Alan Grimaldi and the 183 – A Comedy about An Unexpected Death: His

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Alan Grimaldi (no relation to the clown) of Pinner, Middlesex, London sets off one morning to catch his usual train to work. On this particular day, he never arrives. In fact he can’t remember what happened to him at all how and why he finds himself in a run-down office, occupied by two bureaucratic types who are puzzling over a cryptic crossword clue. Where is he? And why? Who are these people? (Turns out they’re called Sandra and Barry) Will he ever get to work? When it turns out that he’s actually dead, and that this shoddy office is the side door to Heaven for those who died ‘unexpectedly’ he can’t believe it.  But believe it he must as he has no choice but to ‘Be Dead.’ A Comedy about an unexpected death.

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comedy about an unexpected death

ALAN GRIMALDI AND THE 183 – COMEDY ABOUT AN UNEXPECTED DEATH: HIS

Alan Grimaldi (no relation to the clown) of Pinner, Middlesex, London sets off one morning to catch his usual train to work. On this particular day, he never arrives. In fact, he can’t remember what happened to him at all  and has no idea how he finds himself in a run-down office, occupied by two bureaucratic types who are puzzling over a cryptic crossword clue. Where is he? And why? Who are these people? (Turns out they’re called Sandra and Barry) Will he ever get to work? When it turns out that he’s actually dead, and that this shoddy office is the side door to Heaven for those who died ‘unexpectedly’ he can’t believe it.  But believe it he must as he literally has no choice but to ‘Be Dead.’ A Comedy about an unexpected death.

Author: Bob Hammond

Type: One Act Play

Genre: Dark comedy about an unexpected death

Cast: 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult

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

Length: Twenty five minutes

Set: A run down office with a door without a handle and a desk with chairs and a newspaper with the crossword puzzle on it

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a character piece-one laughs at a typical character thrust into a not so typical situation

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Copyright © April 2021 Bob Hammond and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about the afterlife:

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The Actors: A comedy about the afterlife
The Ghost of Agnes Keller – life after afterlife comedy

COMEDY ABOUT AN UNEXPECTED DEATH

 

 

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