The Magician’s Assistant

John Waterhouse Comedy Plays - The Magician's Assistant
John Waterhouse Comedy Plays - The Magician's Assistant

A magical, suburban comedy!


A one-act play for two men and three women.
Genre: A farce, set in the present day.
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Synopsis: Paul has moved in with his girlfriend Stacy and things are fine. It’s just that being a struggling musician he has little money coming in. The best option seems to be to let a lodger move in. Eddie responds to the advert and initially seems like a model lodger until his ‘assistant’ Samantha turns up with a view to rehearsing their magic act. But are they really just stage magicians or is there a more sinister side their performance?

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