The Burglar’s Confession One Act Comedy by Karen Richardson (a.k.a. Mrs Richardson)
First performed by Linlithgow Players, March 2006
Published by Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd
Characters (2m 3f)
Gail: A world weary, rather aggressive office girl Robbie: An inept and suggestible petty criminal Simone: An ambitious young criminal lawyer Anna: A middle aged lawyer, nobody’s fool, but tired Wentworth: A hard bitten policeman
The Setting: A lawyer’s office
Running Time: 35 minutes
When hapless Robbie is falsely suspected of torching a warehouse, he turns to his solicitors for advice, only to discover they have been burgled. He is also innocent of the burglary, but too simple to wonder why Gail suggests he confess to that as an alibi for the warehouse fire. And when Simone also tries to manipulate his confession in pursuit of her own very different agenda, he is left utterly bemused.