Crossword – Award Winning play about murder

play about murder

CROSSWORD – AWARD WINNING PLAY ABOUT MURDER

A play about murder with a surprising  twist at the end.   Do you know the person, or the parts of yourself you wish you didn’t?

He’s the boy who delivers Maureen’s groceries. That is all. Ben is his name. He’s rather young (23 to be exact), sweet yet slightly annoying and quite nosy. For all his lack of charm, he’s quite harmless to old Maureen and he’s very helpful with her crossword puzzle, amongst other things. He helps with the puzzle and she makes him a cup of tea. She initially tended to rebuff his desire to keep her company a while but she nonetheless appreciates the gesture as she lives alone. She’s lived that way for many, many years now.

Ben found out she lived alone on the last day she saw him. He used that information to his best interests when he asked her to share her living space with him as he was looking for new accommodation. He told her the move was necessary but the truth about his past would soon come to light. Maureen resisted as Ben persisted. He grew hungrier for her approval and she grew wary of his intentions. The rest was, as Ben stated when he tackled the first word of Maureen’s crossword, that day, ‘’Murder.’’

‘Crossword’won 2 best new play awards in 2016. Read other plays by Sean – Is this seat taken – a multi award winning one act play.

Author: Sean Baker

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, thriller

Cast: Main Characters: 1 – F, 1 – M

Ages of the actors: F – older, M – young

Suitable for: PG 10 violence.

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: The kitchen of a typical house. A table and two chairs R. On the table is newspaper, pen, teapot, mug. A door L is the back door. USC is a window with kitchen unit beneath. A second door R leads to the hallway and the rest of the house. A stool DSL. Clock on the wall.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building tension to a shocking climax.

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Cost is $10 for this digital award winning British play

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Copyright © September 2017 Sean Baker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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