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In this bone-chilling adaptation of Algernon Blackwood’s novelette, when a young girl is given a package that mysteriously arrives on the doorstep, an evil force enters the household and turns their quiet world upside-down.

Schools: This play is school friendly, but is considered PG-13. Some material may be objectionable or sensitive for certain school districts.


The Doll tells the story of Jane Jodzka and Miss O’Reilly, two dutiful caretakers within the home of the beleaguered Colonel Masters. When young Monica is given a package that mysteriously arrives on their doorstep, an evil force enters the household and turns their quiet world upside down.



Miss Jane Jodzka – A young, no-nonsense governess who must face the unknown while reconciling with her past.

Miss O’Reilly – A strong-willed and outspoken Irish cook, afraid that her superstitious beliefs are all too real.

Colonel Masters – A quiet, taciturn taskmaster whose troubled past comes back to haunt and test him.

Monica Masters – A sweet girl who succumbs to the influence of her new doll.

Hilda – A dutiful maid who exposes that things are not right in the household.

Setting: London, 1933.

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The required materials for The Doll include:

Production Scripts

Available Products:

Wicked Lit Print Edition – The beautifully designed anthology, available at wholesale costs to sell in your lobby!

Director's Script – Single-sided script with space for director’s notes.

Logo/PR Pack – Includes high-resolution artwork and reference photos. Also, ready-designed posters, reviews and pull quotes, if available.