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Two short plays 

by ANDRA BISHOP

  Trouble With Brother
 Cast:   26 (4m, 10f, 12 variable) + shadows & villagers.
 Suggested Age Range:  8 to 13
 Approx. Running Time:  40 minutes.
 Music:  Circus music for one sequence.
 Set: Simple and flexible; could be only signs and symbols. Scenes range from a living room to outside a Circus Big Top, the Castle of Darkness, the Palace of Dreams and outside the Witches' Cave.
 Synopsis:   Kelly is fed up with her brother Dean and wishes he would just disappear. But when the Queen of Darkness and her Shadows of Despair come and spirit him away she realises she did not really mean it. An unusual variety of people either help or hinder Kelly and her two friends in their search for the missing boy.
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Christmas is Cancelled
 Cast:  20 (5m, 11f, 4 variable).
 Suggested Age Range:  8 to 13
 Approx. Running Time:  35 minutes.
 Music:  None prescribed. Can include live or recorded song and dance music.
 Set:  Simple & flexible, ranging from Department Store Grotto entrance to a Toymaker's empty workshop, Sun Queen's land, Ice Queen's Palace, pop star's home & Police Station.
 Synopsis:  When three children and their mother visit the Department Store they discover Father Christmas has been kidnapped - and if he's not found soon Christmas will be cancelled. Their hunt brings them into contact with Mother Nature, the Sun Queen, the Ice Queen and pop star Donny Devine - who holds the key to his release. In the course of their adventure the older children discover that there is more to Christmas than getting presents.

Price Codes: 

 Script:  Code C

 Performance Rights:
 Trouble With Brother
Code Z

 Licence to Copy: Code Z
 
 Performance Rights:
 Christmas is Cancelled
Code Z
 Licence to Copy: Code Z
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 872475 34 9

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