Mmmbeth: Competition Length Version by Allison Williams - Theatrefolk

Mmmbeth: Competition Length Version

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Mmmbeth: Competition Length Version

by Allison Williams

A shorter version of our hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play. Updated version.

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 10
5W | 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable


Simple Set


 28 pages

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare

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A competition length version of one of our most popular scripts.

A hilarious mixed-gender take on the Scottish play!

Everything goes wrong. The witches take over the storytelling, Queen Duncan would rather open a donut franchise than die, Lady M's a bloodthirsty June Cleaver, and the murderers are preoccupied with creating a commercial for their services.

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10 Characters
5W, 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
MMMBETH [A] 59 lines
Easily frustrated Thane of Cawdor. One Monologue.
LADY MMMBETH [W] 57 lines
A gentle housewife… at first. One Monologue.
BANQUO [A] 21. lines
Mmmbeth’s best friend. Thinks something’s rotten in the State of Scotland.
MACDUFF / SON OF MACDUFF [A] 29, 7 lines
Knows something’s rotten in the State of Scotland / Played by MacDuff
QUEEN DUNCAN [W] 28 lines
Brilliant, misunderstood, and refuses to die.
HAGGY / DOCTOR [W] 42, 4 lines
The smart witch / Played by Haggy
NAGGY / GENTLEWOMAN [W] 33, 1 lines
The sly witch / Played by Naggy
TWIT / GENTLEWOMAN [W] 38, 1 lines
The dumb witch / Played by Twit
HECATE [W] 6 lines
Big Mama Hecate, head of the witches and a blues queen.
MURDERER ONE / SOLDIER [A] 9, 10 lines
Eager to help dispose of inconvenient obstacles to the throne, like heirs and suspicious thanes / Behind the door when the brains were passed out.
MURDERER TWO / SOLDIER [A] 9, 8 lines
Eager to help dispose of inconvenient obstacles to the throne, like heirs and suspicious thanes / Behind the door when the brains were passed out.
MARATHON RUNNERS
Played by the cast.

Prop List

letter, sign, big knife, sword, magic 8-Ball, dagger, sword, sledgehammer or axe, chainsaw, bloody leg, list, plate of cookies, knife-shaped cookie, frying pans, gun, wig, box of donuts, donut, potted plant

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