Comedy

A Death of Convenience

This is a full length murder mystery thriller which takes place at Elmdale, the country estate of Lord and Lady Chestle. Time is the present. There is a family gathering and their son Geoffrey is coming to visit with his wife Lydia. They are also bringing Geoffrey`s business partner Derek Fisher...

Agatha Crusty and the Health Spa Murders

Crime novelist and amateur detective Agatha Crusty (pronounced ‘croosty’) decides that a spell at a health spa is just what she needs to recharge her batteries and give her inspiration for her latest book. She books into Seventh Heaven Health Spa owned by Andy Eden who started it...

Agatha Crusty and the Murder Mystery Dinner

Geoffrey and Caroline Robertson are having a dinner party to celebrate ten successful years of Mighty Midget Vacuum Cleaners, the company he jointly owns with Tim McArthur, and to add spice to the evening they decide to make it a murder mystery dinner. They are joined by a variety of employees...

Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders

Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She's also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it's not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of...

Amateur Rites

A fast-paced, hilarious comedy of modern manners. What could be more unsurprising than a suburban AmDram company staging a Jane Austen adaptation? But the ambitions and neuroses of the members of Pogchurch Valley Amateur Dramatic Society come to a perilous and uproarious climax in the white...

Australia Day

"A charming comedy...full of up to date gags and finger on the pulse problems." Sydney Morning Herald. "There is something to offend just about everyone in Jonathan Biggins's deliciously light and perfectly pitched jokefest." The Australian. "If you want social satire and...

Barbecue

Barbecue is a play about many things including the Australian cultural ritual, the “barby”. It is intended to be performed in a space where audience members can feel they are an integral part of the event. Sausages (or other inexpensive goodies) are cooked on a gas barbecue throughout...

Barney's Fair

If you’re Irish, come into the parlour... so goes the old song... If you’ve ever encountered Murphy’s Law, if you enjoy Irish songs, Irish jokes and Irish logic, you’ll really enjoy Barney’s Fair! The story unfolds as an Irish family, aided and abetted by the befuddled...

Bondi Legal

A comedy thriller described as Erin Brockovich meets the Castle, based on a true story. Hapless anxiety prone lawyer Brad Pitt ( no relation )  turns up to fill in for the day for a lawyer on holiday and is thrust unprepared into a complex case where a mother is suing a chemical...

Cinderella Meets the Mother-in-law

Prince Charming and Cinderella arrive back at the palace after their fairy-tale wedding. Cinderella is shocked to learn that the search for the missing glass slipper was instigated by  Prince Charming’s mother, Queen Imelda, who has a shoe fetish. The  magic slippers are confiscated...

Country Dances

It’s the early 1970s and townie Emily Hetherington plans to bring a breath of fresh air to the country village she has just moved to. The action takes place inside a house has been decorated from top to bottom, the garden has been landscaped and above all she has a top of the range Hygena...

Crazy Ladies

An outrageous comedy. Five school friends stage their own reunion after 25 years apart. Friendships are rekindled, secrets are revealed, a janitor is kidnapped! Cast: 5 Female / 1 Male Length: Two Acts (110 minutes) Genre: Comedy Synopsis... Pamela Browne has organized a 25 year reunion for her...

Dame Agatha's Greatest Case

Murder mystery spoof.  An eccentric selection of the rich and famous meet at Brandling Hall for a 1930's country house weekend as guests of Sir Redvers and Lady Bertha. Before anyone has had time to settle in a cabinet minister is murdered  'totally without any warning'. Fortunately the...

Death & Taxe$

“Death & Taxes” is a madcap financial farce set in the very topical world of insurance and  investments. It’s a crime story, ghost story and hilarious comedy. Featuring dodgy deals, a potty psychic, a fishy tax inspector, a nutty cop, murder, mayhem and a hairy yak!

Don't Get Your Vicars in a Twist

A  fast-moving farce about , a senior church warden who has let the empty vicarage to a travelling theatre company for a murder mystery weekend to pay for his daughter’s extravagant wedding. Mistaken identity, other forms of misunderstanding, cross-dressing, drunkedness and general chaos...

