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Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast: One-Act.
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A Beatle's Story - a one act play by Morley Shulman

This play about the Beatles is basically a conversation between John Lennon and Paul McCartney about replacing their Bass player, Stu, and who on earth they are going to get to replace him. Stu has de ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 3): 3M - the band membersOne-Act.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyHistoricalBased on real people/eventsDetailsDetails

A Blind Date - short romantic comedy by Elliot Baker

In this one act romantic comedy, two ungainly misfits meet on a blind date. Each are “turned off” by each other’s appearance and odd behaviors. By chance, Skip, reads a line from Yeats and when Eilee ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 2): 1M 1FOne-Act.
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A Contemporary Christmas Carol - a modern day Scrooge by Mark Mcquown

In modern day Beverly Hills, high powered Talent and Literary agent Elgin Scroge goes about his daily business running the shop with his one employee, Bob Cricket. It is the Christmas season of the ye ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 12): Large cast of between 12 and 32 actors, depending on smaller parts that can be doubled. Puppets can be used as well.Full-Length.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performTragedyHorror/GhostAdaptation of book/filmDetailsDetails

A Cut above the rest - a farce in one act by Claire Demmer

Snake and Harry have the steal of a lifetime – the famous Devonport diamonds, owned by the late Amelia Devonport. All they have to do is discover where they are hidden, when they attend her funeral. T ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 8): 8 3F 5FOne-Act.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyFarceDetailsDetails

A Manger Carol - a Nativity Play by Richard van den Akker

Every year, in churches across the world, children perform the story of the nativity before an audience of proud and excited parents. In many cases a large group of children are dressed up and paraded ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 20): 20-60 charactersOne-Act.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyHistoricalBased on real people/eventsMusicalDetailsDetails

Abstinence Only - a one act psychological drama by Jim Pangrazio

This one act psychological drama, ‘Abstinence Only’ questions the severe limitations on personal freedom in a country that claims to be free. An intruder has entered a New York City studio apartment, ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 3): 2F 1MOne-Act.
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Adventures of Mojo and Snowy in Lochloosa by Michael Holtzhauer and Shirley Gambrell

In this children’s play, the teacher, Miss Ann, reads to her class out of a book, ” The Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy in Lochloosa.” As she reads, the imagination of the children transports them int ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 7): Seven, one adult M, one adult F, rest are childrenOne-Act.
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Aldous remembers - a romantic two act play by Paul Hood

Aldous Bentley has a problem: he is prone to dangerous sleep walking and forgetfulness. His memory often eludes him; he can’t remember his wedding day, or precious moments he’s accumulated in his life ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 4): 2M 2FFull-Length.
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An ordinary man by S Rob

Jack, is a run of the mill kind of guy. He is married, lives in the suburbs and pays his taxes. It’s not his fault he’s a werewolf, and to be honest, he’s kind of tired of the whole thing, really. His ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 4): 3M 1FOne-Act.
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And all his songs were sad - a biography of Sean McCarthy by Mattie Lennon.

AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD” follows the life and works of Irish songwriter Sean McCarthy. It is a drama following the life of this talented musician, who was inspired by the everyday people and events ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 6): 4M 2F - same characters at different ages. Full-Length.
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Anna, alone - a one act play about a girl dealing with multiple personality disorder by Caitlin Coxon

Set in a psychologist’s office, Anna alone is a drama about a girl who has multiple personality disorder caused by physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her mother. The play deals with her confron ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 5): 4F 1M/FOne-Act.
Files available for downloadAdult ThemesSwearingTragedyDetailsDetails

Arcanum - a comedy about friends and love by James Chisholm

A group of friends that meet everyday for lunch in the park may prove to be a bit too much for the new guy at the office to handle, as they discuss everything from movies and food, to love and loss. T ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 6): 5M 1FOne-Act.
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Believe - one act ten minute drama

Milly is a troubled young woman in her twenties. For years she has held a closely guarded secret – she sees terrible events before they happen. Although she has kept it quiet all this time, she has fi ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 2): 1M 1FOne-Act.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeHorror/GhostDetailsDetails

Blasphemous Rumours - a hellish tongue in cheek drama by Agustin D. Martinez

Meet Shelby – he’s the general manager for hell. It’s his job to welcome the new recruits, and assign them. Unfortunately hell is running out of space and so…the new recruits are given one last chance ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 8): Cast of 8, 4 M 4 FFull-Length.
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Bob - a five minute comedy skit by T. J. Edison

