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The Summoning – audience participation sketch (cOMEDY hORROR)

THE SUMMONING – AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SKETCH (COMEDY HORROR)

It starts at the so called Production Meeting, with the meeting being called to order. Then suddenly from out of the crowd there erupts a pervert with naughty material on his phone (which luckily goes flat), followed by a witch spouting Latin curses, a creepy clown and a Zombie manifestation. To top it all off, the scary rental manager arrives demanding more money whilst the place erupts into chaos in this audience participation sketch.

The script relies on actors being placed within the audience and will be fun for everyone involved.

It is based on The Summoning, 2016: Haunted Attraction .

Other funny thrillers by Timothy Starnes – Thank-you for shopping Hoochum’s Bargain basement funny thriller script

The cell phone excerpt can be removed for PG performances as it doesn’t affect the script in any way.

Author: Timothy Starnes

Type: Audience participation sketch, one act play

Genre: Comedy, horror

Cast: 1M, 2F, 3-10N

Ages of the actors: Teens up (Kids up if you cut the phone part)

Suitable for: See above

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A hall with chairs or a theatre. Simple lighting effects needed.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – crowd control. But a good deal of fun.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © April 2019 Timothy Starnes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other horror comedies for you to enjoy:

The Basement – a one act comedy thriller
Mister Hislop’s Dating Agency – funny ghost story script
Over My Dead Body – funny story about two family ghosts who just won’t be evicted

On the Rebound – drama script for the over sixties

drama script for the over sixties

ON THE REBOUND – DRAMA SCRIPT FOR THE OVER SIXTIES

When you’re 77 years old, could lose a few pounds and have no companions except for your 69 caregiver whom you have no romantic inclination towards, it’s all about possibilities in this drama script for the over sixties. For Will, it’s the prospect of his journey nearing its end that drives him into the arms of Joan, whom until recently, he found annoying.

Tom, at first, encourages the twosome to get to know each other better. Joan comes in handy when Tom is out trying to find a life of his own. But when Will decides he wants Joan to move in, Tom is outraged. After all he’s done for the old fart! It’s ridiculous and at his age! Where does it leave Tom? Right where he began and as for Will, still holding out for possibilities.

Well – if you’re living, you might as well be still alive.

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, romance

Cast: 2M, 1F

Ages of the actors: All over sixty years of age

Suitable for: All ages to watch, adults up to perform

Length: Thirty five minutes

Set: The action throughout the drama takes place in an old, tired combined dining and sitting room of a 2-bedroom house in South London owned by Will, who bought it when he retired from his work as an Office Manager.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – two characters who know each other very well should show this relationship on stage

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © April 2019 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

X’s and O’s – 5 minute comedy sketch for seniors
A Walk in the Park – 5 minute romantic drama for seniors
A Love,never forgotten – one act poignant comedy for seniors

Another Anansi – children’s play script

children's play script

ANOTHER ANANSI – CHILDREN’S PLAY SCRIPT BASED ON A TRADITIONAL FOLK TALE

Anansi is a naughty spider. He’s also quite lazy and a trickster, preferring to trick the other animals out of their hard earned food than do the work to find his own food himself in this children’s play script.

He thinks he’s quite clever when, in the same day, he cons goat, lion, warthog and bear out of their food and settles down for a nice meal. But unbeknownst to him, the four of them have figured out what he did and together with turkey, (the brains of the outfit) they set out to con him right back!

Anansi is a traditional character that appears in both West African and Jamaican folk tales. Another Anansi and Other Animal Tales was written for a summer theater group of young actors to have fun with.

Other plays by Tim Brown – The End of Class – what happens if the world ends and your class is all that is left?

Author: Timothy Brown

Type: One act play

Genre: Children’s play script

Cast: 6 actors.
”The casting is not gender specific so feel free to change the script if necessary and add additional dialogue especially when all the characters are speaking. ”

Ages of the actors: Children

Suitable for: Children to perform and the whole family to watch

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set: A clearing in the jungle where the main trails meet. There is a tree or two off to the side and a small boulder in the center.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – great for 7 year olds and up. Slightly younger children may find the script quite wordy.

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously performed play script

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Copyright © April 2019 Tim Brown and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Read other similar children’s plays that would be great for your class!

