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A Gladiator On The Town by John Waterhouse

(3m, 3f)
Marcus is as an olive farmer, and Livia, his wife, is a horse breeder. A mysterious trader from the East called Serapas arouses suspicion that he is after more than horses but then Claudia, a glamorous merchant, seems to be interested in more than Marcus’s olives. An attempt is made on the life of Livia’s father, Gallus who is the local magistrate but Gallus is not the only person who needs to watch his back.

Comedy Play Script: 'A Very Scottish Play' by John Waterhouse

A Very Scottish Play by John Waterhouse

(3m, 3f)
Terry decides to go away with his wife for a few day’s complete rest on a remote Scottish island but soon finds out that the island has a host of natural hazards as well as numerous dangers from animals and insects. Things only get worse when a ghost appears nightly at the window, a flamboyant American film producer arrives looking for set locations, and a clairvoyant staying at the guesthouse believes that the ghost is giving dire warnings.

Comedy Play Script: 'A Visit To Eastern Europe' by John Waterhouse

A Visit To Eastern Europe by John Waterhouse

(3m, 5f)
Frank is on his first overseas trip to a small, former Soviet Bloc state where a big machine-parts order is being fought over, and meets a young French woman from a competing company. Two airline stewardesses arrive at the hotel and the four begin to talk in the lobby bar area about cultural differences. A military coup suddenly forces everyone to adapt to changes circumstances and national and cultural differences take on a deeper significance.

Comedy Play Script: 'Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders' by Derek Webb

Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders by Derek Webb

(4m, 6f or 3m, 7f) Agatha Crusty (pronounced 'Croosty') is a crime novelist. She's also pretty adept at solving crimes. So, when she spends a few days with her sister-in-law in the village of Chortelby, it's not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as DI Twigg, the laughs pile up as fast as the bodies.
Comedy Play Script: 'Agatha Crusty And The Mighty Mudget Murders' by Derek Webb

Agatha Crusty And The 'Mighty Midget' Murders by Derek Webb

(5m, 6f) Geoffrey and Caroline Robertson are having a dinner party to celebrate ten successful years of 'Mighty Midget' Vacuum Cleaners, and to add spice to the evening they make it a murder mystery dinner. There's a special surprise too - Geoffrey has invited the well-known crime novelist, Agatha Crusty (pronounced ‘Croosty’) to join them. But, when one of the guests is actually murdered, it’s no laughing matter... except this is an Agatha Crusty murder mystery so there are laughs a-plenty. And also a genuine mystery to tax the little grey cells.
Comedy Play Script: 'Agatha Crusty And The Health Spa Murders' by Derek Webb

Agatha Crusty And The Health Spa Murders by Derek Webb

(3m, 7f) Amateur detective Agatha Crusty (pronounced ‘Croosty’) decides that a spell at a health spa is just what she needs to recharge her batteries. At first things go swimmingly, but soon, when a body is found in the mud bath, Agatha finds herself yet again, due to the inept DI Aster (who is a cousin of the redoubtable DI Twigg), having to swap pleasure for business and 'assist' his enquiries by doing the job herself. There's humour throughout, but, being an Agatha Crusty murder mystery, there is also a genuine mystery with an ingenious plot to once again tax the little grey cells of the audience..

Altered Egos by Nick Broadhead

(4m, 3f) Do you have an alter ego, a second self, distinct from your own personality, that you talk to as though it were a close friend? Somebody always on hand to let off steam to? Well, Bernard does, and one day it surprises him by talking back, something it’s never done before. This doesn’t faze him quite as much as the appearance of a woman, who turns out to be his wife Delia’s alter ego. The two alter egos, not unsurprisingly perhaps, seem to like one another, but even they are surprised to meet Delia’s ghostly parents who have arranged to partially materialise. A crazily compelling comedy!

Amateur Rites by Tim Luscombe

(3m, 6f) A fast-paced, hilarious comedy of modern manners. What could be more unsurprising than a suburban AmDram company staging a Jane Austen adaptation? But the ambitions and neuroses of the members of Pogchurch Valley Amateur Dramatic Society come to a perilous and uproarious climax in the white heat of the rehearsal process for their production of Northanger Abbey. Alternately laugh-out-loud-funny and tender, this is a 'Stepping Out' for the twenty first century.

