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 Sins of the Fathers

This is the story of an Uri, an Israeli Engineer who has lost his family in Romania during the war. As reparation after the war, ships are being built in a German dock for the new Israel, and Uri has been sent to overlook some of the work, and is sent to a German family who sometimes take boarders. In the German family, there is a beautiful German girl called Helza, and her illegitimate son Hans. A constant visitor is Helza’s sister Frieda, who still hates the Jews, and makes nasty remark ... read more

Author: FRIEDMAN, Shirley
Cast (at least 8): 5F, 2M 1C - Full-Length.
TragedyRomanceBased on real people/events


Set in the 1920s, the big house has a garden party - there are love trysts to be contended with and the young folk, led by the much adored Rupert, indulge in a murder mystery game which appears to go wrong. Winner of 2007 Shetland County Drama Festival Youth Section and overall Festival winner, individual new play writing award and winner of Aberdeen District SCDA Festival Youth Section.

Author: NEWBOLD, Michael
Cast (at least 14): 9 Females and 5 Males - One-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to see


George is a middle aged family man, who has recently joined a drama group. He has been forced into the lead role in a play about Dracula, and is worried about learning the part. He visits a hypnotist and returns home triumphant. Things deteriorate rapidly when George lapses into the part unknowingly.

Author: NEWBOLD, Michael
Cast (at least 6): 2M 4F also 1M 5F - One-Act.

Taylor - a full length play about the loss of a spouse by Raymond Hobson

‘Taylor’ is a drama play in four acts that deals with the metaphysical journey of a writer after he has lost his wife and is dealing with raising his young daughter as a single parent. In this four act play about loss, he also has to learn to allow himself to love again. This is a beautiful story about letting go of the past in order to move towards the future.

Cast (at least 8): 8, 1 F child, 2 middle aged F, 2 middle aged M, 1 older F, 1 older M, 1M any age - Full-Length.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performTragedy


A play about abuse.

Author: BENFIELD, Derek
Cast (at least 6): 2M, 2F plus 7 chorus - Full-Length.
Files available for downloadAdult ThemesSwearing

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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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