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Le Jeu Espion (The Spy Game) WWII Comedy Spoof



The time? World War 2. The place? A little not so innocent French cafe. The Genre? A very, very silly WWII Comedy Spoof.

Now, listen carefully – for I shall say this once only. The French resistance have hidden a secret code inside a painting known only as “The Singing Bovine.” A local street artist, Etienne (a.k.a. Caroline) whose mustache is definitely not fake has the painting. All you need to do is to whisper the secret password to Etienne and she (sorry, he) will give the painting to you. The war will be won today!

Now – do not let the painting get into the enemy’s hands! Beware of the Nazi’s, and don’t trust that Italian or his little Russian friend, either. They all want the painting and will do their best to get their hands on it.

Le Jeu Espion plays homage to the great Allo Allo British Television series and its fans will love its similar feel. A great one act festival play.


Concordia University, NE, USA – 2023

Students at the Helen O’Grady drama school perform Le Jeu Espion

Author: Sonja Staunton

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy spoof script

Cast: 5M, 4F

Ages of the actors: Teen to adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: Fifteen minutes

Set: A street scene in Paris along the Seine, with the Eiffel Tower in the background, and a café stage right.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the bad accents and silly feel. A play the actors can have a lot of fun with.

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Copyright © June 2019 Sonja Staunton and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others like it:

The Three Unwise Men: the real bureaucratic story – comedy spoof
Jake Revolver:Freelance Secret Agent – comedy radio noir whodunit
Crooked Hand: Funny whodunit

Space Shenanigans – Children’s Comedy play script

children's comedy play script


There are two things one must embody to survive in space: an allergy to philosophical nearsightedness and a finely tuned survival instinct. The crew on the space ship in Space Shenanigans, a one act children’s play, have these attributes and then some. After taking unexpected fire from another ship, the Captain has suspicions of insubordination from his crew and the stench of a rat is not too far away. It’s good old fashioned mutiny on the mother ship!  Pity that the rat can’t smell itself in this children’s comedy play script.

Anything goes, out there!

Read other plays by playwright Sonja Staunton – The Vampire Drudgeries – when a vegetarian vampire rebels!


SPAG BOL Productions – Ferny Grove State School, Queensland, Australia – 2019
Off Pitt Street Theater Company, PA, USA – 2021


Author: Sonja Staunton

Genre: Children’s comedy play script

Type: One act play

Cast:  Total cast 11-20

Ages of the actors: Kids age 7 – 12

Suitable for: All ages to perform and watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: Crew on a Space Ship ……. Busy on the bridge. There is a battle and the ship is being fired upon.

Level of difficulty: 6/10- 8/10 (older to younger readers) Younger kids will need to be good readers.

Read a Sample of the Script

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Copyright © December 2018 Sonja Staunton and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fun plays for kids:

A fairly tall adventure – comedy adventure for kids involving a “special board game”
How we saved out homeroom teacher (from the evil wizard janitor
Zombies in the staffroom. Detention has never been so fun. Or so deadly….

The Vampire Drudgeries – teen comedy play about a rebellious vegetarian vampire

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In this teen comedy play, Anton, the “son” of Count Dracula and his bride, is celebrating his birthday. Of sorts…

It’s not quite a birthday. It is, essentially, the day he died and was reborn a vampire. It’s known as his “Deathday”. In ‘The Vampire Drudgeries’, a comedy in one act, we see that for every growing teenage vampire their greatest wish on their “Deathday” is freedom!  This isn’t an uncommon wish, whether you’re a  ‘so called bloodsucking monster’ or an ordinary  human teen.   The freedom to go where he wants and do what he wants.  How about eat what he wants?  Well…..Anton is part of a  coven including; zombies, witches, werewolves and even the Frankenstein monster, that has to live by ‘vegetarian’ rules, thus the freedom to truly accept his true nature would be priceless.

Luckily for Anton, the omens may just be in his favour. Unfortunately, for the rest of us that is not a good sign.

The rules became as unreal as those whom they were imposed on. Unreal, unimaginable and undead.


Mount Gambier Theatre Group, SA, Australia – 2022


Author: Sonja Staunton

Type: One act comedy about teen vampires.

Genre: Teen comedy play

Cast: Mains: 2M, 2F. General: 7M 4M plus iwitches, obsessed with their phones and a not very bright bunch of Zombies

Ages of the actors: Teens up

Suitable for: All teens

Length:  10-15 minutes

Set: Black box set or minimal set

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – fun easy script for teens

Read a Sample of the Script

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Cost is $8.00 for this previously produced teen play. Just click Shakespeare!

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about The Vampire Drudgeries

Copyright © June 2018 Sonja Krohn and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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

The Seven suits – only seven special suits can save the earth from destruction!!
An Ordinary Man – comedy about a guy who doesn’t want to be a werewolf anymore
Goddle – a space ship lands on an alien planet and the Goddlians take over the earthlings minds with hilarious results

Stage performance of The Vampire Drudgeries