Bred In Heaven by Jack Llewellyn

(5m, 2f) Now available after a a very successful Welsh tour, directed by Michael Bogdanov (Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, Wales Theatre Company). Rugby fanatics Mike, Bryn, Dylan and Gethin join forces to ensure that the rather camp Maldwyn, gets to New Zealand so that he can help the Welsh rugby team to win the World Cup. Mike is forced to take his wife Beryl, and has to convince her that she is in New Zealand to enjoy an idyllic, rugby-free holiday with her loving husband. Both endeavours lead to comedically complicated conclusions!

Charade by Janet Shaw

(5m, 7f, 1f junior, 2m/f) Kate is about to marry Steven on a romantic Greek Island. Their families haven’t met before arriving and now do so with a clash of style and temperament. Felicity, Kate’s genteel and refined mother is confronted with Steven’s mother, Rene, a loud and brash ‘rough diamond’ and immediately the sparks begin to fly! Their arguing leads to a rift between the nearly newlyweds who call off the wedding. Kate’s Aunt arrives and reveals that Kate and Steven both have the same father which cements a new uneasy relationship between Felicity and Rene. Humour and pathos abound in this hilarious play.

Connection Failed by Jack Llewellyn

(3m, 3f) The internet gave us social networking; our lives being played out in front of invited guests. This play focuses on the lives of a group of young professionals who are trying to survive the dating game and balance their relationships in the full glare of their Facebook 'friends' ... the trouble is that everyone knows now who you've poked!
Comedy Play Script: 'Country Dances' by Gawthorpe & Bown

Country Dances by Ann Gawthorpe & Lesley Bown

(4m, 7f) When Emily Hetherington moves to the country, she sees herself as the new 'lady of the manor', but the locals have their own agenda. And then, of course,  there's Thomas and his herd of cows, bent on wreaking havoc in Emily's top of the range kitchen. Set in the early 1970s, when Formica worktops were the height of fashion, this fast-moving three act comedy is easy to stage with just one simple living room set.

Crazy Horses by Mark Norman

(7m, 3f, 3m/f) Staging a coup against God is all very well, but only if the people staging it know what they’re doing... which the Four Horsepeople of the Apocalypse don’t. To  make matters worse, Satan proves not to be quite the evil genius they were expecting and  there’s more to God than meets the eye. Also available as a one act version.

Crazy Ladies by Devon Williamson

(1m, 5f) Pamela Browne has organised a 25 year reunion for her four best High school friends. From the moment Kay, now a chocoholic gun toting funeral director, arrives the wheels begin falling off Pamela’s meticulously planned weekend. Added to the mix is Sandy, who is now a Nun, Dianne, married the school nerd and a mother of eight sons, Rachel, a runaway teenager on a mission to dig up some dirt on her mother, and Shaun, the greasy motel janitor. This outrageous comedy is a rollercoaster ride of emotion. It has a sequel: 'Menopause Made Me Do It!

Disconnected by Nick Wilkes

(3m, 2f) Norman, a telephone engineer, is sent to the island of St Peter to disconnect their only remaining telephone box to the dismay of the residents who prove to be a rather unusual bunch. Will he be able to complete the job before the weekly boat leaves, or will he, like the island, become disconnected?
Comedy Farce Play Script: 'Don't Get Your Vicars In A Twist' by Gawthorpe & Bown

Don't Get Your Vicars In A Twist by Ann Gawthorpe & Lesley Bown

(6m, 5f) WINNER: Derek Lomas Playwriting Competition 2005
A fast-moving and hilarious farce about Church Warden George Williams who has rented out a temporarily empty vicarage to a travelling drama company for a Murder Mystery weekend to pay for his daughter’s wedding. Unfortunately, Bishop Herbert appoints the Rev Caroline Timberlake before the weekend can take place. But when Caroline goes away for the weekend George is determined that the Murder Mystery still goes ahead. As the chaos mounts he finds himself kidnapping a bishop and pretending to be Caroline. Simple to stage with only one set, but it provides plenty of scope for the actors to hone their comedy skills, both verbal and physical.

