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Cloudy with a Chance of Reindeer by Alison McDonald
Published: 24 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 68 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script includes suggestions for 10 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act panto with an origial festive story.
SynopsisThe wicked McScrooge thinks he can make more money from Christmas if Santa is eliminated. Can a reindeer minder, his mum, some elves and the B-list reindeer rescue Santa and save Christmas?
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Leave it to Lulu by Jim Hollingsworth
Published: 24 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy in a single set.
SynopsisThe residents of Sandcliffe Retirement Home gather to plan a summer fair, but first they must submit to the exercise routine of Lulu, a trainer sent from the council. And she's not the only council representative, as a corrupt councillor is intent on closing the home down.
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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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The Importance Of Being Earnest [45 minute abridgement] by Oscar Wilde abridged by Gerald P Murphy
Published: 23 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. The two narrators are written female but could be played male (especially if their names were changed to something more masculine than Agnes and Doris).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy, abridged (and slightly adapted) from the play by Oscar Wilde. A couple of narrators are used to set scenes so that the piece can be played with minimal (furniture only) sets.
SynopsisBachelors, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, use convenient fictions when they wish to escape the more tedious aspects of society life. They both fall in love and become engaged, but their deceptions lead to much confusion. And Lady Bracknell has a lot to say about it all.
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A Tour In The Vaults by Olivia Arieti
Published: 21 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 33. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort light-comedy/drama.
SynopsisA couple of tourists are waiting to take their tour in the city's vaults, unaware that the place is still haunted.
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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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Everything's Eventual by Kieron Toner
Published: 15 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEpisodic drama with a single coffee shop set - which can just be tables and chairs (with the counter implicitly offstage).
SynopsisIt's a normal sort of evening in Sally's café, although some of the clientele are a trifle unusual.
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All's Will That Ends Will by Barry Wood
Published: 13 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The cast are written as 1M, 2F, but with minor adaptations, this could be changed to any combination that fits the plot.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy skit set in a doctor's office.
SynopsisJessica takes her husband to the doctor with a medical emergency - he won't stop speaking in Shakespeare quotes. Sadly, the doctor is a Shakespeare fan and finds it more alluring than annoying.
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The Staff Room by Juliet Devon
Published: 13 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Seven on-stage teachers and two off-stage pupil's voices (which could be recordings). The Headteacher is written as female, but can be played as male with the necessary minimal changes to the script.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama, set in a primary school (with a set requiring furniture only).
SynopsisUnable to escape the staff room in time, a number of teachers are trapped by the Head and must - volunteer - for some unpopular duties.
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10 Minutes And Counting by Barry Wood
Published: 10 May 2024
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The characters are adults, but this would be within the compass of a high school-aged actors.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute comedy-horror that messes around with the nature of theatre and introduced our reviewer to Chekov’s Cheese Grater.
SynopsisClaire makes a shocking discovery about the nature of her reality, but sharing it with her friend Faye doesn't help either of them, and may even have caused the creation of a zombie.
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