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About Dad

Gertrude is not happy about her husband Henry's father moving in with them so she tries to find a moment to sit down and discuss it with him. However, Henry's father is actually dead and is hanging a ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 6): 4M 2FFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeDetailsDetails

Biddies' Borstal

The Gardener at Sunny Glades Residential Home finds a dazed man in the grounds and brings him into the annex, the titular 'borstal' where the more 'awkward' residents are kept.† At first they believe ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 6F 4MFull-Length.
Adult ThemesMild SwearingComedyDetailsDetails

Big School

Six parents drop their children off on the first day of their last year at a top end private junior school, knowing that the final exam will determine whether they go on to a prestigious secondary sch ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast: 5F 1MFull-Length.
Adult ThemesSuitable for Under-16s to seeMild SwearingComedyDetailsDetails

Bountiful Gifts

Itís the 1990ís and Rosemary is hosting her dysfunctional family for Thanksgiving as usual. But this year the stakes are especially high because her husband Ed was just offered a big transfer/promotio ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 3M, 6FFull-Length.
Adult ThemesMild SwearingComedyDetailsDetails

Breaking and Entering

In this award winning comedy, a burglar soon realises he's robbing the house of his ex-girlfriend. Then his accomplice realises she used to date the man of the house. Comedy, drama and murder most f ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 4): 2M, 2FOne-Act.
Adult ThemesMild SwearingComedyFarceDetailsDetails

Captain Cobalt versus the Sinister Scientist

Captain Cobalt is an up-and-coming superhero trying to balance her heroic deeds with her secret identity, a lowly pet store clerk. She battles everything from giant squid monsters to cheese-themed sup ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 2): 2F playing 18 CharactersFull-Length.
Adult ThemesComedyFarceSurrealDetailsDetails

Cinderella and the Magic Doll

Cinderella is told she can't go to the ball by her wicked step-sisters. However, her fairy godmother appears to make sure she meets the prince. It's not Prince Charming she falls in love with however ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 10): 3F, 3M, 4 EitherFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyPantomimeDetailsDetails

Collections

The workers of a collections agency call center have to deal with the fact they are all about to be fired at the end of the day. They have to come to terms with the job itself and if they even want to ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 10): 5F, 5MOne-Act.
Mild SwearingComedyFarceDetailsDetails

Collections

The workers of a collections agency call center have to deal with the fact they are all about to be fired at the end of the day. They have to come to terms with the job itself and if they even want to ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 10): 5F, 5MOne-Act.
Mild SwearingComedyFarceDetailsDetails

Comedy Break

Three short comedy sketches which feature a night in with the woman who voices your sat-nav, a wash block that's not quite as awful as it seems and a couple of mountain climbers who would rather not l ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 6): 4F 2MOne-Act.
Adult ThemesMild SwearingComedyDetailsDetails

Couple Seeking Conflict

A couple in a play realise that there's no drama - so they set about trying to create some conflict to make the play more interesting ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 2): 2 EitherOne-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyDetailsDetails

Dick Whittington and the Night Mayor of London

Dick Whittington goes to London to seek his fortune but when he's tricked into helping close the market by the evil Mayor, he has to find a way to make amends. All the usual trimmings of a British Pa ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 2F, 2M, 5 eitherFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyPantomimeDetailsDetails

Free Birdie

A widower's next door neighbour, worried about him, hires an eccentric stranger to spice up his life and reignite his lust for life. ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 5): 2M, 3FOne-Act.
Adult ThemesMild SwearingComedyDetailsDetails

Green Grows the Garden

Toby, a homeless man, is taken in for questioning at the local police station as he is accused of starting a fire at the local shelter. He then confesses to the crime but one of the detectives doesn' ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 3): 2M, 1FOne-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performDetailsDetails

Heirs and DisGraces

'Heirs and DisGraces' is a murder mystery where the audience have a chance to interrogate the suspects afterwards. Set during WW2, the family of Lord George Withering are summoned urgently to Witherin ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 5F, 3M, 1 EitherFull-Length.
Adult ThemesComedyTragedyThrillerDetailsDetails

Held

Set in the United States,†Jessica is holding a surprise birthday party for her girlfriend Samantha. She has planned the weekend to include dinner with friends, followed by a surprise proposal.† Howeve ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 4): 4FFull-Length.
Adult ThemesSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performDetailsDetails

Inbetweeny Halloweeny

When Jessie loses her favourite toy, the magic goes out of Halloween. However, after she receives a visit from some unexpected guests, they help her to see that friendship can help put the fun back i ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 8): 4M, 4FOne-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyDetailsDetails

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood's plans for a picnic are threatened when her mother asks her to deliver a letter to her Grandmother who lives in a spooky wood. On hearing this, the Big Bad Wolf comes up with a ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 4): 1F 3 EitherOne-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyDetailsDetails

Long Joey Silver

A two-hander comedy dialogue in which they discuss an incident where they replace Mr. Bartholomew's guide dog with a parrot. ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 2): 2 EitherOne-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedySurrealDetailsDetails

