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!)

A Nation Deflated

After a night out celebrating his father's fiftieth birthday, Jason Harris awakes early to find father Mike, in a daze in his apartment. Two females are asleep in their respective bedrooms, and the female in Mike's is bald. Betty Arkwright, Jason's cleaning lady and old family friend, arrives, intent on seducing Mike. Gangland boss, Ronnie the Remover has sent his left hand man Ricky, to look for his missing bald wife. He later tells Betty he's an undercover cop, attempting to avert a maj ... read more

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

If Undelivered, Return Me Too

A young man that has earnt money in the xmas break from uni by selling items on eBay wraps up his parcels for customers with his eccentric and every so dippy mother, and his sexually frustrated sister. The script is solely character based, and is , essentially a comic farce.

Author: ROBINSON, Mark
Cast (at least 3): 1M, 2F - One-Act. (Draft)

Broken Wings

A play about teenagers, inspired by teenagers, and written for teenagers. This is an excellent text for KS4, and youth theatre groups. Set on Shitters Hill Estate, this is extremely contemporary play fusing digital media, dance and drama to explore a different perspective!

Author: MAPOSA, Rufaro
Cast (at least 10): 3F, 7M - Full-Length.
On-line performing licencesSuitable for under 16s to performSwearing

While You're Down There

Kenny is feeling hounded by over-zealous salesmen, charity collectors, his neighbours, parents and the world in general. Barely able to keep his life together, let alone a fading relationship with his wife Susan, he is as low as a man can go. While he is down there, Kenny makes a late night drunken decision that could potentially change his life forever. In the cold sober light of day, he, along with the audience, has to decide whether he has made the right choice or not.

Author: BEDFORD, Ian
Cast (at least 8): 6M, 6F - Full-Length.
Files available for downloadAdult Themes

Prelude to Macbeth - one act play by James Chalmers

This award winning one act play is a prequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The story of how Macbeth becomes Thane of Glamis and how he meets Lorna Stewart who becomes his wife – Lady Macbeth. The play is written in blank verse – the style fashionable with playwrights of Shakespeare’s era. Macbeth’s first wife has just died. Battle weary and devastated by his loss he decides to give up being a soldier. Duncan doesn’t want to lose Macbeth. He offers him the title of Thane of Glamis if he will agree ... read more

Cast (at least 8): 8 4M 4F - One-Act.
Files available for downloadTragedy

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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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