Posts from the “Plays” Category


Posted on February 11, 2012

Moscow, 1926.  Josef Stalin sits behind a large oak desk waiting for the arrival of Ilya Ivanovich, Russia’s top animal breeding specialist who has just returned from two years in Guinea Conakry where he has been conducting experiments. The room is oak-panelled and there is a large painting of a group of men behind Stalin’s desk. There are numerous gaps among the montage. To the left of him is a flag with the Hammer and Sickle on it.  Standing next to him is Lavrenti Beria, Head of the KGB, a small man with large eyes and tiny hands. He is Stalin’s right-hand man and responsible for all the purges and the Great Terror. He is to Stalin’s right and is holding a pile of…

Play Script: Things that Go Bump in the Night

Posted on February 3, 2012

Scene One As the curtain rises, the stage is in darkness. We hear a bang and the shuffle of feet to the right of the stage. A bedside light goes on and a woman sits up in bed to the left of the stage. She has rollers in her hair and is in her late 50s. She has white cream all over her face. There is another bang and she leans over and shakes the person who is asleep next to her. He doesn’t budge and then she shakes him harder. Woman:            (Whispering). John, John, wake up, John! John:                  (Turning towards her). What is it, Maureen? What time is it? Maureen:  …