Comedy Play Script: 'Dying To Meet You' by Ron Hutson

Dying To Meet You by Ron Hutson

(4m, 4f) An hilarious and fast-moving farce. Richard and his wife, Barbara, in a mix-up, offer the same room as lodgings to a young man (who turns out to be an undertaker) and a young Italian woman (who possibly has the Mafia after her). Confusion, panic, cross-dressing and many misunderstandings abound. The situation is not helped when an Italian 'gentleman' arrives with a violin case. What could possibly go wrong?

He's Much To Blame

(6m, 4f, 1m/f) A play by Thomas Holcroft, part of our Regency Repertoire
Outside London, a young woman named Maria is looking for her long lost love. Staying in a bizarre hotel she encounters all stations of Georgian society, romantic rivals and dangerous enemies, as her search descends into a whirlwind story of disguises, hidden secrets, ancient grudges and current fancies. We are offered a cartoon-like glimpse of the great and grotesque of Georgian England - seeing fashion-mongers, time-servers, flatterers, the obscenely wealthy, the working poor, deceivers, idealists and even quack doctors.

Holiday At Home by Colin Barrow

(2m, 5f, 2m/f) The play revolves around a string of jewellery thefts close to the stately home of Lady Boucher, and though she feels that her jewellery is secure in her safe, she’s apprehensive about leaving the property empty. Her butler, Scribbins, helps to plan a 'holiday at home', and after their 'departure', they return secretly to Thrivington Hall for the fictitious week's holiday, whilst the residents of Thrivington village believes her and her butler are living it up on the Italian Riviera, Lizzie Crawford the new maid at the Hall who doesn't quite live up to her CV, has been neatly placed at the Vicarage for a week of spring cleaning there while they're 'away'. They leave the Hall in order to 'return' but the house falls victim to the next jewellery theft. As the plot thickens, including the death of Alice Derbyshire, it becomes a puzzling problem for Inspector Warwick to solve. The play concludes with several unexpected twists to surprise the audience.
Comedy Play Script: 'How To Relax In Andalucia' by John Waterhouse

How To Relax In Andalucia by John Waterhouse

(Two Versions: 3m, 3f or 2m, 3f)
Peter, recently made redundant and divorced, is just wanting to use his new found freedom reading and avoiding women. A small, quiet pension in Southern Spain seems to be what Peter is looking for until three backpackers arrive; Carol, the ex-girlfriend of a gangster, Saskia, an annoyingly friendly Dutch woman and Mick, a loud-talking Australian. Then a curious detective from England arrives on the scene. Is Peter’s quest to find solitude and relaxation in jeopardy?

Full Length Comedy Script: 'How To Train Your Husband' by Devon Williamson

How To Train Your Husband by Devon Williamson

(2m, 5f) This madcap comedy addresses an issue close to every woman's heart – how to train your husband! Sound impossible? Not when you have a legendary Husband Trainer living right next door. The play follows the adventures of three generations of the Smith family as they attempt to turn their men into fully trained members of the opposite sex. Nothing quite goes according to plan and the result is an hilarious comedy with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. 

Comedy Play Script: 'Idle Hands' by Ron Hutson

Idle Hands by Ron Hutson

(3m, 5f) A bored housewife goes out in the evening as her tired husband snoozes in front of the television. It takes a sex-hungry neighbour, a 'home tuition artiste', a burglar and a daughter's accident-prone boyfriend to get their lives back on track, with almost disastrous results.

Comedy Play Script: 'I'll Be There in A Minute Now' by Jack Llewellyn

I'll Be There In A Minute Now by Jack Llewellyn

(4m, 2f) The sequel to 'Whose Coat is that Jacket?', this play aims to further explore the issues of what occurs when ambition is mixed in with tradition. Again we join the Williams family as they suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune. Bleddyn, the baby of the family has moved to London, the first of the Williams ever to leave God's green land, and unbeknown to all he has fallen in love with big city life. Will having a beautiful Welsh girlfriend settled in Cardiff, and a loving family waiting for the prodigal son to return to Trimsaran be enough to stop him opting for the bright lights of London Town?

