flexibility in mind, with the possibility of up to 24 idividuals (representing athletes of various sorts) taking a verse each, plus one or more speakers taking the chorus parts.
Run TimeAround 5 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePerformance poem for a class of children. No props or staging requirmeents
SynopsisThe motto of the Olympic Games, Citius, Altius, Fortius - Faster, Higher, Stronger - explored in verse, with the performers representing different groups of athletes.
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Charlotte Holmes - Future Detective by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Option to double up roles of Narrators, Pupils and Guards
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for children
SynopsisYoung Charlotte Holmes may well be a 23rd century descendant of Sherlock and is eager to do some detective work. Her opportunity arises on a school trip to a museum when it is discovered that Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ painting has been stolen.
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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.
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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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Toys in Pieces - The T I P by Philip Bird (music Isabelle Michalakis)
Performance by Potteries Theatre Co. won the 'Originality and Imagination Award' at the Stoke-on-Trent Festival, 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are twenty-five speaking roles, it would be possible to add additional toys and, particularly, rats. (Oh, and while we're at it, the characters include a seagull.)
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for three original songs (by Isabelle Michalakis) are supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleMusic play for performance by youngish children.
SynopsisA daring group of toys set off on a mission to rescue a damaged toy from the Tip. They must race against the sunrise and a pack of hungry rats to succeed.
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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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