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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. 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 looking like a safe bet at the moment ;-)

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!)


SENIOR MOMENTS A collection of four one-character plays (or ‘talking heads’) designed for performance either separately or collectively. The plays have been developed for actors who include ages 60 to 90 in their performing range. Each play lasts approx 25 mins MAGGY One morning in the cafeteria of an Edinburgh department store, Maggy, a widow, finds herself befriending a handsome stranger who is young enough to be her son … TED As he un ... read more

Author: HOPKINS, Ned
Cast (at least 4): Maggy - 60 plus Ted - 89 Elsie - 80 Franklyn - late 40s/50s - One-Act.
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


The musical "I Can't Live Without You" it is a love story with a happy ending (something similar as the musical Mamma Mia). It is a love story about a very shy girl Jane Woodman and Tom Storey. Jane is working as the receptionist in an American financial company and there Jane met and falls in love with Tom Storey a stock broker who is working in the same company. Then Tom were involved in a loveless affair with an office girl Emily Hunt, and after their affair has ended Tom is going back to ... read more

Cast (at least 5): 4F, 2M - Full-Length.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeRomanceMusical


The play "Love Me Or Leave Me" it is a comedy about a young Bosnian couple, Muhamed and Mirsada a very educated and intelligent people, who are living in London and working in very low paid jobs (the kitchen porter and the chambermaid). Muhamed as the ex-soldier and very active politician (during the Bosnian civil war) are getting very frustrated and disillusioned with the life in London as the illegal immigrant(bearing in mind his high education standard for the Bosnian standards) and he wants ... read more

Cast (at least 2): 1M, 1F - Full-Length.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeComedyRomanceBased on real people/events

The Reluctant Émigré

It is the year 1789. In order to ease the overcrowding in Britain's prisons the government has begun sending male prisoners to Botany Bay in Australia. They then realise that to "prevent irregularities" and keep the male prisoners happy there is one important thing missing - females. We see our heroine, Sarah WHITLAM, a naive young country girl, who has been wrongly convicted of theft of a fire back from her landlady, being thrust on board a female convict ship alongside prostitutes and thiev ... read more

Cast (at least 12): 10 females & 2 female juveniles - Full-Length.
Files available for downloadOn-line performing licencesAdult Themes

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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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