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Joined at the hip – South African comedy scripts

JOINED AT THE HIP – SOUTH AFRICAN COMEDY SCRIPTS

South african comedy scripts

When Siamese twins Jack and Jill’s car breaks down in the middle of a one horse town in the South African Cape countryside, they try to rent a room in the town’s only hotel. Tensions and comedy run high when the dimwitted receptionist insists that they won’t be allowed to share a room because of them being a man and a woman because that sort of thing is simply not heard of. When the manager is called and she is found to share a similar view, Jack and Jill can hardly believe it. Joined at The Hip is a comedic view of people in small towns who have deep seated traditional values but who, at the heart of it all, have the best intentions.

Read more about playwright Dave Morgan.

Joined at the hip won the following awards at the recent Franklin Players National Play festival:

Best Original Script
Best Director
Best Comedy Role
Best Supporting Female Role
Runner up Best Production

Other plays by playwright Dave Morgan.

Author: Dave Morgan

Genre: South African Comedy Scripts. See our full list of South African plays.

Type: One act plays

Cast: 3F 4M

Ages of the actors: Adult – late twenties up to late middle age

Length:  Thirty Minutes

Suitable for: All ages – odd sexual inuendo.

Set: A reception desk, bell, telephone, Lamp, window, door. Small table, 2 chairs, 2 wine glasses, 2 plates, tray, Sofa . Background sound effects for a vicious dog, telephone. A sign Reception. A sign Royal Hotel.

Combined costume for Jack and Jill i.e. baggy tracksuit bottoms with a shared leg and a skirt wrapped around one leg or similar. Combined blouse t-shirt, huge middle shoe and a stiffening device across the back of Jack and Jill to ensure stiff movement. A large surgical stocking or similar to hold 2 legs.

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Cost is $10 for this award winning play

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Copyright April 2014 Dave Morgan and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other South African comedy scripts:

Santa’s holiday-South-African-Christmas-play
Stirred, not shaken – James Bond style award winning dark comedy
My Middle name is Angry – award winning on act comedy

 

The Basement – One act comedy thriller

one act comedy thriller

THE BASEMENT – ONE ACT COMEDY THRILLER

Carol and Mark have a problem. Besides the fact that Mark has cheated on Carol, Carol is a raging alcoholic, Mark is wanted by the police, and they now have an even bigger problem – the body in the basement. It’s been about a week and the body is starting to smell. But will they get rid of the body before anyone finds out? A one act comedy thriller for three adults.

Performance History:

Edinboro University’s Diebold Center for the Performing Arts – 2015

Read more about award winning author Ashley Nader. Other adult plays by Ashley Nader.

Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Thriller with funny lines

Type: One act play

Length: Twenty minutes

Number of actors: Three, 2M, 1F

Ages of actors: Adult, two middle aged, one slightly younger but can be varied

Suitable for: Adults only – graphic language

Set: The living room of an upmarket house

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – easy lines but creating tension and bringing it to a climax makes for an interesting piece.

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Cost is $7 for this digital script from an award winning author

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Copyright January 2014 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like thrillers? Read some of our other thrillers:

You do love me, don’t you? A funny but scary psycho thriller in one act
The price of a Ghost – a ghost story in two acts
Abstinence only – a one act psychological thriller about two trysting students who get held hostage in their apartment

 

The Simple Hard – South African drama plays

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THE SIMPLE HARD – SOUTH AFRICAN  DRAMA PLAYS

South African Drama Plays –  In ‘The Simple Hard, ‘ Bheksisa is disowned by his Stepfather, Mike and his mother, Masi, he is told to leave the house in the middle of the night.  He is told that he has dishonoured the family name and brought shame to Mike, who is the head of his church, because he slept with his girlfriend, Thato, making her pregnant, but becoming HIV positive at the same time.  Bheksisa is told that he now has ‘dirty blood’ and to leave and to never come back.

In anger, Bheksisa confronts his girlfriend, Thato and breaks up with her, even though Thato swears that he was the only one and she has no idea how she could be HIV positive. After he has gone, she takes her own life in despair.

A heartbroken, guilt ridden Bheksisa leaves his home and drowns his sorrows in beer.  But he does not know that he has been framed and that his Stepfather, Mike has had the tests forged. Mike is blackmailing Bheksisa’s mother, Masi, to keep her quiet and to keep Bheksisa alive, because she has found out that Mike, who is the leader of his congregation is not the good person everybody thinks he is and he is dealing in human body parts and using them for Muti.

When Mike is arrested, Masi seeks Bheksisa out to try to make things right with him.

The author will allow workshopping of the play. This play has been performed at the SANTCA play festival. Julius Radebe has won many awards locally, in South Africa at national play festivals for his work, including “Best Ensemble production” at the recent Franklin Players festival, 2012.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa – 2017

Author: Bheki Julius Radebe

Genre: South African Township drama

Type: One act play, full length

Length: Ninety minutes

Actors:  4M, 3F

Ages of actors:  2 middle aged to older middle aged, 5 in their twenties

Suitable for: PG 14

Set: Simple – can be improvised with a few chairs which change position with scene changes

Level of difficulty:  7/10 – keeping the focus of the audience in this long one act play

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Cost is $6

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Copyright August 2012 B.J. Radebe Off The Wall Plays