Dirty Business

1-act comedy (2F, 1M) running time approx 60 mins (a 50 mins version for festivals is also available)

'Dirty Business' is a great topical comedy about spending cuts, the cleaning business and a pair of lacy knickers!

Synopsis: Cuts are on their way big time at the local County Council as it struggles to find ways to meet Government spending targets. Josie and Angela are cleaning the office of one of the Council's Department Heads one evening when they come across a file which seems to show that their jobs are on the line too.

They also discover some incriminating evidence which seems to show the same Department Head is guilty of marital infidelity. Armed with this, they set out to try and persuade him to change his mind about some of the planned cuts. But not everything goes quite according to plan... 


JOSIE: Office cleaner 20s-40s

ANGELA: Office cleaner with a penchant for pub quizzes 20s-40s.

ROGER: Executive with the Council

 email info@derekwebb.com uk and we'll send you the 50 minute cut down version.

"Derek Webb consistently produces funny and highly accessible comedies, and Dirty Business is perfect for a one act festival." Amateur Stage Magazine March 2012 - See the complete review on the 'Reviews' page


For a free downloadable pdf copy of the script for evaluation purposes, and details of performing rights, click here: stagescripts.com 

See stills from the Fluellen Theatre production of this play in the 'Photo Gallery' 

See a short video extract from 'Dirty Business' 

This article was updated on 8 December 2017