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Honesty – radio plays

radio plays


Colin is an ordinary hen-pecked husband who lives a very quiet life with his wife, Sandra. He is the type who, though likable, is looked down upon by some as a boring mundane character. He is the type who would never even think about straying beyond the boundaries of respectably. However all that drastically changes one evening when he reluctantly goes to Arthur’s Leaving Do.

They are in the Dolphin Inn, where Colin is coerced into having pints of beer. As the evening wears on he becomes interested in Pauline, an attractive woman there. Eventually she agrees to let him walk her home. None of his office friends see them leave together.

Their walk is interrupted by a car suddenly pulling up close to them – it is Johnnie, Pauline’s boyfriend – a very jealous and angry Johnnie! A row and fight develops – both Colin and Johnnie are injured.

After Pauline leaves with Johnnie in his car, a limping Colin, clutching his injured fist, makes his way to the main street. But two yobbos try to mug him – he resists, and is only saved from serious injury by the intervention of three passing men – they are in fact three of his office friends from Arthur’s leaving Do. … A passing police car arrives on the scene, and as a result an ambulance is called for and Colin is taken to hospital – one of his friends, Geoff, travels with him. … Because of Colin’s injuries it is assumed that they were caused by the yobbos

Other plays by Thomas Baines.

Author: Thomas Baines

Type: Radio  plays

Genre: Drama

Cast: 14M 9F (smaller roles such as policemen may be played by either sex)

Ages of the actors: Adult, main character middle aged

Suitable for: PG 16 (language)

Length: Between 1- 1.5 hours

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – an alternative genre which can be a lot of fun to perform

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Cost is $5 for this digital script for a radio play

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Copyright © July 2015 Thomas Baines and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Another similar play

Cancelled – award winning one act farce about a radio play

The Safety Officer – one act comedy for 7 actors

one act comedy


In this one act comedy, a fire has occurred backstage of a theatre just before a play is about to be presented – actually, the fire has already been put out (They think.)  The theatre management’s unsuccessful efforts in trying to conceal the incident results in one of the company’s actor’s (Rex) being sent onstage in an effort to quell any possible unrest amongst the audience (he pretends he is the Theatre’s Fire Officer). But instead he uses the opportunity to lambaste the play’s producer (Gerald) and another actor (Rodney). … In an effort to get him offstage, an actress (Carol) is sent on in order to try to persuade him to get off. Rex is in love with Carol, but she does not reciprocate his feelings – she in fact loves Rodney. Happenings onstage result in Rodney dashing on in an effort to assault Rex. … Another actress (Monica) later gets involved, as does Gerald. … The play ends with the cast about to dash offstage after hearing the sirens of fire engines pulling-up outside the front of the theatre.

Production History

Builth Wells Community Arts Society, UK – 2016

Author: Thomas Baines

Genre:  Comedy

Type: One act comedy

Cast:  7 5m 2f.  The two male fireman can also be played by women.

Ages of the actors: Twenties to middle aged

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  25 minutes

Set: A BACKDROP: The bottom centre part of which is black over an appreciable area where it appears to have been scorched by a fire. This and surrounding areas of the stage floor are damp and there are small pools of water on the floor in the vicinity. A fire has obviously been recently dampened down.

THE STAGE CURTAINS are called for in the plot.

TWO FAIRLY LARGE FIRE HOSES – being rolled up (the flat fire services type – not garden hose).

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – there is a lot of physical comedy and there are many sound effects in the script

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Cost is $6.50 for the digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Safety Officer

Copyright ©December 2014 Thomas Baines and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one acts with a cast of seven:

ESPN, B.C. – teen action comedy script
Joined at the hip – South African comedy script
Missing the Mark – when you’re the con artist – and you get conned
What’s on your mind – comedy of the absurd

Mister Hislop’s Dating Agency – funny ghost story script


scripts about ghosts

Four people (two men and two women) meet in a room with an eerie atmosphere, which is part of a derelict house. They were previously unknown to each other, and are there as a result of a meeting arranged by the Hislop Dating Agency. Their uneasiness in being there is suddenly compounded into stark terror! They try to get out of the house, but find that they are locked in. They are confronted by the truth – The Hislop dating Agency is for DEAD PEOPLE ONLY. Any hopeful doubts they had over being ghosts are eventually toppled when they get involved with a BBC producer and his assistant, who are searching for a ghost-like property for an episode of the Doctor Who series.

What happens next?

Production History

Seaton High School, Australia, 2016

Tom Baines

Genre:  Funny ghost story script

Type: Two act play

Cast: Nine  5M 4F

Ages of the actors:  Adult – mid twenties to forties

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  80-90 minutes

Set: A sparsely furnished room that includes a long full-length mirror (in a swing frame or wall mounted) – also, a plain light upright chair. … The room requires to have a slight eerie aspect about it – perhaps brought about by the décor and lighting.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 mixing ghost story tension with comedic build up

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Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Mister Hislop’s dating  agency

© September 2014 Tom Baines and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play?  See some other ghost and horror plays we stock:

The price of a Ghost – dramatic 2 act ghost story
A Contemporary Christmas Carol
Pigcat – two act award winning drama