BUFFERING by Dan Smith


A short play that could be from a 1970s sitcom. An amateur theatre company try and perform a live online performance of a play but personal issues and technology problems mean their real lives are more entertaining than the script itself.



John –          leads the performance, possibly chair of the company playing Inspector Ivan in the performance.

Marjorie –    A lady in her later years. Partly deaf and doesn’t quite get technology playing Heide Seek.

Paul –          Paul, a slightly camp man who likes things done right is playing Christoff Sake.

Jean –          A crude lady, possibly late fifties who likes to gossip and criticise. She plays Verity Brown.

Donna –       A single mother who’s trying to look after a baby while doing the performance. She is playing Maria Weis (the murderer)



Approximately 10 minutes



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