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Give Me the Money by Stephen Murphy
Published: 8 April 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The characters are an 18-year-old and a much older lady, but that's playing age, and there's plenty of scope for the wardrobe and make-up departments to accommodate actors of other ages.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fun, punchy sketch. Easy to stage and could fit well into variety evenings.
SynopsisA youth attempts to rob a post office, but the elderly postmistress turns the tables on him.
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Change of Career by Andrew Bawn
Published: 7 April 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. During the sketch, Paul gives his year of birth and the length of his career. These can be adjusted to suit the age of the actor.
Run TimeAround 5 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA witty sketch with some good deadpan humour. Easy to stage and would slot nicely into a sketch night.
SynopsisPaul visits a careers advisor. He has twenty years' experience as a waiter, and twelve as a serial killer.
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Too Hot to Handle by Gill Medway
Published: 7 April 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne of the characters sings a snatch from a 1970s pop song. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA strong short with a good balance of comedy and pathos. Two well-written characters with a believably messy friendship. Would make a fun challenge for a pair of actresses.
SynopsisIt's summer 1976 and Britain is roasting. Long-term friends Stella and Avril are now in their 40s and much divorced, but while Stella seems to have settled for the single life, Avril enthusiastically announces yet another engagement.
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Oh Dear, King Lear by Juliet Devon
Published: 17 March 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The Head Teacher and Mrs Bloss are written as female, but could be changed to male if preferred.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act youth theatre play set on a school hall stage.
SynopsisNikki, the drama teacher, is running up to the performance of King Lear, despite the interruptions from the Head and the cleaning lady, but she's in for a nasty surprise - her Cordelia will be abroad on the nights of the play.
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Cold Case by Barry Lambert
Published: 11 March 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Written as 3M, 2F, but the waiter could easily become a waitress, with a few minor tweaks.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, one-act comedy (with a crime drama lurking in the background). Single simple restaurant/bar setting.
SynopsisEmma and Simon are celebrating their wedding anniversary in Tenerife when Emma recognises a man from a jewellery store robbery she investigated for the police thirty years ago. Tom was an employee at the store, but Emma always thought he knew more than he let on. She plucks up the courage to finally confront him.
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It's Not Brain Surgery! by Jamie Hope
Published: 11 March 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy (on the boundary between a one-act play and a short) in a single set, most of which is a hospital bed.
SynopsisA parody doctor with a very questionable bedside manner has to fill in a patient on the unusual results of the operation to re-attach his severed thumb.
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A Corpse for Christmas by Angela Lanyon
Published: 10 March 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 96 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length thriller in a single set.
SynopsisIt's Christmas Eve and the family are gathering, including maiden aunt Cilla who no-one is looking forward to seeing and tempers start to fray as soon as she arrives. A murder ensues...
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Mister Right by Robert Black
Published: 10 March 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comic dialogue (no set needed).
SynopsisTwo geeky friends, Vincent and Harry, both reckon the other has no chance of keeping a girlfriend unless they get rid of their favourite wall poster.
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Tremayne's Folly by John Garforth
Published: 5 March 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Three adult males, three females and a thirteen-year-old boy.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA witty period script with some well-crafted characters. A single coastal setting.
SynopsisIn 1803, former soldier Parsons has taken up residence as the official hermit of Lord Tremayne's estate. But this simple life is threatened when he gets caught up in the extra-marital affairs of Sir William Pitt, and a dead Frenchman washes up on the beach.
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Let Me Finish! by Janet S. Tiger
Published: 1 March 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama.
SynopsisLiz is escorting her elderly father home after a hospital appointment. A debate about what to have for lunch turns into a shocking revelation about the family history.
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