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'Tis Folly To Be Wise

When burglar, Marty Dobson enters the property of Rebecca and Steve Porter, he finds Steve sitting on the sofa pointing a pistol at him. Marty's nightmare begins when Steve make him an offer he can't ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): F1 M3One-Act.
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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 Resta ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 3): 3MOne-Act.
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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 ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 3F 1MOne-Act.
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A Nation Deflated

After a night out celebrating his father's fiftieth birthday, Jason Harris awakes early to find father Mike, in a daze in his apartment. Two females are asleep in their respective bedrooms, and the fe ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): 3F 3MOne-Act.
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A New Lease of Wife

Billy Chapman, the resident Casanova, at the Greenfields Nursing Home, suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of female attention, as do other male residents, shortly after new Doctor, Andy Pric ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 7): F4 M4One-Act.
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A Quiet Night in with Friends

Peter Andrews is a successful businessman. Both he and his wife, Claire are members of an exclusive role-playing club who enjoy "Murder Mystery" evenings. This particular autumn evening it's their ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 9): F4 M5Full-Length.
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A Relative Mistake

After a year of married life and the credit crunch begins to bite, Kelly and Liam's relationship implodes. When both are made redundant, she cannot accept their lifestyle must change and regrets getti ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 2F 2MOne-Act.
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A Second Chance

'The Man' enters a room containing a table and ten chairs. The room is a "moment in time." As he introduces himself it is evident he is not from this planet. He has been sent by the "Omnipresent" to o ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 7): F4 M15One-Act.
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A Secret Truth

It is 1991 and Harry Baldwin, who is in his seventies, is living out his life in an aged persons unit and is slowly drifting into his own private world, where misery and depression go hand in hand. He ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): F2 M2One-Act.
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A Very Odd Couple

Sex workers Gary and Sarah, share a flat and ply their trade on a roster basis. Early one morning Gary returns to find Sarah still entertaining out of agreed working hours. Awaiting the transaction to ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 1F 3MOne-Act.
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Airs and Braces

Rough, ready and wealthy retired Northern businessman, Albert Prescott, had an unfortunate accident on the Golf course, leaving his libido somewhat deflated. His titled wife Lady Fiona, is rightly fru ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 2F 2 MOne-Act.
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Amateur Dramatics

When Exotic dancer, Karen Potter, auditions for the part in the Paragonian Players production of, "The Lady Laid Bare," she is excited to be given the female lead. For obvious reasons, Bobby Jones, ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): 2F 3MOne-Act.
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An Acute Sense Of Being

As their marriage is teetering on the edge of the abyss, Marcia and Neil are invited to a meet and greet evening with new neighbours, Peter and Friday. Marcia is shocked to find their Green, Eco-frie ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): 2F 3MOne-Act.
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An Innocent Guilt

Donna is short of money and asks her sister, Zoe to help with a scam of preying on older men in the local park by pretending to fall in front of them, then screaming sexual assault and obtaining money ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): F4 M2One-Act.
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An Inspector Falls

In an attempt to alleviate overstretched Police resources, Detective Inspector Chris Chapman and Detective Sergeant Maria Lawson attend the sudden death of Peter Fisher, a man living alone. It appears ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 2 F, 2 MOne-Act.
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Bad Timing

Media manipulator and publicist, Chas Pickett is always on the look-out for a story to top his last expose`. After a quiet weekend, stories look thin on the ground, as Monday heralds the start of Gen ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): 2F 3MOne-Act.
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Beans on Toast

Martin and Leanne Quinn are down on their luck after a failed business venture, are now bankrupt and live off baked beans.Martin comes up with the idea to start an Escort Agency to be run by Leanne, A ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 3F 1MOne-Act.
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Birth Day

When four expectant mothers agree to attend a group therapy initiative, chaired by Doctor Cathy Morton, their lives are put under the microscope. Julie is a rape victim, Sharon, is having her last chi ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): 6FFull-Length.
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Broken Biscuits

The Armstrong household is becoming a lunatic asylum. Bill spends most of his time in front of the television, while his wife, Mary fantasises over Brad Pitt. Mary's two brothers lodge with them as t ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 9): F5 M4One-Act.
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Bums on Seats

When Exotic Dancer and budding actress, Karen Potter, auditions for a part in the 'Paragonian Players' production of 'A Lady Laid Bare' she is excited to be given the female lead. For obvious reas ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): 2F 3MOne-Act.
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Bursting Soap Bubbles

After twenty-five years in the TV soap. "Harry's World," actor Owen Sharp is distraught and on the verge of a mental breakdown. He is unable to come to terms with his character being killed off along ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): 3F 2MOne-Act.
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Cavaliere Servente

