#29PlaysLater Brief 11 | Dolly. I

Night. A car interior.   Brandon gets in the driver’s seat. He is carrying a large box with a blandly staring Dolly visible through the plastic window and a work bag full of tools. We can clearly see a hammer and screwdriver sticking out the bag. He is on his mobile phone. He throw the…

#29PlaysLater Brief 19 | Fathomable

A small black box theatre.   The audience enters the space in nearly complete darkness. As the door slams behind them, the audience are met by the Foreman, who hands them each a hard hat with a head torch and a spade. He already has his head light on – the only light in the…

#29PlaysLater Brief 18 | Unfathomable

Night.   The audience is driven to a site in the middle of nowhere, in an unmarked mini bus. The driver doesn’t talk to them or acknowledge their presence.   After about 3 hours, the driver parks and opens the door to the bus.   Driver (indicating a dark shed): Go there.   The audience…

#29PlaysLater | All the plays… and a bit of a confessions

So, it’s that time of year again. February rolls around – aka the “short” month – and people everywhere decide to make it feel that much longer by draining their light-starved brains of what little post-winter energy may remain by writing a play EVERY-SINGLE-DAY. What’s even weirder is that *some* people sign up to do…

#29PlaysLater Brief 16 | Irene

An old-fashioned living room, lots of chintz and doilies, with an ornate fireplace at its centre. Blue and white chinoiserie dogs sit either side of the large vase of flowers. Out of the flowers peeps Irene’s head. Irene wears glasses and has a mauve set hair do. Her legs are in the fire place. She…

#29PlaysLater Brief 15 | Plain/Plane Text

Note: All lines are allocated at the discretion of the director.   Audience is sat in a plane seat. Each are given headphone to plug into the monitor in front of them. The lights go out. Complete blackout. A wind machine starts. It’s strong and loud.   It all starts in an airplane. Terrifying flying…

#29PlaysLater Brief 14 | Be my Valentine

A bare office.   Marian sits across a deck from Rebecca. Both are smartly dressed, professional. Marian is sliding comfortably into late middle age, while Rebecca is younger and very much pulled together.   Marian: So, Rebecca, what bring you to the Lonely Hearts Club? Rebecca: Well, as I’m sure you’ve seen from my application,…

#29PlaysLater Brief 10 | The Snip

Daylight.   A suburban bedroom, pink and frilly.   Ian, a grey 47 year old, is sitting on his bed, regarding his toes.   Ian: Kath. You seen the nail trimmers?   Kath [off]: In the night-stand, babe.   Ian reaches into the night stand and riffles around.   Ian: No.   Kath [off]: Coming….

#29PlaysLater Brief 9 | Brexit for Kids

Characters   Polly Olly Wally Molly Sully Adult voice [off stage]   How it all began.   A bouncy castle. Daytime. Polly, Olly, Wally, and Sully are all bouncing on the castle together.   Polly: I love bouncing. Olly: I love bouncing the bestest. Wally: I love bouncing this much. Molly: I love bouncing more…

#29PlaysLater Brief 8 | The Beatification of Saint Schoffie

The Twitter enter, all on their mobile phones, faces lit from below.   The Twitter: So woke Flat broke Keyboard warrier Armchair worrior Nothing less sincere Basic bitches Social media phwoar WHAT?! Click to play… Schoffie’s GAY?!   Schoffie enters.   Schoffie: My friends Come gather round me Hear my news Oh, how it will…