Burn – Psychological thriller Script

psychological thriller script


In this psychological thriller, Robert, Samira and David are awaiting the arrival of a recently departed friend’s daughter, Eve. Although insure of the reason for her request to meet, they are prepared to welcome her with warm and open arms.  They all have history. Eve’s father, Paul, was a famous horror writer, as was Robert’s wife who went missing about six years ago, vanishing without a trace. Much to everyone’s concern, the mysterious Eve seems to know a lot about Tara’s disappearance and her comments and questions cause great unease. Just as Robert, Samira and David realize there is something undeniably eerie about Eve, she insists on telling a ghost story. A story filled with secrets of Robert’s past.

Eve couldn’t have lead the man to his downfall unless he was already on his way.

Read more about Burn on its website.

Burn premiered at The Gladstone, Ottawa, on August 19th, 2017.

“A highly suspenseful ghost story that holds you in its fiery grip right up until the final moments.”
Allan Mackey, On Stage Ottawa

” Burn is an entertaining and often compelling puzzle, and Patrick Truelove’s Sidekick Players production, built around a commanding central performance, gives full value to the play’s cleverness and intricacy. We really want to find out who did what to whom.”

“To understand and appreciate the ending, we need to be able to follow along the circuitous garden path down which the playwright takes us. And that we do, to the bitter, poetically just end. “

– Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays/Vancouver Sun

“fabulous night of storytelling at Dartmouth Players’ Sawmill Theatre last night! Amazing ensemble cast, it was so much fun to watch their collective mood shift as the mystery builds and the plot twists”

– JC Douglas, C100 Radio morning show Halifax

Author: John Muggleton

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Tense Drama, Psychological Thriller Script

Cast: 2M 2F (plus voiceovers/recordings of two deceased people 1M 1F)

Ages of the actors: Three in their forties, one in her twenties

Suitable for: Adults to watch and perform

Length: 110 minutes (almost 2 hours)

Set: Robert’s loft apartment

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building tension is fundamental to the play in this Thriller-Drama script

Read The pages leading up to the climax of the first half of the play

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $6.50 for this previously performed digital script

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Burn

Copyright © 2017 John Muggleton

Like this play? Other tense thrillers and dramas for you to enjoy:

Baggage Claim – British drama script about a duffel bag containing either money. Or death
Lonely Birds and Shadow Figures – Psycho Thriller script
Scream – One act Apocalyptic Suspense Thriller