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Comedy (K-M)

Comedy Play Script: 'Liberty Hall' by Robin Jennifer Miller

Liberty Hall by Robin Jennifer Miller

(4m, 4f) 90 mins (exc interval) Attempting to impress his American girlfriend, Zoe, Tom has told her he's an English lord whose parents own a stately home.  Ashworth Hall is a delightful country house hotel and Tom's sure, that with the help of his friend Colin, he can pass it off as his parents' home. What could possibly go wrong? Well, his ex might turn up. And Zoe's strict father might turn up, too.  And the managers of the hotel are expecting a visit from their son’s irate teacher...

Comedy Play Script: 'Look Out, He's Got A Gun!' by Phil Mansell

Look Out, He's Got A Gun! by Phil Mansell

(7-10m, 3-5f with doubling) Scotland Yard’s top ‘tecs are baffled. What's the link between the Purple Cockatoo nightclub and a ring of white slave traders who are abducting jolly nice gals? A fast-moving and light-hearted homage to the radio serials and British B-movies of the 1940s and early ‘50s, where the stiff upper lips of amateur sleuths won the day and beat the most dastardly of villains. It's Amateur Sleuths in a Spiffing Spoof!

Comedy Play Script: 'Looking For Love' by Raymond Hopkins

Looking For Love by Raymond Hopkins

(4m, 5f) After twenty-one years of marriage, James Beale walks out on his wife, Molly. She is devastated. After four months of being alone, her best friend, Fiona, persuades her to try the ‘Six-Step miracle cure’ for abandoned wives. She agrees to give it a go, and finds that it has amazing results. Not only does her husband want to come back, but she has two other suitors vying for her affection.   

Comedy Play Script: 'Lost For Words' by Devon Williamson

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.
Currently withdrawn by the playwright for re-working.

Comedy Play Script: 'Love And Mistletoe' by Raymond Hopkins

Love And Mistletoe by Raymond Hopkins

(2m, 6f) It is Christmas Eve. Sue and Tom Millard have invited Sue’s widowed dad round to spend Christmas with them. Three wealthy, elderly ladies have also been invited, with the intention of getting Sue’s dad fixed up. An old school friend unexpectedly calls in and starts flirting with Tom. Their daughter informs them she is pregnant by a no-hoper boyfriend. What should have been a happy festive time turns into a fiasco.

Comedy Play Script: 'Love And Money' by Raymond Hopkins

Love And Money by Raymond Hopkins

(4m, 4f) Derek and Pauline Felton’s house has been burgled. Derek decides that their new home insurance policy will yield a lucrative pay-out. Pauline becomes increasingly unhappy about Derek’s devious actions in securing the money. Things get complicated when their daughter’s new boyfriend turns out to be the burglar. To add to the mayhem, the local vicar falls hopelessly in love with the Scenes of Crimes Officer, and the next door neighbour keeps offering unwelcome advice.

Comedy Play Script: 'Love And Perfect Harmony' by Raymond Hopkins

Love And Perfect Harmony by Raymond Hopkins

(4m, 5f) Timothy Ledbury runs a small town choir. Over the years, the Mayor’s wife has always been the lead soloist, not because of hersinging ability, but because of her dominant personality. Carrie, a shy newcomer to the town, joins the choir. Her voice is outstanding. The choir has been selected to take part in an international competition. Who will take the lead role? 

Comedy Play Script: 'Love At Last' by Raymond Hopkins

Love At Last by Raymond Hopkins

(3m, 7f) This play is set in a retirement complex whose residents are a rich mixture of elderly people from all walks of life. There has been a spate of robberies and everything points to a member of staff. However, all is not as it seems! There is also romance with three ladies who each think that an eligible bachelor is vying for their affection. Finally, we have a vicar who keeps popping in to entice a female staff member into his fold! 

Comedy Play Script: 'Love Begins At Fifty' by Raymond Hopkins

Love Begins At Fifty by Raymond Hopkins

(3m, 6f) After twenty-eight years in a loveless marriage, Clive Debanks decides to have an affair. He selects three prospective partners from the ‘Lonely Hearts’ column in the local paper. The same paper is running a competition to find the perfect married couple, the first prize being a Caribbean cruise. His wife, Anita, secretly enters. The night Clive is entertaining one of his dates, a photographer from the paper arrives to take pictures of the ‘happy married couple’.

Comedy Play: 'Love Me Do' by Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran

Love Me Do by Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran

(5m, 4f, 2m'f doubling possible) The action takes place in October 1962, the month of the both the Beatles’ first single and of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The play transports Dorothy from her settled life in the Mid-West of the USA to an England peopled with a cast of eccentrics. She is thrown together with the kind of man she has never met before, and the two of them have to face the world-ending threat of nuclear war together.