Anansi and his children – a play within the collection of plays called ‘Holiday Shorts’ when Anansi’s children save him from being eaten by a giant fish
The Adventures of Mojoe and Snowy in Lochloosa
The Mystery of the Missing Meatball – for younger readers

VET SKIT – SHORT ONE PAGE SKITS

VET SKIT

VET SKIT – SHORT ONE PAGE SKITS

It’s clearly a very busy day at the local veterinarian’s office. The secretary is hot on the trail of Bagels, when Mrs Jones, her husband and her cat come in. It’s an emergency as Fluffy is being suffocated by his own fur!

This skit has been written by a younger teen and is meant for kids and younger teens. Great for scouts, brownies and church groups.

Other skits by Josie – No-Thanks-Giving – skit for the holidays

Author: Josie Wert

Type: Short one page long skit

Genre: Vet skit, comedy, skits or sketches

Cast: Cast of four, 1M, 1F, 2N

Ages of the actors: Kids up

Suitable for: All ages to perform and to watch

Length: Very short skit. 1 page long only, maximum length 1-2 minutes

Set: The reception area in the vet’s office.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – short, fun and easy skit for children and teens.

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Cost is $3.50 for this new very short digital skit

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Copyright © April 2019 Josie Wert and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other skits you may enjoy:

My Little mermaid! skit on The Little mermaid
One Hot Knight – comedy skit for 4 actors
Start Wreck – skit on Star Treck

Parallelodram two – fifteen minute drama script

fifteen minute drama script

PARALLELODRAM TWO – FIFTEEN MINUTE DRAMA SCRIPT

The Smiths are off to celebrate Mrs Smith’s birthday by seeing a play tonight. Incidentally their (physically) really close neighbours, the Smithsons, are celebrating John’s birthday with a trip to a show as well. The two families mirror each other through an imaginary wall centre stage. They’re both going to watch the same play, and in the beginning all the action on both sides of the stage is synchronized in this fifteen minute drama script.

Both families discuss the events of the night ahead. Simply put, the Smiths know what to expect and the Smithsons don’t. When both twelve year old boys show a reluctance to go to watch the play, the play takes an abrupt turn and the two families diverge. This short drama explores how two similar yet different families engage with each other as the question of nature and nurture is brought into the mix.

Author: Nicholas Richards

Type: One act play

Length: Fifteen minute drama script

Genre: Drama

Cast: 4M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Four adult parents, two twelve year old boys

Suitable for: All ages to watch.

Set: Two front hallways mirror-imaged down the middle of the stage. The furniture is also mirrored. There is a small table and chair at each side, and chairs back-to-back centre stage with a gap where we are to imagine the division between the houses. On the ‘dividing wall’ there are to be imagined mirrors. There could also be umbrella-stands or hat-stands. The actors enter from Upstage as if coming down from upstairs.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – getting the mirror imaging needed so that the two families synchronize. Will need practice.

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Copyright © April 2019 Nicholas Richards and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays that also explore the concepts of the fourth wall and philosophy:

A Puzzle for Two – a philisophical play
Sindication – a one act that is a commentary of society by breaking the fourth wall.
The Mirror – a collection of comic and dramatic short plays that follow the journey of a mirror through people’s lives

The well keepers – play for older children

play for older children

THE WELL KEEPERS – PLAY FOR OLDER CHILDREN

The king of Colchester, after the death of his wife, has married the hideous widow, Edwina, for her riches. The new queen, mother to the ugly Luella and jealous of her step-daughter, Amaryllis’s beauty, does her best to set the king against his own child in this play for older children. Heartbroken, Amaryllis leaves the palace to seek her fortune; when during the journey she shares her scanty food with an old man and is kind to the dwarfs living in the well, she is rewarded by marrying a rich and powerful king.

Luella, too, wants to imitate her step-sister, but proves to be selfish and stingy; punished by the dwarfs, she ends up marrying a poor cobbler.

After learning about her daughter’s husband, Edwina leaves the palace; in the meantime the king had found out about her lies and greets Amaryllis with all the honours due to a queen.