Lost For Words by Devon Williamson

(2m, 2f) For the past 25 years Edwin Miles has been an announcer for Classical Music FM. Ratings have plummeted and his station manager, a heel clicking German, has bought out the the local Reggae station to increase market share. Edwin is now working for "Radio Reggae" and sharing a studio with a white guy who is convinced he is Jamaican. Add to the mix a mute receptionist and Lost for Words is a side splitting comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles. 


Menopause Made Me Do It by Devon Williamson

(1m, 5f) It has been ten years since the last reunion of the Crazy Ladies.  Menopause has arrived and the ladies are crazier than ever. The mission is to convince Kay, the gun-toting tom-boy, to marry Shaun (the guy she once kidnapped and held accountable for the sins of all men). Hilarious... poignant... utterly mad. While this is the second 'Crazy Ladies' play, it can be performed with or without a prior production of the original 'Crazy Ladies'.  

Murder Afoot! by Knut Naerum

(5m, 5f) The action unfolds in the Drawing Room of wealthy factory owner Titus Platt’s rather stately home somewhere in 1930’s England. Titus is murdered and Inspector Bullock of the Yard is sent for. When he starts to investigate, there are many suspects: the son, Malcolm; his sister Penny; her fiancé Thomas; the maid, Livia; the house keeper, Miss Grimlish, and the mysterious new chauffeur, Dick Drake. When a man staggers in, bound and gagged, and says that he too is Inspector Bullock, there’s quite some explaining to do!

My Husband's Nuts by Devon Williamson

(2m, 3f) Barbara's husband is missing on the family farm. When Jack finally returns he is a nervous wreck and will not leave the house... he is suffering from Agri-phobia (the fear of agriculture)... and is convinced that he is Hiroo Onoda - a Japanese soldier holding out on an island after World War Two. Barbara's husband is nuts. The only people she can trust with this information is the new vet and the village idiot. How will they restore Jacks mind without the help of the medical profession... or common sense? 


My Inlaws Are Outlaws by Devon Williamson

(Min 2m, 4f, flexible casting) Annie discovers her in-laws are outlaws... and her mother in-law has hired a mad group of assassins to kill her! How will Annie, a mild mannered Librarian, outwit the best of the Italian, Russian and Irish contract killers? This is outrageous; laugh out loud comedy at its best. 

Oscars by Nick Wilkes

(4m, 1f) Oscars Cinema opened in 1933. Built in the Art Deco style, it could seat 1001 people and had all the modern conveniences. But now it's closing down. The ushers blame the new out-of-town Multiplex, the manager blames modern legislation, and the projectionist blames the resident ghost! Will the lights finally flicker out, or will someone save the silver-screen before the final reel? Take one last trip to Oscars.

Over The Gate by Danny Greenstone

(8m, 4f) The radio serial 'Over The Gate' is failing. The name of their deadly rival programme ('The Archers') is banned from the studio. But can the axe be prevented? This comedy hinges on the 'magic of radio' - what real listeners 'see' is only what they hear. Your audience, however, witness everything that goes on: cows, car crashes, sex and guns, all appearing in the mind’s eye… or not!

Passion Wagon by Colin Barrow

(4m, 4f) A comedy play which revolves around the time old classic of a mother-in-law versus daughter-in-law, of tension and disapproval. Stella Watts has agreed with her husband Brian to take their daughter Amy and his mother Florrie on a two-week family holiday. It's the eleventh day and, as yet, they've been unable to get away from each other thanks to appalling bad weather. As the day unfurls, the cutting remarks and situations can't stop romance creeping into the family from all angles; one assurance is that Florrie Watts, who wishes she'd stayed at home, will have the last laugh.
Comedy Play Script: 'Peter Pantelyne, Esq' by Stephen Bean

Peter Pantelyne, Esq by Stephen Bean

(4m, 2f) Winner - Best Original Play, AETF North East Heats : 2007
Based on the medieval French play featuring Pierre Patelin, this play is a comedy involving trickery, lust, avarice and getting one’s just deserts, in which respect it retains the original theme of morality. In the play we meet Peter Pantelyne, a trickster who live on his wits, his spirited wife Gloria, a dim motor mechanic called Cooksey and a despicable pawnbroker who has about every vice known to man. Caught up in the middle of this motley bunch is the Judge, initially a victim of the pawnbroker, but who turns the tables in spectacular fashion. The play contains a fight scene and some (optional) nudity. Also available as a one act version.
Comedy Play Script: 'Player King' by Ryan Stevens