Comedy Play Script: 'Love On The Beach' by Raymond Hopkins

Love On The Beach by Raymond Hopkins

(2m, 6f) Tom Millard’s world has been shattered by the unexpected death of his wife. Realizing that life is short, Tom makes a bucket list. His first objective is to move to the coast. Next, he hires the services of an escort lady for an evening’s entertainment. Unfortunately, Tom mistakes the local female vicar for his escort date. The bucket list continues, bringing more surprises and love into his world.

Comedy Play: 'Lucky Numbers' by Mike Yeaman

Lucky Numbers by Mike Yeaman

(4m, 3f) Nana is losing control of her life and her mind and now has to live with her feckless family. When her winning numbers come up on the Lotto, it’s her chance to force the family to change their ways. Can they convince her that they are reformed characters before the ticket expires? A fast-paced comedy that builds into classic farce. Winner of The People’s Theatre (Newcastle) Play Award, 2007.

Comedy Play Script: 'Lust In The Dust' by Alan Bates

Lust In The Dust by Alan Bates

(2m, 3f) A family-friendly comedy, bordering on farce of the old school variety. Elizabeth, the matriarch is the custodian of a valuable artefact that is due to be returned to the country of its origin. However, because of blizzard conditions, Elizabeth's daughter, her husband and their respective paramours are forced to stay. They plot to steal the artefact before it is returned. Skulduggery of the highest and most humorous, ensues.

Comedy Play Script: 'Make Time For Love' by Raymond Hopkins

Make Time For Love by Raymond Hopkins

(3m, 7f) Brian Hardisty is a pillar of society. He is involved with several charitable organisations, as well as being a Magistrate. However, he is not happy with his life. He is in a loveless marriage, and fed up with the daily rat race. So out of the blue, without telling his family, he decides to leave home and disappear into the sunset. 

Comedy Play Script: 'Many Happy Returns' by Jill Woods

Many Happy Returns by Jill Woods

(6m, 4f) The early 1980’s, and also Grandad’s 80th birthday, planned to within an inch of its life by daughter Brenda, whose aim is a happy family celebration and, almost as importantly, to impress the local Vicar, who fairly soon starts to regret the invitation as things quickly go awry.   Brenda’s husband and three sons cause problems in their own individual ways, driving her to the comfort of the cooking sherry, though the birthday boy himself is blissfully oblivious to it all, until he receives the most unexpected of gifts.

Comedy Play Script: 'Menopause Made Me Do It' by Devon Williamson

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 to account 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'.

Comedy Play Script: 'Moon Quest!' by John Waterhouse

Moon Quest by John Waterhouse

(4m, 7f or 2m, 4f with doubling) Gabi, an intrepid spacewoman, is sent to Mars to try to find lost space explorer Steve Morris. After apparently crash landing on Mars, she meets a strange Moon-based race called the Curians who are in conflict with the planet’s other moons. An insurrection is being planned by an Amazonian people who capture Gabi and before long she is locked in the civil struggles of an alien race but still no closer to finding Steve Morris.

Comedy Play Script: 'Murder Afoot!' by Knut Naerum

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!

Comedy Play Script: 'Murder With Ghosts' by Simon Brett

Murder With Ghosts by Simon Brett

(5m, 4f or 4m, 5f) During a weekend house party at Quittendon Manor, the owner, Lady Cholmondley, tells a private investigator, Peregrine Villiers, that she believes she is about to be murdered. However, it is he who is murdered first. To his surprise, he returns to the action immediately, as a ghost. Since the other characters can neither see him or hear him, he can only watch, as other weekend guests get murdered and join him on the Other Side. Who is left alive at the end? Just one person and the ghosts know the answer!

Comedy Play Script: 'My Ex' by Trevor Johnson

My Ex by Trevor Johnson

(3m, 3f) Three couples buy a new house in a cul-de-sac on a new, up-market small estate. Soon afterwards Paul & Penelope hold a dinner party for the other four: Andy & Susie and Geoffrey & Alice. Trouble is, that Paul & Susie were previously married to each other, as were Geoffrey & Penelope and Andy & Alice. All have been divorced and have not seen each other for three of four years, which could make for an interesting conversation during the meat course.

Comedy Play Script: 'My Husband's Nuts' by Devon Williamson

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 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 Jack's mind without the help of the medical profession... or common sense?

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

My In-Laws Are Outlaws by Devon Williamson

(4m, 6f reducing to 2m, 4f with doubling) 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. Devon Williamson's play is a highly entertaining observation on family relationships infused with Williamson’s usual wit and keen sense of the ridiculous, while also remaining insightful and at times disarmingly poignant.