Short Plays Volume 1 by Ben Macnair contains five of the author's plays: two monologues, one two- hander, and two three-handers.
Barry Shovel’s Guide to Life
(Int: He is sitting down in his favourite chair in the corner of his student union. There are the sounds of a pub around him, laughter, a quiet juke box and occasional cheering. He is 21, well built, almost rotund, and sits talking to an invisible audience. He strokes his stomach).
‘Look at that. Look at that, I tell you, all bought and paid for, all bought and paid for, looks good doesn’t it? Not everyone can pull of this look, but I can. It took years of training, hundreds of pounds in pints, but worth it, well worth it. The Doctor says it is no good for me, and if I carry on like this, I won’t see t...