Life’s Just a Merry Go Round – Comedy about Murdering your Spouse

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Basil has murdered his wife, Rosemary. In fact, he’s pretty conviced he threw her off a bridge a few days ago. Unluckily for him, she’s back, sitting there in his living room, large as life and twice as natural. Of course she seems a bit upset. Who wouldn’t be? But when Rosemary the ghost suggests marriage counselling, and has already booked the counsellor for the very next day, Basil decides things have gone far enough and threatens to call an exorcist, to get rid of Rosemary once and for all. She retaliates by bringing in an apprentice dominatrix. And a contract killer. Just when things look like they couldn’t get any worse, a life insurance assessor arrives and then the police! When the incompetant exorcist finally arrives, and lives up to his description, their marriage seems well and truly on the rocks. If only Rosemary was… A comedy about murdering your spouse.

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comedy about murdering your spouse

LIFE’S JUST A MERRY GO ROUND – COMEDY ABOUT MURDERING YOUR SPOUSE

Basil has murdered his wife, Rosemary. In fact, he’s pretty conviced he threw her off a bridge a few days ago. Unluckily for him, she’s back, sitting there in his living room, large as life and twice as unnatural. Of course she seems a bit upset. Who wouldn’t be? But when Rosemary the ghost suggests marriage counselling, and has already booked the counsellor for the very next day, Basil decides things have gone far enough and threatens to call an exorcist, to get rid of Rosemary once and for all. She retaliates by bringing in an apprentice dominatrix. And a contract killer. Just when things look like they couldn’t get any worse, a life insurance assessor arrives and then the police! When the incompetant exorcist finally arrives, and lives up to his description, their marriage seems well and truly on the rocks. If only Rosemary was… A comedy about murdering your spouse.

Other plays by playwright Tom Considine:

The Duck of the Baskervilles – Sherlock Holmes spoof
The Three Unwise Men – a nativity spoof – what REALLY happened in olde Bethlehem

Author: Tom Considine

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Farce, Comedy about murdering your spouse

Cast: Cast of Ten, Mains 1M 1F, rest small parts 4M 3F 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 12 – odd references to sex

Length: Just over two hours

Set: One room; a lounge in a flat. The passage outside the flat door should be visible to the audience.
There is a shelf with cups and medals displayed. A TV set is in the downstage right corner. The windows have floor-length curtains (drapes.) A low table stands before the middle chair. The is a vase with flowers on the table.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – Only the 2 main characters appear in every scene. Apart from the policeman, all other characters appear only once in a single scene each. The biting interaction between the main characters should be the focus and hold the audience’s attention

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Copyright © March 2021 Tom Considine and Off the Wall Play Publishers

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