The Devil The Writer and The Angry Young Ghost


Jack Booth

Published by New Theatre Publications

3 Male 3 Female

Ellis has severe writer's block. Having killed off Lord Upstanding on the first page of his new book... who by/now what?... he misguidedly appeals for help. The Devil duly obliges and conjures up the dead man's ghost. Angrily the ghost demands answers regarding his unexpected demise and Ellis, threatened with public exposure of his unprofessional ineptness, seeks to provide them. His investigations, however, deteriorate cumulatively as the ghost's fictional but all-too real household regard Ellis as the killer. His fate is sealed when the Devil materializes as a Police Inspector. But there is yet a final twist in the tale! One-act

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