Smuggler’s Song


Smuggler’s Song


Smuggler’s Song

Smuggler’s Song by Rudyard Kipling (If by Rudyard Kipling is available on this website as an assembly/class play)


Around 5 minutes

This is a very short performance. It is not intended as a full-length assembly – more as a mini assembly.


Written for a class of 30 – the number is easily adapted up or down by reallocation of lines (currently standing at 2 lines for each of 12 readers)

Sample Text:

(Enter King George’s men)

Reader 7:        If you meet King George’s men, dressed in blue and red,
You be careful what you say and mindful of what is said.

Reader 8:        If they call you

King George’s man 1: “pretty maid,”

Reader 8:        And chuck you ‘neath the chin,

                        Don’t you tell where no one is, nor yet where no one’s been!

(Exit King George’s men)

Reader 9:        Knocks and footsteps round the house — whistles after dark —
You’ve no call for running out till the house-dogs bark.

(Pointing to two dogs)

                         Reader 10:      Trusty’s here, and Pincher’s here, and see how dumb they lie —
                         They don’t fret to follow when the Gentlemen go by!


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