Death of a Gerbil – a one act dark comedy about being dead, by accident



Meet Darren. He is an ordinary fellow, with an ordinary job, in an ordinary office, in an ordinary building. He is also dead. He does not know that he is dead……yet. Or that Heaven has lost his paperwork.  Or why he got hit by a Double Decker bus.  He is about to find out that once you’re dead, things can only go down from there….

Performance History:

Death of a Gerbil, a dark comedy won Best original script at the 2009 Franklin and Friends festival of one act plays.

It also won the Best Individual Performance trophy at Wilmslow Guild Festival, in the United Kingdom in 2015.

Franklin and Friends Festival – 2009
Wilmslow Guild Festival, United Kingdom – 2015
Flagler College, Florida, USA – 2016
Oberlin High School, Ohio, USA – 2016
Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa – 2017

It is also one of our Best Sellers. 

Author:  Dewan Demmer

Genre:  Dark Comedy

Type: One act play

Cast: Two leads – one M, one F
One Supporting M
One Minor M/F role

Ages of Actors: Early twenties to old age

Suitable for: Age 16 and above (mild language and religious references)

Length: Thirty Minutes


Level of Difficulty: 7/10 (Farce and timing)

Read a sample of the Script

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