Olympic Gold medallist, Christian Soames, now in his early forties and living in Cyprus, is being blackmailed into having sex with family friend, Sylvia Wright. Two years ago Sylvia found Christian ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): F4 M2Full-Length.
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Chasing the Dead

Rachael Miller is awoken one Saturday morning from under the duvet of a double air-bed to the dulcet tones of the past British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, declaring war on Germany. She is in ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 2): F1 M1One-Act.
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Condemned

Capital Punishment has been re-introduced in the United Kingdom and the military have taken over responsibility for executions. As five men, who have never met before, assemble in a Holding cell, they ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 7): 5M 2FOne-Act.
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Credit Crunch

With the world's money markets in turmoil, Trevor and Julie Brown take drastic action after been made scapegoats of the banking industry. Grinding their highflying lifestyle to a standstill is the ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): 3F 3MOne-Act.
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Dead Clothes

Rachel Miller is awoken, one Saturday morning from under the duvet of a double airbed, to the dulcet tones of British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, declaring war on Germany. Why is she there? ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 2): 1 Female 1 MaleOne-Act.
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Die And Let Live

When Mark Draper has a headstone delivered to his flat with his name on it, he treats it as a practical joke. When the undertaker rings for a convienient time to pick up his body he does not see the ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): F3 M3One-Act.
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Double Trouble

Jamie Bartels returns home late one night from America to celebrate his 21st birthday with his parents. He finds it a little strange to find his dad, Jack, smartly dressed. He reveals he's been murder ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): 3F 3 MOne-Act.
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Down and Out

Miles Bowen, a down and out, wakes up one morning in a drunken stupor, bent on committing suicide, He find himself sharing a derelict room with an equally drunken, Wendy Dobson. As they recount their ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 2): 1F 1 MOne-Act.
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Family and Friends

Colin Spears is slowly picking up the pieces after divorcing his wife after 20 years of marriage. Now a one-parent family, the Spears household is slowly coming to terms with life without a matriach. ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): F2 M2One-Act.
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Family Fortunes

As eccentric dysfunctional families go, the Benson brood take the biscuit. Gathering for the delayed funeral of their matriarch, Dot Benson, they receive a telephone call from the Funeral parlour info ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 8): 5F, 3MFull-Length.
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Friday Best

Jamie Bartels arrives home from America to celebrate his 21st birthday. He finds his father, Jack smartly dressed. He tells Jamie he is dead and that time has slipped back one week.. A series of incid ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): F3 M3One-Act.
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Funeral Arrangements

As eccentric and dysfunctional families go, the Benson brood take the biscuit. Gathering for the funeral of their matriach, Dot Benson, they receive a telephone call from the funeral directors telling ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 8): 5F 3MFull-Length.
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Hot Property

Freddie Watson, a successful estate agent is sent to a property awaiing the arrival of a prospective buyer, who has not been told that overlooking the house is a Naturist resort. A series of situat ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 9): 4M 5FOne-Act.
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If You Wrong Us, Shall We Not Revenge?

Simon is the victim of a vicious attack which leaves him paralysed and in a wheelchair and only able to communicate via his iPad. As the culprits have not been apprehended the family decide to take th ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 8): F2 M7One-Act.
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Incidental Emotions and Other Distractions

Andy Wilson's early retirement should have marked a happy chapter in his marriage. Wife Carol, fifteen years his junior, has career ambitions. Married life is slowly fading with Andy's needs suffering ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 2 F 2 MOne-Act.
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Inside Out

The next captain of the England football team is a transsexual. Life in the top flight of English Premiership football is fraught with danger both on and off the field, as the press devours morsels of ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): 1F 4MOne-Act.
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Kill Shot

Martin Hales, and ex-copper has been diagnosed with cancer. He has a score to settle with a former colleague Dizzy Gillespie. He hatches a plan to lure him to a showdown involving his daughter whom Di ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): 1F 4MOne-Act.
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Last Performing Rites

The Phoenix Descending Theatre Company is in terminal meltdown, as productions are rehearsed back to back with extra rehearsals in between. Artistic Director, Peter Quince, wields an iron fist as his ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 7): 2 Females 5 MalesOne-Act.
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Liam's Last Birthday

As family and friends gather to celebrate Liam's thirty-ninth birthday, his parents, Wendy and Dennis, argue about their first years of married life. When heavily pregnant Jenny arrives, not feelin ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): 3F 3MOne-Act.
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Lord Capulet was a Geordie

Bobby Kemp wakes up one evening in his living room to find Lord Capulet from "Romeo and Juliet" reading the prologue to the play. Bobby thinks he's dreaming and ignores him in the hope he'll wake up. ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 7): F2 M5One-Act.
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Model Behaviour

Louise Dent is a dowdy, frigid and recently married 35 year old. She finds herself spending an evening with 59 year old Donna Naylor, an extrovert and ex-glamour model at Donna's house. Both have met ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 2F 2MOne-Act.
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Nemesis Rising

Martin Hales, an ex-copper, has been diagnosed with cancer. His life has been shattered by the death of his wife, his imprisonment and his daughter's imprisonment. He has a score to settle with Ch ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): F1 M4One-Act.
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Net Curtains

Widow, Olivia Dawson, an avid reader of romance novels yearns for the glamorous lifestyle of her characters instead of her urban breadline existence. A chance look out of her window reveals some st ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 9): F4 M5Full-Length.
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Next!

