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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

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Crossword

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

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The Coming of Jed Crest – one act British plays

ONE ACT BRITISH PLAYS

THE COMING OF JED CREST – ONE ACT BRITISH  PLAYS

Oh! The possibilities of believing everything you hear!

Let him who hath understanding reckon the word of the Lord: that the Second Coming shall reveal the fate of the world. The fate of the world will lie in the hands of the One born of a mildly successful rock star and she who runs a cafe.

Foretold by the papers that yellow and recounted by a customer who is not the most generous in his consistent purchases of a cup of tea, Kerry could not be bothered by Colin’s story of the day, in this one-act play… until she hears of the link between her mother, Pat and a man known as Jed Crest. In less than thirty minutes, Kerry discovers the wonder of hearing an unbelievable story whose elements are so incredible that to believe them would be confirmation that she’s mental and at the same time perfectly sane.

After all, a casual conversation has eliminated the notion that Kerry is just a girl who works in a cafe as one who might actually be an integral part of the Second Coming and could very well be the Second Coming itself.

Other plays – Behind the nets – a period drama, by author Peter Pitt.

Author: Peter Pitt

Type: One act British Plays

Genre: British comedy

Length: 25 minutes

Cast: 3M 3F

Ages of the actors: Four in their fifties to sixties, one in her forties and one in her twenties

Suitable for: All ages

Set: An old fashioned café. A door opens on to the street, and there’s another exit, to the kitchen, behind a serving counter. The shop window and door are partly covered with curtains.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Cost is $5 for this British one act digital play script

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about The Coming of Jed Crest

Copyright © April 2016 Peter Pitt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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For Never, not always – comedy about your almost husband dumping you at the altar – for the best man.
Waiting – the battle to get to the toilet in the long long queue goes intergalatic!
Am I good, a lovely comedy for 2F and 1M about a teenage boy and his older attractive neighbour who accidentally gets her dress stuck in her tights