Dying to Meet You

Hilarious fast moving comedy. Richard and his wife Barbara accidently offer the same room as lodgings to a young undertaker and a young woman who has the mafia after her. Confusion, panic, cross dressing and many misunderstandings abound. Not helped when an Italian gentleman turns up with a...

Emma

We meet Emma, an accomplished and wealthy young woman, where after a successful attempt to bring two people together (Mr Weston & her Governess Miss Taylor), she believes herself a natural matchmaker. Emma's lesson to learn is that unlike playing with her dolls as a child, the people of...

Hacienda del Toro

Think, three amigos, hot chilli, salsa, tequila, burritos, enchiladas. Hidden treasure, bad Spanish accents, culture clashes, misunderstandings and much mirth as everyone comes together to have a good time at the Hacienda del Toro.   A few things still need to be attended to, top of the list...

Haunted Halloween

A comedy  with interpolated Halloween Music. Act One is set in a costume hire shop, at Halloween. Act Two is set in a Nightclub. The action is continuous. Crystal, a young widow, owner of a small costume hire business, has asked her sister Abigail, who has some psychic powers, to try to...

High Hopes

High Hopes is a comedy set around air travel. It displays the humour and trauma of checking in, sitting next to unpleasant passengers, rude flight attendants too busy with their own love interests and a captain who jumps ship!! And on top of all that the plane becomes hijacked by a trio of...

Hott Property

Matt Byrne’s Hott Family bursts the Real Estate bubble, as white-shoed Red Hott, world-weary wife Smokin’ Hott, would-be model daughter Pipin’ Hott and her sleazy ambitious fiancé Terry Trott, try to find the right property for four very different couples! It’s an all...

How to Train Your Husband

This madcap comedy addresses an issue close to every woman's heart –how to train your husband! Sound impossible? Not when you have a legendary Husband Trainer living right next door. The play follows the adventures of three generations of the Smith family as they attempt to turn their men...

Idle Hands

This title comes from the saying `The devil finds work for idle hands to do.’ In this family of Cliff and Pam Brooks with their daughter Rose, we have a domestic comedy where the bored housewife goes out nearly every evening to various functions whilst Cliff stays at home after a hard day`s...

It Must Be Love

    Jason Taylor, a quiet unassuming person, is one week away from marrying Lucinda, his childhood sweetheart. The overzealous bride’s mother, Stella Parsons, has turned the wedding into a personal crusade. No expense has been spared and a year’s preparations have all come...

Jest at the West

Comic cowboy send up of the American Wild West. The Silver Slipper is in financial trouble on account of the drought. Maggie May and her girls have tried to diversify, but there isn’t much to do to stimulate new business. Little White Dove and Father O’Malley have tried their best to...

Jest Call Me A Cowboy

Although “Jest Call Me Cowboy” has been written as a sequel to  “Jest at the West”..... This is a separate story, which just happens to begin where  “Jest a the West” ended.              ...

Jungle Juice

An undiscovered tribe's reaction to the arrival of three people from the outside world. When the plane lands on the island beach, out of fuel and hopelessly lost, the two rock stars and their press agent can think only of returning to civilisation. The island has a severe man shortage and the...

Lady Godiva

Medieval maidens, men in tights, a saucy serving wench with amorous designs on the young master. Lady Godiva has her hands full with a daughter expelled from boarding school, a son who just can’t make up his mind and a husband who delights in taxing the peasants unmercifully! The Friar from...

Life's a Bitch

Life’s a Bitch is a comedy about sibling rivalry, love and dogs. It is a contemporary play, set in a small country town. Kevin does not particularly like dogs, but he has been asked to look after his niece’s dog – Deena for a few weeks, while she prepares for her wedding. ...

Looking for Love

After twenty-one years of marriage, James Beale walks out on his wife, Molly. She is devastated and after four months of being alone, she has reached rock bottom. Her best friend, Fiona, persuades her to try the “six-step miracle cure” for abandoned wives. The idea being, on completion...