Malcolm Dodd is a giant in the theatre world and an ogre. One day, during auditions for "A Midsummer- Night's Dream" his temper is at boiling point as auditions begin to run late. He is confronted by, ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): 3M 2FOne-Act.
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One Rotten Apple

As retired millionaire businessman, Martin Smith and his wife Joan, prepare for Christmas, their dark past is dragged up and given an annual airing, laced with a generous helping of alcohol on his par ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 2F 2MOne-Act.
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Preventative Detention

A new initiative by the headmaster of a comprehensive school leaves Debbie Charlton with the unenviable task of supervising detention with a difference. As school resources are stretched, this is ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 7): F4 M3One-Act.
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Recycled

When Baz Watson wins, "Have A Dirty Weekend On Us" competition run by a popular lads magazine, his prize is a weekend for two, at a hi-tech cottage at a secret location in the country. Kate, their "Mo ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): 3F 3MOne-Act.
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Reversed Relationships

Relationships come in all shapes and emotional sizes and the age gap conjures up some unlikely connotaions. Amanda, in her early sixties, is recovering from a divorce and contemplating a life alone, a ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): F3 M3One-Act.
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Romeo and Julian

Gay, Billy Collins, an actor in his late forties, is going through a difficult relationship with his partner, who has embarked on a series of illicit affairs. He seeks solace and sympathy with an old ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 2): 2MOne-Act.
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Scenes In Between

The Rosebud Theatre is in turmoil. Due to casting difficulties a play that was going to be produced has had to be abandoned. A second play is now in production and once again casting difficulties ari ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 2F 2MOne-Act.
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Simon Says

Simon is the victim of a vicious attack by four youths which leaves him paralysed and confined to a wheelchair. His only means of communication is via his laptop computer. The culprits have not been a ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 8): 2F 7MOne-Act.
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Strangers By Arrangement

When sixty year-old retired Human Resources manager, Amanda Bailey, arrives at the "Strada Florida" hotel in Mid- Wales, early on Friday evening, hoping for a discreet weekend with her youthful compan ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 10): F5 M5Full-Length.
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Tablecloths, Tissues and Tampons

When MP's Emma Mason (Conservative) and Rob Jackson (Labour) decide to pool their resources and move to London and share a flat, all seems to be going well until several of their expense claims reach ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 5): 3F 2MOne-Act.
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Terminal Logic

Miles Bowen, a down and out, wakes up one morning in a drunken stupor, bent on commiting suicide that day. He finds himself sharing a derelict room with an equally drunken down and out, Wendy Dobson ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 2): I F I MOne-Act.
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The Dummy

Peter Johnson's life is slowly recovering after the loss of his wife in a traffic accident. He is ready to resurrect his career as a ventriloquist with his agumentative and vitriolic dummy, Albert, wh ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 3M,1FOne-Act.
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The Error

Eric and Pat Harris arrive home to find their house has been stripped of its contents and sold. An estate agent arrives with a new contract and thinking them to be the new owners, Eric and Pat decide ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 7): F3 M4One-Act.
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The Golden Key

It is 1931 in Cyprus and the country is gripped in civil unrest, as the British administration force tax laws on the community against the wishes of the National Council consisting of Greek and Turkis ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 15): F4 M11Full-Length.
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The Rewrite

After critical acclaim for his trilogy of one-act plays "Family, Friends and other Enemies" under his directorship, Trevor James is resting on his laurels at a secluded hotel in mid-Wales. He enter ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 6): 4F 2MOne-Act.
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The War Effort

In 1945, Winston Churchill and Arthur Eckersley stood shoulder to shoulder, celebrating their finest hour, ( but not a lot of people know that). Who the hell is Arthur Eckersley you might well ask? Re ...
Author: HAILS, ChristopherCast (at least 4): 2F 2MOne-Act.
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Christopher Hails



Originally from the North East of England and ex RAF. All but retired and enjoying life in Cyprus. Still writing and acting. Having written over 50 plays over the last eight years, my plays are slowly coming into vogue which is not a bad thing.


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