Don’t Knock – a comedy thriller script


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In this cmedy thriller script, a group of friends get together to play their regular poker game. But one of the group of friends who lives in the same apartment block is mysteriously missing. The group is quite worried about him as he lost his wife recently and since then he seems to be suffering from a lot of anger and depression. They are naturally concerned that something may have happened to him, but they would never have imagined that at that very moment he was holding a burglar hostage in his apartment…

Don’t knock has been staged by The Franklin Players as part of their annual one act play festival, and by The Durban University of Technology in 2015.


Private performance, New Delhi, India – 2019

Read more about award winning playwright Ashley Nader. Other plays by  Ashley Nader

Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Comedy thriller script

Type: One act play

Length: 25 minutes

Number of actors: 4M 1F

Ages of the actors: Twenties to thirties

Suitable for: 16 up – strong language

Set: There are two sets – the living room of the apartment where the friends are gathered for poker and the living room of the other apartment. There is a broken lamp in the second apartment.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – combining comedy with thriller can be tricky!

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Copyright  April 2014 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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