The Well Keepers is an adaptation of the English Fairytale, “The Three Heads Of The Well”

Other plays by playwright Olivia Arieti – The Christmas Ghosts – a modern take on the classic Scrooge tale for children

Author: Olivia Arieti

Type: Short one act play for older children

Genre: Fairy tale, fantasy, traditional

Length: 16 minutes

Cast: 7M, 4F

Ages of the actors: Older children up. 7 year old advanced readers and up should be able to take part in this play.

Suitable for: Children and all ages to watch and perform

Set: The Palace Hall and The Woods

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a simple straight story to follow

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Copyright © April 2019 Olivia Arieti and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fairytales for kids for you to enjoy:

Ursula – fairytale about an imprisoned Princess who escapes by taking the form of a bear
Unhappily Ever After – the Fairytale. Gone Wrong
Mirror – a spoiled Princess learns a lesson when she uses a magic mirror with tragic consequences

A Smart-Alec and Two Idiots Walk into a Closet – comedy SCRIPT for students

comedy script for students

A SMART ALEC AND TWO IDIOTS WALK INTO A CLOSET – COMEDY SCRIPT FOR STUDENTS

In A Smart-Alec and Two Idiots Walk into a Closet, a comedy, Connie, Lewis and Shawn find themselves locked in the school janitor’s closet and it ain’t The Chronicles of Narnia, man. Before Connie and Lewis freak out anymore, Shawn takes matters into his own hands and sprays them with some bleach, to get them to ‘’cool down’’. In one act, things go from bad to mildly worse when Lewis faints (or pretends to?) after he finds out what he was sprayed with. Connie tries to save him, a kiss doesn’t happen, they all almost die, hope is lost then found again and as they keep waiting for someone to unlock the door, they realise that freedom isn’t really free at all.

In a closet, the possibilities are endless….

Author: Sarah Tarrant

Type: Ten minute play scripts

Genre: Comedy script for students

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 3M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Teens or young adults. An adult has one line

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

Set: A very large version of an average janitor closet. Stage-left is a large mop-and-yellow-bucket. Stage-right is a shelf full of paper towels, toilet paper, and cleaning detergents. Up-stage center is the door.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – fun easy characters for the students to play

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Cost is $5.50 for this digital play script

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Copyright © March 2019 Sarah Tarrant and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute scripts for students:

Gray Matters – funny monologue by the guy who runs your brain

Mother – a comedy about a mom who is the opposite of PC

Hikers – a chance encounter on a mountainside could change your life forever.

Sindication – American one act play that breaks the fourth wall

American one act play

SINDICATION – AMERICAN ONE ACT PLAY THAT BREAKS THE FOURTH WALL

 

This experimental, short comic drama is a thought-provoking, Ionescu-like political play that mars the line between Man and Media. The fourth wall becomes especially dynamic in this amusing drama, in its role as a television screen, flashing across the eager, dumbed-down faces of a seemingly typical American family waiting for dinner, on a Sunday, after church in a small town we’re all somehow familiar with. Here they sit, this seemingly typical American family, each making wild accusations about the audience—who unwittingly takes on the role of the Media in all its forms—as this family tries, like they do every Sunday, to talk to each other by talking about everything else in this American one act play that breaks the fourth wall.

Sindication was an Official Finalist at the 2018 Manhattan Downtown Urban Arts Festival.

Author: T.K. Lee

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama, poignant comedy, satire depending on how it is played

Cast: 2M 2F and four voices 2F 1N

Ages of the actors: The four mains are middle aged and old and the voiced vary from a young girl’s to an adult reporter and an old woman

Suitable for: Older teens up to watch and perform. This play is an ideal play for drama students as it explores the concept of the Fourth Wall. 

Length: Fifteen to Twenty minutes

Set: A den with couch, recliner, and rocking chair. Dressed as any typical, southern, middle-class household might appear. Though we do not see an actual TV, the lighting should have the effect of a flashing TV screen of any nondescript channels across their faces.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – showing the detachment of the characters to the sometimes awful events they describe which mirror everyday life. 