A short skit about a guy called Bob, who goes to audition for a part in a play. Bob appears to be extremely nervous, and possibly even slightly retarded, but his audition is greatly helped by his pati ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 3): 1M, 4FOne-Act.
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Bourgeois Behavior - a play about coming out of the closet - the wrong way... by Rico Smith

When Roger’s lover, Geeque, gets fed up with Roger living a double life, and juggling his marriage to his wife with his full time affair with Geeque, he ends the affair. Roger’s marriage also falls ap ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 6): 5M, 1FFull-Length.
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But I'm French - a one act romantic comedy by Terry Roueche

Charles is convinced that he’s actually French – to the extent that he speaks in a French accent, and talks garbled ‘French’ to total strangers that he meets. This annoys his girlfriend, Penelope to n ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 2): 2 1M 1FOne-Act.
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Cancelled - an award winning one act farce set in a 1940's radio station by M. Robert Gruwald

In this one act farce, set in a studio in a radio station in the 1940′s, the cast of a popular radio show are held hostage by one of the show’s sponsors, Monty Navoli, who is furious that the sh ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 11): 9M 2F and 4 non speaking policemanOne-Act.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeComedyFarceDetailsDetails

Chatter - a love story and a case of mistaken identity by Anton Krueger

When a couple, Albert and Aimee meet and fall in love in a chatroom, they get engaged and plan to get married. It seems too good to be true. Only thing is… they haven’t actually met in real life. So ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 6): 4M 2FFull-Length.
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Choice - hard hitting British drama by Peter Hynds

Choice is a hard hitting British drama script involving a woman, a man and a small boy. It takes the audience on a journey from what appears to be a man’s sexual fantasy, to a child’s disappointment ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 3): 2M 1F 2 adults 1 boyOne-Act.
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Church of Satan - religious satire script by Leon Kalayjian

A young couple, whose church recently burned down under ‘mysterious circumstances,’ are desperately looking for a venue for their wedding which is in two days time. The only venue that seems to be com ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 3): Three 2M 1FOne-Act.
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Clown Car - hilarious whodunit. With clowns.

In this whodunit play script, dozens of circus clowns pile out of a car. One doesn’t. Thus begins the new murder mystery comedy by Mark Aloysius Kenneally. Artie and Nick are two detectives who though ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 4): 4M, 5F.Full-Length.
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Death of a Gerbil - a dark comedy about being dead by Dewan and Claire Demmer

Meet Darren. He is an ordinary fellow, with an ordinary job, in an ordinary office, in an ordinary building. He is also dead. He does not know that he is dead……yet. Or that Heaven has lost his paperwo ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 4): 4, 1F, 2M, 1 NOne-Act.
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Don't say you're Harry - a two act farce by Claire Demmer

In this two act, full length farce script, Snake and Harry, two professional diamond thieves gatecrash the funeral of Miss Amelia Devonport, who was the late owner of the fabulous Devonport diamonds. ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 9): 8 speaking parts 5M 3F and 3 non speaking partsFull-Length.
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Dreamtime

The story is inspired by the murders of Dartmouth professors Half and Susanne Zantop, January 2001. Two high school boys from Vermont came to their home under false pretenses and murdered them for a h ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 6): Six actors 3M 1F and two extras who play all the smaller partsFull-Length.
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Early Liberty - an American drama by Rita Anderson

“Life is about paying attention to the right things,” but what happens when the people and places you consider safe aren’t? What is “safe” and who spells “Home”? When Mark Haywood follows the beaco ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 4): 4M 4FFull-Length.
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Enter Love - a modern musical by Lynn Lupold

Enter Love is set in an international airport, located in a large city. The production consists of a series of encounters—with dialogue and music—that take place between an assortment of couples and i ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 13): Thirteen, 13 7F 6MFull-Length.
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Family Exercise - a short one act drama by Eldad Cohen

This short one act play, is an excellent short festival play. It highlights a typical family at the moment when everyone in the family finds out a big secret – that ‘dad’ has been having an affair wit ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 5): 3M 2FOne-Act.
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Holiday island

