Sometimes we need special and unique Short Play Script to attract audience. If we give scripts always routine type, then we cannot claim for good Short Play Script. Here I am giving with all my hard work the best Short Play Script with all requirements of characters.
Hotel Splendido ( Free play script)
Scene: The reception desk at a hotel in England
Characters: The receptionist, an English tourist
The tourist arrives at the reception desk; he is wearing shorts and a very bright, multi- coloured shirt.
Receptionist: Good afternoon, sir. Welcome to the Hotel Splendido.
Tourist: Thank you.
Receptionist: Pointing at the tourist) Good heavens! Look at that!
Tourist: (Alarmed) What? Look at what?
(The receptionist indicates the tourist’s shirt.)
Receptionist: Your shirt!
Tourist: My shirt?
Tourist: Do you like it?
Receptionist: No, It’s horrible.
Tourist: I beg your pardon?
Receptionist: It’s horrible! But for you, it’s a good shirt,
Tourist: Thank you.
Receptionist: Because when people look at you, they look at the shirt.
Tourist: I know.
Receptionist: And that’s good – because if they look at the shirt, they don’t look at the shorts.
Receptionist: And the shorts are really horrible.
Tourist: Now, listen. I didn’t come here to be insulted by you.
Receptionist:George just meet me here. Why do you want someone to do it?
Tourist: Stop! Look, I want to book a room.
Receptionist: Can we accommodate you with a room
Tourist: Have you got one?
Receptionist: What? A book or a room?
Tourist: A room! Have you got a room?
Receptionist: It is quite a spacious and large hotel with so many room. We can provide you easily one room.
Tourist: My concern is whether you provide me with a free room
Receptionist: Do you wish to have free accommodation?
Tourist: Indeed, Yes
Receptionist: No! You have to pay the room accommodation fees compulsorily.
Tourist: I mean, Have you got a room with no one in it?
Receptionist: I don’t know.
Tourist: Well, can you have a look in the book?
Tourist: Have a look in the book.
Receptionist: A look in the book?
Tourist: Yes. Have a look in the book.
(The receptionist picks up the guest registration book, opens it, looks quickly at it and closes it again.)
Receptionist: OK. I’ve had a look in the book.
Tourist: And what do you think?
Receptionist: It’s a nice book.
Tourist: Look! Have you got a room, or haven’t you?
Receptionist: OK, OK. OK!
(The receptionist looks at the book again.)
Receptionist: Yes, we’ve got a room.
Receptionist: A single room.
Tourist: No good, I need a double room
Receptionist: Ah yes, for you and your shirt.
Tourist: No! For me and my wife. She’s arriving this evening.
Receptionist: Ah (Looking at the book again)
Yes. we’ve got a double room.
Tourist: Good! How much is it?
Receptionist: How much?
Receptionist: (Demonstrating with her arms) It’s about this long and about this wide and about this
Tourist: No! Not how big, how much?
Receptionist: Ah! Ten pounds.
Tourist: Ten pounds.
Receptionist: Yes. Ten pounds for you, ten pounds for your wife, and fifty pounds for the horrible shirt.
Tourist: Fifty pounds for the shirt?! That’s ridiculous!
Receptionist: It’s a ridiculous shirt!
Tourist: Now you listen to me. I don’t like your attitude.
Receptionist: I don’t like your shirt,
Tourist: I’m going to complain to the manager.
Receptionist: She’s not here.
Tourist: Where is she?
Receptionist: In hospital.
Tourist: In hospital? Oh dear. Did she have an accident?
Receptionist: Not exactly. She had dinner in the hotel.
Tourist: Well, I would just like to say that you are the most unhelpful, the most unpleasant, the
worst receptionist that I have met in my life.
Receptionist: (Pleased) Thank you very much.
Tourist: And I am going to report you to the manager!
Receptionist: Fine. Shall I give you the phone number of the hospital?
Tourist: Right, that’s enough! My wife and I are not going to stay at this hotel, I’ll go and book a
room at the hotel next door.
Receptionist: OK. See you there.
Receptionist: I’ll see you there.
Receptionist: This is my last day at this hotel. I lost my job this morning, I start work tomorrow at
the hotel next door.
Tourist: (Leaving) Oh, no!
Receptionist: See you tomorrow!
The restaurant ( Short Play Script)
Scene: The customers’ home in London, and then a restaurant in London
Characters: Customer A, Customer B, Manfred Schmidt the managing director of restaurant
A and B are at home.