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Cost is $7 for this finalist digital play script

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Copyright © March 2019 T.K. Lee and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays you may enjoy:


Shadow Government – American political drama/thriller
Dislocations – a drama about an African American man caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Final Conversations – award winning drama about a mother and son’s final conversations

The Henderson hall horror – one act horror script

one act horror script

THE HENDERSON HALL HORROR – ONE ACT HORROR SCRIPT ABOUT A DEADLY GHOST THAT HAUNTS A FAMILY HOME

Henderson Hall has been cursed. An angry ghost haunts its empty rooms, looking for revenge for the death of his young son from Smallpox many years ago. But it has been too long and people have forgotten. What was once a horrifying reality, has become the stuff of myth and legend. Now Dr Henderson and his young son have moved back into their old family home and the ghost has arisen once more in this one act horror script. On December 21st each year, one Henderson child will die. No one bearing that name will escape the curse….

Desperate to save his young son from the terrifying visions that haunt him nightly, Dr Henderson consults Silas Grey, a paranormal investigator. Together Silas and his assistant, Abigail Frost, one who can communicate with the dead, must rid the family home of this curse once and for all.

Read about American playwright David Schmidt

Read other plays by David Schmidt – Tales of Dark Imagination – The Many Ghosts of Dr Lazarus

Author: David Schmidt

Type: One act play

Genre: One act horror script

Cast: 3M, 2-3F

Ages of the actors: 4 adult, 2 teen F

Suitable for: All ages to watch (PG 8) and teens up to perform

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: The setting for this play is simplicity itself. Everything is done with set pieces and lighting. DC is a bistro table with two chairs set at it. R is a sofa and a chair. L is a bed and dresser if you want to add a little more furniture to the setting.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – dialogue simple and the story is striking.

A good play for one act play festivals especially for high schools.

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Copyright © March 2019 David Schmidt and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ghostly stories for you to enjoy:

Beside the kitchen table – the ghost of a murdered girl is just waiting for her revenge
White Widow – teen ghost story script
The Price of a Ghost – a dead son’s revenge on his father

Temp work – ten minute comedy about a sleAzy boss

ten minute comedy about a sleazy boss

TEMP WORK – TEN MINUTE COMEDY ABOUT A SLEAZY BOSS

It’s not easy waking up to make another man’s dreams come true. For Emily she has the optimism that comes with youth so she’s trying to make the best of the job. Beverly has been at it long enough that she’s started dying slowly every minute and Alicia has been there the longest so she knows that to get through the day’s work involves a fair amount of lying in this ten minute comedy about a sleazy boss.

The women have an uphill battle and making nice with Glavin is exactly what they should not be doing. In Temp Work everyone is losing the rat race and it seems no one cares to really compete.

Author: Vin Morreale

Type: Ten minute plays scripts

Genre: Comedy about a sleazy boss

Cast: 1M, 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch, adults to perform

Length: Ten minutes

Set: An office space. Simple, functional and mind-numbingly drab. UpStage Center is a simple six-foot plastic table, more reminiscent of a school cafeteria than an office. Two plastic molded chairs are pushed up to it.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Acting and reacting to the actor making dirty nuances out of seemingly innocent sentences.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © March 2019 Vin Morreale and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

You wanted to see me? Comedy sketch about being late for work
Hang Ups – funny musical about the not so typical office
Lonely birds and shadow figures – psycho thriller script about an office worker who goes missing

The memory jar – AMERICAN DRAMA play

American drama play

THE MEMORY JAR – AMERICAN DRAMA PLAY

Like any family matriarch, Cassandra Barrett sometimes knows things her three kids and her husband, Christopher, may not. It’s the job of a mother to know things about them, things about herself. Things best left to the last minute, to blurt out and have the fast approaching reality concerning this or that, cushion the blow. In this two act drama, a few weeks after Thanksgiving, the Barrett kids will be paying their parents another visit. Alan, the somewhat spoilt baby, Alexandra, the neurotic daughter and Arthur, the very reserved, eldest son, impending visit is suspicious to Christopher and his suspicions fall squarely on Cassandra in this American drama play. It’s a reunion that may never happen with the entire family again and Alexandra is determined to make it count. She suggests a memory jar that the family can work on to make a record of the best times they shared together as a unit. With the hospitalization of Christopher smack in the middle of the reunion, a memory jar might not be such a bad idea.

A story of loss and how to prepare for it.

“The Memory Jar,” was produced by Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California, in 2012.

Author: Kurt Schauppner

Type: Two-act play

Genre: American Drama play

Cast: 5M, 3F

Ages of the actors: All adult, the youngest in his twenties. The rest are each a decade apart with the eldest actor in their eighties.

