Drew Payneís Website
Drama and Sketches
My first success with writing, back when I was a teenager, was with drama and live theatre has always been a love of mine (Am I a frustrated playwright? Iím not sure)
In the last few years Iíve had more then several sketches performed by The Treason Show. This page has those sketches and other pieces of drama Iíve written
The Treason Show
This is a satirical review show, thatís performed monthly in Brighten. The sketches and songs take satirical swipes at events from the recent headlines, think Spitting Image but with actors but not puppets. You can find out more about them at their website here.
Since the summer of 2011 Iíve had my sketches included in their shows, here are the scripts of the sketches that have been performed. (If you want to use one of these sketches or one of the sketches that didnít get into the show contact me here)
July 2011 Show
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September 2011 Show
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December 2011 Show
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March 2012 Show
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October 2012 Show
November 2012 Show
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The Treason Show† (Also Runs)
For all the sketches that I have had performed in The Treason Show there are a dozen that didnít make it, for whatever the reason. Hereís a selection of sketches that didnít make it but are still are writing Iím happy with and they certainly show off my writing style and sense of humour.
On 4th June 2012 there was a concert, outside Buckingham Palace, to celebrate The Queenís Diamond Jubilee. These six monologues imagine different concerns of members of the Royal Family about who would be performing at the concert and what they would be singing (!!).
In May 2013, the House of Commons voted on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, the Bill to legalise same sex marriage. They voted for it, despite of the Tory Homophobesí protests.† These ten monologues were written in the run-up to that vote and highlighted many of the prejudices circulating at the time.
ďA Traditional MarriageĒ, this sketch was also written in the run-up to the debate.
In March 2013, Pope Benedict resigned. Those three sketches were written in response to that news. Typical of me, they are not reverential.
50 Shades of Grey has been a publishing sensation and as so has been widely parodied. This sketch is my take on all of that.