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Meet the Ancient Greeks - Mini Plays by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five plays with six characters in each.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times around 10 minutes) for a school class studying The Ancient Greeks (English National Curriculum Key Stages 1 & 2, Units 14 and 15, 'The Ancient Greeks'). No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisFive different short plays with an Ancient Greek theme, covering The Gods, War, the Olympics, Theatre and the Arts.
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The Mystery Gift by Bill Tordoff and David Doughan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 15. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 31. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy to be performed by children (probably a whole class performance). No scenery, but requires a wooden horse (which need not be realistic!)
SynopsisA comedy based on the Trojan wars: It's Greeks against Trojans in the cup final. After a string of indecisive results, the Greeks attempt to win by subterfuge.
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Odysseus and the Cyclops by Tony North
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus. Cast numbers are very flexible. The chorus is nominally the 12 great gods of Ancient Greece. The 'characters' include soldiers (nominally 3) and sheep (nominally 4)
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute play for kids in the style of Ancient Greek drama. (Appropriate for the English National Curriculum KS2 History topic Ancient Greece.) Includes the violence inherent in the story!
SynopsisThe tale of Odysseus and the Cyclops (from Homer's Odyssey) told as a short play for children, in the style of an Ancient Greek play.
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The Olympian Myths by Tony North
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute, large cast play for schools in the style of Ancient Greek drama. (Appropriate for the English National Curriculum KS2 History topic Ancient Greece.)
SynopsisA brief introduction to some of the gods of Greek legend
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Perseus - A Hero's Headhunt by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are nominally 25 roles, the piece is structured for flexibility - and could be played as a series of linked sketches with different actors playing the recurring characters.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!] Add another 10 minutes for the optional songs.
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two optional songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleSword and sandals myth brought to the stage as a comedy play (or series of sketches) for schools (and anyone else), with a couple of optional songs.
SynopsisThe story of Perseus is told with a mixture of narration and brief, dramatised scenes. The narration is delivered by the gods Athene and Hermes - who also take part in several scenes (because they want the hero to get a head.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Perseus and Medusa by Tony North
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. The chorus is nominally 12 people (representing the gods of Ancient Greece). Only one of the three Gorgons speaks, likewise only one of the three Graces.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, large cast school play, in the style of Ancient Greek drama. (Appropriate for the English National Curriculum KS2 History topic Ancient Greece.)
SynopsisA retelling of the classic myth with rhyming chorus and hideous Gorgons.
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Perseus and the Gorgon's Head by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 24. No chorus. Twenty-three speaking roles plus non-speaking builders. Very flexible casting, with lots of opportunities for doubling (Perseus, for example, could bear an uncanny resemblance to his father!)
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids. (One-act in length, four acts in structure.) A retelling of Greek myth. No set requirements.
SynopsisDanae and her son Perseus are thrown out of Argos. (The play doesn't say where they do their shopping after that.) They are washed-up on the island of Seriphos, where King Polydectes has designs on Danae. To get rid of Perseus, Polydectes sends him on a quest to bring back the head of the Gorgon Medusa. With help from unlikely quarters (gods, the Delphic Oracle, that sort of thing), Perseus succeeds. Pausing only to rescue the beautiful Andromeda, he returns to Seriphos and fulfils his destiny with a javelin.
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The Point of the Pyramid - Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. Thirteen speaking roles with lots of supporting players (with a lot of scope for doubling). The songs need three or four soloists and a chorus or choir.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with sheet music (piano and vocal) for six original songs.
StyleOne-act historical, educational, musical comedy mystery! (What more could you want?) A story of intrigue in Ancient Egypt with a lot of period detail (suitable for the Key Stage 2 history syllabus) snuck in!
SynopsisSomeone is plotting against the Pharaoh! On a visit to the construction site of his much-delayed pyramid, his life is threatened by a falling stone. Luckily, Baki, one of the slave builders, saves the Pharaoh and is rewarded with his freedom. Then Baki learns that the Pharaoh has had four food-tasters poisoned in the last three weeks. Can he save the Pharaoh's life again?
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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The Point of the Pyramid - Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. Thirteen speaking roles with lots of supporting players (with a lot of scope for doubling).
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSchool play - a one-act educational comedy thriller! (What more could you want?) A story of intrigue in Ancient Egypt with a lot of period detail (suitable for the Key Stage 2 history syllabus) snuck in!
SynopsisSomeone is plotting against the Pharaoh! On a visit to the construction site of his much-delayed pyramid, his life is threatened by a falling stone. Luckily, Baki, one of the slave builders, saves the Pharaoh and is rewarded with his freedom. Then Baki learns that the Pharaoh has had four food-tasters poisoned in the last three weeks. Can he save the Pharaoh's life again?
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The Roman Invasion of Britain by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. The characters are very flexible, with multiple 'chorus' roles which can be expanded or doubled.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play in irregular verse, fitting with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History topic - The Romans.
SynopsisA dramatised (and abbreviated) history of Romans in Britain (from Caesar to Honorious)
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