Customer A: Let’s go to a restaurant tonight.
Customer B: OK.
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Customer A: Somewhere different.
Customer B: All right. Let’s have a look in the newspaper.(B opens the newspaper.)
Customer B: Er… Cinemas… Theatres… Restaurants. Ooh, this sounds nice. (Reading) ‘London’s newest restaurant. The Trattoria Romantica’
Customer A: It sounds good.
Customer B: The Trattoria Romantica. The best French restaurant in London.
Customer A: French?
Customer B: Yes.
Customer A: ‘Trattoria Romantica sounds Italian.
Customer B: It says French here.
Customer A: What else does it say?
Customer B: ‘Open every evening -‘
Customer A: Good.
Customer B: ‘from 7.30 to 7.45.’
Customer A: What? Fifteen minutes?
Customer B: It must be a mistake.
Customer A: I hope so. Anything else?
Customer B: Yes. ‘Music every evening -‘
Customer A: Good.
Customer B: ‘ from our Spanish guitarist ‘
Customer A: Spanish guitarist?
Customer B: ‘Manfred Schmidt.’
Customer A: Manfred Schmidt?!
Customer B: Yes. Oh, and there’s a picture of the manager.
Customer A: What’s his name?
Customer B: Stavros Papadopoulos.
Customer A: Stavros Papadopoulos?
Customer B: Yes.
Customer A: But that’s a Greek name.
Customer B: Yes.
Customer A: So it’s an Italian restaurant, serving French food…The Spanish guitarist has got a German name…And the man- ager’s Greek.
Customer B: That’s right. It sounds very international. Let’s try it.
Customer A: All right,
(Later, They arrive at the restaurant.)
Customer B: Well, here we are – the Trattoria Romantica.
Customer A: There’s no one here, (Calling) Hello?
(The manager appears. He is not very friendly.)
Customer A: Oh, good evening. Is this the Trattoria Romantica!
Manager: I don’t know. I only work here,
Customer A: Pardon?
Manager: Yes, yes, yes. This is the Trattoria Romantica, but we’re closed for lunch.
Customer B: Closed for lunch? But it’s nine o’clock.
Manager: Ah. In that case, we’re closed for breakfast.
Customer B: It’s nine o’clock in the evening.
Manager: (Friendly) Yes, of course it is. Just a little joke. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Stavros Papadopoulos, the manager of the Trattoria Romantica. What can I do for you?
Customer B: We’d like a table for two, please.
Manager: Have you got a reservation?
Customer B: Er…No.
Manager: Ah. That’s a problem.
Customer A: But the restaurant is empty,
Manager: Is it? Oh, yes. Er.. .a table for two…
(He looks around the restaurant.)
Manager: Yes, Here you are a lovely table for two.
Customer A: Thank you.
(A and B sit down at the table.)
Manager: Is everything all right?
Customer B: Yes, thank you.
Manager: Good. That’s £12.50, please.
Customer B: What?
Customer A: What for?
Manager: For the chairs.
Customer A: The chairs?!
Manager: Yes, £6.25 each
Customer B: There must be some mistake.
Manager: Oh, sorry, £6.30. That’s £12,60 altogether. And of course £37 for the table,
Customer B: £37 for the table?!
Manager: That’s…er…£49.60 altogether.
Customer A: Look here.
Manager: Service not included.
Customer B: Service?!
Manager: Would you like to pay separately or together?
Customer A: Look – we don’t want the table or the chairs.
Manager: Oh, you want to sit on the floor,
Customer B: No, we don’t want to take them away,
Manager: That’s good. We don’t have a take-away service.
Customer B: We are planning to have some snacks here
Manager: Do you want to eat snacks or something?
Customer B: That is true we want to eat snacks
Manager: oh ya surely
Customer B: What is in the menu today. can we have a bit glance over menu
Manager: Er…yes. There you are.
(He gives them a very small menu.)
Customer A: It’s a very small menu.
Manager: It’s a very small restaurant. Now, what would you like?
Customer B: Seeing the menu,asked for chips and egg combination
Customer A: Um… I hope this is a restaurant belonging to French people
Manager: Yes it is true. Do you want menu. Let me give.
Manager: Is there pencil
Customer B: Here you are
(B gives the manager a pencil.)
Manager: Thank you.
(He writes on the menu.)
Manager: There is a French menu.
(He gives the menu back to B.)
Customer B: (Reading) ‘Oeuf et pommes frites. Deux oeufs et pommes frites. Deux oeufs et deux
(B puts the menu on the table.)
