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

 

The End of The Affair

 

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Stacey, What's Your Story?

 

The Gay Old BBC

 

September 2011 Show

 

The Perfect Show for Edinburgh

 

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December 2011 Show

 

Royal Target Practice

 

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† The High Cost of Living

 

March 2012 Show

 

Wills & Kate: When Will You be King?

 

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Painful Health

 

October 2012 Show

 

The Greek Solution

 

November 2012 Show

 

Expensive Expenses

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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.

 

Diamond Jubilee Concert Preparations

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 (!!).

 

Gay Marriage Monologues

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.

 

Three Sketches on Pope Benedictís Resignation

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 Parody

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.