Play Scripts

Below are details of five randomly chosen play scripts currently available through our sister site ScriptCircle (Full Catalogue of nearly 500 plays - html, large!)

Holiday island

Holiday Island a British comedy drama, is set in a typical if superior quality holiday hotel in a popular tourist resort, such as Tenerife. A group of newly arrived holiday-makers are just convening in the lobby. They are kitted-out in predictably loud holiday apparel, starting out as a pretty anonymous-looking bunch. As they check-in however, slowly getting to know each other and going about the business of enjoying their holidays, we detect the emergence of their true characters. The cultura ... read more

Cast (at least 17): 17-20, 9M 8-11F, 3 are children 1 boy 2 girls - Full-Length.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedy

A Quiet Night in with Friends

Peter Andrews is a successful businessman. Both he and his wife, Claire are members of an exclusive role-playing club who enjoy "Murder Mystery" evenings. This particular autumn evening it's their turn to host the event. They play the butler and maid and are awaiting the arrival of their friends. Claire decides to to some last minute shopping. When she returns the guests have arrived and they start the game. Half way through the evening a real life drama begins to unfold as unexpected guests ... read more

Author: HAILS, Christopher
Cast (at least 9): F4 M5 - Full-Length.
Files available for downloadOn-line performing licencesAdult ThemesSwearingTragedyThriller

Grimm Tales for Little Horrors

Collection of four short one-act plays for children based on stories from the Grimm Brothers' collection. The four stories are:- The Bird, the Mouse and the Sausage The Elf and the Shoemaker Jack and the Giant Mother Holle

Author: NUTTALL, Peter
Cast: Minimum without doubling = 24, minimum with doubling = 6 - One-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to perform

Liam's Last Birthday

As family and friends gather to celebrate Liam's thirty-ninth birthday, his parents, Wendy and Dennis, argue about their first years of married life. When heavily pregnant Jenny arrives, not feeling to well, with husband Simon, things begins to simmer. He confides in Dennis he's had an affair with Jenny's sister, which ended when Jenny fell pregnant. Jenny later tells Wendy her own little secret. Lucy arrives, without husband Pauls and anounces they are separating. Wendy and Dennis realis ... read more

Author: HAILS, Christopher
Cast (at least 6): 3F 3M - One-Act.
Files available for downloadOn-line performing licencesAdult ThemesSwearingTragedy

The Wicked Witches of Oz

A panto twist on the classic tale of Dorothy and the ruby slippers, with some familiar faces, some new characters and absolutely no mention of that tune....

Author: NUTTALL, Peter
Cast (at least 10): Minimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Aunt Em is written as a dame role (to be played by a man). Doubling of characters is an integral part of the script. - Full-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyPantomime

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RMJI Scripts

Three plays available through StagePlays. All three of these plays have won Best New Play awards.

The Chip Van Plays Dixie by Robert IlesThe Chip Van Plays Dixie
an one-act play for 1M/1F. A poignant slice of life comedy set on a bench by a cemetery where two strangers find that they have more in common than they thought, more even than a love of chips, real chips.
Head case by Robert IlesHead Case
An all female three hander one-act play script. A blind sculptress models a head on an unknown skull for her police detective sister. An award-winning ghost story.
Towpath by Robert IlesTowpath
Four strangers meet on a canal bank, each has a story to tell and a history to share.

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