Love and Mistletoe

On Christmas Eve, Sue and Tom Millard have invited Sue’s dad, Brian, round to spend the happy festive season with them. However,all is not as idyllic as it might at first appear. After twenty-five years of marriage the couple are going through a bad patch. Unbeknown to Brian, who is a...

Love and Money

What happens when a family is robbed and try to claim the insurance payment? Not a subject for a farcical comedy? Don’t you believe it! Derek and Pauline Felton have been married for twenty-seven years. Their only child, Amy, is a nineteen-year-old petite girl,whose main interests are...

Love and Perfect Harmony

The comedy takes place in a back room of the local Corn Exchange in the south of England where the local choral society hold their rehearsals. Edith Codsmore is a self centred, obnoxious snob who has always taken the lead role in the choir. However, when a young newcomer joins the choir, she...

Love at Last

Frank and Rose Saunders have been married for fifty-two years, and are now living in a small retirement complex along with five other residents. On the day a young female care assistant starts working at the apartments, a spate of robberies ensue. Frank Saunders takes it upon himself to prove...

Love Begins at 50

Anita and Clive Debanks have been married for 28 years and have led an uneventful life. But all that is about to change. Although in a loveless marriage, Clive has never been unfaithful. However, as preparations for his fiftieth birthday are underway, Clive feels that life is passing him by and has...

Love on the Beach

Tom Millard’s world has been shattered by the unexpected death of his wife. Having now realized that life is short and precious, Tom makes a bucket list and starts working his way through it. His first aim is to take early retirement and live by the sea. His two married daughters are unhappy...

Love or Lassos

Follow the adventures of our hero Rock Hard as he battles against the villainy of Whiley J Whiplash who will do anything to get his hands on the bar Lazy J Saloon. Can Penelope Pureheart find her true love? Will Sean O’Reilly ever find a new wife to replace his long lost Martha? Will Belle...

Make Time for Love

They say behind every successful man is a supportive woman, and Julie Hardisty is certainly that. Her husband, Brian, is a pillar of society and well respected in the local community. For her part, Julie enjoys the status their lifestyle brings. However, all is not as it seems in this idyllic...

Manly Mates

Set in 1972, Manly Mates features the most famously controversial state premier of them all, Sir Robert Askin. He and his Police Commissioner took regular bribes from crime bosses. He sold knighthoods. He took regular cutbacks from developers. In Manly Mates he holds court to a team of his more...

Menopause Made Me Do It

It has been ten years since the last reunion of the Crazy Ladies.  Menopause has arrived and the ladies are crazier than ever. The mission is to convince Kay, the gun totting tom-boy, to marry Shaun (the guy she once kidnapped and held accountable for the sins of all men). Hilarious......

Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage

Let Miss Abigail take you back to a simpler time, before booty calls and speed-dating, back when the divorce rate wasn’t 50% and when ‘fidelity’ was more than an investment firm! It’s Loveline meets Dr. Ruth as Miss Abigail shares her vast knowledge of every piece of...

Murder Afoot

The action unfolds in the Drawing Room of wealthy factory owner Titus Platt’s rather stately home somewhere in 1930’s England. Titus is murdered and Inspector Bullock of the Yard is sent for. When he starts to investigate there are many suspects: the son, Malcolm; his sister Penny; her...

My Husband's Nuts

Barbara's husband is missing on the family farm. When Jack finally returns he is a nervous wreck and will not leave the house. He is suffering from Agri-phobia (the fear of agriculture)... and is convinced that he is Hiroo Onoda - a Japanese soldier holding out on an island after world war Two....

My Inlaws are Outlaws

  Annie discovers her in-laws are outlaws... and her mother in-law has hired a mad group of assassins to kill her! How will Annie, a mild mannered Librarian, outwit the best of the Italian, Russian and Irish contract killers? This is outrageous, laugh out loud, comedy at its best. Cast:...

Ned Kelly's Sister's Travelling Circus

A comic play with music based on the life of Kate Kelly. She toured Victoria with a show exhibiting her older brother Ned's 'real horse' and 'real armour'. When one of her actor's leaves she recruits an Irishman from the audience, with more in common with Ned than she suspects. First staged at the...

On Air! On Air!