Holiday Island – a British comedy drama, is set in a typical if superior quality holiday hotel in a popular tourist resort, such as Tenerife. A group of newly arrived holiday-makers are just convening ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 17): 17-20, 9M 8-11F, 3 are children 1 boy 2 girlsFull-Length.
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Honesty - radio drama play

Colin is an ordinary hen-pecked husband who lives a very quiet life with his wife, Sandra. He is the type who, though likable, is looked down upon by some as a boring mundane character. He is the type ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 10): 14M 9FFull-Length.
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Insurance on the line by Leon H. Kalayjian

A husband and wife insurance team, Jim and Lisa, are co-hosts on a radio show on which they answer insurance based questions for people that call in. The rosy bubble of their perfect lives bursts one ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 2): 2-4 1M 1F with offstage voices M and FOne-Act.
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Jumping the league

Mike isn’t your typical Catholic priest – he has his own gun, likes to hunt and, to be frank his language is a little on the foul side. His best friend, Pat is the total opposite. In fact, Pat acts ve ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 3): 3M , two younger guys and one olderOne-Act.
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Lofty Larceny - two act French style farce by Bruno Lacroix

In this two act French farce, set in a luxury sky rise apartment, Tom Flores, the wealthy industrialist (whose knitting needle business has gone down the toilet) is planning a magnificent heist to sav ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 11): 8M 3FFull-Length.
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Madrababes - fun filled one act musical by Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson

A fun filled one act musical for six actors, 3F and, er, 2 other F dressed up as men and at least one real man with a real beard. Madrababes was staged in June 2013 in Swindon, as part of Madam Ren ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 6): 6, 5F 1MOne-Act.
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Murder and a show by Mike Maxwell

Murder and a Show is the story of Eric, who is married to Aubrey, who is dumb as bricks, and Tom, who is married to Trixie, who thinks she knows everything about everything. These two neighbors have d ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast: Nine actors 9 (10) 5F, 4MOne-Act.
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My child - a short one act about an unwanted teen pregnancy by British playwright Kat Ravlic

A short drama script that deals with both the anguish of being a woman who is unable to have her own child, as well as the emotional turmoil surrounding a teenage girl when she finds out that she is p ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 2): 2F 1 teen 1 late thirtiesOne-Act.
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My Middle Name is Angry - an award winning comedy in one act by Ashley Nader

Alice and Janet, two sisters, are thrown together to share a flat. They are very different. Through out their lives they have shared similar struggles and day to day issues (work, love, parents, death ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 2): 2FOne-Act.
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Naked - One act romantic comedy about the pitfalls of internet dating by Morley Shulman

Once upon a time two people met on the internet. Only… they really wanted to impress each other…and so…they embellished… a little. And then they met at a coffee shop. This is the play about meeting th ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 3): 1M 1F and one non speaking waitress/waiterOne-Act.
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Pigeons - a two act drama by Lee Dorsey

“Pigeons” is a two-act drama about a man named Lester, in his thirties, who is about to inherit a fortune left to him by his dead grandmother on the condition that he is married before he is thirty f ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 4): 2F 2MFull-Length.
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Prelude to Macbeth - one act play by James Chalmers

This award winning one act play is a prequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The story of how Macbeth becomes Thane of Glamis and how he meets Lorna Stewart who becomes his wife – Lady Macbeth. The play is ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 8): 8 4M 4FOne-Act.
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Restaurants at Beautiful times - a one act for four actors by David McGinnis

In this one act drama for four actors, the stage and the actor’s lives are divided into the ‘restaurant’ and the ‘place where the food is prepared.’ Jean and Myceneaus live and work in the place whe ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 4): 4MOne-Act.
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Road Rage -a tongue in cheek short comedy with a twist

In this one act comedy play, a woman knocks and enters a man’s office, making sure she has the right person and indicating she is a messenger. He shows his annoyance and, in a silly charade, pretends ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 2): 1M 1FOne-Act.
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Roots and Wings - one act drama by Terry Roueche

Two day laborers for a construction company dig a hole in the earth 13 feet deep. When the work crew leaves at the day’s end they are simply forgotten, abandoned, with no way out. Their struggle plays ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 2): 2M one older, one youngerOne-Act.
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Shriek - a two act pantomime for a large cast

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a beautiful Princess. Unbeknownst to her (but beknownst to us), a wicked witch with a beast of a sidekick plans to take over the Kingdom at the Roy ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 20): 10F 11MFull-Length.
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Snow White and the seven Ugly Sisters

