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Killers with Benefits – funny crime script (or who is about to do it)

funny crime script


It’s a dark and stormy night, and the young, attractive, married Mandy is all alone at home (except for her security guard and live in maid, of course) sipping a long island iced tea when the announcement comes over the radio. A dangerous convict has escaped and is at large in the area. A moment later, the lights go out and somebody unknown takes her hostage. He’s armed, soaking wet and … well not quite as dangerous looking as you’d expect.

Featuring everything you’d expect from a funny crime script. A body in the bathtub! An escaped convict! A philandering husband! A cheating wife and her lover! A nefarious plot by more than one party to get rid of the other and by the end of the play, utter chaos.


Emerge Productions, Tasmania, Australia – 2022

Read about playwright Tony Broadwick. Other plays by Tony – Death’s no laughing matter.

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Comedy, funny crime script

Type: Short two-act play

Length: Sixty minutes

Cast: Eleven: 4F, 7M

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: To view – all ages. To perform – adult but could be done by older teens

Set: Living room of an upper-middle class family. Furniture reminds one of IKEA –functional, minimalist, and characterless. Two watercolor paintings on the wall are an ostentatious attempt at emulating “The Water Lilies” – A failed attempt at best. Stage right, an over-sized, frosted glass door, is the main entrance door to the house. Three other doors upstage open into the kitchen, the master bedroom, and a guests’ bathroom. Two big windows, one close to the entry door reveals a fichus hedge in the distance, and the second window between two doors shows a street lamppost and a part of the hedge. Floor-length curtains hang on each side of the windows.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – chaos at the end of the script

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Copyright © February 2017 Tony Broadwick and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other crime scripts:

All in the past – period whodunit play
The Mysterious death of Christine Wilde
Why shoot your husband – ten minute drama scripts

Anniversaries – two act comedy about a failing hotel

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Diane Culthorpe, the reputable and ‘motherly’ proprietor of a clifftop hotel in Italy is about to celebrate her thirtieth anniversary as the owner of the hotel. Sadly, she has been far from financially astute and the bank is about to foreclose on the mortgage.

Alan Barron, a novelist and author of the trilogy, Anniversaries, has been a guest at the hotel for twenty five years and might also be celebrating his twenty fifth wedding anniversary, had his wife not left him during the first week of their honeymoon.

Reg Moss and his colleague Elaine, property investment executives, arrive at the hotel with an ulterior motive – to ascertain whether it would be in their employer’s interests to purchase the hotel to develop it as a casino.

Will the executives be exposed and will the hotel be saved in the end in this two act comedy? Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other comedies by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Comedy

Type: Two act comedy

Length: 1.5 hours, 90 minutes

Cast: 7M 4F

Ages of the actors: All adult, young to older

Suitable for: PG 12 – language

Set: A patio and balcony area at a hotel on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. There are white patio chairs, tables and a few folded umbrellas on stands. There are also potted palms and climbing plants. UL is a balustrade to the balcony.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – character driven play.

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Copyright © August 2015 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other similar plays:

Early Liberty – drama about a hotel, and the intricacies of the relationships between the characters
Try Psychology – melodramatic comedy about ‘The Castle Inn’, badly in debt and with terrible food
Joined at the hip – South Africa comedy about a pair of Siamese twins and their boyfriends staying over at a very conservative hotel.