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Animal Farm by George Orwell adapted by Kieron Toner
Published: 17 June 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleLarge-cast full-length play in a single set.
SynopsisOrwell's classic allegorical tale of the animals taking control of their farm is retold for the stage, keeping much of the original text and storylines.
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Four Sinister Bookworms by Paul John Matthews
Published: 13 June 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA quirky and clever comedy - a murder mystery where there hasn't been a murder. Two simple sets (that can be constructed with the same furniture and just minor changes in decoration and layout between scenes). One act.
SynopsisLibrary employee Mandy is desperate for something interesting to happen. She gets more than she hoped for when the library's four most eccentric regulars all receive anonymous notes that one of them is a murderer, and gather to solve the case.
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Losing Count by Alan Hargreaves
Published: 11 June 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Eleven on-stage characters plus a brief offstage voice, which might be recorded.
Run TimeAround 108 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play in a single set. A balance of fun farcical comedy and satisfying character development.
SynopsisOli is the producer at a low-budget TV station attempting an ambitious live election night broadcast. But the show starts to go downhill when the guests don't show up, the host gets drunk, and a reporter picks a fight with a lager-lout. With so much happening, it can only be sabotage.
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Escape! by Sharon Rutland
Published: 10 June 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Martin, the escape room manager, could easily be played female as Martine.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy. Technically two settings - the escape room reception and the room itself, but the first scene can be played front-of-curtain.
SynopsisA group of colleagues are sent to an escape room as a team-building exercise. But tensions between the group and fears of imminent redundancies prevent them from focusing on the game, and strange clues threaten to unearth skeletons in Steve's closet.
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A Change of Art by Philippa Smith
Published: 23 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Ten on-stage characters and an offstage voice (which could be prerecorded).
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length comedy in a single set. Solid character development and a mix of character-based and physical humour.
SynopsisThe Silver Sketchers painting group are auctioning off their latest works to raise money to restore the church spire. Auctioneer Miles notices one of the paintings bears an uncanny resemblance to a missing Van Gogh, and hatches a plan.
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Country Fried Murder by Judy Klass
Published: 16 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 96 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicLead sheets for 8 country songs are included with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA musical murder mystery play in two acts with a single set.
SynopsisThe Colorado Rockies, 2006. Martha is the organiser of a songwriting seminar, and has hired well-known country musician Kyle Samperson to be the mentor. Kyle's treatment of his students turns out to be as controversial as his patriotic anthem about the Iraq war. The steak's not the only thing that ends up fried.
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Look at the View by Rupert Dick
Published: 10 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fun comedy thriller. A single set modified between the acts.
SynopsisMax and Fiona move into a beautiful urban apartment that seems too good to be true. When they find a hidden burner phone, each accuses the other of hiding a secret. But their estate agent was not who he seemed, and they’re drawn into a series of events no one could prepare for.
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Macbeth [75-Minute Abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
Published: 7 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Twenty-nine roles, but playable by a cast of ten. (The producer's copy of the script includes a table of roles per scene to help figure out the doubling options.)
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA 75-minute abridgement of Shakespeare's Scottish play.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but, because all the words are Shakespeare's and therefore out of copyright, performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWitchcraft, prophecies, hallucination, regicide, porterage, portents, usurpation, amicide, phantom at the feast, apparitions, equivocations, blood-boltered spectre, family massacre, somnambulation, suicide, tyrannicide, decapitation.
All good clean fun.
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It's Deja View... Again by The Stannington Scribbler
Published: 23 April 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 118 minutes. [Estimated!] The original production run time was between 95 and 100 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play in a single set. (Mainly a living room set, with the option of separate areas at either side of the stage for two telephone operators.)
SynopsisPeter has been tied up and robbed, as well as hit on the head. Getting justice is just as hard as getting the insurance money, and then he's robbed again, and accused of the robbery! Can the Neighbourhood Watch help catch the real crook?
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