Christopher Plumridge

Christopher Plumridge

Hi All, I'm Chris, 48 from East Anglia, UK. I've been an amateur actor for many years just as a hobby. I have also written many short stories for fun, now I'm trying my hand at writing play scripts, mostly for stage. I have co-founded an unusual drama group in my local town and hope to perform some of my, and others work in the near future.

Plays

  • The Crown versus Santa Claus
    In the Crown versus Santa Claus, poor Father Christmas finds himself in court for his illegal encroachment into the month of October. Can his defence lawyer Ivana Letimov set him free?
  • Autumn's Fall
    Autumn, a lady aged 67 falls over in a supermarket, did she 'have a fall' or simply fall over?
    A monologue.
  • Playwrights Versus Zombies!
    Two playwrights meet over Zoom, (which can also be staged) to discuss their plays, but all is not well with the world....Zombies are on the loose! One playwright in LA, the other in New York, can they help each other survive a Zombie Apocalypse?
    10 to 15 mins.
  • The Weak Link in the Chain
    A monologue for anyone to read. The narrator is held back and restrained by chains, but are they physical or metaphorical chains?
  • Come in for Coffee?
    Ian walks Cathy home after their first date, a meal in a nearby restaurant, where the subject of coffee seems to have dominated the conversation.
    Cathy wants to share her love of Coffee, but Ian wants more.
  • Baba Mikey
    A monologue.
    A father speaks to his sleeping baby son.
  • Daddy's Safe
    All he wants is the code for her Daddy's safe. All she wants is to scream. Who will win?
    Written as a prompt from the word 'Scream'
    3 Pages.
  • 'E'Scape
    An inventor brings his latest invention to the table of three millionaire judges, hoping to win their investment, as part of a TV show.
    A short comedy. 5 Pages.
  • The Bear - Beginnings
    Part one of The Bear series of monologues. Bear begins life in a little town house in Frankfurt, 1941, but all is not well with the world......
  • The Bear - Crib of Doom
    A Teddy Bear with unusual powers comes to face his impending doom........
    A short monologue.
    Part Two of The Bear Monologue Series.
  • The Bear - Reborn
    Part Three of The Bear Monologues. Bear describes how he became Great Britain's first ever Vampire Teddy Bear......
  • The Bear - Takes Manhattan
    Part 4 of the Bear Monologues.
    This time Great Britains first ever Vampire Teddy Bear takes Manhattan!
  • The Bear - Bear Save The Queen!
    In July 1982, Intruder Michael Fagan successfully managed to break into Buckingham Palace and even made it into the Her Majesty’s Bedroom where he came face to face with Queen Elizabeth II. This is The Bear’s version of events that night….
    Episode 5 of The Bear Monologues.
  • Silent Vows
    A Monk and a Nun meet on a park bench in summer. Both are observing vows of silence. But they find other ways to communicate.......
  • Scripted Characters
    Stage directions never get much say in a script, hidden away in brackets. Is it now their time to speak? What about props, music, set etc...…?
    4 Pages
  • Fairytale of the Street
    A homeless man in a doorway of a shop on Christmas eve tries to comfort himself against the cold, his fears and his memories.
  • The Disappearance of Greta
    1943 Berlin, Franz and Helga Fischer are being questioned by the SS over the whereabouts of a 14 year old boy. They deny all knowledge and the SS leave, secretly they are harboring the boy, but where has he gone?
    50-55 minutes.
  • Samantha's Friend
    Samantha is the only child to David and Jennifer. Like many young girls Samantha has an imaginary friend, but as we watch Samantha grow up Jennifer realizes there is more to her daughters friend than she could ever imagine, leading to a string of unimaginable events.
  • Isobel
    Olly is much bigger than the other boys at school, which has its uses. But Olly leaves school early, to work on the farm, "because there's not much point in you doing exams", where he meets the farmers daughter, Isobel. This meeting changes his life forever.
    A short monologue.
  • Stunning
    A parent stands at the shore of a lake reminiscing about their daughter and what could have been, although written as a man, the narrator can be a woman.
    A short monologue.
  • Coming In
    Malcolm and Janet prepare for their son coming to tea bringing in a new partner for them to meet, only to be presented an unexpected announcement.
    A 10 minute play.
  • Miss R.R.Hood Versus The Wolf.
    Miss Red Riding Hood arrives at her Grandmothers house only to find she has been replaced by a wolf. Familiar story? Yes, But all is not quite as it seems in this twist to the well known fairy tale.
  • Cows 'N' Moon
    Four cows discuss the possibility of jumping over the moon, a dog finds it hilarious and a cat plays the violin, familiar....?
  • To My Dearest Wife Mary
    A middle aged man leaves a trail of 3 letters to his Wife Mary.
    A monologue.
  • Today I will go to him.
    She stands in the hallway, nervous but intent, takes a look in the mirror, takes a deep breath and decides.....
    A short Monologue.
  • I am Esmeralda
    Esmeralda, a young hurricane in the Caribbean, sits and waits her turn to make her mark on the world.
    A short monologue, suitable for radio.
  • Miss Charlotte
    An old house recollects and looks back fondly at it's favorite tenant.
    A short monologue, ideally for radio.
  • Her Smile
    Michael, on business but relaxes in a hotel bar one night after passing a beautiful stranger in the lobby. As he contemplates an evening of drinking or returning to his room for an early night, the beautiful stranger appears once more at the bar.......
  • The Blackbird
    A true story which at some point spins off into a yarn, told by my late grandfather about his role in WW2. He had many stories, I remember some, sadly I did not record him telling them to me. So this is a small sentimental piece which I hope to play the role of my grandfather one day.

    Aircraftsman Plumridge and Squadron Leader Boden await at the side of a runway late one May evening, for the last...
    A true story which at some point spins off into a yarn, told by my late grandfather about his role in WW2. He had many stories, I remember some, sadly I did not record him telling them to me. So this is a small sentimental piece which I hope to play the role of my grandfather one day.

    Aircraftsman Plumridge and Squadron Leader Boden await at the side of a runway late one May evening, for the last remaining bomber to return home......
  • Are You Comfortable?
    Him - A psychologist.
    Her - His patient.
    He seeks to find out the truth of Her fathers death, but will she co-operate?
  • Forgotten
    A tired and stressed writer has just hours to finish his play in order to meet his deadline, but he has forgotten the ending. He only has the two characters in his play to help him, but will they be of any help at all?
  • One Last Stroke
    A farewell message to my soulmate. True and personal, I might not leave it here long.
    A short monologue for anyone to narrate.
  • A Slice of Chhena Poda
    Roopa eagerly awaits her son coming home for a visit to hear the news she's been wanting to hear for years.....
    A short, 4 pages.