Magic Assembly for Key Stage II
Cast of 32 (numbers easily adapted up or down)
Duration: Around 20 minutes depending on how much music is included
This is a very versatile play. It can be as long or as short as you wish it to be; and as the cast is made up of un-named witches and wizards, the cast size can likewise be as big or small as you wish!
Speaking of wishes, the magic element, with reference to spells, is again very non-specific – the message being that we have magic in our world, all around us, without having to adopt any special powers. The script has a strong PSHE element referencing that we have it within ourselves to change the world and that this is within our power if only we open our eyes to the means of harnessing and using that power.
P.S. The additional 5 songs, including Pinball Wizard – The Who, were included in the script to boost the entertainment content – but, as explained in the Production Notes, may be omitted for a shorter, simpler production.
Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our assembly on
Whole Cast: (Shouting in unison) Magic!
(Teacher rushes over to Narrator)
Teacher: (To Narrator) Did they say magic?
Narrator: They did indeed. Do you have a problem with that?
Teacher: (Angrily) I most certainly do! Have you never heard the words ‘Health and Safety’? We’ll have no magic around here, thank you very much!
Narrator: So, what should I say to all these witches and wizards gathered here today?
Teacher: Oh, that’s simple. I’ve let them read that Harry Potter book so they can just pretend. Nothing wrong with using their imagination!
Narrator: Hmm. I’m not sure how that’s going to work. But we’ll give it a go!