Suitable for : All ages to watch but written for adults. Adults to perform.

Length: Two and a half hours

Set: The kitchen/family room of the Barrett family home in Deseret Valley. A small dining room table and chairs dominate the center of the room. To stage left sits a refrigerator, sink and stove. A window over the sink looks out over a desert garden. There is a frying pan on the stove. Next to the sink a strainer holds some dishes, including a cereal bowl, some silverware and the pieces of an old-fashioned coffee percolator. To stage right is a doorway leading to bedrooms. Upstage is a front door. To the left and right of the door are cabinets. The cabinet to the right is decorated with souvenir plates from around the country. The cabinet to the left is covered with Barrett family photos. A ceiling fan spins slowly overhead. A hat rack directly left of the front door holds several trucker caps. There is a cordless phone on the table.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – portraying the real raw emotion involved with a family death.

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously staged digital play script.

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Copyright © March 2019 Kurt Schauppner and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others you may enjoy:

Check Off in the Sun – family drama script
The Appointment with God – when you receive that final phone call
Waiting for John – drama about losing a son

Waiting for John – drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death

WAITING FOR JOHN – DRAMA ABOUT A FAMILY TORN APART BY A SON’S DEATH

Fred has a son called John. He’s all grown up now, but still a good lad. Fred and John spend hours together, but what they like to do best is watch the stars, naming all the constellations. Today Fred is getting the tea ready for John and his wife, Edith. He likes to do this whilst he’s waiting for John. He should be home soon. Any minute now.
Edith had a son called John. He isn’t coming home, not ever again. Not since he got in that car. But she’ll wait as well, wait for her husband to come back to her. A drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death.

Waiting for John won best play in the 2018 Franklin and Friends one act play festival in Roosevelt Park.

Author: Spencer Rowley

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama about a family torn apart by a son’s death

Cast: 1M 2F

Ages of the actors: Mains: middle aged up. Nurse: Any adult age

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

Length: Twenty minutes

Set: The set is quite simple; no walls or doors, except for a shelf which splits the stage centrally into two parts left and right, and which can be accessed by either character. The shelf is otherwise see-through and must be designed in such a way that it does not affect the audience’ concentration or view. Each character has a chair (Edith’s is a rocking chair). Fred has a trunk containing toys or mementos of his son. Each side has a tea-making facility with kettle/cups/etc., and a small side-table. Each side table has a framed photograph of John, placed so that the audience can see. In the picture John is a young man/teenager.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – simple character portrayal is the essence of this award winning play

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Cost is $10 for this award winning digital play

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Copyright © March 2019 Spencer Rowley and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family dramas you may enjoy:

Daughter like you – family drama about a couple trying to cope with losing a young child
Love, Norman. Norman is about to take his life when his family arrives with an unusual request
Memory Palace – poignant drama surrounding the life of a family as they sell their home

Seize the Crown – a comedy about community theatre

comedy about community theatre

SEIZE THE CROWN – A COMEDY ABOUT COMMUNITY THEATRE

Had the local Theatre Group spent as much time rehearsing (in this comedy about community theatre) as they did:

    • Arguing about their last performance
    • What their next play should be
    • If their director, Joyce, is living in luxury
    • Discussing Ted (the resident clown) and why he’s even in the Group
    • Taking way too may breaks
    • Fawning over their newest member (Rita’s) experience and training
    • Discussing Rita’s dad who’s in jail
    • Contemplating bowel movements
    • Mocking the name of the new play they’d be performing
    • Quarrelling over the stage directions involving a love scene
    • Gossiping over Tim’s operation on his, uh, member
    • Arguing over who won’t be playing the gay character and
    • Considering a change in leadership

    ……they would have had the time to really pay attention to Game of Thrones and they would have seen Rita coming (figuratively). And for that matter, they would have seen her brother Colin, coming too (literally). Tourettes or not Colin had a point to make and in a game like this, he had to make it.

    You want a dramatic exit? You’ve got one!

    Author: Toby Hill

    Type: Two-act comedy play

    Genre: Comedy about community theatre

    Cast: Ensemble cast 7F, 6M

    Ages of the actors: Various. All adult. From 19 – 60 years of age

    Suitable for: Adults only to perform and watch

    Length: Sixty minutes

    Set: A rehearsal room, actually an empty restaurant with chairs arranged around tables. The Theatre Group have collected a dozen chairs together to form a meeting point.

