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My In-Laws Are Outlaws

    by Devon Williamson


We licence productions of this title in UK, Ireland & Europe only.
For other areas please contact Devon Williamson

Comedy Play Script: 'My In-Laws Are Outlaws' by Devon WilliamsonSynopsis

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.

After facing up to formidable matriarch and mother-in-law Audrey, Annie is shocked to find herself confronting Natalya, a sinister Russian assassin who has been hired by the family to bump her off. The two strike up an unlikely alliance when they realise that a second would-be murderer, in the shape of Italian mercenary Rosa Botticello, has in turn been engaged to get rid of Natalya.

When Annie unintentionally polishes off Rosa by 'frying' her pacemaker, her friendship with Natalya is confirmed. But the comedy turns into pure farce as Irish killers Finn O’Reilly and his dim-witted son Donal join the merry mayhem.

Complaining that practically a whole United Nations of professional murderers appears to have been brought in to deal to her, the resourceful Annie surprisingly succeeds in outsmarting them all.

Devon Williamson's play is a highly entertaining observation on family relationships infused with his usual wit and keen sense of the ridiculous, while also remaining insightful, and at times, disarmingly poignant. 


110 mins approx


(4m, 6f reducing to 2m, 4f with doubling)

  • Annie - 30-40, married to Dane, a librarian, timid, not very adventurous
  • Dane - 30-40, estranged son of a mob family
  • Audrey 50-60, Dane’s mother and current head of the mob family, hard, manipulative, very short-tempered
  • Desiree - 30-40, Dane's sister, dreams of being a notable mobster, but only has the intelligence to become a notable moron
  • Granddad - 70-80, Audrey’s father, losing his mind, repeats what other people say, much loved by the family
  • Grandma - 70-80, Audrey’s mother, hard, violent women, extremely short temper, devoted to Granddad, loathes Desiree
  • Natalya - 30s/40s, Russian hit-woman, poor English but understands, shows little emotion, dangerous and surprisingly smart (Can be played by the actor playing Desiree)
  • Finn 50s/60s, former IRA fighter, dangerous, violent, trying to train his idiot son in the family business of killing (Can be played by the actor playing Granddad)
  • Donal - 30-40, Finn's idiot, has a fear of doorways, emotionally unstable, incapable of learning his father's trade (Can be played by the actor playing Dane)
  • Rosa Botticello - 90ish, legendary Italian assassin, has a pacemaker (Can be played by the actor playing Grandma)


We licence productions of this title in UK, Ireland & Europe only.
For other areas please contact Devon Williamson

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