Plays

I have several plays published by online publisher Lazy Bee Scripts. These include two full-length, comedy plays: Happiness and Celebrity. I’ve also penned several One Act comedy murder mysteries, including Murder at Dress Rehearsal and Murder at Peculiar Manor.

My plays are performed by amateur drama groups and schools all over the world. They are also used for classroom study. More details of individual plays are set out below (including web links to the plays on the Lazy Bee Scripts website):

Happiness

Everybody wants it. Not everybody finds it.

Blurb: Just 48 hours before chic designer Philippa is due to marry awkward academic Christopher, she has to bury her beloved Aunt Susan – the guiding light in her life. With her fiance seemingly more worried about his happiness thesis, the wedding plans seem doomed when news arrives that the best man and chief bridesmaid are both in hospital. With Philippa questioning whether marriage will truly make her happy, her larger-than-life Aussie uncle, crazy future sister-in-law and ex-fiance all add to the emotional chaos as the clock ticks towards Philippa and Christopher’s big day. Will they, or won’t they, find true happiness?

Genre: Full-length comedy

Characters: 7 (3 male, 4 female)

Cost: See the Lazy Bee Scripts website for an estimate.

Preview: You can read the script online for free here.

Celebrity

Novelist Max hates celebrities, wife Amber spends her life rescuing them, and sister Sarah just wants to date one…

Writer Max Kettell has writer’s block. The recent arrival of his first child hasn’t helped matters, and he’s struggling to meet his deadlines. His PR guru wife, Amber, is also under pressure – juggling motherhood with her celebrity clients’ demands. And then an unexpected visitor turns up on their doorstep…one who could change their lives forever.

Genre: Full-length comedy

Characters: 8 (4 male, 4 female)

Cost: See the Lazy Bee Scripts website for an estimate.

Preview: You can read the script online for free here.

Murder at Dress Rehearsal

Dress rehearsals are always murder. But this one is more murderous than usual…

It’s dress rehearsal night for the Piffling Players amateur drama group. Their production of German wartime drama ‘Ich Liebe Dich’ features local businessman and giant ego Clinton Starr in the leading role. Appearing alongside him are his girlfriend Talulah, ex-wife Deborah and dodgy local councillor Nessa. Add a director who demands perfection and a prompt who’s bored witless with it all, and you have all the ingredients for an explosive evening. And it really is explosive…someone switches the blank ammunition for live bullets and Clinton dies on stage. But who is the murderer? And why did they want him dead? Inspector Harry Hollywood is hot on the trail of the killer…and a nice cup of tea, if he can get one.

Genre: One Act comedy

Characters: 7 (3 male, 4 female)

Cost: See the Lazy Bee Scripts website for an estimate.

Preview: You can read the script online for free here.

Murder at Peculiar Manor

A Lady of the Manor dies, an Inspector calls. Could it really be murder?

Lady Peculiar died last night, seemingly of natural causes. But an Inspector arrives and starts asking questions of the staff. What is the maid’s secret? Why was Lady Peculiar’s will changed recently? Who’s been stealing her apples? And why is the French butler so secretive? The Inspector aims to find out.

Genre: One Act comedy

Characters: 6 (4 male, 2 female)

Cost: See the Lazy Bee Scripts website for an estimate.

Preview: You can read the script online for free here.

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