Once upon a time, there was a wicked queen with an evil sidekick of a magic mirror. She was also the most beautiful woman in the world. Unfortunately this didn’t bode well for anyone else who was well ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 13): 13 minimum 3 definite F and 3 definite M parts, rest can be N.Full-Length.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyPantomimeDetailsDetails

Someone to Remember - by Ash Cresfelt

Someone to Remember’ is a one act teen drama which revolves around a psychologically disturbed sixteen-year-old named Jo (who can be cast as a male or a female). Apart from seeing “illusions” of a you ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 5): 5 actors 2M 2F and main character either M/FOne-Act.
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Taylor - a full length play about the loss of a spouse by Raymond Hobson

‘Taylor’ is a drama play in four acts that deals with the metaphysical journey of a writer after he has lost his wife and is dealing with raising his young daughter as a single parent. In this four ac ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 8): 8, 1 F child, 2 middle aged F, 2 middle aged M, 1 older F, 1 older M, 1M any ageFull-Length.
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The love of cheesecake by Ashley Nader

In this one act play for adults, Molly, a slightly tubby housewife is rather desperate because she feels that the spark has gone out of her marriage to the very predictable Arthur and she doesn’t know ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 3): 2F 1MOne-Act.
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The Perfect partnership

The Perfect Partnership” is a short romantic comedy script for three actors centered on the misadventures between Stephen, a young man with an unwanted puppy, and a strange girl named Clara he meets o ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 3): 2F 1MOne-Act.
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The Poetry Machine - a play for children by Revelly Robinson

In this play for older children, an ageing poet is suffering a severe case of writer’s block. The poet comes across a gypsy who promises that a poetry machine will be able to help him/her write by sim ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 6): Six actors of any sexFull-Length.
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The Wandering Bard's Tale - children's fairytale in 1 act by Mike Maxwell

When the Princess Dandelion is kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Jeff and his two sidekicks Cotton and Candy, King Monty (who lives in a hall, not a castle because it sounds better) sends his servant Ma ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 7): Seven, 1 young female, 1 young male, 2 older males - the king and the sorcerer, 1 M bard and 2 N stupid sidekicksOne-Act.
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The Wingman by Brian Mitchell

In this fast paced ten minute comedy script, Walt Henry takes out young and shy Paul Jameson to a local nightclub, supposedly to woo and groom him for a big new position in Walt’s new company. He mak ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 3): 3 2M 1 small F roleOne-Act.
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The Wizard of Odd (Oz) by Claire Demmer

A modern day Dorothy is taken from her London home and thrust into the land of Odd. There she meets the fabulous Dame of the North, and has to make her way to Emerald city to get the famous Wiz to sen ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 15): 22 roles plus chorus. Some of the roles can be played by more than one actor. Full-Length.
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Wallflower house

Victoria, a young woman on her twenty first birthday, suffers from agoraphobia. She hasn’t left the house ever since her parent’s funeral, a few years ago. Her friend Ellory has been looking out for h ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 2): 1M 1F both around 21 years of age. One-Act.
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War Stories - three act cop drama - by Donald Dewey

Phil Lavan an ex cop, haunted by his past, has decided to go into business with an acquaintance of his, Carmen Guzzo. Carmen owns a pet store and his aim is to sell the business to Lavan. Lavan has ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 5): 5 4m 1fFull-Length.
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What's on Your Mind - comedy of the absurd by George Freek

Seven zany characters converge on the living room of an ordinary middle class house. All the characters are written as humorous over the top caricatures of normal people. Throughout the play, the fa ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 7): 7 4M 3FOne-Act.
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Wotcha! Gotcha! Funny steam Punk pantomime based on Alice in Wonderland

In this zany but extremely funny steam punk pantomime script, loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell is kidnapped by the villains Mad Hat and Moriarty and taken through the looking glass ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 18): 26 named characters but many characters can be doubled or played by either sexFull-Length.
Files available for downloadSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performTragedyPantomimeDetailsDetails

You do love me, don't you? By Claire Demmer

Peta-Ann brings the love of her life, Leon home to meet her family for the first time. Her parents, Robert and Glenda are naturally skeptical about a boy Peta swears is “the one” when she has only k ...
Author: OFF THE WALL PLAYS, Cast (at least 5): 2F 3FOne-Act.
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