JUST THE JOB by Cheryl Barrett

£4.00

JUST THE JOB is a collection of themed comedy sketches, based on occupations ranging from a wannabe pirate to a couple of waiters. There are ten sketches, with a total of 28 parts. This would suit a society looking to stage a live theatre revue evening or Zoom production. Music could be added to extend the sketch show.

A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVES

Timothy’s life ambition is to be a pirate. Captain Cutlass is so desperate to recruit pirates that he may have to lower his standards.

Captain Cutlass, A fearsome pirate – 40 plus

Timothy, A wannabe-be pirate – 20s

 

ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

A junior army officer is giving a final briefing to a young soldier about to embark on a dangerous mission.

Officer, Army Officer – 45 plus

Private, Young army Private – 20 plus

 

DRIVING FORCE

Beverley is determined to learn how to drive and embarks on lessons with a new driving instructor. Julia soon realises that patience is a virtue and nerves of steel a must as she takes on her first customer.

Beverley, an older lady taking driving lessons – 65 plus

Julia, a patient driving instructor – 25 plus

 

NON-SHRINKING VIOLET

Violet is sitting at the table drinking a cup of tea and reflecting on her evening class.

Violet

THE GASMAN COMETH

An elderly householder waiting to have his gas boiler serviced realises it’s not that straightforward.

Gas Man, Spouts health and safety regulations – 40s plus

Customer, Questions rules and regulations – 70s

 

THE PHAROAH’S ARCHITECT

Imhotep, architect of the first pyramid meets his builder for the first time, and tries to explain his construction ideas to the builder.

Imhotep, The Pharaoh’s architect – 30 plus

Murphy, A builder – 30 plus

 

THE MAIN EVENT

Two boxing commentators in the Valley of Elah are discussing the forthcoming fight between David and Goliath.

Harry Joiner, boxing commentator – 45 plus

Kenny Hooper, former boxer turned commentator – 45 plus

 

THE SWORD IS MIGHTIER THAN THE PENDRAGON

Young Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, and his servant, Cedric have been on a quest to find the sword in the stone.

Young Arthur, Wants to be King – 20s

Cedric, A sceptic – 40s plus

 

WAITER! WAITER!

A collection of short sketches set in an upmarket restaurant. The older waiter wears his sardonic manner like a badge of honour. The younger waiter is new to the job. How will the waiters deal with customers’ demands?

Waiter 1, male, aged 55 plus

Waiter 2, male, aged 25 plus

Customer 1, a grandmother, aged 60 plus,

Customer 2, her granddaughter, aged 20s

Customer 3, female, aged 20 plus

Customer 4, female, aged 20 plus

Customer 5, female, aged 30 plus

Customer 6, male, aged 30 plus

Customer 7, female, any age

 

WORK OUT

Carly has encouraged her friends Paula and Mandy to join a fitness class. Jade, the fitness instructor, has her work cut out as the class descends into chaos.

Jade, a fitness instructor – 20s plus

Carly, 35 plus

Paula, 45 plus

Mandy, 45 plus

Description

CHARACTERS

In total 28 characters – please see above for further details. F13 M15

 

RUNNING TIME

Each piece runs for between 2 and 10 minutes – Approximately 40 minutes in total.

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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