 “On Air ! On Air !”  takes you on a lightning paced, funny and at times, sad journey behind the glitter of advertising, exposing a world of high pressure, memorable characters and ethics which change conveniently in their desire to succeed. In the hectic copy writing...

Open For Inspection

This lively laugh-machine is dedicated to the proposition that "buying and selling property in Sydney is a total farce". The property being auctioned is a 1970s semi, "delivering a quality lifestyle with harbour glimpses", according to its glossy adverts. We visit on three 'open...

Opportunity Knocks

The play, a comedy in two acts,  is set in a charity run opportunity shop.  Upstairs, over the shop, (Off stage) live two younger women, Madge and Carol. These ladies are exotic dancers at the Pink Pussy by night, and by day they run a very successful phone sex business, which the opp...

Outback Debutante Ball

  The play is set in a Public Hall of a small outback town.  The hilarious efforts of the hall committee, and some of the local characters, as they set about overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles, to achieve their objective, demonstrates the tenacity and ingenuity of outback folk...

Over Paid Over Sexed Over Here

It’s mid 1942 and Australia is at war. As our able bodied men fight overseas a sleepy seaside Aussie town is about to experience an invasion by the Americans. The arrival of the yanks brings much needed excitement for the ladies, but for the local lads there are three big problems with the...

Phantom of the Music Hall

  A Traditional Music Hall.... With a difference! A Phantom who doesn’t like pantomime is residing in the old White Chapel Theatre.  The cast are rehearsing Cinderella. The efforts of the various characters in trying to convince the ghost that Cinderella is a Melodrama and not a...

Pride and Prejudice : A Play

  Fitzwilliam Darcy is determined not to succumb to the charms of Elizabeth Bennet because he considers her family connections to be inferior. She is determined not to like him because of his pride. Can their differences ever be reconciled? This adaptation of Austen’s much loved novel...

Sailing South

  A tall tale of a Tall Ship,somewhere between farce and pantomime.             A rollicking romp of improbable proportions, set on the high seas, on the way to Australia. The Honourable Judge Eustace McDonald is horrified to find...

School For Murder

An isolated house in the Cotswolds is the scene where the lady owner, Sandra Maitland, takes in paying guests. She has organised a Writers’ Seminar for aspiring crime writers for which four ladies have applied.  DJ Burrows, an established writer, is the tutor and all is set for a...

Shaz and Nick's Big Greek Wedding ( Dim Toula)

Not just an outrageous comedy. This is an event as a Greek Grandmother comes back to haunt her grandson  NICK Kakamanospillipapadimiopoulis,at the worst possible time. "I am a Greek. I am a dead Greek. I am a dead Grandmother who is a Greek. Today is my favourite grandson’s wedding...

Shenanigan's Wake

Seamus Shenanigan has recently died, the most likely cause being liver failure. It was his wish that "his mates from the boozer" should send him on his way in a manner that befitted his life. This wake is a most suitable send off. His "boozer mates" unfortunately are the...

Silly Old Buggers

 The hit production of the 2009 Melbourne Comedy Festival. “A delicious look at aging. A warm, poignant and very amusing blend of songs and pithy dialogue performed by a talented cast. I highly recommend the show for all age groups!” Alan Fletcher, ‘Neighbours’ actor...

Some Of My Best Friends Are Women

This breezy comedy takes a humorous look at how friendship can defy the odds. Five women are all that remain of what was once a successful book group.  All have been in the group since it started and know each other very well, or so they think.  Lynn is hosting the evening and has her...

Stand and Deliver

So funny it will split your stitches.  A 'behind the scenes' look into the world of the maternity ward. Join sex-mad nurse Lindsay Walker, and the four ladies on C Ward. The...

Stiff

Suspenders, death by misadventure and unorthodox embalming techniques feature in this zany, quickfire comedy. "Judging from the reaction of the sold-out opening night crowd, who laughed from the first line to the last, Phillips has nothing to fear." New Zealand Herald. "...Farce in...

Strudelfest

Set in Australia, in a tourist resort.   Bavarian buffoonery as bikers invade a local festival.  Heidi the milkmaid and Schultz , the lovable gardener enter into the spirit of the festival with some slap dancing and a sausage stuffing competition, with the help of some audience...