Customer A: What if you don’t like eggs?
Manager: Have the chips.
Customer B: What if you don’t like chips?
Manager: Have the eggs.
Customer A: What if you don’t like eggs or chips?
Manager: Have a sandwich.
Customer B: A sandwich?
Manager: Yes, I’ve got one here in my pocket
(He puts a sandwich on the table.)
Customer B: Thank you. Er…what’s in this sandwich?
Customer A- Customer B: Sand?!
Manager: Yes, sand. That’s why it’s called a sandwich – because of the sand which is inside it.
Customer A: (To B) Come on, let’s go.
Manager: What’s the matter? You’re not going already, are you?
Customer B: Yes.
Customer A: Because this must be the worst restaurant in London.
Manager: No, it isn’t.
Customer B: Isn’t it?
Manager: No. I’ve got another one round the corner. It’s much worse’ than this one. Anyway, people
don’t come here for the food.
Customer A: I’m not surprised.
Manager: No, they come here for the music.
Customer B: The music?
Manager: Yes. Allow me to present Manfred Schmidt and his Spanish guitar.
(Manfred comes in with his guitar.)
Manfred Ole! Guten Abend, meine Damen und Herren
Customer A: Stavros?
Customer A: What can Manfred play?
Manager: Anything you like.
Customer A: Really?
Manager: Yes, anything at all,
Customer A: Good. Tell him to play football.
Manager: Football? What do you mean?
Customer A: We’re leaving. Goodbye,
Manager: Oh, goodbye. Do come again.
Don’t forget, to tell your friends!
(A and B leave the restaurant.)
Manager: That’s the trouble with English people, Manfred.
Manfred: What’s that, Stavros?
Manager: They don’t know a good restaurant when they see one.
Tea break (Free Play Script)
Scene: A rehearsal room in a theatre
Characters: Five actors taking a tea break: Tom, Jerry, Jane, Martin, Sara
Jerry: All right. That’s enough. It’s time for a cup of tea.
Tom: Oh, good, A cup of tea. I can’t wait.
(Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara sit down, there is no chair for Tom)
Jane: OK, Tom, make the tea
Sara: Yes, make the tea.
Tom: Make the tea? Me?
Jane: Why not?
Tom: All right. What do I have to do? I mean, how do you make tea?
Jerry: Huh! He doesn’t know how to make tea!
Tom: OK, Jerry. How do you make tea?
Jerry: Er…I don’t know.
(The others laugh)
Martin: Listen, Tom – it’s easy. Put some water in the kettle.
Sara: Put the kettle on the stove.
Jane: Light a match.
Martin: Turn on the gas.
Sara: And light the gas.
Jane: Then put some tea in the teapot –
Tom: It sounds a bit complicated.
Jane: Oh, come on! It’s easy!
Martin: Listen, Tom. You don’t have to make the tea.
Tom: Oh, good.
Martin: You can get some from the cafe.
Tom: Oh. OK. See you later.
(Tom goes towards the door.)
Jerry: Wait a minute!
Jane: You don’t know what we want yet.
Tom: Oh, yes. Sorry. What do you all
Sara: I’d like a cup of tea – with no milk and no sugar.
Tom: One tea – no milk, no sugar. Jane?
Jane: I’d like a cup of tea – with lots of milk and no sugar.
Tom: Lots of milk – no tea Right.
Jane: No sugar!
Tom: No sugar. Right. Jerry?
Jerry: I’d like a lemon tea and a big cream cake.
Tom: A lemon cake and a cream tea.
Tom: What do you want, Martin?
Martin: A whisky and soda.
Tom: With milk and sugar?
Martin: Of course.
(Tom wants to check the orders.)
Tom: OK. Let me get this right. Sara, you want a cup of tea, with no milk and no sugar.
Sara: Yes. Oh…No. On second thoughts, I think I’d prefer coffee.
Sara: Yes, a cup of coffee – with milk and sugar.
Tom: Right. So – it’s one coffee with milk and sugar, and one tea with milk and sugar.
Jane: No sugar!
Tom: No sugar. Right. Jerry, you want a lemon tea and a big cream cake.
Jerry: That’s right.
Tom: And Martin – you want a whisky and soda.
Martin: With milk and sugar.
Tom: With milk and sugar. Right. OK. See you in a minute.
(Tom leaves. Very soon, he comes back.)
Tom: Right, I am giving you all in one with coffee,whisky with cream and soda. All right?
Jane: Go and make some tea.