The Keeper of the Keys

by  Vera Isabel Arlett

Short Play, Drama  /  4m, 3f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)

Peter is tired of being in charge of the gates of Heaven and endeavours to pursuade Gabriel, Michael and Azrael to relieve him.

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The Keeper of the Keys

by  Vera Isabel Arlett

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)
  • SubGenre


    Fantasy, Fables/Folktales, Faith-based
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

They refuse individually but agree to do so collectively. There is war on Earth and they confidently expect a troop of soldiers to be the first applicants, but they are surprised by the entrance of a small child and some women refugees. Because of their own unworldliness they are unable to pursuade these poor souls to enter Heaven, but luckily Peter, who is of earth and of Heaven returns. The refugees understand him and he them. So the keys of Heaven are returned to him, and the Archangels leave Peter telling the refugees how much God suffers because men and women on Earth suffer.
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Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups


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License details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Setting: The gates of Heaven.
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes


4m, 3f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)
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  • Roles for Children
  • Parts for Senior Actors


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