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Seize the Crown – a comedy about community theatre

comedy about community theatre

SEIZE THE CROWN – A COMEDY ABOUT COMMUNITY THEATRE

Had the local Theatre Group spent as much time rehearsing (in this comedy about community theatre) as they did:

    • Arguing about their last performance
    • What their next play should be
    • If their director, Joyce, is living in luxury
    • Discussing Ted (the resident clown) and why he’s even in the Group
    • Taking way too may breaks
    • Fawning over their newest member (Rita’s) experience and training
    • Discussing Rita’s dad who’s in jail
    • Contemplating bowel movements
    • Mocking the name of the new play they’d be performing
    • Quarrelling over the stage directions involving a love scene
    • Gossiping over Tim’s operation on his, uh, member
    • Arguing over who won’t be playing the gay character and
    • Considering a change in leadership

    ……they would have had the time to really pay attention to Game of Thrones and they would have seen Rita coming (figuratively). And for that matter, they would have seen her brother Colin, coming too (literally). Tourettes or not Colin had a point to make and in a game like this, he had to make it.

    You want a dramatic exit? You’ve got one!

    Author: Toby Hill

    Type: Two-act comedy play

    Genre: Comedy about community theatre

    Cast: Ensemble cast 7F, 6M

    Ages of the actors: Various. All adult. From 19 – 60 years of age

    Suitable for: Adults only to perform and watch

    Length: Sixty minutes

    Set: A rehearsal room, actually an empty restaurant with chairs arranged around tables. The Theatre Group have collected a dozen chairs together to form a meeting point.

    Level of difficulty: 7/10 – it is a comedy but there is a buildup of tension toward the end of the play that needs to be conveyed across

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    Copyright © March 2019 Greg Condlyffe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

    Like this play? Other British full length comedies for you to peruse:

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    Holiday Island – British comedy about typical holidaymakers

The retirement of the witches of Ipswich – British comedy plays

British comedy

THE RETIREMENT OF THE WITCHES OF IPSWICH – BRITISH COMEDY PLAYS

Molly, Agnes and Moira have put their wands away as per the conditions of their retirement. They must abide by the rules set out by the Elder Wood Retirement Home for Witches, Wizards, Warlocks and Window Cleaners and duly enforced by the staff including the hard-headed Matron. Tricksters by nature, the ‘rules’ have hardly stopped the trio from engaging in some light fun at the expense of the other inhabitants of the Home – especially Bill (a retired window cleaner) – or the naïve staff in this British comedy.

In their old age, they see no reason to hang up their broomsticks and stop enjoying the adventurous side of life and soon enough they find themselves in a haunted and old theatre, looking for mischief. They encounter some less-than-scary ghosts who decide to get in on the fun of having the witches’ toy with the residents of Elder Wood… It really is all fun and games until the truth about window cleaners retiring in the same residences as witches, comes to light.

If the cauldron bubbles, it usually spells some trouble.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative (LLAIC), MA, USA – 2019

Read about British playwright Owen Lewis. Other plays by Owen – The Astounding Works of Simon Trout.

Author: Owen Lewis

Type:  Two-act play

Genre: British comedy plays

Length: One hour

Cast: 4F, 2M, 4N and children who come to visit

Ages of the actors:  Four retirement aged, 6 adults and some children

Suitable for: All ages to watch and mixed ages to perform

Set: The action takes place in Elder Wood Retirement Home for Witches, Wizards, Warlocks and Window Cleaners in Ipswich. A few sofas and tables for people to sit on should be dotted around

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – not too long and quite funny. Characterization is important. A nice amdram play or great play for play readings

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Copyright © October 2018 Owen Lewis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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The Golden Years – comedy script for seniors
A Love – Never Forgotten – humorous drama for mature actors
THE ten minute Hamlet – comedy about a young man doing community service who tries to get the local seniors to stage Hamlet