The Ghost Crib – spooky one act period drama

A spooky one act period drama.

In The Ghost Crib, a family have kept a terrible secret for 18 years.

They fear their daughter may be possessed as she is haunted by the sound of a baby screaming.

A young stranger arrives with a scar and a story to tell… is all that it seems?

A ghostly apparation returns …

has it come to claim or save someone?


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Full Synopsis

The Ghost Script

By Bev Clark



Set in Yorkshire in 1760s

The Hornby family have a terrible secret they have kept for eighteen years. Their daughter Susannah is haunted by the sound of a baby and they fear she is possessed.

A young stranger, Ben Kirby arrives who carries a terrible scar but soon Sarah Hornby believes his coming is a miracle, although her husband Nathaniel is not convinced.

Another twist shows the young man is not all he seems for the family are about to be robbed and murdered by Dick Slack, a highwayman.

Suddenly, a ghostly apparition returns – has it come to claim or save someone?

This production requires atmospheric effects from sound and lighting and the use of back projection.


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Playwright: Bev Clark
Genre: one act period drama
Time: 50mins (approx)
Characters & Set :  3 males 3 females | 1 SET – farm cottage SFX and projections needed
Extras: No


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