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Don’t Bank on it – one act comedy plays for 5 actors

one act comedy plays for 5 actors


In this zany one act comedy for five actors, 2M and 3F, it’s the fifth anniversary of the chairman of The Bank, Alfred Shipman, and he is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Board, in order to commence celebrating his anniversary. He’s even written the speech himself, just in case. All that needs to be done in the final hour before they arrive is that Roger Hirsh, the vice-president has to put the final touches to the report that Alfred needs to give them. Things start to go downhill when Alfred’s wife, Anita, arrives an hour early from the airport bursting with news that she just has to tell someone; anyone. Then the money grabbing wife of one of his ex employees arrives as well, demanding compensation. They have to get rid of her, finish the report and a whole lot more before the hour is up. Will they make it?

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Author: George Freek

Type: One act comedy plays

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 5 actors, 3F 2M

Length: 30-40 minutes

Ages of the actors: Adult, middle aged

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The office of the chairman of The Bank

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – achieving comedic chaos

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© November 2014 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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In the hut – funny monologues for men

funny monolgues for men


‘ In the Hut’ is a humorous look at the life of an average Irish bus driver and ticket inspector and the colorful characters that work on and use the bus. From the  ‘lady of the night’ found changing out of her ‘work clothes’ upstairs on the bus to the terrifying ‘three minute man’ who stalks the aisles of the bus looking for bus drivers and inspectors ‘on the take,’ this monologue will have the audience giggling in their seats.  The play is set in Ireland and the UK, but can easily be adapted for any country in the world. The play is also short with a minimal set and ideal for a one act play festival for a proficient single male actor.


Gunnison Arts Center, Colorado, USA, 2017

Author: Mattie Lennon

Genre: Monologue, comedy, funny monologues for men

Type: One act play monologue

Length:  15 minutes

Cast:  1M actor, one male actor, one man play

Age of actor:  40’s to 70’s

Suitable for : PG – odd sexual innuendo’s

Set: Simple –  Inside the hut of a bus inspector with a radio, tea and a sandwich.

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 Remembering dialogue and maintaining audience focus throughout

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