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No Years Eve – play about New Year’s Eve (and the world ending on it)

play about New year's eve

NO YEAR’S EVE – PLAY ABOUT NEW YEAR’S EVE (AND THE WORLD ENDING ON IT)

Christmas is over, and everyone is looking forward to the New Year, until the news breaks that there wasn’t going to be one. A jilted daughter, a nuclear physicist, a flower shop employee, a wayward priest and a thief all join Mr. and Mrs. Drummond for their final moments on earth. Emotions run high, secrets are confessed and love blooms in the face of annihilation.   What will they do when the time comes? And how will they pass the time until then in this play about New Years Eve?

Other plays by Dave Morgan – Le Shaggy Dog – comedy set in wartime France

Production History:

Franklin and Friends on act play festival, Roosevelt Park, South Africa – March 2017
EADS one act play festival – Edenvale, South Africa – May 2017

Author: Dave Morgan

Genre: British Comedy, dramedy

Type: One act play, play about New year’s eve

Cast: 4M, 3F

Ages of the actors: Early twenties up to adult

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

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: Standard living room plus big working clock with easy to read pointers set for 11:30 at the start of the play (depending upon the timed dress rehearsal). A door, drinks cabinet, glasses, TV a flat screen from a computer of similar, cups, a tray and a lounge suite etc. Christmas tree, crackers and streamers.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – keeping a level of tension going with everyday occurrences

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously staged play

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Copyright © November 2017 Dave Morgan and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other end of the world plays:

God Help Us – the end of the world is nigh – and God’s stuck at a conference
Scream – one act suspense thriller about how people react when they think it’s the end of the world
The End of Class – a teen comedy about the end of class

A second chance – science fiction play scripts

science fiction play scripts

A SECOND CHANCE – SCIENCE FICTION PLAY SCRIPTS

Eight people who couldn’t be more different find themselves at a meeting. A meeting of the afterlife. For although these people are all dead, they do have one thing in common. The potential to alter catastrophic events in history and thus change the world to hopefully a better place. The eight are given a choice – to accept an assignment or to continue their journey of the afterlife. Seven accept but almost immediately find themselves back in the same place they were before. But just what did happen to them in this science fiction play script?

Read other plays (The Coming of Jed Crest – a play about the superstar you just found out was your dad) by UK based playwright Peter Pitt.

Author: Peter Pitt

Type: One act play

Genre: Science fiction play scripts

Cast: Cast of 9, 6M 3F (some roles can be played by either sex)

Ages of the actors: All adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Twenty five minutes

Set: A windowless room with the walls covered in white drapes, except for one doorway, to the back and to the side of the stage. There are eight chairs, more or less in a row. Facing them is a notice board on a stand. The room is bathed in a pale, orange glow.

Level of difficulty: 7/10  mystery!

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Cost is $6.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © July 2017 Peter Pitt and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about the afterlife:

Death of a Gerbil – when you wake up dead and Heaven has lost your paperwork
Mister Hislop’s dating agency – for the recently deceased
Over My Dead Body – two ghosts take on their grandkids to stop them selling the house

Is this seat taken – Award Winning British one act script

British one act script

IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? AWARD WINNING BRITISH ONE ACT SCRIPT

“Acting is attracting” (as said by Jack McFarland) is a statement that Laura and Will believe is their only shot at rekindling the dead flame of what used to be their marriage in this British one act script.

After fourteen years of trying to make it work, Will suggests role playing which Laura agrees to only because she loves him. After all, without the element of love at the centre of the effort they have both made to stay together, Will and Laura would have nothing.

Coincidentally, or maybe not by coincidence at all, in their eventful (and somewhat disastrous) night of role playing they encounter an unmarried couple doing the same thing. Through their meeting with Andy and Carrie, Laura and Will are faced with the reality that
there may very well be one right way to role play (or be married?) and their way might not be it. The odds become favourable for the married couple when the unmarried couple’s experienced role playing backfires randomly, teaching Will and Laura the most valuable lesson of all: you cannot build on anything which was built on nothing to begin with.

‘Is This Seat Taken?’ won Best New Play at the 2015 Welwyn Drama Festival.

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Service Players, Isle of Man,  UK, 2017
Infinite Imagination, Alberta, Canada – 2017
Bacstage Drama Group, Cambridgeshire, UK – 2017
Boca Ciega High School, FL, USA – 2018
Witenberg University, OH, USA – 2018

 

Author: Sean Baker

Genre: Romance

Type: British one act script

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult actors

Suitable for: Adults

Length: 40 minutes

Set: A hotel bar, with tables and bar stools

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Cost is $10 for this award winning script

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Copyright © April 2016 Sean Baker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other romantic plays in stock:

Dinner at Dario’s – romantic gay comedies
Wallflower house – romantic play about conquering agoraphobia
Yvette – period romantic drama

 

One act play – award winning one act plays

one act drama

ONE ACT PLAY – AWARD WINNING ONE ACT PLAYS

One act play won the Lace Market New Writing Competition in Nottingham UK (2014)

We are greeted by a middle aged couple in bed, roused from their slumber by Dvorak’s New World symphony, synonymously paired with Hovis to us Brits, bedecked in nightcaps that even Mrs Bennet would shy away from. Broad Yorkshire accents start the piece right from the off, each character’s monologues displaying to the audience their ideas of culture. The woman describes Les Miserables and the benefits of beards, the man speaks of the latest production of Two Gentlemen of Verona.

The stereotypical Northernisms continue with talk of whippets, flat caps and pipes, peppered with ‘by gums’ and ‘by ‘ecks’. That is until one of the characters shatters the fourth wall by pointing out the audience sitting in front of them. Thus the play starts to descend into unfamiliar territory. The characters discuss the existence of their creator, i.e the playwright himself. Growing ever more bold in their gestures towards their maker they dare to dream of a world outside the bed they woke up in. Even their dreams are clichés, dropped into their head by the writer, with talk of a house in the mountains by babbling brooks.

The dialogue descends into a sort of stream of consciousness ramble we might find in Joyce, about how they have come to exist and the basic differences between masculinity and femininity. This mirrors one of the woman’s first remarks at the beginning when she says that only a man could have created such a cruel existence. Here is when the play reaches its climax, a cruel twist at the end proves the woman right when they come to escape…

Author: Matt Fox

Genre: One act comedy-drama

Type: Award winning one act plays

Cast: Two: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult (middle aged)

Length: 30 minutes

Set: A couple in a bed with fake legs (pillows)

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – engaging the audience and keeping their attention in this dialogue driver play

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Cost is $10 for this award winning one act play

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Copyright © December 2014 Matt Fox and Off The Wall Play Publishers