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Todd – full length drama script based on ‘Sweeney Todd’

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TODD – FULL LENGTH DRAMA SCRIPT BASED ON ‘SWEENEY TODD’

“Todd” is based on the infamous character, ‘Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, yet this story has a more humane approach and the author has depicted Sweeney Todd as a victim of circumstance and of his own vengeance.

It is 18th century England and Todd, a man who used to be known as Pope is sentenced to be transported to Botany Bay, Australia after spending 4 years in prison. He escapes and returns to London, seeking the whereabouts of his daughter Claire whom he has not seen since before his prison sentence. Whilst plotting his revenge, on the Judge who passed his extended prison sentence, Todd sets up as a Barber in Fleet Street, having acquired barber and surgeon skills during his adventures on the high seas. His passion for revenge affects him deeply and he changes into a bitter, cold hearted murderer. He finds his daughter in surprising circumstances, with the help of his lawyer friend, Jonathan, who is unaware of Todd’s change in personality. As for his quest – revenge is far from sweet for Sweeney Todd.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Mount Isa Theatrical Society, Queensland, Australia – 2018
The Understudies, Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands – 2018

More about playwright Keith Passmore. Other dramas by Keith Passmore.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Full length drama script

Type: Two-act full length drama playwright

Length: Two hours

Cast: 20-28 actors 21M 7F (double casting is achievable as are some females playing male parts)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 13 violence

Set: Minimal stage furniture and props can be used. Scene changes could be made by lighting different parts of the stage, particularly with spots, a number of which are stated in the script.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – a drama with a large cast.

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Cost is $8.00 for this digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Todd

© October 2014 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Mister Hislop’s Dating Agency – funny ghost story script

MISTER HISLOP’S DATING AGENCY – FUNNY GHOST STORY SCRIPT

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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


Author:
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

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $8.00 for this Editor’s Choice script

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

© September 2014 Tom Baines and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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