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Nights – Funny Musicals – Adaptation of The Arabian Nights


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Under the murderous regime of a bitter King, two sisters, Ria and Dee, set about saving the lives of local girls, through Ria’s gift for telling stories.

Halting the nightly cycle of lust and murder, through a talent for cliff-hanger endings, Dee and Ria survive and thrive.
Performed by two singers and two instrumentalists, ‘Nights’ is a very different, all female adaptation of this famous tale, with a distinctly practical approach to life and surviving men.


‘Blurring the divide between opera and musical theatre, Madam Renards is a company committed to producing vocally challenging, original works for contemporary audiences.
This production is recommended for ages 12 and over due to adult themes.’

“Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson brought a fresh and contemporary flourish of humour within their version of Arabian Night; look out for further performances of musical excellence and storytelling in the coming months” – The Puttyfoot Perspective

“The score sets a pretty high technical standard…the influence of Sondheim and a touch of English Folk music, nicely blended” – The Ocelot

Other musicals by Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson.

Authors:  Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson

Genre:  Funny musicals

Type:  Two-act musicals

Cast:  Cast of 2 women, 2 F

Ages of the actors: Adult actors

Suitable for :  PG 12 – adult themes

Length: One hour long

Set: Simple set –  or black box theatre

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – actors must be musical

Read a Sample of the Script

Listen to the soundtrack: The Gift

Listen to the the soundtrack: Greet The Sun

Cost is $7 for this previously staged, well reviewed digital script

Cost is $10 for the digital score for this well reviewed musical show

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Nights

Copyright August 2015 Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other musicals that we have in stock:

Hang Ups – funny one act musicals
Enter love – modern musicals
Dr George’s magnificent Zeppelin – children’s musical plays

Hang ups – funny one act musicals



What happens when you have a telemarketing room with a bunch of misfits, managed by someone who is apathetic and is owned by an ex con? You have “Hang Ups”. When the owner threatens to fire everyone and replace the manager with his best employee, panic starts to set in. With a cast of characters including a wannabe standup comedian, a sweet but elderly senior whose best days have long since past, an egomaniac and a hair dresser in training, Martin, the manager, has to turn things around- and FAST! With such catchy songs as “Motivate ‘Em”, “A Chopped Liver Sandwhich”, “Invisible Woman” and of course, “Hang Ups” (written by Hartley Mandel and Dee Long- formerly of Klaatu), “Hang Ups” is a musical comedy that will keep audiences listening!

Author: By Morley Shulman
Music and Lyrics by Dee Long and Hartley Mandel

Genre: One act musical

: Funny one act musicals

Length: 60 minutes, one hour

Cast: 6M, 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult, from 20’s to 60’s

Suitable for: All ages

Situated around a plain, rectangular table are five nondescript chairs and 80’s push button telephones. Various coffee cups and and scattered paper is strewn over the table.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – fast paced dialogue that’s funny and good to perform

Read a Sample of the Script

Example of the Musical score for ‘Hang ups – the musical’

Example of the musical score for ‘A Chopped Liver Sandwich’

Example of the musical score for ‘Invisible Girl’

Example of the musical score for ‘Motivate ‘Em’

Cost is $5 for the digital script itself

Cost is $10 for the digital score and mp 3 recordings

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Hang Ups

Copyright © April 2015 Morley Shulman, Dee Long and Hartley Mandel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Madrababes – fun filled one act musicals
Enter Love – full length romantic musical
Molly and the Magic phone – musical for children