#28PlaysLater 2019 | King of the Convenience | Day 19

Cast. Michael Vance Maureen The tour group Security guard   Scene 1. Michael is sitting on on a toilet in a black, white and gold bathroom. Mr Huang is dressed as 1950s Elvis. His hair is slicked back and he has a pair of sunglasses perched on his head. He has his trousers around his…

#28PlaysLater 2019 | Just Falafs | Day 18

A kebab shop. AYKAN, a large man in a stained white vest and a hairnet, is being bent over a smoking grill by JJ, a teenager in a shell suit. JJ is trying to push AYKAN’s face on to the grill. AYKAN is pushing back but barely keeping his face off the plate. AYKAN: Get…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Seventeen | Cat Lady

NOTE: No idea what happened here. This is what happens if I mix sugar with extreme fatigue. The rules.* You must have at least 6 characters in the play. 3 in the first act and 3 in the second act. 3 actors must double these 3 parts, and there needs to be a good reason…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Sixteen | White Bread

Performers. Seagull Pigeon Man in suit Unicorns   Note. The following performance takes place in an art gallery.   Scene. A brick wall. A massive pile of rotting sliced white bread. A seagull walks in. It looks at the audience. It looks at the white bread. It tilts its head as if considering the pile…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Fifteen | Panto 4’33”

Scene. Lights down on the auditorium and up on the stage. There is an orchestra seated in the pit. They don’t play anything or say anything, or do anything in any way shape or form. A curtain opens very, very slowly, on very well-oiled runners, to reveal a fully dressed pantomime set from Mother Goose…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Fourteen | Western Intelligence

A glossy studio with a flashy news deck. Bright lights focus on the desk. Large curtains hang behind the desk across the stage.   Behind the desk sits sit Gail and Arty, two glossy over-made up news anchors in the American tradition. At lot of white teeth and orange skin going on. The fug of…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Thirteen | EMPERRORS

Cast. Al Chaz   Scene 1. Chaz sits on a banged up brown corduroy couch in a scuzzy bed sit. He’s in his boxers, a baggy brown t-shirt and sports socks. He’s eating cereal out of a chipped stripey bowl while reading a copy of a tabloid newspaper.   The door opens.   Al walks…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Twelve | Body of a God

Cast. Budai Dr Stone   Scene. A consultation room, come office. The decor is minimal. There is one dark brown painted door, stage right, with a gold door knob and matching gold door plates. A window covered in a white blind lets in cold white light, which catched all the high-polish furniture. White walls with…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Eleven | A-N-I-M-A-L

Cast.   Animal – Muppet Anima – Puppet Anipa – Puppet   Scene.   A cave. It’s dark and slimy. Rocks strewn the floor.   Baby Animal (the Muppet) sits on the floor. He laughs to himself   Anima enters. She is a female, grown up version on Baby Animal.   Animal: Anima! Amina! Anima:…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Ten | moNkeYs wIth A TypeWRiter

[NB: Love you for looking at this page. But really, really don’t waste your life reading this. There’s 9 other days so far and at least three of them will be more fun to read than this. If you do insist on reading this, be aware the play is constructed from Shakespeare’s stage directions from…