Bonfire Night School Assembly or Class Play
Bonfire Night School Assembly is a short assembly, celebrating Bonfire Night, teams Guy Fawkes up with the local fireworks – helping each other out …. with their annual ordeal!
Bonfire Night Assembly – The Hidden Gunpowder
Duration: 5-10 mins (up to 15 minutes with optional inclusion of Safety Guidelines, as dictated by ‘Fireworks’)
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Cast (in order of appearance)
Catherine Wheels (5)
(See Production Notes at the end for cast numbers and alternative/additional music suggestions)
Music 1 – Royal Fireworks Music – Handel
(Music 1 as background music while children file in)
Narrator: Good morning! And welcome to our Bonfire Night Assembly!
(Everyone slouching, with miserable expressions)
Firework 1: So. Here we are again.
Firework 2: Same thing every year.
(All Fireworks demonstrate a firework exploding into the air, creating a magnificent display, then dying)
All Fireworks: (Together) Voompf! Pow! Zap! Fizzle …..
Firework 3: And then it’s all over ….. for another year.
Narrator: Hey! What’s going on here? Or rather, what’s not going on here? I’ve never seen such a sorry looking bunch of fireworks!
Firework 4: Huh! You want to try being a 30 second wonder!
Firework 5: It’s just not fair! All we’re asking for is a decent amount of party time!
Firework 4: I mean, who can enjoy themselves in 30 seconds?
Firework 5: That’s no party!
(Enter Guy Fawkes)
Narrator: Ah! Mr. Guy Fawkes! Welcome! Perhaps you can cheer this miserable lot up!
Fawkes: What? They’re not moaning again, are they?
(Turns to Narrator)
You know something? I get this every year – it’s a wonder they ever ignite!
Narrator: That’s what I was thinking!
Fawkes: Anyone would think they had a hard life! Now, take me for example. Just look at what I have to put on? Just the oldest, shabbiest clothes nobody else would be seen dead in!
Firework 6: And when you consider the number of people who come to see you ….
Firework 7: Even if it is just to gawp at you burning up on top of that bonfire ….
Firework 8: It just isn’t right.
Firework 9: He should be given a decent suit to wear!
Fawkes: Too right! Why should I be dressed up like a scarecrow when I’m the main attraction?
All Fireworks: (Together, angrily) Now wait a minute!
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