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Plays by Alan Richardson


Perfect Partners

“By the way, are you planning to change the name after I’m gone? “Perfect Partners” sounds a bit inappropriate. Doesn’t seem right anymore.”

Award-winning plays with over 1000 performances in 18 countries worldwide

One Act Plays

Scottish Plays

Dramatised Readings

The Worst Day of My Life The Comedy of the Marks Abbotsford Revisited

Ten One Act Plays to choose; dramas and comedies; encompassing spy spoofs, the dating scene, kidnapping, the supernatural, theatre critics and a send-up of drama festivals. Most popular is The Worst Day of My Life, (above), a comedy described as “extremely funny” by NODA and chosen by more than fifty groups.   

I started my writing career back in 1973 with a number of period plays written in Scottish dialect, which are still regularly performed throughout Scotland. Twelve plays to choose; mainly comedy. Although most are set in Scotland, The Comedy of the Marks, (above), is set in Venice.

Dramatised readings are presented with scripts. Easily adaptable for different venues and cast sizes, they are ideal for club nights or fund-raisers. Five scripts, all premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, document the lives and works of famous writers like Walter Scott, (above), Jane Austen and Charles Dickens