Player King by Ryan Stevens

(5m, 7f, 1m/f) During a community theatre's production of 'Hamlet,' a snubbed actor seeks to claim the title role by any means necessary, setting off a chain reaction of bruised egos, disguises, and shenanigans, all (well, mostly all) spoken in Shakespearean verse!

Radiodram by Nick Wilkes

(4m, 1f) "Broadcasting from the former Glen Likestar Distillery on 102.6 and 107.2 fm. You're listening to Radiodram, the Spirit of the Highlands" ... but is anyone else? A remote Scottish coastal town, a traditional Gaelic community, and a chronic lack of bonnie-lasses to bring a smile to the clans, the kilts and the Celts. Then a work-experience student arrives, modern, English, and worse… a woman! Will the airwaves ever be the same again?

Room Mates by Joe Simonelli

(3m, 2f) When divorced accountant and aspiring novelist Frank Avino gets a call from the police, it can only mean trouble. His divorced friend Tom has just been tossed out of his girlfriend's house and has no where else to stay. It is agreed he can stay with Frank in his tiny suburban New Jersey apartment for a few days until he gets his own place. A few days quickly turns into a few months and begins to cramp 'ladies man" Frank's style. Add in Frank's suspicious landlord and his visiting mother from Brooklyn and you have a very funny mix!

Comedy Play Script: 'Roy Brown - Reclaiming Stonhenge' by Derek Webb

Roy Brown: Reclaiming Stonehenge by Derek Webb

(4m, 6f, 2m/f) If Scotland can get back the Stone of Scone, Greece wants the Elgin marbles back and India wants its Koh-i-noor diamond, why shouldn’t Wales have the Stonehenge bluestones back? Roy Brown is no stranger to weird ideas and delights in this opportunity to project himself as a defender of Welsh heritage (even though he comes from Margate). The Druids though, are not so keen and tell Roy about their plans to re-start human sacrifices again, a thought that rather quickly causes him to re-think the whole idea. Will he let the campaign fall by the wayside, or could there be another opportunity? 
Comedy Play Script: 'She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not' by Andrew Piñon

She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not by Andrew Piñon

(Minimum 6m, 4f, 1m/f) Smeraldina has always loved Oratio. But, Oratio is now in love with Isabella whilst Isabella is engaged to Flavio. But, Flavio isn't ready to settle down. As the wedding day approached, emotions run high in this quiet, provincial Italian village. Things get even more complicated when magic rings, voodoo dolls, and blood-thirsty pirates are thrown into the mix. This slapstick, ensemble comedy features twelve zany characters who get caught up in the cacophony of chaos. Performed in the Italian style of Commedia dell Arte, this play gives enormous opportunities for the performers to improvise and engage with the audience. The story is suitable for audiences of all ages.

Special Features by Nick Broadhead

(5m, 4f, 1m/f) Have you ever watched a play and wished you could rewind it because you’ve missed a bit of the plot? That’s what the audience in this ‘play within a play’ are treated to, not because the plot of ‘Special Features’ is complicated or confusing, but it’s just funnier that way. Find out what the parrot has to do with product placement in the theatre, and also why the leading lady has a broken leg (yes, a real one!).

Stand And Deliver by Janet Shaw

(4m, 10f) Winner - Audience Award, Wakefield Drama Festival : 2009
In a small Maternity Ward, Sister Mitchell and Nurse Walker have to contend with four pregnant women and their other half's (or mother in one case) each with different reasons for being pregnant and different views on births, deaths and marriages. It may sound like an unlikely setting for a comedy play, but Janet Shaw has a talent for turning the most incongruous situation and poking fun at it, or the people in it. Great fun!
Comedy Play Script: 'Stopped Interrupting' by Nick Broadhead

Stopped Interrupting by Nick Broadhead

(4m, 4f) A play within a play (sort of). When a performance looks likely to be cancelled due to a missing actor, the author of the play agrees to stand in for him. A few minutes into Act One, the cast are perturbed by a lady member of the audience standing up and claiming that she wrote the play, not the supposed 'author' on stage. It transpires that they were in love many years ago, but broke up and haven't seen each other since. Did the script get snaffled? Why did they break up? How will the cast cope with this unusual and testing situation?

