The Ten Minute Play That WENT WRONG!!!


It’s the dress rehearsal for ‘Murder in the Gardens’ .  Add some sesame oil, a sesame allergy and a wardrobe insect infestation. A Play that went Wrong. Badly.

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It’s the most important rehearsal of all for this short murder mystery, ‘Murder in the Gardens’ . The dress rehearsal. The cast is all gathered and ready to go. Even the dog has come along. So, what could possibly go wrong? Add some sesame oil on the crackers for the cast to a highly allergic cast member, a biting insect (sorry, make that insects) infestation in the costumes and a cast that doesn’t really remember their lines too well to create ‘The Ten Minute Play that went Wrong!’


Coronado High School, NV, USA – 2022

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Author: Leon Kaye

Type: One act play, ten minute play that went wrong

Genre: Slaptick, farcical, comedy

Cast: 3M 3F

Ages of the actors: Older teens up

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

Length: Ten Minutes

Set: An empty stage. There is possibly a sign on an easel with the words, “Murder in the Gardens”, written on it.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – this farcical play builds ups very quickly so should be played slightly over the top

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Copyright © December 2020 Leon Kaye and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Alexa – short farcical sketch about a burglar and an Alexa

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