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Henry VIII and his Six Wives - Mini Plays by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times from 2 to 7 minutes) for a school class studying The Tudors (English National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Unit 7 'Why did Henry Marry Six Times'). No set requirements, no props. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisA set of five plays, each for six characters, reviewing the life and times of the Tudor monarch from sporty to portly. The cast speak directly to the audience as well as interacting with each other. (Designed to be used in a variety of ways including as 'group readers'.) Play 1 deals with Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, Play 2 covers Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour, Play 3 brings in Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard, Play 4 introduces Henry's last wife, Catherine Parr, and Play 5 is a brief review from the point of view of the six wives.
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Henry VIII Assembly by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggestions for music for six songs/dances are included in the Producer's Copy of the scripts. (Note that the run time for the script does not include the music!) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne act play for a school class studying The Tudors (English National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Unit 7 'Why did Henry Marry Six Times'). No set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisA snappy short play that runs through all six wives even faster than the portly monarch managed it.
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Jesters, Jousters & Donuts by Patti Veconi
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicEight pieces of Renaissance-themed music, scored for junior school musicians, are provided with the Producer's copy of this script.
StyleA one act Renaissance-themed school play with music.
SynopsisA troupe of re-enactors assemble in a small town to stage their annual Renaissance Fair - just as contractors with the Dept. of Buildings arrive to announce plans for the sale of the land they are on. The narrator arranges a stay of execution and the show, featuring an archery contest, juggling jesters, a jousting match and not one, but three rival queens, can go on. When the contractors return, (with donuts to share), the actors make their sad goodbyes and exit. The clever Narrator, however, makes a discovery that saves the Renaissance Fair and brings the charming village of Notting-Sher-Wessex-Wood back.
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King Henry VIII by Geoff Bamber
Performance by Mini Roundabout Theatre Company - Overall winners of the Leverhulme Youth Drama Festival, 2006
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous history, peppered with anachronisms. Single simple set, simple props. (Technically 3 Acts, but short enough for a one-act play!) Fits with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History syllabus (at a stretch!)
SynopsisHenry VIII accidentally succeeds his father to the throne, after the premature death of his elder brother. His divorce from his first wife brings him a run-in with the pope, which doesn't stop him repeating his mistakes, including the disastrous acquisition of a wife via e-Bay (Ann of Cleeves, apparently), in his quest to furnish an heir to the throne.
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My Big Fat Tudor Wedding by Vic Talecks
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 28. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Variable chorus size at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSome incidental music and two song suggestions included with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn educational comedy play for schools.
SynopsisIn a parody of a modern TV dating show, Henry VIII chooses his six wives in turn, and their respective fates are amusingly presented with contributions from personalities of the time - including all the Thomases!
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Richard III - Has Anybody Seen My Horse by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHistorical comedy for kids. Structurally in four acts, but of one-act length. No specific set requirements. Simple props.
SynopsisWith the Wars of the Roses in full swing, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, finds himself on the right side when the House of York take the throne. Richard harbours an ambition to become King. Unfortunately his older brothers and his own nephews stand in his way. For a resourceful fellow with no principles this does not present a problem. Dark deeds inevitably ensue. Temporary success is achieved but a happy ending for the story of one of history's favourite villains (*) seems increasingly unlikely.
* This is only because this bit of history was written by the Tudors. (To the victor, the spoilers.)
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A Slice Of Elizabethan Life by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Variable chorus size and doubling of parts, at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song suggestion and one rap are included with the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA short-ish one act play for schools, with song, dance, rap, and with a simple set.
SynopsisThis play portrays a slice of Elizabethan life and follows on from 'A Slice of Tudor Life' by the same author. They can be used separately or together to give an overview of the Tudor Dynasty. Narrators and various characters from Elizabeth's life, including the ghost of her father King Henry VIII, comment on her personality and events in her life until her death.
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A Slice Of Tudor Life - A Tale Of Two Henrys by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 30. Minimum total without doubling = 45. Chorus. Many characters may be doubled, at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn historical play for children, with a single basic set.
SynopsisA brief overview of Henry VII and how the Tudor dynasty started is followed by the life, strife, and every wife of Henry VIII. Narrators and Rappers, along with various characters from his life, comment on his personality and events in his life - until his death in 1547. Five Rap songs, but they need no music, included with this script.
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The Tudor Times by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSome song suggestions are made in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleRhyming play for schools (designed for the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 topic 'The Tudors'). No set requirements. Simple props (as long as you don't take the cook too seriously).
SynopsisA rhyming romp from the last Henry to the first Elizabeth. Wives, discoveries, the Armada and an introduction to Elizabethan cookery.
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Tudors Rich and Poor - Assembly by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 78. No chorus. Very flexible cast size!
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA list of musical suggestions is included in the Producer's Copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act assembly piece for a large cast of children. No specific set required, but ideally lots of props representing historical artifacts!
SynopsisA romp through the world of the Tudors, meeting Shakespeare, royalty and commoners, talking about housing, entertainment, health and employment, amongst other things.
Based on the English National Curriculum History Syllabus, Key Stages 1 & 2, Unit 8: 'What were the differences between the lives of rich and poor people in Tudor Times?'
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