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Two Many Witnesses – a courtroom drama script

courtroom drama script


In this courtroom drama script,  Bernard Wells is dissatisfied with his life as Bistro owner, especially when a school friend of his, Alex Pole, decides to expand his café across the road into a restaurant. Wells asks if he could be his partner in this venture, but Pole tells him he has Frank Horner, a beverage supplier and a friend of his as a partner.

Wells decides to get rid of the opposition. He discovers his cousin’s (Arthur Wells) passport in his flat, where Arthur had mislaid it on his last visit. After witnessing a drunken argument between Horner and Pole, where Horner threatens Pole, Wells sees his chance.

Disguised as his cousin, he pays Alex Pole a visit and kills him; he arranges beforehand that Frank Horner is away at this time, delivering goods to a fictitious customer.

At the enquiry in this courtroom drama script, Bernard disguises himself as his cousin Arthur.  He bears false witness saying he saw Frank Horner leave the scene of the crime carrying the murder weapon. As Bernard Wells, he tells the court of enquiry that he saw Pole and Horner arguing inside Pole’s shop shortly before Pole was killed, therefore giving himself an alibi.

When Horner is arrested for the murder, he protests  his innocence.  To all intents and purposes, the case against him seems watertight, until a surprise witness appears…

Author: T. J. Edison

Genre:  Drama

Type: One act play

Length:  1 hour

Number of actors:  17 actors,  12 M, 5 F

Ages of actors:  Adult – twenties to fifties

Suitable for: All  ages

Set: Simple – two rooms – the main play takes place in the courtroom where there is a typical courtroom laid out with a judge at a table as well as tables for the defendants and prosecutors and chairs for the witnesses and spectators.  The second room is an ante room that can be anything from a simple passage to a room with a table and 2 chairs.

Level of difficulty:  6/10 – the play has a fairly steady pace throughout so maintaining audience focus is the main challenge.

This courtoom drama script is written as a full length one act play, but can easily be converted into a short two act play with an interval.

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Copyright November 2012 T.J. Edison and Off The  Wall  Play Publishers


Bob – 5 minute comedy skits

5 minute comedy skits


A 5 minute comedy skit about a guy called Bob, who goes to audition for a part in a play. Bob appears to be extremely nervous, and possibly even slightly retarded, but his audition is greatly helped by his patient friend, Anne. A very funny skit, with a nice twist at the end.

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Author : T. J. Edison

Length: 5-7 minutes

Genre: 5 minute Comedy Skits

Type: One Act Skit or Play

Characters: 1M, 4F

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors:   1 F in 20s, 3F slightly older women,  1M thirties up.

Level of Difficulty:  6/10. Keeping a straight face!

In “Bob,” the poem he recites may be changed, as long as the results are the same.

There should be no other alterations in the original script.

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Copyright May 2012 T. J. Edison Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other sketches for you to enjoy:

Launching a kid’s comedy club- book of skits
The duel – short comic piece for two actors
The Dane – ten minute comedy script