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There was a GREAT BIG MOOSE – Canadian satirical horror script

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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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

Insurance on the Line – Ten Minute plays

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A husband and wife insurance team, Jim and Lisa, are co-hosts on a radio show on which they answer insurance based questions for people that call in. The rosy bubble of their perfect lives bursts one day, with revelations that come out live on air in this ten minute satire.


Oakwood High School, OH, USA – 2019

Read The worst law firm in Merry Old England – a full length farcical play by Leon.

Author: Leon Kaye

Genre: Satire

Type: Ten minute plays, one act plays

Number of actors: 4-5 – the smaller roles may be doubled. 2F 3M

Ages of the actors: Main characters late 30’s to 50’s, 1 young female caller and two others undetermined.

Suitable for: All ages

Slightly to one side but in a prominent location, a radio station announcing booth (or a table with two chairs behind it).

On the table is a microphone in front of each chair. On one or both sides is a telephone switchboard. Between the microphones is a fairly large “Kill” button. LISA and JIM sit at the table.
On the other side the three phone callers appear, holding a telephone receiver or cell phone to their ear. These actors are lighted only when “On.” The playwright’s choice is that the players are actually offstage, and we only hear their amplified voices.

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – a nice short fast paced play for a small cast.

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Copyright January 2014 Leon Kaye and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Read some of our other short comedies

The Chicken or the Egg – a Political Satire
A Blind Date – a short one act romantic comedy
Guy Meets Girl – a one act short comedy play or routine


Shapeless – a full length one act dark satire about body size


Shapeless is a full length one act play within a play about body image and eating disorders. In this play, four actors are trying to put on a comedy play that deals with body size and shape.  Each actress is of a particular size – there is a slightly anorexic girl, a girl with a medium figure and one that is quite overweight. The male character, Mike has written the script and in the play that he has written, he highlights those things that ‘aren’t talked about’ in society, openly mocking the very large and the very thin. The characters bring their own personal experiences and angst to their performances which leads to a build up of tension between the girls as they begin to run each other down ‘in the play’ but start taking it personally in real life.  Although the script the players are putting on is comedic, I would class this play as a drama or a very dark satire.

SHAPELESS was produced by Weird Sister Productions at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto and had a very successful run there. Then it was produced again for the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week at the Robert Gill Theatre in Toronto.

Further Production History

Los Medanos Community College, CA, USA – 2017
Artists Playground, QUEZON, Philippines – 2018

“I, Sean always thought it would make a great touring play. Little set, few actors, a good message while be entertaining at the same time.”

Read more about  playwright Sean Carthew

Author: Sean Carthew

Genre: Drama or  dark satire

Type: Full length one act play

Length:  1- 1.5 hours

Actors:  3F 1M,  three females  or women, one male or man.  There are brief appearances of three other characters which can be played by the same actors or other ones if need be.

Ages of actors:  Young – in their late teens or  early to mid twenties

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – building and maintaining tension

Set: Minimal – it’s supposed to be a stage where they are rehearsing a play

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Cost is  $8 for this digital previously performed script

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Copyright  April  2013 Sean Carthew and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play?  Other teen plays of a similar genre:

Dreamtime – story about the notorious murder of two professors by teens
Lady T – teen drama with an imaginary friend
Survivors include – play about teen suicide