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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!)


What would you do if you suddenly found out that your every word, every action, every thought, and every desire was dictated by someone else? Each of us, at one time or another, has wanted to play God, to be in total and absolute control of our own lives. We want the freedom and power to be able to plan our itinerary to the last detail and not have to answer to anyone. That’s one extreme. The other extreme is to have absolutely no control over anything that you do. To live out your life alo ... read more

Author: ROHAN VARGAS, Fred
Cast (at least 4): 2M,2F - Full-Length.
Files available for downloadOn-line performing licencesComedy

An Inspector Falls

In an attempt to alleviate overstretched Police resources, Detective Inspector Chris Chapman and Detective Sergeant Maria Lawson attend the sudden death of Peter Fisher, a man living alone. It appears to be a routine incident. As they await the arrival of the next of kin and the undertakers, they make a startling discovery - the dead man is a woman. Why is the house so clean? Why is the dead woman dressed as a man? Who are the next of kin? Is Doctor Jenkins a real doctor and did he really ... read more

Author: HAILS, Christopher
Cast (at least 4): 2 F, 2 M - One-Act.
Files available for downloadOn-line performing licencesAdult ThemesSwearingThriller

Dear Comrade Frikkie

The characters are staff and visitors on Robben island during the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela. Though he never appears we observe his impact on them and their interaction. They are simple people who witness a turning point in history. The play will inevitably deal with the ambitious themes of oppression,freedom and reconciliation.

Author: KIMMEL, Harold
Cast (at least 6): 5M, 2F - Full-Length. Approx 105 mins.
Files available for downloadBased on real people/events

Seven Tears by Moonlight

This is a story of love and loss and the different forms it can take. Based on the Scots/Irish folktale 'The Selkie Bride', Seven tears tells the story of a fisherman, his family and how the secret of the fisherman's first wife casts a shadow over the family, particularly his son.

Author: FARINA, Alison
Cast (at least 9): 4M 5F - Full-Length.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeTragedyRomance

Bob - a five minute comedy skit by T. J. Edison

A short skit about a guy called Bob, who goes to audition for a part in a play. Bob appears to be extremely nervous, and possibly even slightly retarded, but his audition is greatly helped by his patient friend, Anne. A very funny skit, with a nice twist at the end.

Cast (at least 3): 1M, 4F - One-Act.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedy

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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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