Below is an initial selection of plays on offer. More will be added as they become available.

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Historical Drama

M10 F10 (doubling possible) + extras. Period: 1911-19  Setting: The Mearns, North East Scotland. 120mins

A new stage adaptation, particularly suited to community drama and youth groups, of “Scotland’s Favourite Novel”, Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s eloquent testament to a lost way of rural life as a result of the First World War. Poignant and moving but with wry humour, the play contains themes of dysfunctional family relationships, conflict, exploitation and female empowerment.

Premiered in November 2018, the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice which ended the Great War


Historical-ish Comedy Drama

M6 F6 + extras; Period  1820s; Setting: Dr Stein’s studio / laboratory in Edinburgh    110mins

What secret experiment is Mistress Meg’s new lodger, Doctor Stein, engaged in? Who is the mysterious Mr Frankie? What is the “boy” Harry trying to hide? Hilarious sequel to Mary Shelley’s classic novel, set in 1820s Edinburgh with all the traditional ingredients (medical props courtesy of Messrs Burke and Hare).

First performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 2007

“… delicious comedy bristling with couthy one-liners … a big load of fun, a spoof packed with brilliantly appalling puns that fully deserves every bit of hamming it up it receives”        Edinburgh Evening News

“ Grand entertainment”      One4Review


Front page of the New York Times


Newspaper Drama                                      

5-8M, 0-3F:  Period 1912;  Setting: a New York newspaper office                            45min

Inspired by the true account of Carr van Anda, legendary Editor of the New York Times, who alone took the bold step of first to declare that the “unsinkable” Titanic had actually sunk in the face of White Star Line’s denials. For an anxious day, until the tragedy was confirmed, it seemed as if he might have been almost too bold ….

First performance 2002 SCDA Festival      Winner, Scott Salver for Best Play, 2003



2M, 2F;  Period: present   Setting: a military dugout                                                   35min

Outside, the sound of battle. Inside, the motley squad are in trouble – the enemy is closing fast, they have lost their driver, are bogged down and trapped by rain. Tempers fray, and personal revelations do nothing to ease the tension. Then disaster strikes, and an unexpected hero emerges to save the situation. Witty, gritty dialogue and uninhibited characterisation

2nd Place,  SCDA Scott Salver Award for best new one-act play 2008


Short sketches, each 3 to 5 mins,  ideal as part of a variety programme or pub entertainment; minimum props and can be done as rehearsed readings. Click here for more details

AKUSTAN                    2M, 1F

No-one ever stays in the Akustan office for long, but JB is sure he can charm young Jane into taking the job.


An Antarctic penguin-spotting trip turns into more of an adventure than Fred and Connie imagined.

CUSTOMER CARE        1F monologue

Sandy’s wife has a night job in the “service industries” – but it’s not exactly what he thinks.

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