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Lonely heart – one act comedy about a scam

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In this one act comedy, Duncan, a pig farmer from rural Australia arrives at the Australian consulate in Europe with evidence that bis brother, Bill has disappeared and that he is sure he has been kidnapped by his so called internet ‘girlfriend.’ At first they don’t believe him, but when they receive a ransom note, things start to get serious. When Bill’s daughter, Lauren arrives on the scene and mentions that her father is a millionaire; that Duncan hates him and is deep in debt, it starts to looks like a con that Duncan has been planning all along.  But is it really….

Lonely Heart was a runner up at the Noosa Arts Theatre One Act Playwriting competition 2009

Production History

Protea Stage, Kempton Park, South Africa – 2017
The Merry Mellows, New South Wales, Australia – 2022

Author: S. Tighe

Genre:  Comedy

Type: One act play

Cast: 5, 4m 1F.

Ages of the actors: Two (1M 1F) are young, the rest middle aged up

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  Forty minutes

Set: The office of the Consul-General which is a little drab and tired.

Level of difficulty:  7/10 – tongue in cheek humour which relies very much on characterization

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Copyright © January 2015 S. Tighe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Australian comedies that we stock:

The chicken or the egg – a political satire script set in rural Australia
Nuns – two act satire about rebellious nuns running riot
Virtual frenemies – two online rival gamers meet on a plane


Goddle – Sci-fi comedy script

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In the not too distant future two earthlings crash land on a planet remarkably similar to Earth. They learn from two natives that the planet, Goddle, is inhabited by a race similar to humans but more developed due to the existence of a substance called Goddlemite. Goddlemite allows the inhabitants of Goddle to communicate telepathically by channelling their thoughts. The unwelcome intrusion by the Goddlians into the minds of the Earthlings leads to much confusion and romantic innuendo, eventually leading to animosity between the Earthlings and Goddlians.

However, the Earthlings learn that Goddlemite can also be used as a power source for their crashed space ship and they hatch a plan to steal Goddlemite so they can return to Earth. Without the power of Goddlemite to read each other’s mind the Goddlians struggle with the need to speak to each other but eventually manage to make their feelings known. When the Goddlians confront the Earthlings about the theft of the Goddlemite, they come to realise that they don’t need the power to read each others’ minds. The Earthlings are able to depart with the power source they need and the Goddlians must learn to cope with the new communication method that involves talking.

Read about playwright Revelly Robinson. Other plays by Revelly Robinson.

Author: Revelly Robinson

Genre: Sci-fi comedy script

Type: One act play

Length: Forty Minutes, 40 min

Number of actors: Four, 4, 2M 2F

Ages of the actors:  20s-40s

Suitable for: All ages

Set:  The crash site of a spaceship. The door of the spaceship should open and it should be jungle where it crashed. A second scene takes place in which there is a raised black podium.

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – interactions between characters

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Copyright April 2014 Revelly Robinson and Off The Wall Plays Publishers

Like this play? More sci-fi scripts

Explain the handcuffs – a time travelling adventure
2093 – action filled sci-fi screenplay
An ordinary man – a comedy about being a werewolf


Virtual Frenemies – one act comedy plays

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VIRTUAL FRENEMIES –  ONE ACT COMEDY PLAYS – when you meet your online gaming rival and get stuck next to them on a plane

Two girls get acquainted on a plane when they are travelling to attend a conference. Being similar in personality, they immediately get along, much to the annoyance of the almost mute passenger sitting next to them. As they get talking, each of the girls reveal that they are addicted to the same virtual gaming platform. They gradually learn that their online avatars have had virtual altercations with each other, leading to a real-life confrontation. However, through some mid-air mishaps the online rivalry is forgotten and the girls forge a friendship despite their virtual animosity. One act comedy plays for four actors.

Author: Revelly Robinson

Type: One act  comedy plays

Genre: Comedy

Length:  30-35 minutes. Approximately half an hour long

Number of  actors: four 2F 2M

Ages of actors: 20s-30s

Suitable for: All ages

Set:  Three seats side by side on a plane with armrests in between. Chairs have revolving tables on armrests which function as the tray tables. Seatbelts are attached to the chairs. ROBYN and BROOKE both have a carry-on bag and handbag. BRENDAN has excess carry-on baggage. ROBYN and BROOKE each carry a book in their bags and BRENDAN has a car magazine. Three dinner trays are needed as the airplane meals.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 Maintaining audience focus as the subject matter is quite specific to the online community.

The author will allow workshopping of this play. Read more about Revelly Robinson

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Copyright March 2013 Revelly Robinson and Off The Wall Play Publishers