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Now You See Me, Now You Don't

    by Jane Lockyer Willis


       

Comedy Play Script: 'Now You See Me, Now You Don't' by Jane Lockyer Willis

Synopsis

Lionel and his wife Rosemary live a quiet island life. One night, while asleep, a portrait of Queen Victoria that has, for many years hung on their sitting-room wall, is stolen by a fellow islander. 

The thief unexpectedly returns the picture, explaining that his burglary activities serve only as a hobby to stave off boredom. The couple, with some helpful hints from Victoria’s ghost, visible only to Lionel, realise it is time to change their quarrelsome ways. To illustrate their good intentions, they decide to replace the old portrait with a new painting of themselves.

Duration

20 mins approx

Characters

(2m, 2f)

  • Queen Victoria : 60’s
  • Lionel : 60’s/70’s
  • Rosemary : Lionel's wife, 60’s
  • The Man : 40’s
    NOTE: The ages shown are just a guide.

       


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