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!)


Fred Newman, a local government accountant, dreams of leaving his nagging wife and dead-end job and travelling the world. A heart attack and early retirement provide the opportunity to take off and head for his 'City of Dreams', Dallas, Texas. Here he meets a Mexican chambermaid who is also on the run but from different demons. For a while it looks as if they may become an 'item', but will they find the happiness they seek?

Author: BIRD, John C
Cast (at least 2): 1m, 1f. - One-Act. Approx 24 mins.

Preventative Detention

A new initiative by the headmaster of a comprehensive school leaves Debbie Charlton with the unenviable task of supervising detention with a difference. As school resources are stretched, this is the last thing Debbie wants. Six pupils have volunteered to be guinea pigs in a series of half-hour role playing exercises. All are apprehensive, especially the cynical and arrogant Jason Walker who starts off on the wrong foot. As the session progresses a marked change in the pupils attitude is ... read more

Author: HAILS, Christopher
Cast (at least 7): F4 M3 - One-Act.
Files available for downloadOn-line performing licencesSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performMild SwearingTragedy

To Memory Dear

The peaceful suburban home of Mrs Grant-Booth. Her aged father fills in time with his old comrades association and in feeding the neighbourhood's stray dogs.

Cast (at least 7): 2f, 5m - Full-Length.

Life's Pulvis

“LIFE’S PULVIS” is set in modern day London’s bright city lights. This story takes us into the heart of the bone crunching, high octane, testosterone filled cage-fighting scene, following the tale of a forbidden love. Lee Jones at age 30 is a white male and is the S.E.F.C (Supreme Elite Fighting Championships) undefeated middleweight world cage-fighting champion. Lee is a womanizer, who has no respect for the female form. Chris Jenkins is 26 a black male and Lee’s best friend since ... read more

Author: SAVANHU, Sana
Cast: - Full-Length.

Restaurants at Beautiful times - a one act for four actors by David McGinnis

In this one act drama for four actors, the stage and the actor’s lives are divided into the ‘restaurant’ and the ‘place where the food is prepared.’ Jean and Myceneaus live and work in the place where the food is prepared. They have never known another existence, and theirs is grim existence at best. Their only interaction is with the head waiter who liaises between both sides of the stage – both worlds, as it were. This one act drama for four actors compares the worlds of the very rich and ... read more

Cast (at least 4): 4M - 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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