The Beast

After surviving a nasty near-death experience, a group of close friends wipe the slate clean and embrace a tree-change, living a sustainable life in the country. But nature isn’t always so welcoming, and when the friends are faced with the pressing task of killing a young cow, a chain...

The Booby Trap

There is nothing MP Gerald Caunfield enjoys more than a quiet weekend with his wife Debbie at his country retreat. Fine wine and good food being high on the agenda. Debbie has thrown herself into village life with gusto, a little more than Gerald could ever imagine, and the results of the village...

The Great Divide

The lives of a well-to-do lawyer and his love-starved wife are turned upside down when a lively young Greek couple move in next door and immediately want to replace the dividing fence with a massive brick wall. The conflict escalates when the dispute ends up in court and each woman leaves her...

The Last Resort

The comedy,  is set in the foyer of a retirement village complex.  he residents are all active middle aged people who enjoy a busy social life. They are planning a concert to raise funds for a week away on a bus trip for some sightseeing and a little gambling at the Casino. Vanessa...

The Love Nest

 A third farcical comedy by the author of  LOVE BEGINS AT FIFTY. Set in a seaside guest house where misfortune follows misfortune – but ‘all’s well that ends well’. Or is it? David and Janet Thompson were deeply in love when they married thirty-two...

The Old People are Revolting

The Old People Are Revolting! is a mad cap comedy about seniors seeking revenge! The residents of the Sunshine Retirement Village have had enough: they're revolting! Fed up with being ignored, and relegated to the sidelines of life they've decided to prove to the world just how dangerous seniors...

The Pirate Prince

  Hamish, the Scottish Pirate King, has returned to the Caribbean Island after twenty five years absence,  to dig up his buried treasure and retire. Imagine his horror when he discovers a building has been erected on the exact spot where the treasure is buried. His plan is to either buy...

The Supermarket Sisterhood

  As if the daily skirmishes with farcical customers and the dim-witted men in their lives, wasn't enough, the women who operate the checkouts at the Discount Co supermarket are now facing a new boss and the prospect of losing their jobs to newly installed automated checkout aisles. If the...

True Blue Aussie Review

            A medley of music, monologues, skits and short scenes loosely set  at the time of the local Agricultural exhibition and Rodeo or Show in any large city of Australia. You may like to set your review at the local golf club, or race meet....

Twas the Fight Before Christmas

  Think your family is complicated? Meet the most dysfunctional family you can imagine as they try to navigate Christmas.   Peace on earth and good will to all men? Not likely!   Ever since her husband died, Mary’s horrible adult children have been ruining Christmas.  ...

Understanding Women

Mike, Dave and Julian spend a weekend in a garden shed determined to break an age-old mystery. Armed with a case of beer, a box of girlie magazines and a holy book they are going to "understand women". What they discover is not quite what they expected. Understanding Women is a comedy...

Viagara Falls & The 70 Year Old Virgin

A colourful cast of characters collaborate and connive in this hilarious tale of misplaced unisex Viagra pills resulting in mishap and mayhem of “afflicted” residents in Serenity Gardens Retirement Village, Cemetery Road. So, take a new-age, three time divorcee and bride-to-be gran, her...

Wedding of the Century

"The Wedding of the Century is Devon Williamson at his funniest. Laughs come thick and fast, be warned your sides will ache." Bay of Plenty Times. Sister Dorothy, a 99-year-old nun, is visited in her nursing home by a 'Goth Girl' school student. She tells the cheeky student that not only...

Where There's a Will

Where there is a will there are relations – goes the saying. In this riotous comedy dry eyed mourners turn up to for Edie Puddiphat’s funeral with a will saying they are the sole heir to her millions – but the old lady has outwitted the vultures.

Wink at the Sphinx

  An adult fairy tale, of Arabian nights, with just a touch of spice.   A Riotous romp through the old Bazaar in Cairo.   The Pharaoh’s daughter Fatima’s betrothed Prince has been kidnapped by a band of feral gypsies. She must now marry the evil old court physician, Tut...