Plays by Nancy McPherson ...

Made Up
Waste Management


2015 !

Reading copy available from author. Please contact if interested.

Winner of the Scott Salver 2012, awarded to the best original playscript entered in the Scottish Community Drama Assocation's One-Act Play Writing Competition.

First production won two trophies at the Ayrshire District One-Act Play Festival 2012.

Published by Spotlight Publications

Waste Management ... a comedy drama for 2 males and 2 females

Linda and Danny bump into each other at a recycling area. They are at a clearing point in their relationship. The dynamic and spark in their relationship gives rise to some sharp humour, but underneath this they are struggling with the confusions, chaos and disappointments of life and gender role expectations. The casual and brief intervention of two strangers curiously helps them to focus, and in the end they have cleared enough space to move on.

First Production by Kirkton Players - Winner of District and Divisional Finals and runner-up at the Scottish Final of the SCDA One-Act Play Festival 2011.
Runner up in the Geoffrey Whitworth Playwriting Competition 2011.
Winner of Ayrshire, District, winner of Western Division and runner-up at the Scottish Final of the SCDA One-Act Festival 2014

Published by Spotlight Publications

Made Up ... a comedy drama for 2 males and 2 females

Linda and Danny have a fragile relationship. They have recently made up after their latest split. Danny finds it difficult to hold down a job and settle down. In many ways he is a misfit because of his background. Linda is struggling to pull things together as she tries to accept that she is unlikely to become a mother. She needs Danny to sustain her - which he wants to do - but somehow he always ends up putting obstacles in the way. They each have difficulties with the outside world of employers and their life seems to go round in circles as the same patterns emerge. Funny, moving and with some clever word play exchanged between the couple, we are left wondering at the end if they will be able to capitalise on new opportunities or not.

This play is a stand-alone one-act play, but could also be performed as a sequel to the one-act play, ‘Waste Management’ which also features Danny and Linda as the two main characters. A further option is to combine the two plays and present them as a full-length play in two acts.

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The Night I Danced ... a comedy drama for 3 males and 2 females

with Cyd Charisse

Three mechanics, each at different stages in their life, settle into their usual pattern of work on a typical Friday morning in a garage workshop. Their contrasting characters give rise to much comedy banter, but it soon becomes clear that they are all dealing with loneliness and each has his own individual relationship with the truth. The two women, who visit this male environment, couldn’t be more contrasting. They add to the humour, but they too have to confront their loneliness. It’s a poignant ending as this group of five disperse at the end of the morning.

First Production - Winner of four trophies in SCDA Festival 2010. 

Published by Spotlight Publications

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