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               COVID-19 Advice (issued 18 March 2020)

Given the current circumstances we've had a high number of groups make contact with us, and, due to the amount of effort put into rehearsals/marketing etc, most of them have so far wanted to re-schedule rather than cancel. We're not charging fees for any deferral of productions.

If you decide to postpone your production you probably won't know the dates for later in the year, or next year, yet, but please advise us nevertheless, and we'll issue a new temporary licence to show a date range of 2-3 months which you can then refine with us when the actual production dates are known.

Regarding cancellation: our administration fee will not be levied where you are forced to cancel your production.
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We will be unable to fulfil any orders for printed scripts for the foreseeable future. Any orders placed will be cancelled and a refund made.
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Stay'd For

    by L J McTuggle

Winner George Taylor Memorial Award, 2014
(the annual playwriting award from the National Drama Festivals Association)


Comedy Play Script: 'Stay'd For' by Graham CollierAre occupational skills and religious beliefs any use when an emergency occurs?  A teacher, an unpublished writer, a telecoms salesman and a dental clerk journey from Uxbridge to help a relative in Malaysia move his luxury yacht. 

As events unfold we see whether their work experiences and technical skills can extricate them from the yacht marooned in the South China Sea; and how their differing opinions and beliefs explain the unconscious woman and her rucksack of balls. Is she their fate or are they hers? What on earth they should do next?  All this via Arnold Bennett, Alan Bennett, Omelette, Hamlet, and Wet Wet Wet.

This tight four-hander uses its cast to reconfigure a back garden in Uxbridge, to a Boeing Dreamliner, to the pointy end of a luxury yacht, all with the minimum of fuss.  It uses and re-uses toys and Beano annuals throughout the three locations, and offers a director and cast opportunities to be creative with props and staging.

It’s a comedy but not a farce: it asks relevant questions of our four protagonists who, for once in their lives, have truly strayed outside their comfort zones.


(3m, 1f)

  • Asa - Kim’s older brother, married to Jane
  • Kim - Asa’s younger brother
  • Jane - married to Asa
  • Greg - a friend of Asa, and of similar age

  • Preview E-Script (Stay'd For)
    £0.00 Preview E-Script (Stay'd For)
    A free preview script containing a significant part of the full script and provided as a pdf file sized for A4 paper.
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    £3.25 E-Script ('Stay'd For')
    The full script provided as a pdf file for A4 size paper. You have a maximum of three attempts to download the file which will expire after 30 days. You are licensed to print this once for your personal use. If you want to...
  • Printed Script ('Stay'd For') A5
    £6.95 Printed Script ('Stay'd For') A5
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