Sketches, Monologues or Very Short Plays
Local estate agent (*) Jason is showing prospective client Abigail around a property that has just been put on the market. Her shocking reason for being so keen to view this particular property only becomes clear as the curtain closes. * Written in British English. In American, Jason would be a realtor.
Maureen and her Aunt Vera are discussing Brenda's accident.
Can James the estate agent find the right house for Ruth?
Officious Village fete organiser Tom discusses health and safety issues with his assistant Nigel but becomes increasingly concerned for his own health and safety.
An Irish village is bereft of a spiritual centre since the Priest departed with a lady named Bridget. Luckily, the Pub now stands in the church's stead, offering solace, groceries, community and, of course, whiskey.
Judith and Mavis are on a day out. They have an unexpected cultural experience whilst sheltering from the rain, when an art gallery gives them something to Munch on...
Peggy has to go into a care home and reflects on the changes to her life.
Mary is feeding the birds in the park and bemoaning the council's latest ruling, whilst contemplating her arthritic hip.
Busy mum and housewife Sylvia is sitting in her kitchen reflecting on her life. She wants to 'find her voice' and decides to take up a rather exotic new hobby.
Jim goes to visit his friend Andy in hospital. The Doctor's bedside manner (or lack of it) rankles with Andy, who in turn tries the doctor's patience.
Serial dieter Laura is on yet another diet but is struggling to maintain her willpower. Will her sister Nikki be able to get her back on track?
The Great Marvelloso, an ageing and incompetent magician, is training a rather star-struck and talkative young woman to be his assistant. Taciturn and pessimistic by nature, his patience is pushed to the very limits.
Kate contemplates changes to her weekly shopping list since starting her latest slimming group.
Carolyn has been trying to get her couch potato husband, John, to get fit, but without much success. When John reads a newspaper article about fitness holidays, Carolyn thinks she will get the action holiday she has always wanted, however John has a different perspective.
Terence, the highly strung choreographer watches and grumbles as dancers Monica and Jasper perform his creation. His mood swings from rage to praise and poor Monica feels the full force of his wrath.
Brian goes out in the snow to meet Steven. (All we'll say about that is that there is some misdirection involved.)
George and Kate are taking a walk along Morecambe promenade to re-live old memories. George is shocked at what he sees, but the down-to-earth locals convince him that history won’t repeat itself.
Chardonnay and her friend Jade are sitting on a park bench watching Chardonnay's son Tyson as he plays. Jade tries to extol the benefits of healthy living and the great outdoors.
A woman who has been struggling with her weight addresses the issue of dieting through a monologue directed at her diary.
Marilyn, a middle-aged domestic goddess, has an expensive lifestyle to maintain.
It is the day of the village fete, and Joyce Bernard, stalwart of the WI manages to keep her composure when the organiser casts a critical eye on her tea tent.
Hayfever sufferer Rose has been advised to relieve her work stress by sitting and smelling the roses. Her visit to the park does little to relieve her stress until she meets gardener Brad and romance blooms.
Olivia is in the dressing room of a small theatre contemplating her future as a panto fairy.
Dave and George are spending a night out at the local pub. George is seeking advice from Dave about his wife’s latest dieting fad.
A humourous monologue about the excitement at this year's village fete, with Grandma's fortune telling, the exploits of Camp Claude and a host of other village characters.
The story of Grandma's eventful day out with the Over-Seventies' Club.
Brenda has met up with her old friend Sharon for lunch and a friendly gossip at Phillip's café. Through the gossip, a few skeletons in Phillip's cupboard are revealed.
Vicky and Sam are both trained dancers and actresses, auditioning for the part of Cinderella in a production called 'Cinderella Ballerina'. When they meet each other inside the audition room they begin to have doubts. Will they get the part they have always coveted? Will they actually want the part - once the director has revealed his ideas?
Margaret is sitting in her kitchen reflecting on the past and the antics of her neighbours - not that she's nosey...!
Dave and George spending a night out at the local pub watching a televised football match. They get philosophical after the final whistle.
Wheelchair-bound former rugby player Tom has been surfing the web to keep himself occupied since his accident and has developed an interesting income stream.
A brief introduction to the traditions of British pantomime.
Recently divorced Caroline is leaving the home she loves. She reflects on how her life has turned out and has mixed feelings about the move. A moving day for her in more ways than one.
Hannah, and her tipsy friend Mary, have broken down on their journey home. Unfortunately for the man on the other end of the phone line, Mary is determined to help her friend make the call to the breakdown service.
Dave and George are standing at the roadside watching the procession of King Richard The Third's remains, as it makes its way through the streets of Leicester. They chew over some history, enjoy commenting on the merits of a good send-off, and the spectacle of this occasion.
Mick's wife Christine is on yet another diet and, whilst sympathetic to her diets in the past, he has now been told by his doctor to reduce his cholesterol. Christine seems obsessed with their diet and when Mick is told he's got sardines again, he puts his foot down.
Pat and her daughter Janet are buying sweets in an old fashioned sweet shop. Pat expects everything to be old fashioned and voices her opinions.
Ruth is worried about what has happened to her husband George's fashion sense since his retirement.
Sarah is fed up with everyday routine and wants to make a few changes to her life. Sarah's husband Richard thinks she is having a mid-life crisis and humours her ever-changing moods. When Sarah suggests an outdoor picnic, Richard is only too happy to oblige.
Older ladies Mary and Alice are in a long queue at the bank and they pass the time in idle conversation full of malapropisms, when young Ben joins the queue. The ladies' interest in Ben grows as they wait, until Mary comes to a startling and somewhat irritating realisation.
The bullying Humpty Dumpty meets his deserved end, as the narrator reveals how he - or she - pushed him off the wall and describes the subsequent rejoicing.
Amy has been dieting on and off for almost a year but has only lost a few pounds. As she attempts to eat yet another salad, she relates her difficulties.
A ten minute play. What looks like marital bliss to the outside world is a facade to the hidden world of domestic violence, one that Jack and Natalie live with every day.
After a long wet summer Luigi has been making the most of the sunshine, however not all the residents welcome him and tempers rise along with the temperature.
Would-be writer Cheryl is trying to write something for a forthcoming spoken word open mic night but has a few writing blocks.
Clive and Barry are in a cab office waiting for a taxi, after spending a night out at the local pub watching a televised football match. Their football debate takes a different turn in the cab office.
A rhyming monologue about a big old fight in the cleaning equipment cupboard.
Anne is in her sixties and talking about how she coped with suddenly becoming single again. She's not letting a second man leaving her for another woman get her down, she's picking herself up and living life for herself.
Pam doesn't like her name and reflects on the various pseudonyms she has used over the years.
Dave and George are spending a night out at the local pub. George is bemoaning the fact that his new neighbour intends to build a wall between their properties.
Pensioner Ruby is having trouble with her computer and calls a computer helpline. The problem is eventually discovered, but will Ruby like the solution?
Kevin is in training, but he's not quite up to speed yet. A difficult customer wants to return a suit so Mr Green, the owner, has to step in to save the day.