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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


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.


20 mins approx


(2m, 2f)

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

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