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The Worst Law Firm in Merry Old England – Two Act British farce

two act British farce

THE WORST LAW FIRM IN MERRY OLD ENGLAND – TWO ACT BRITISH FARCE

A merry two act British farce involving a bunch of senile, incompetent, drunken, dishonest lawyers, missing bank employees, and policemen seeking to circumvent the law. Add to this, a witch, a couple of conniving females, and a pair of criminals who may or may not be what they seem. At stake is a fraud of 1 million pounds but who was or were the perpetrator or perpetrators of the crime and where is the money? All of this presided over by a pompous ass of a judge.

Read about playwright Leon Kaye. Other comedies – More Pasta! by Leon Kaye

Author: Leon Kaye

Type:Two act British farce

Genre: Farce, two act comedy script, British

Cast: 7M, 4F – however, one of the females should be played by a man in a dress.

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: 90 minutes

Set: A well-manicured cozy office. There are desks facing each other, one far stage left and one right. In front of each desk there is a chair for a client to sit. Far right there is a back door. Up stage there is a fireplace, a large picture window that looks onto the street, and the main entrance door, left. There is a painting of an elderly man hanging above the fireplace mantle.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – getting a farce right is an art to build it to a ridiculous climax

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Heir to a Misfortune – a short two act farce

comedy farce

HEIR TO A MISFORTUNE – A SHORT TWO ACT FARCE

In this short two act farce, Arthur Aldenbrooke has recently passed away leaving behind his three daughters and a large fortune.  His oldest daughter, Violet, is sweet and innocent, while his younger daughters, Christa and Lynn are greedy trouble-makers.  Nigel Wentworth, Arthur’s attorney, shows up with the sealed will of the late millionaire with instructions to read it in front of a small handful of people.  One of those people being Arthur’s secret lady friend Gabriella, who is evil to the core and only wanted Arthur’s money right from the start.

Gabriella brings her idiot boyfriend Guy along for support in her scheming.  As soon as everyone arrives Christa and Lynn plot to steal the real will and replace it with a false one.  Meanwhile, Guy and Gabriella have their own intentions of stealing the will.  The only problem is that since the will was in a sealed envelope, Hazel, the delightfully unintelligent maid mailed it.  And to make matters worse, Erica, a young woman with a vendetta against the late Mr. Aldenbrooke shows up with a gun demanding money for her own father’s death which she claims Arthur was responsible for.

Author: Michael Maxwell

Genre: Comedy

Type: short two act farce (alternatively one act farce with 3 scenes)

Length: Sixty 60 minutes

Suitable for: All ages

Ages of actors: Early twenties to any age

Number of actors: Eight, 8  6F 2M

Set:  The Aldenbrooke Estate. The main entrance is on the stage left wall. A hallway leading to other parts of the house is on the stage right wall. There are stairs leading up and off stage right on the center stage back wall. There is a couch center stage and a chair stage right of that. There is an end-table stage left of the couch. Other furnishings are up to the director.

Level of  difficulty:  7/10 – achieving the element of farce

This show was produced and performed at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California in 2001 and was presented as a dinner theater show.  Read about playwright Mike Maxwell.

Best selling plays by Mike Maxwell include Jack Masterson and the case of absurdity, Missing the Mark and other plays including I should tell you and The Wandering Bard’s Tale. Screenplays include Once a Pirate and 2093,”  and Darkest Before Dawn.

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