Five Short Plays Loosely Linked By The Theme Of Crime

Five Short Plays Loosely Linked By The Theme Of Crime

From emerging talent Charles Edward Pipe comes an anthology of five sharp new short plays. Spanning history from the Old West to the Cold War to the Present Day, Charles explores the theme of crime and showcases his offbeat sense of humour. This show has something for everyone; expect incompetent gangsters, septuagenarian cigar smugglers, and cowboys.

The Landlord’s Arms is a goofy Guy Ritchie-esque gangster comedy set in London in the 1960s, about two incompetent mobsters attempting to extort money from an uncooperative pub landlord.

A Couple of Bank Robbers is about a couple of bank robbers – or at least prospective bank robbers – preparing to rob a bank. Will their nerves, egos, and relationship troubles get in the way?

An Unexpected Reunion is about how running into an old friend or acquaintance can be really awkward, especially if one of you is a debt collector for a loan shark, and the other owes money to said loan shark.

Happy Retirement follows retired couple Mary and John as they decide to voyage from Florida to Cuba in 1969 in order to smuggle cigars and rum. The journey tests more than just their sailing prowess.

A Standoff Over Fifty Thousand Dollars is a Western about three outlaws negotiating how to split the money after a semi-successful bank robbery.


Content warnings: Strong language, violence, fake blood

Theatre Company Reviews:

“[Charles Edward Pipe] has now earned his place in my consideration as both a brilliantly funny comic writer and an astute director.” – The Bubble

Production Details

Run Time:

  • One Act: 55 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • 15



  • Tue 2nd May 2023 - 7:30 pm

  • Wed 3rd May 2023 - 7:30 pm

  • Thu 4th May 2023 - 7:30 pm

  • Fri 5th May 2023 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 6th May 2023 - 3:00 pm

  • Sat 6th May 2023 - 7:30 pm

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