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Why affairs happen – a Bollywood hospital drama script in one act

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WHY AFFAIRS HAPPEN – a Bollywood Hospital Drama script for stage

A typical Bollywood style hospital drama script for stage, set in the emergency room of a remote island hospital,  with all the epic genres of comedy, drama and romance, rolled into one.  The  play follows the lives of various doctors as well as their families and loved ones, set in the emergency room of the hospital. When a well known German specialist visits and subsequently helps out at the hospital, it seems to be fate, as he intervenes and saves the life of a young boy with severe head injuries.

When the handsome Doctor  Basheer meets the provocative and lovely Noor Jahan, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, she falls instantly in love with him and wants to marry him. The marriage goes ahead as her father promises him money  if he marries her. But Doctor Basheer has a secret – he is already married to another woman on the mainland and they have a child – a small boy together. The wedding goes ahead as planned as all seems as if it is well, until his wife decides to visit him!

This hospital drama script will appeal to and is aimed at community and mainstream theatre groups from India and the surrounding countries. It could also possibly be adapted for television.

Author: Jayaprakash Raghavan Pillai

Genre: Hospital Drama script

Type: One, 1 act play

Length: One and a half hours

Ages of actors:  All ages, large cast, main actors 20s to 60s.

Number of main actors:  3M, 3F

Set:  Emergency room with beds, operating theatre and two offices.

Level of  difficulty:  8/10 – complicated set with many changes. But can be simplified by the players if they wish.

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Copyright  27th June 2012 Jayaprakash Raghavan Pillai and Off The Wall Plays

 

The Gold Locket – a one act drama for stage

The Gold Locket – A One Act Drama for Stage

 

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What would  you do if you found out that your father had had an affair while your late mother was alive? And then you start to unravel even more skeletons in the family closet…

This is a family saga of a dysfunctional family and a portrait of the generation gap that exists in every family.

Winner of “Best Original Script” in 2011 Franklin Festival.

Author: Ana Holmes

Characters: 1M, 7F

Ages of Performers: 2 40′s up, 2 adult, 4 children to young teens

Suitable for: All Ages

Genre: Drama

Length of Play:25-30 minutes

Type: One Act Festival Play

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Copyright Ana Holmes August 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

Ad Hoc – A Comedy in Three Acts (with a hint of romance)

 Ad Hoc – A Comedy  in Three Acts (with a hint of romance)

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In this comedy in three acts…..Meet Malcolm – feigning work in an advertising agency when he is, in fact, writing a play, also set in an ad agency, in which the characters are becoming more real to him than his own life. He can think of nothing else, not even his partner Charley, who’d give anything if Malcolm knew the color of her eyes. Instead, she spends her days getting him out of trouble whilst he works on his masterpiece. When Malcolm loses his job, and moves to another agency, he finds that the characters in his play are a little more real than even he thought possible in this comedy in three acts…

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Author: Morley Shulman

Characters: 9M, 3F

Genre: Romantic Comedy in three acts

Length:  2-2.5 hours

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 (making characters believable as it is a play within a play)

Suitable for: All ages

Ages of Performers: Mid twenties up to late Forties

Set: Typical ad agency office with a desk and papers, a computer and an office door

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Copyright August 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

An Empty Chair

 

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 A drama about a man named Kevin who was in a car accident, suffered major head trauma and is subsequently in a coma. The play opens and he finds himself in an empty room with a single chair with a sign on it that says “Do Not Sit.”  Kevin can hear everything that is happening in the world around him. Throughout the play, Kevin has the choice to come out of his coma, but has to come to terms with shocking revelations revealed throughout the play in order to do this.

Author: Damien Darr

Characters: 5M, 1 F

Length: 45 minutes, One Act Play

Genre: Drama

Difficulty: 7/10 ( Giving convincing dramatic performances that aren’t over the top)

Suitable for: All ages

Age of Performers: 1 child actor, rest adult to middle age.

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Copyright July 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

 

Sleeping Beauty the Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty the pantomine – A Tongue in Cheek Modern Day Pantomime

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It’s a modern day Sleeping Beauty, complete with an IT nerd, a heroine who is a member of Greenpeace and a deliciously wicked Augusta Stern, fired from Castletech, who plans to poison the lovely Aurora on her sixteenth birthday. There is, of course, a Dame, who writes the gossip, a tongue in cheek script and well known fun songs from all eras,  for all to enjoy. A typical traditional pantomime format and lots of fun for the whole family. Enjoy Sleeping Beauty the pantomime.

Performance History:

2011 – The Franklin Players, Roosevelt Park

2016 – Ladysmith High School, South Africa

 

Author: Claire Demmer, Dylan Moss, Chris Esterhuyse

Characters: 2M (as female), 1F (as male), 3M, 5F, 1N

Level of Difficulty: Script 6/10, Chosen Songs 8/10

Length: 1.5 hours

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors: 16 to 60 years old

Genre: Pantomime – musical, comedy

Please note: The songs written in the script are adapted from popular music of the last 70 years. Royalties payed for this play do not include the songs – they are merely suggestions and other songs may be substituted. Royalties for each song will have to be paid to the licensing body of your particular country. Songs taken from Broadway musicals are generally allowed to be performed without paying rights for the entire production, as long as only two or fewer songs are used. The songs taken from popular music will have rights that need to be paid, but can easily be substituted with other songs, if budget is a constraint. The author has also written alternate songs for these cases. Contact us if you wish to see them.

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Copyright July 2011 Off the Wall Play Publishers

Stirred, not Shaken – a dark comedy about fiances, dead bodies and martini’s

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James Band brings his new fiance home to meet his parents for the very first time. James is desperate to make a good impression on the very conservatively reared Mary.  Unfortunately, the dead body in the kitchen rather complicates matters…. A prizewinning dark comedy about getting rid of dead bodies, kidnapping and martini’s!

‘Stirred, not Shaken’ won best play, best original script, best director as well as best actress, best newcomer and best cameo in the 2010 Franklin Players Festival of One Act Plays. Read more about Claire Demmer and other dark comedy one act plays.

Author: Claire Demmer

Cast: 3M, 2F

Genre: Dark Comedy + Farce

Ages of Performers: Mid twenties and up

Suitable for: All Ages

Set: Simple – the main body of the play is set in the living room of an ordinary house. A sofa, two armchairs, a coffee table and a bar with bottles and glasses are all that is needed. Easy and inexpensive to put on.  A small staircase to ‘lead upstairs’ in optional.

Length of Play: 33 minutesLevel of Difficulty: 7/10 (Pacing with farce aspects)

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Copyright September 2010 Off the Wall Plays

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Moose tracks – dark comedy script about a girl whose boyfriends keep on mysteriously vanishing