One Act and Full Length Scripts

The Nerve to Murder

A full-length play in two scenes - 6Fs/4Ms/1M or F.

When a Russian woman invites people to her country home for the weekend to say a final farewell, she finds her final days are shorter than she thought as are the days of her faithful assistant. A double murder occurs in a place that has no means of communication to the outside world. A double murder that occurs in the context of the 2018 Novichok attacks in Shropshire. Amongst the guests, the detective has to work out who the culprit is. The audience is asked to guess as well. This provides an interactive theatrical evening, which can be played over multiple performances as there are three endings, which are included in the script.

Get Fit for Ageing

A One Act Play - 5Fs/2Ms.

The weekly get fit class contains different characters with their own reasons for being there, but the common denominator is that they all want to stave off the ageing process. In this instance, their usual get fit trainer is not available. The only person that the committee could find is a Zumba teacher. It is much more strenuous than the group are used to. Their real characters come to the fore as they try and keep up with the Zumba moves.

Life Change in a Day

A One Act Play - 3Fs/1M.

A one act play of about 30 minutes that focuses on a single incident that changes a life. This incident has been bubbling under Emma’s life for a couple of years, but this is day that it bubbles over and changes a life out of all recognition. Emma feels her life is going well and that her future is secured until her husband doesn’t come home. She finds that her life has been governed for too long by others and she needs to take control. Although it is a hurtful change, ultimately it is a story of optimism and hope.

My Son, My Brother

A One Act Play - 3Fs/2Ms.

The one act play is set in the 1980s when the issue of AIDS and homosexuality was stigmatised more than it is in modern day. The family of Andrew Hunter are standing at his grave, remembering him and wondering about his car accident and how it could happen as he was such a good driver. It’s a story of secrets and doing what is expected, even when it goes against character. Social restrictions can end up being harmful and how families can contribute to this. As they reflect on the man they knew, a friend of his tells them of the man that he knew. They are different people .

Reflections

A One Act Play - 3Fs/3Ms/2M or Fs.

Bill has been made redundant and has reached his 60th birthday. He is in his shed and is reflecting on his life, what has happened and how he feels useless. Mental apparitions from his past manifest to help him think clearly about his past and his future.

Second Childhood

A One Act Play - 2Fs/3Ms/3M or Fs.

Four people have found themselves redundant and bemoaning their lives. As a distraction, one of their brothers suggests getting back to when life was a lot simpler. As adults, they get dressed up as children and go back to where they played when they were younger. During this time, they realise that the past should stay in the past and that the present and the future should be their focus. 

Turning Point

A One Act Play - 3Fs/1M.

Georgina is a girl who all her life has done things in a very correct and proper manner, but she feels that this hasn't got her anywhere. She lives in a small flat on her own and has recently lost her job and can't find another one easily. She has a crisis of confidence in her ability as a person. Her friend, Lucy, tries to make her see things more clearly and is helped by the ghostly Benny and Mary who have their own problems with each other and their situation, which is new to Benny but not to Mary who tries to ease Benny into it.

Coming Spring 2020

Detective Rose Investigates the Deadly Sins...

A series of 7 One Act Plays with a cast of 6 in each.

Detective Rose investigates the Deadly Sins… is a series of seven plays where the motive is one of the 7 deadly sins; pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. Each one act play covers one of the sins. They can be performed individually or as a series over a few nights and in any order. All plays are set in modern day and the titles are as follows:

Detective Rose Investigates a homeless murder; set in a homeless drop in centre. A homeless man is found dead behind a dumpster and it is Det. Roses' job to talk to the last people to have seen and spoken to him to find the murderer.

Detective Rose Investigates an office murder; set in an office. A young woman is found dead in a park and it is Det. Roses' job to talk to the last people to have seen and spoken to her to find the murderer.

Detective Rose Investigates an educated murder; set in a university. A university professor is found dead in her office and it is Det. Roses' job to talk to the last people to have seen and spoken to her to find the murderer.

Detective Rose Investigates a church murder; set in a catholic church. A beloved Catholic Priest is found dead in his vestry and it is Det. Roses' job to talk to the last people to have seen and spoken to him to find the murderer.

Detective Rose Investigates a football murder; set in an office. A young football is found dead in the stadium after an Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs game and it is Det. Roses' job to talk to the last people to have seen and spoken to him to find the murderer.

Detective Rose Investigates a medical murder; set in a hospital. An up and coming consultant is found dead in the doctors lounge of the hospital she works at and it is Det. Roses' job to talk to the last people to have seen and spoken to her to find the murderer.

Detective Rose Investigates a stately murder; set in an upper class London home of Lord and Lady Weir. Lord Weir has been found dead in his lounge and it is Det. Roses' job to talk to the last people to have seen and spoken to him to find the murderer.

Savory Scripts and Scribes

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