Play Scripts

Below are details of five randomly chosen play scripts currently available through our sister site ScriptCircle (Full Catalogue of nearly 500 plays - html, large!)


Diane Culthorpe, the reputable and ‘motherly’ proprietor of a clifftop hotel in Italy is about to celebrate her thirtieth anniversary as the owner of the hotel. Sadly, she has been far from financially astute and the bank is about to foreclose on the mortgage. Alan Barron, a novelist and author of the trilogy, Anniversaries, has been a guest at the hotel for twenty five years and might also be celebrating his twenty fifth wedding anniversary, had his wife not left him during the first week of ... read more

Author: PASSMORE, Keith
Cast (at least 11): 7M 4F - Full-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to see

The Pied Piper and the Tail of the Rat King

A new twist on an old tail...sorry, tale. The Pied Piper leads all the rats away to a secret cave so that he can become Mayor of the town, but he soon reveals himself to be greedier and more of a pest than the rats ever were. Brave Rattles the rat has to try to free the rats and the town!

Author: NUTTALL, Peter
Cast (at least 11): Minimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. The usual pantomime juxtapositions apply. - Full-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyPantomime


On a guided tour of an art gallery, Beatrice notices a lone man, Jon, crying in front of a painting. She knows the tragic story behind the painting: the apinter;s wife killed herself because he was unfaithful, and in remorse he painted her in a heavenly repose. Beatrice offers help, and it transpires that, for Jon, whose wife died of leukaemia while he was with another woman, the painting tells his own story. His guilt makes life no longer worth living. Beatrice, though, has her own haunting sec ... read more

Author: PLOWMAN, Gillian
Cast (at least 4): 1M, 1F plus 5. - One-Act.

A Last Supper

After the dubious arrest of Linwood Morgan, for possession of a controlled substance by Detective Inspector Lorna Farmer, she is confident her action was correct, despite protestations from DC Debbie Mason. Unfortunately Lorna finds herself on the brink of an internal police investigation after it is found that Linwood's circumstances were not what it seemed. Luckily, Superintendent Jane Hopkins smoothes things over, but Lorna decides to resign and Debbie asked for a transfer. The seemingly i ... read more

Author: HAILS, Christopher
Cast (at least 4): 3F 1M - One-Act.
Files available for downloadOn-line performing licencesSwearingHistoricalThriller

A Bad Review

Openly gay and flamboyant, Cooper Hopkins, a respected theatre critic is at home one evening preparing to leave for New York to take up an Arts critic post. With him is ex-partner, Nick Bowen, a Restaurateur, having a meal. Nick leaves and Cooper receives an abusive telephone call about one of his critiques. He slams down the telephone and gets on with writing his last review. Nick returns to collect his culinary tools and stays for a coffee. There is a knock on the door, but Cooper refuses t ... read more

Author: HAILS, Christopher
Cast (at least 3): 3M - One-Act.
Files available for downloadOn-line performing licencesAdult ThemesSwearingTragedyThriller

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RMJI Scripts

Three plays available through StagePlays. All three of these plays have won Best New Play awards.

The Chip Van Plays Dixie by Robert IlesThe Chip Van Plays Dixie
an one-act play for 1M/1F. A poignant slice of life comedy set on a bench by a cemetery where two strangers find that they have more in common than they thought, more even than a love of chips, real chips.
Head case by Robert IlesHead Case
An all female three hander one-act play script. A blind sculptress models a head on an unknown skull for her police detective sister. An award-winning ghost story.
Towpath by Robert IlesTowpath
Four strangers meet on a canal bank, each has a story to tell and a history to share.

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