Mister Hislop’s
Dating Agency (for ghosts) – funny ghost story script




Four people (two men and two women) meet in a room with an eerie atmosphere, which is part of a derelict house. They were previously unknown to each other, and are there as a result of a meeting arranged by the Hislop Dating Agency. Their uneasiness in being there is suddenly compounded into stark terror! They try to get out of the house, but find that they are locked in. They are confronted by the truth – The Hislop dating Agency is for DEAD PEOPLE ONLY. Any hopeful doubts they had over being ghosts are eventually toppled when they get involved with a BBC producer and his assistant, who are searching for a ghost-like property for an episode of the Doctor Who series.

What happens next?

Performance History:
Seaton High School, Australia, 2016

Author: Tom Baines

Genre: Funny ghost story script

Type: Two act play

Cast: Nine 5M 4F

Ages of the Actors: Adult – mid twenties to forties

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 80-90 minutes

Set: A sparsely furnished room that includes a long full-length mirror (in a swing frame or wall mounted) – also, a plain light upright chair. … The room requires to have a slight eerie aspect about it – perhaps brought about by the décor and lighting.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 mixing ghost story tension with comedic build up

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Copyright © September 2014 Tom Baines and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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