Sunking by Nick Wilkes

(3m, 1f) It’s tough trying to stay afloat. Daniel and Max, two guys at a crossroads in life, facing change, comparing what they want out of life with what is reasonable to expect, and not liking the compromise. All this and a supermarket trolley dumped in the duck pond - but is it half underwater or half sticking out? Like them, have you ever had that ‘Sunking’ feeling?
Comedy Play Script: 'Thank You, Mr Dickens!' by Jane Hilliard

Thank You, Mr Dickens! by Jane Hilliard

(5m, 5f)
It's Christmas Eve and the ladies of Ma Frinton's bordello are not looking forward to the festive season. Business is slow and they find themselves with no money, no food, and no gin! The arrival of Charles Dickens appears to offer them some hope - he is about to write a new novel and he is hoping they will provide him with inspiration... which they do, but maybe they are about to embellish the truth 'slightly' as their imaginations are allowed free rein.

Comedy Play Script: 'The Boobytrap' by Jane Hilliard

The Boobytrap by Jane Hilliard

(3m, 5f) A country cottage is the weekend retreat of Gerald Caunfield, MP, but it's the permanent home of his wife, Debbie. One weekend a young lady visitor comes to stay and threatens to wreak havoc in the Caunfields peaceful idyll. The arrival then of some unwelcome guests adds to the mayhem, where misunderstandings and confusion run riot. One simple set is all that's needed for this light-hearted comedy.


The Mummy by Jack Milner

(3m, 3f) “The 39 Steps in bandages”… From deepest, darkest, dangerous Egypt, via Torquay… a legendary curse is stirring back into life and we're all going along for an outrageous, terrifying ride as it takes grip…! A respectable legal practitioner, a beautiful dark-eyed Cornish heiress and her father, a 5,000 year-old man seeking an ancient love and the Tomb of the mystical Queen Tera all clash spectacularly in hilarious circumstances!

The Offending Biscuit by Roger Manktelow

(3m, 3f) Gerald Bottomly truly believes that 'The Diamond' is the worst biscuit in the world. This is mainly because it has caused the downfall of his mighty biscuit empire, which is now in danger of being taken over by the 'Other Biscuit Company'. They plan to stop production of all Gerald's biscuits. The day of foreclosure is rapidly approaching - a disaster for Lipton, an alien from the planet Rich Tea, a planet that is desperate for Diamond biscuits, as its very existence depends on them.


The Old People Are Revolting by Devon Williamson

(2m, 5f) An hilarious comedy about senior citizens seeking revenge! The residents of the Sunshine Retirement Village have had enough: they're revolting!Fed up with being ignored, and relegated to the sidelines of life they've decided to prove to the world just how dangerous seniors can be! Bursting with eccentric characters and crazy shenanigans the play is great fun to stage and a huge audience pleaser. 

The Pink Pearl by Bruno Lacroix

(3m, 2f) Imagine a restaurant that’s not yet properly open for business, where the only customer is an international food critic, where the decor is added to every 30 minutes, where the tee-total barman serves drinks way too strong, where the elderly lady tenant of the flat over the shop is pressed into helping, and where the owner desperately wants to win a coveted culinary award. It sounds like a recipe for disaster, and in this farcical comedy, the disaster pays off when the meat-based dish that’s mistakenly eaten by the vegetarian critic turns out to be a winner!

The Village Hall by John Bartlett

(9m, 8f) Four 30 min linked one-act plays (or play 2, 3 or 4 in combination)
That hallowed institution - the Village Hall, scene of unparalleled local country dramas is the setting for these four comedy plays. Each play stands up in its own right, but the quartet could be played together in many combinations. Each play features one or two main characters and their particular use of the Hall, a Jumble Sale, the Amateur Dramatics group, the scout's Gang Show and the Wedding Reception.

