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Todd – full length drama script based on ‘Sweeney Todd’

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TODD – FULL LENGTH DRAMA SCRIPT BASED ON ‘SWEENEY TODD’

“Todd” is based on the infamous character, ‘Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, yet this story has a more humane approach and the author has depicted Sweeney Todd as a victim of circumstance and of his own vengeance.

It is 18th century England and Todd, a man who used to be known as Pope is sentenced to be transported to Botany Bay, Australia after spending 4 years in prison. He escapes and returns to London, seeking the whereabouts of his daughter Claire whom he has not seen since before his prison sentence. Whilst plotting his revenge, on the Judge who passed his extended prison sentence, Todd sets up as a Barber in Fleet Street, having acquired barber and surgeon skills during his adventures on the high seas. His passion for revenge affects him deeply and he changes into a bitter, cold hearted murderer. He finds his daughter in surprising circumstances, with the help of his lawyer friend, Jonathan, who is unaware of Todd’s change in personality. As for his quest – revenge is far from sweet for Sweeney Todd.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Mount Isa Theatrical Society, Queensland, Australia – 2018
The Understudies, Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands – 2018

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Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Full length drama script

Type: Two-act full length drama playwright

Length: Two hours

Cast: 20-28 actors 21M 7F (double casting is achievable as are some females playing male parts)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 13 violence

Set: Minimal stage furniture and props can be used. Scene changes could be made by lighting different parts of the stage, particularly with spots, a number of which are stated in the script.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – a drama with a large cast.

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© October 2014 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Peter’s Dream – a three act play for high school

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PETER’S DREAM – A THREE ACT PLAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL

In this three act play for high school, Peter’s family is about to lose the cottage they have lived in all their lives to their wicked uncle, Marmaduke.  Marmaduke believes that his dead brother’s fortune is hidden somewhere in the cottage grounds and will do anything to get hold of it. He is aided by three slightly stupid louts whom he uses to do his dirty work for him and who threaten Peter’s aunt with violence in order to force her to leave. Peter’s family’s prospects seem bleak, until Peter receives a mysterious scroll in a dream that will help solve his family’s problems. With the help of the plucky “Angel,” they set about finding the hidden treasure and getting their revenge on the wicked Marmaduke. With a cast of twenty one, this play is ideal for middle and high school productions.

Author:  Keith Passmore

Genre: Adventure, period piece

Type: Three act play for high school

Length:  Two hours

Number of actors:Twenty one (21) but some parts can be done by more than one actor

Suitable for: All ages, a family audience

Set:  The inside of a cottage, a bar, and an office, as well out outdoors. Much can be done with a few simple furnishings.

Level of Difficulty:  6/10 – an exciting easy, fun filled adventure script

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Cost is $5

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Copyright May 2013 Keith Passmore Off The Wall Play Publishers