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Burn – Psychological thriller Script

psychological thriller script

BURN – PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER SCRIPT

In this psychological thriller, Robert, Samira and David are awaiting the arrival of a recently departed friend’s daughter, Eve. Although insure of the reason for her request to meet, they are prepared to welcome her with warm and open arms.  They all have history. Eve’s father, Paul, was a famous horror writer, as was Robert’s wife who went missing about six years ago, vanishing without a trace. Much to everyone’s concern, the mysterious Eve seems to know a lot about Tara’s disappearance and her comments and questions cause great unease. Just as Robert, Samira and David realize there is something undeniably eerie about Eve, she insists on telling a ghost story. A story filled with secrets of Robert’s past.

Eve couldn’t have lead the man to his downfall unless he was already on his way.

Read more about Burn on its website.

Burn premiered at The Gladstone, Ottawa, on August 19th, 2017.

“A highly suspenseful ghost story that holds you in its fiery grip right up until the final moments.”
Allan Mackey, On Stage Ottawa

” Burn is an entertaining and often compelling puzzle, and Patrick Truelove’s Sidekick Players production, built around a commanding central performance, gives full value to the play’s cleverness and intricacy. We really want to find out who did what to whom.”

“To understand and appreciate the ending, we need to be able to follow along the circuitous garden path down which the playwright takes us. And that we do, to the bitter, poetically just end. “

– Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays/Vancouver Sun


“fabulous night of storytelling at Dartmouth Players’ Sawmill Theatre last night! Amazing ensemble cast, it was so much fun to watch their collective mood shift as the mystery builds and the plot twists”

– JC Douglas, C100 Radio morning show Halifax

Author: John Muggleton

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Tense Drama, Psychological Thriller Script

Cast: 2M 2F (plus voiceovers/recordings of two deceased people 1M 1F)

Ages of the actors: Three in their forties, one in her twenties

Suitable for: Adults to watch and perform

Length: 110 minutes (almost 2 hours)

Set: Robert’s loft apartment

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – building tension is fundamental to the play in this Thriller-Drama script

Read The pages leading up to the climax of the first half of the play

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $6.50 for this previously performed digital script

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Burn

Copyright © 2017 John Muggleton

Like this play? Other tense thrillers and dramas for you to enjoy:

Baggage Claim – British drama script about a duffel bag containing either money. Or death
Lonely Birds and Shadow Figures – Psycho Thriller script
Scream – One act Apocalyptic Suspense Thriller

There was a GREAT BIG MOOSE – Canadian satirical horror script

canadian satirical horror script

THERE WAS A GREAT BIG MOOSE – CANADIAN SATIRICAL HORROR SCRIPT

Like any other city in Ontario, almost nothing out of the ordinary happens in Swords. Heck, nothing unexpected happens in Canada. It’s Canada! The police force has become accustomed to dealing with random animals stuck in the air vents around the metropolis, every morning is a comfortable coffee run, etc. etc. Just the run of the mill small town agenda. That is until the star hockey player of this 3 530 strong city sees what he believes to be half a moose and half a man in one. On the hockey rink no less. The moose-man itself (himself?) believable or not, is not nearly as problematic as the story he has to tell and the secrets that come with it. Swords is about to expect the unexpected, in this one Canadian satirical horror script.

Just how well do you know your town?

Author:  Garrett Ryan

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Canadian satirical horror script

Cast: 5M, 3F and two voices

Ages of the actors: Adult and one younger girl.

Suitable for: Adults

Length: 90 minutes

Set: Various locations in the small town of Swords. A coffee shop, police station, outdoors, officer Liam’s living room, the woods.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the level of satire and horror correct

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Cost is $5.50 for this digital horror script

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Copyright © January 2019 Garrett Ryan and off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others you may enjoy:

Shapeless – Canadian satire about body size and eating disorders
Thirds – a suburban satire about inheriting a house
Nuns – a two act satire about rebellious nuns running riot

Father – a one act comedy about a priest

one act comedy about a priest

FATHER – ONE ACT COMEDY ABOUT A PRIEST AND HIS FIRST DAY ON THE JOB

It is Father Daniel’s first day at St. Nicholas’ Parish and walking into his office, he has no idea what exactly he has been lead into by his no-nonsense secretary, Mrs Brubaker in this one act comedy about a priest. Within a minute of him trying to settle in, Father Daniel is visited by the Bishop himself in all his intimidating splendour. The Bishop politely asks (in other words, warns) Fr. Daniel’s to make use of his experience in public relations towards making the annual St. Nicholas Patronal Festival a success.

Fr. Daniel no doubt smells his placement at St. Nicholas as hanging in the balance of the Festival turning out splendidly or an event that is not an embarrassment to his holiness the Bishop. With his job threatened in the first few minutes of him starting it, the Father must ensure he impresses the Bishop and the Festival’s committee which has its own legacy to uphold. In one act, Father explores the best of church politics and the comedy behind what you may see as a serious confession.

A father’s work is never done….

Author: J. Mark Tiller

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy about a priest

Cast: Main Characters – 7M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Sixty minutes

Set: Father Daniel’s office – cluttered with  a desk and chair and boxes for storage. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization.

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © February 2018 J. Mark Tiller and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

Jumping the league – comedy about a priest who wants to leave the priesthood
If God ate fried chicken – farcical comedy about a priest and nun going on a date to the local chicken joint
Church of Satan – religious satire scripts about finding the right church for your wedding