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Zombies in the Staffroom – Comedy play for kids aged 9 to 14

play for kids aged 9 to 14


Junk food, video games and music. Detention has never been so awesome. Or so deadly. As three students who are sent to detention find out as the zombie teacher attempts to soften their brains with sweets, video games and music in order to make them more delicious! Will the students succumb to the zombies or will they change their ways? It might very well save their lives….in more ways than one. Zombies in the Staff Room is a comedy play for kids aged 9 to 14.

It is a fun script, and students should find it enjoyable to perform – and audiences will find it fun to watch. It requires at least 7 characters, and at least 2 of them must be zombies – but there can be plenty more than that – the more zombies, the better! The language is at senior elementary level. There are two ‘adult’ roles, but older students could play these.


Gagetown School, New Brunswick, Canada – 2020


Read other plays by award winning playwright Sarah Tighe – Six days till Sunday

Author: Sarah Tighe

Type: Short two-act play for senior primary school

Genre: Comedy play for kids aged 9 to 14

Cast: At least 7 characters, 2 of which are zombies, but the more zombies, the merrier!

Ages of the actors: Aged 9 – 14, senior primary, junior high

Suitable for: Senior primary and junior high school performances.

Length: Forty minutes

Set: A classroom where detention is being held

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – characterization

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Copyright © August 2018 Sarah Tighe

Like this play? Other monstrous plays for students:

The Vampire Drudgeries – comedy for teens about a rebellious vegetarian vampire
Alien Research – funny play for primary school
How we saved our homeroom teacher – when the teacher is kidnapped by a wizard, the kids have to solve the mystery

Six days till Sunday – one act comedy plays for Teens and Amdram

one act comedy plays for teens


When two friends discover the bodies of two famous missing journalists in a mountain log cabin, miles from where the two were supposed to have disappeared, they read their diary, discovering that the journalists were in fact faking their disappearance in the Australian outback. The two had decided to hide out in the mountains and return, triumphant to reality, having narrowly escaped death in the ”outback.” But in that case, why had they died?

As the two friends read through the diary, one of them decides on a grisly plan to ‘discover’ the bodies of the famous duo, thus bringing fame and fortune to himself.

Six days till Sunday was performed at  the State of Arkansas Regional International Thespian One Act Festival  in Fayetteville, Arkansas in November and  received all superior ratings for its production of Six Days Till Sunday. The one act was selected by the adjudicators to be preformed at the Arkansas State International Thespian Festival in February of 2018.

Production History

Saint James Academy, Texas, USA, 2016
Fayetteville High School, Askansas, 2017

Author: S. Tighe

Genre: Comedies for teen and amdram (community theatre)

Type: One act comedy plays for teens

Length: 30 minutes

Cast: 3M 1F (but could be played by 2F 2M or 3F 1M)

Ages of the actors: Young, late teens to early twenties

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A room, bare except for a table and four chairs and old leaves/twigs on the ground. Next to the table are the ‘dead’ bodies of Susan and Neil, in their twenties, slumped together on the ground against the wall. There is an open notebook next to Susan. Neil wears a polka dot beanie. A couple of big backpacks are placed nearby, but not within reaching distance.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – to bring comedic elements into the piece

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Cost is $9.00 for this digital script

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Copyright © August 2015 S. Tighe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other similar one act comedy scripts:

Don’t Bank on it – one act comedy for 5 actors
Stirred, not shaken – comedy about girlfriends, dead bodies and Martini’s
An Ordinary Man – comedy about a guy who is frankly tired of being a werewolf

Lonely heart – one act comedy about a scam

one act comedy


In this one act comedy, Duncan, a pig farmer from rural Australia arrives at the Australian consulate in Europe with evidence that bis brother, Bill has disappeared and that he is sure he has been kidnapped by his so called internet ‘girlfriend.’ At first they don’t believe him, but when they receive a ransom note, things start to get serious. When Bill’s daughter, Lauren arrives on the scene and mentions that her father is a millionaire; that Duncan hates him and is deep in debt, it starts to looks like a con that Duncan has been planning all along.  But is it really….

Lonely Heart was a runner up at the Noosa Arts Theatre One Act Playwriting competition 2009

Production History

Protea Stage, Kempton Park, South Africa – 2017

Author: S. Tighe

Genre:  Comedy

Type: One act play

Cast: 5, 4m 1F.

Ages of the actors: Two (1M 1F) are young, the rest middle aged up

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  Forty minutes

Set: The office of the Consul-General which is a little drab and tired.

Level of difficulty:  7/10 – tongue in cheek humour which relies very much on characterization

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Cost is $8 for this digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Lonely Heart

Copyright © January 2015 S. Tighe and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Australian comedies that we stock:

The chicken or the egg – a political satire script set in rural Australia
Nuns – two act satire about rebellious nuns running riot
Virtual frenemies – two online rival gamers meet on a plane