Lonely heart – one act comedy about a scam

one act comedy


In this one act comedy, Duncan, a pig farmer from rural Australia arrives at the Australian consulate in Europe with evidence that bis brother, Bill has disappeared and that he is sure he has been kidnapped by his so called internet ‘girlfriend.’ At first they don’t believe him, but when they receive a ransom note, things start to get serious. When Bill’s daughter, Lauren arrives on the scene and mentions that her father is a millionaire; that Duncan hates him and is deep in debt, it starts to looks like a con that Duncan has been planning all along.  But is it really….

Lonely Heart was a runner up at the Noosa Arts Theatre One Act Playwriting competition 2009

Production History

Protea Stage, Kempton Park, South Africa – 2017
The Merry Mellows, New South Wales, Australia – 2022

Author: S. Tighe

Genre:  Comedy

Type: One act play

Cast: 5, 4m 1F.

Ages of the actors: Two (1M 1F) are young, the rest middle aged up

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  Forty minutes

Set: The office of the Consul-General which is a little drab and tired.

Level of difficulty:  7/10 – tongue in cheek humour which relies very much on characterization

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $8 for this digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Lonely Heart

Copyright © January 2015 S. Tighe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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