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CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers). Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....

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!)

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allan Poe's tale of murder, detectives and unexpected twists has been adapted for stage and remains faithful to the original text.

Author: FOR STAGE, Scripts
Cast (at least 6): 1M, 1F and 4 Either - One-Act.
Adult ThemesSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performTragedyHistoricalAdaptation of book/film

Road Rage -a tongue in cheek short comedy with a twist

In this one act comedy play, a woman knocks and enters a manís office, making sure she has the right person and indicating she is a messenger. He shows his annoyance and, in a silly charade, pretends he is not who she is looking for, but it turns out she is not who she says she is. Eventually, she reveals who she is and why she is there and takes him through various stages of emotion, eventually taking the audience by surprise and leading to a dramatic climax. Leonard has written about a do ... read more

Cast (at least 2): 1M 1F - One-Act.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeComedy

The Bird, the Mouse and the Sausage

A tale of domestic bliss upset - with a moral message about the dangers of fire and peer pressure. One of Peter Nuttall's Grimm Tales (for Little Horrors)

Author: NUTTALL, Peter
Cast (at least 6): Minimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. - One-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to perform


An American tourist couple from Nevada arrives east and much to their surprise discovers a new Jamaica.

Author: ROHAN VARGAS, Fred
Cast (at least 4): Taxi Driver Husband Wife 2M, 2F - One-Act.
On-line performing licencesComedy


Taken from his home country, Hop-frog is used by the tyrant king for entertainment. After the king humiliates Hop-frog's friend Trippetta, he finally plots the king's downfall and his own escape through an elaborate practical joke. This Short Play can be performed along or as part of the set of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations for stage, 'Raven About Poe', also available at

Author: NUTTALL, Peter
Cast (at least 8): 2M, 1F, 5 Either - One-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyThrillerAdaptation of book/film

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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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