    Level of difficulty: 7/10 – it is a comedy but there is a buildup of tension toward the end of the play that needs to be conveyed across

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    Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

    Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Seize the Crown

    Copyright © March 2019 Greg Condlyffe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

    Like this play? Other British full length comedies for you to peruse:

    A Queen and three slaves. British farce with Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and three very Essex slaves
    Holiday Island – British comedy about typical holidaymakers
    Leak in the en suite – British sex farce

Calpurnia’s Misfortune – ten minute quirky comedy

ten minute quirky comedy

CALPURNIA’S MISFORTUNE – TEN MINUTE QUIRKY COMEDY

Calpurnia is first and foremost married to Oliver. All the other stuff comes second. All she asks is that he is home for dinner. On time. Tonight she has prepared a lovely lasagna. And he’s late….! It’s true that she married him for his money, but in her way, she loves the routine and predictability of him coming home. Half a bottle of wine later and she’s very worried in this ten minute quirky comedy.

Oliver is attracted to his wife. Especially when she’s cross with him for being late. He’d love to be home with her right now, and not being muscled by five burly suspicious looking guys into the trunk of a car and being dragged into an opium den run by his former room mate. But there he is. And he knows why….

A quirky comedy with a smattering of romance. Because even opium dealers need a little love in their lives!

Author: Nina Berggren

Type: One act play, ten minute play

Genre:  Ten minute quirky comedy

Cast: 2M, 1F, 5 bodyguards (non speaking)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: The stage is divided in two. On stage right is a kitchen and a kitchen table.  On stage left is a warehouse and makeshift opium den.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the humor lies in the same story from two different aspects told in two different ways. 

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © February 2019 Nina Berggren and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other quirky plays you may enjoy:

Thirds – suburban satire about literally dividing the house you inherit
The Cindy Variations – a coming of age comedy
Cheeky. A comedy about a bottom

Aladdin The Pantomime – British panto script

Aladdin the pantomime

ALADDIN THE PANTOMIME

In Aladdin the pantomime, Abanazer, the wicked one seeks an infamous lamp hidden in a land far far away. Rumour has it that the lamp contains a powerful Genie who can help him rule the world. But he has no idea how to find it. Undeterred, he rings up the Slave of the Ring Hotline for help. The bimbo on the helpdesk checks her computer and informs him that yes, such a cave exists and no, he cannot enter it himself. There is only one in the whole world who can do it. His name? Aladdin. Location? Peking, China. China? That’s a bit far!

So Abanazer sets out on a journey. Aladdin, on the other side of the world is currently running for his life because he set eyes on the beautiful princess. Naturally this means he must die. But since he has no immediate plans to do this, running away seems to be the best option. Other than marrying the Princess of course. But that sort of thing doesn’t happen to young men whose mother, the Widow Twankey (currently unattached, available and let’s face it, slightly manly) owns the local laundromat. Nope. He’d have to come into a large fortune to do that.

Which is exactly what Abanazer promises him to get him to go to the cave. However, once they’re in the cave it all goes wrong. Aladdin finds the treasure and wants to send that up first, but wicked Abanazer only wants the lamp and seals Aladdin inside the cave in a rage. Leaving him with the lamp and a massive amount of treasure. The rest? Well, why don’t you have a little read and find out!

Read other pantomimes – Cinderella by British playwright Mick Gaunt

Author: Mick Gaunt

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Aladdin the Pantomime, comedy, musical

Length: 80 – 90 minutes plus songs

Cast: 21 including chorus. Gender can vary so is not stipulated.

Ages of the actors: Older children and up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Set: Various – Front cloth is various locations including Abanazer’s Den, Peking city, mountains, marketplace, Twankey’s laundry, treasure cave, Aladdin’s palace, a distant place.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterizations – the Dame (Widow Twankey) is lovely and over the top.

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously staged digital play script

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Copyright © February 2019 Mick Gaunt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other pantomimes you may enjoy:

Aladdin, the comedy/pantomime
Snow white and the seven ugly sisters
Puss in boots (in the Wild West) – the pantomime