Tie Break by Nick Broadhead

(4m, 4f, 1m/f) When 94 year old Vincent arrives at Clive and Ann's house arm in arm with 21 year old Melanie, and it's announced they are engaged, everybody suspects of her of being a gold-digger. After she leaves, they discuss theories as to how she could 'bump the old codger off' without getting caught. Later, a policeman arrives to quiz them on the sudden demise of Vincent.. Is he all that he seems though? What does he say when the real Vincent arrives?

Tinsel by Deborah Amor

(9m, 12f) 'Tinsel' is a large cast show with lots of lovely cameo parts and is set in the struggling Pebbledon Theatre. Here, the Pebbledon Reps are rehearsing their Christmas show, putting up with cheap costumes and tatty scenery. The theatre’s owner has died, leaving his long-lost daughter as sole beneficiary, but she cannot be traced. Instead, his great-great-niece, Stacey Starchy, could inherit. Her plans though, threaten the very fabric of the theatre itself.

Twas The Fight Before Christmas by Devon Williams

(2m, 4f) Think your family is complicated? Meet the most dysfunctional family you can imagine as they try to navigate Christmas. Peace on earth and good will to all men? Not likely! Ever since her husband died, Mary’s horrible adult children have been ruining Christmas. This year, with the help of a suicidal French psychiatrist, Mary is determined to take Christmas back. An hilarious and uplifting Christmas comedy. 


Understanding Women by Devon Williamson

(3m, 1f) Mike, Dave and Julian spend a weekend in a garden shed determined to break an age-old mystery. Armed with a case of beer, a box of girlie magazines and a holy book they are going to 'understand women'. What they discover is not quite what they expected. 'Understanding Women' is a comedy play for both sexes! 

Whatever Happened To Ruby Quicksilver? by Janet Shaw

(4m, 6f) Frankie Morgan gave up the glittering life as pop/rock singer Ruby Quicksilver and now runs an hotel in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol. What made her give it all up and retreat to obscurity? When another hotel's misfortune causes a few of their guests to de-camp, Frankie should be happy, but, the guests begin to cause problems. There's the hen party with some awkward secrets, a young man who thinks he's god's gift to women, and Mavis, a woman for whom nothing is ever right, and her compliant, anything-for-a-quiet-life husband, Cliff. Not only does the combination of this lot start to raise some temperatures, but it turns out that many years ago, Cliff and Ruby were friendly, and he knows more than he's letting on about Grace, Frankie's daughter.
Comedy Play Script: 'Where There's A Will' by Joe Simonelli

Where There's A Will by Joe Simonelli

(3m, 1f) Through a quirk of fate the Bard is transported through time to the year 2014 where he lands outside the house of Gordon Coldridge, a struggling playwright with a pushy manager and an estranged girlfriend! Up against a deadline with writer's block due to an ill-fated romance, who better to assist you, than William Shakespeare.

Comedy Play Script: 'Whose Coat Is That Jacket' by Jack Llewellyn

Whose Coat Is That Jacket? by Jack Llewellyn

(4m, 2f) The play endeavours to explain the unexplainable notion in Welsh families of 'Hiraeth' (best translated as 'a heartfelt longing for one's homeland') and is centered on the hopes and dreams of a traditional Welsh family and the young ambitious English woman who finds herself trapped in this claustrophobic environment. This dark comedy provokes thought, as tradition, taboo, expectations, relationships, family, identity, compromise and language are all thrown into the melting pot, linking past and present with the unpredictable future of this 'stable' household.

Wives as they Were, and Maids as they Are

(7m, 3f, 2/m/f) a play by Elizabeth Inchbald, part of our Regency Repertoire
Miss Maria Dorillion is an intelligent and independent-minded young woman continually criticised and repressed by her fusty male guardians. Although virtuous, loyal and caring, she is constantly tempted by the high life of 18th century London and suffers from gambling problems and debt. Throughout the play we follow her journey to find her place in society: to either reconcile herself to old ways, or to modern fashion. Should she be a ‘wife of former times’ or a ‘maid of the present day’?

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