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Over My Dead Body – one act ghost plays


funny one act ghost story plays
one act ghost story plays

A ghost and her husband are prepared to haunt the house below before they’ll let their family sell the house that has been theirs for three generations. Miranda and Ben have been quite happy living in their haunted family home their entire lives. And now that they have passed on and joined the realm of family ghosts as well, they are looking forward to an afterlife spent with their children and grandchildren.

Unfortunately, their children (more specifically their daughter in law) have other plans. Plans that involve selling the more then slightly haunted house and moving to Florida. Plans that Miranda simply won’t have…

OVER MY DEAD BODY, was a finalist in the One Act Play Competition of The Arts Club of Washington (D.C.) and also won First Prize in The Little Theatre of Alexandria One Act Play Competition in 2014.

Production History

Rhosgoch Y.F.C. – 2016.
Washtenaw International High School Drama Club, MI, USA – 2016
Wyvern Players Society, AB, Canada – 2016
Holy Rosary Convent – Edenvale, South Africa – 2017
Callan Macra, Co Kilkenny, Ireland – 2021

Read about award winning playwright Jean Blasiar.

Author: Jean Blasiar

Genre: Comedy, ghost story

Type: One act  ghost plays

Cast: Eight actors, 8, 5M 3F

Ages of the actors: 20’s to 60’s

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Forty five minutes

Set: Split level – an upper level or loft for the ghosts and the dining room downstairs.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – some special effects with wind/lights/sounds

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $11 for this award winning best selling play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Over my dead body

© October 2014 Jean Blasiar and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny ghost and thriller scripts:

Mister Hislop’s dating Agency – funny ghost story script
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Mister Hislop’s Dating Agency – funny ghost story script


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Four people (two men and two women) meet in a room with an eerie atmosphere, which is part of a derelict house. They were previously unknown to each other, and are there as a result of a meeting arranged by the Hislop Dating Agency. Their uneasiness in being there is suddenly compounded into stark terror! They try to get out of the house, but find that they are locked in. They are confronted by the truth – The Hislop dating Agency is for DEAD PEOPLE ONLY. Any hopeful doubts they had over being ghosts are eventually toppled when they get involved with a BBC producer and his assistant, who are searching for a ghost-like property for an episode of the Doctor Who series.

What happens next?

Production History

Seaton High School, Australia, 2016

Tom Baines

Genre:  Funny ghost story script

Type: Two act play

Cast: Nine  5M 4F

Ages of the actors:  Adult – mid twenties to forties

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  80-90 minutes

Set: A sparsely furnished room that includes a long full-length mirror (in a swing frame or wall mounted) – also, a plain light upright chair. … The room requires to have a slight eerie aspect about it – perhaps brought about by the décor and lighting.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 mixing ghost story tension with comedic build up

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Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Mister Hislop’s dating  agency

© September 2014 Tom Baines and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play?  See some other ghost and horror plays we stock:

The price of a Ghost – dramatic 2 act ghost story
A Contemporary Christmas Carol
Pigcat – two act award winning drama