Loading... Please wait...


The Difficult Crossing

by Andrew Wild


One Act Drama Play Script: 'The Difficult Crossing' by Andrew Wild‘The Difficult Crossing’ is a short piece that offers opportunity for two actors to explore a relationship independently, but together. It looks at two perspectives of the same conscious moment: when we fall into the suspended state of sleep. Throughout, ‘Him’ is asleep and is acting out his dreams, and ‘Her’ is awake and is voicing her thoughts.

He goes through flights of fancy as his dreaming self skips between unrelated comic scenes, whilst she is grounded in the realities of real life. It opens with ‘Him’ apparently waking up into a dream-like place where not everything is as it should be. He is initially confused but ‘goes with the flow’ of the events that occur. Meanwhile, ‘Her’ muses on life, and the difficulties she has in communicating directly with ‘Him’.

Celebrities and superficial thoughts are brought to life in his imagination which echo a human need for 'dreams' as a route to happiness. A need to achieve something great is nodded at in his obsession with the famous figures of the past. She however, has more emotional depth and wears her heart on her sleeve as she confesses to herself that she is expecting a child, but cannot find a way to tell him. Their coming together at the end, the first time they interact, brings all the thoughts full circle. There is scope in the production of this piece to add considerable directorial vision.


30-35 mins approx


(1m, 1f)

  Him - 30s, a dreamer, active, physical
  Her - 30s, a realist, static, reflective

  • Preview E-Script (The Difficult Crossing)
    £0.00 Preview E-Script (The Difficult Crossing)
    A free preview script containing a significant part of the full script and provided as a pdf file sized for A4 paper.
  • E-Script (The Difficult Crossing)
    £3.50 E-Script (The Difficult Crossing)
    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 (The Difficult Crossing)
    £6.05 Printed Script (The Difficult Crossing)
    A printed script provided as an A5 paperback acting edition. You are licensed to use this for your personal use. If you want to make multiple copies for use at rehearsals, a Script Copying Licence is required in addition...
  • Script Copying Licence
    £0.00 Script Copying Licence
    If you've bought an e-script or a printed script, this licence permits you to make copies of it for rehearsal use. The price will be shown after you select the title required. PLEASE NOTE: The licence will be e-mailed to...
  • Royalty Quotation Form (1A+)
    Royalty Quotation Form (1A+)
    The rights to perform and record for all the titles in our catalogue are managed by Stagescripts Ltd. You should not assume that a licence to perform will always be granted. Please request a quotation at the earliest...