Michael Armstrong, the factory boy

Based on a novel by Frances Trollope first published in 1840; Michael Armstrong, a child working in the cotton mills of Lancashire 'rescues' a noble lady from a cow standing in her path. As a reward s ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 16): 13M, 13FFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performAdaptation of book/filmDetailsDetails

Murder at Cliff House

In this Murder Mystery, several well-known bloggers are invited to a creepy house where revenge has been plotted and murder is the outcome - it's up to the audience to work out whodunnit! ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 7): 5F, 1M, 1 EitherOne-Act.
Adult ThemesComedyTragedyDetailsDetails

Murder at the Library

The new library manager is sweeping clean with her new broom, but trouble is accumulating under the carpet. Tensions between her and regular staff run high and it's clear the security guard is earning ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 5F, 3M, 1 EitherFull-Length.
Adult ThemesSuitable for Under-16s to seeComedyTragedyDetailsDetails

Murder on the Catwalk

In this murder mystery, tensions run high backstage at a fashion show which ends in murder most foul. It's up to the audience to work out whodunnit! ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 4F, 4M and 1 EitherOne-Act.
Adult ThemesComedyTragedyThrillerDetailsDetails

Robin Hood

The Sheriff of Nottingham decides to marry Maid Marion just to get one over on his enemy Robin Hood. However, Dame Dolly Dripp has other ideas. Follow Robin into Sherbet Forest in this fun mid-len ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 15): 4M, 3F, 17 EitherFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyPantomimeDetailsDetails

Rumpelstiltskin

Princess Penelope asks her father, the King, for a dog. He tells her she needs to work to earn the money to buy one. Shocked that a princess should have to work for anything, she takes advantage of a ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 3): 1F, 2 EitherOne-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyAdaptation of book/filmFarceSurrealPantomimeDetailsDetails

Slice of Life

Small town reporter Diane Radcliffe has been given the chance of a lifetime, a sit down meeting with Lucifer himself. He has his own reasons for talking with her at a quaint diner, a bet that concerns ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 8): 4M, 3F, 1 EitherOne-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeDetailsDetails

Snow White and the Winter Queen

The Winter Queen is no longer the fairest of them all so before Snow White can fall in love with the Prince of Antarctica so sends her to sleep - a spell that can only be broken by a kiss from a Gnome ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 12): 2M, 3F, 7 EitherFull-Length.
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The Black Cat

A demon cat infects its owner and sends him into madness and murder. This is a stage adaptation which is faithful to Edgar Allan Poe's original short horror story - The Black Cat. ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 7): 2M, 2F and 3 EitherOne-Act.
Adult ThemesTragedyHorror/GhostThrillerAdaptation of book/filmDetailsDetails

The Cafe

Two women meet in secret at a cafe across town, but what exactly is on the menu? The Cafe is a short comedy sketch. ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 3): 3FOne-Act.
Adult ThemesComedyDetailsDetails

The Edge

After a devastating flood caused by the onset of Climate Change, a bridge collapses and traps five very different personalities together. This is a fast paced verbal drama with strong moral messages. ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 7): 2F, 4M, 1 eitherFull-Length.
Adult ThemesSwearingTragedyDetailsDetails

The Errand Boy

The tale of a meeting between political giant Sir William Wilberforce and a young Charles Dickens. ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 3): 1F, 2MOne-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performHistoricalBased on real people/eventsDetailsDetails

The Monkey Paw

After a family acquire an enchanted Monkey Paw from an old friend who warns them about it's power to bring despair through granting the owner three wishes, tragedy strikes with an unexpected twist. ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 5): 1F, 2M and 2 Either (4 actors with doubling)One-Act.
Adult ThemesTragedyHorror/GhostThrillerAdaptation of book/filmDetailsDetails

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, ScriptsCast (at least 6): 1M, 1F and 4 EitherOne-Act.
Adult ThemesSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performTragedyHistoricalAdaptation of book/filmDetailsDetails

The Thief of Time

The story concerns the 11 days lost overnight in 1752 to make the calendar right with the rest of the world. The arrival of a storyteller in a village sets off a hornets nest of superstition about wha ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 12): 21 roles, 9 major with 6M and 5FFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyBased on real people/eventsFarceSurrealDetailsDetails

The Thief of Time

In 1752, the calendar was changed to fit with the rest of the world. 11 Days were 'skipped' to catch up but in this play, the inhabitants of a village assume those 11 days pose a vortex in which anyth ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 11): 5F, 6M and 10 more incidental characters which can be doubledFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyHistoricalBased on real people/eventsFarceSurrealDetailsDetails

The Town that Spoke with Forked Tongue

At first, the seaside resort of Fakeham seems to be a quiet, charming and uneventful place.† On speaking to some of the locals however, new resident Mr Hope, learns some disturbing things that make hi ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 10): 7M, 3FOne-Act.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyFarceDetailsDetails

Why on Earth...?

Vic, an unhappy middle aged man has many reasons why he wants a new life. He hates his job, his home life (living with both his mother and mother-in-law after being fleeced in a divorce when his wife ...
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 5F, 4MFull-Length.
Adult ThemesComedyFarceDetailsDetails

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