First performed by Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Ensemble, Ontario, Canada, 2013
Reading scripts available from the author. Performing rights are controlled by Stagescripts Ltd
Characters (1m 3f)
Brian Martin: Recently deceased, aged twenties to whenever Eleanor: Not so recently deceased, aged twenties to whenever Lucy: A long time deceased, aged twenties to whenever Sarah Grant: Not yet deceased, aged to match Brian
The Setting: An office
Running Time: 40 minutes
When Brian finds himself on an unexpected and very confusing visit to a residential property letting agency for ghosts which is run by the mysterious Lucy, he realises he is encountering a death changing experience. After meeting his end in his company car park, he is doomed to haunt that car park for eternity – unless Lucy can find him suitable accommodation.
He encounters the flamboyant and extroverted Eleanor. She’s been a client of Lucy’s since 1874, so she’s got plenty of suggestions for how Brian can fill eternity with some fun. He’s on a steep learning curve in what Lucy calls “the other side”. He learns all about dress code and why it’s not a good idea to attempt walking though solid walls. Why you don’t want to expire in a supermarket on Christmas Eve and the hazard of mediums, exorcists and poltergeists.
When Sarah, another confused new client for Lucy arrives, Brian discovers that even in the next life, you can still find a spot of romance.