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A Queen and Three Slaves – British farce with Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and three very ‘Essex’ Slaves

British farce


The time: The Roman Empire at its height. Caesar has invaded ancient Britain and has attempted to extend the glorious Roman Empire, introducing all things great: Roman culture, architecture and best of all, plumbing. It’s a pity the locals don’t want these things, preferring to live in hideously free squalor instead in this British farce.

Despite his slightly (okay, extremely) unsuccessful conquest of Britain, Caesar has taken slaves from the local population and brought them back with him to Rome. As a gesture he gives them to Cleoptra, who is currently living in one of his villas in Rome. Now, just which slaves has he chosen to be slaves to the greatest Queen history has ever known? Only the best Essex has to offer!

A Queen and Three Slaves” played successfully for four weeks at the little theater in the Actors lab in San Francisco.

Author: Richard Goodman

Type: Two-act play

Genre: British farce in the style of the ”Carry On” films

Cast:  5F, 3M

Ages of the actors: Adult

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

Length: 90 minutes

Set: A large chamber in a Roman villa on the right bank of the Tiber in the year 44 BC. There are several chairs and a large couch in the centre of the room. Against the back wall a door leads to a small room which is a closet for some of CLEOPATRA’S clothing and wigs. A door on the left leads off to the entrance hall and other rooms in the village. A door on the right leads to CLEOPATRA’S other private chambers.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the accents and colloquial mannerisms right

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Copyright © September 2018 Richard Goodman

Like this play? Other British farce and comedy scripts:

Leak in the En Suite – Classic British sex farce
The Rat Trap – larfe cast comic farce about a fortune
Holiday Island – British comedy about typical holidaymakers

Leak in the en suite – British farce

British farce


An hilarious romp about a tipsy wife, her cheating husband, their tarty daughter, his slutty girlfriend, the daughter’s boyfriend, her ex-boyfriend, a plumber, a leaky shower AND a ladder. Set on, in and under a bed, in and out of cupboards, up and down the ladder, in and out of windows, up and down the stairs and in and out of the front door. If you’re looking for a traditional sex farce, then have a read!

Other British farce scripts by Liz Philpot. Read more about playwright Liz Philpot.

Author: Liz Philpot

Genre: British farce

Type: Two-act play

Length: 90 minutes, 1.5 hours

Cast: 4M 4F

Ages of the actors: 20’s to middle aged

Suitable for: PG 12 sexual innuendo

Set: An upmarket home with a living room, bedroom, en suite bathroom, cupboards and a ladder.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – comic timing

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Copyright © Liz Philpot and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other farces and comedies in stock:

Le Shaggy Dog – award winning one act comedy set in wartime France
Lofty Larceny – teo act French style farce
Heir to a Misfortune – two act American farce


Monty’s mouthwatering moments – British farce plays

British farce plays


Privately educated Monty Marshington has dropped out of university. This means that his father’s dream of Monty following in his footsteps and becoming a world renowned psychiatrist have gone up in smoke. To make matters worse, Monty has set his heart on opening a French bistro instead and has shacked up with his Welsh waitress, Mafanwee, whom he has fallen desperately in love with and has decided to marry. This means that his mother’s dream of Monty marrying the highly bred but prudish Petula Patsworth has also vanished. In this upper crust farce set in the swinging 60’s, the rivalry between the Welsh and the English is still rife, and Monty’s choice simply won’t do.

Truth be told, Monty has ruined quite a few other people’s plans for his future. Will he marry the sweet Mafanwee or will everyone else succeed in sending her packing?

Author: Liz Philpot

Genre:  British farce plays

Type : Two-act play

Cast:  10-11,  5M 5-6F (one F can play an extra minor part if need be)

Ages of the actors:  Young adult to grand mother’s age

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  2-2.5 hours

Set: On the multiple set there is the breakfast room at Chesley Hall in the Midlands probably near Solihull, Monty’s family home. Millicent is on the telephone. The table is set for breakfast.

Mafanwee’s and Monty’s pokey bedroom above their cafe cum restaurant in Birmingham; Mafanwee is snuggled down in bed.

Monty is downstairs by the serving bar reading through the C.V s looking very worried.

A park bench near a telephone box D.S R., where Chunky in his trench coat is sitting reading the local newspaper upside down. No one can see the Hypnosis book on the inside of the paper Pierre is in the telephone box. The door is shut so Chunky cannot hear what he is saying.

Penelope’s luxurious lounge where she is reclining all in pink complete with headband and roses, having her breakfast on her chaise lounge at Clardon House with her solid silver tea set reading the same local newspaper .The action happens across the multiple set.

Level of difficulty:   7/10 – scene changes and set

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Copyright © March 2015 Liz Philpot and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other farces that we stock:

Lofty Larceny – two act French style farce
Don’t say you’re Harry – 2 act farce with diamonds, jewel thieves and a reverend
Guilty party – a whodunit medical farce