Superheroes Assembly for Key Stage II
Superheroes Assembly. Our Narrator has faced some ‘mission impossibles’ in his time but a Superheroes Assembly without … Superheroes? Thank goodness there is always an Ancient Greek superhero around when you need him. But bringing out the ‘super’ in these particular heroes may prove too much of a challenge even for Hercules!
This assembly or class play is loosely based around Twelve Tasks of Hercules, taken on by a cast of phobia-prone and allergy-stricken ‘super’ heroes! Great playlist and great fun!
A cast of 30 – easily adaptable up or down. Duration: 15 – 20 minutes (without the inclusion of music suggestions)
Whilst I normally try to distribute speakers’ lines evenly – so each child has a similar verbal input, it is the case in this particular script that half the cast have largely if not completely non-speaking roles – i.e. just action as in the case of the various monsters that Hercules has to deal with.
Superheroes Assembly. Sample Text:
Music 1 – Holding out for a hero – Bonnie Tyler
(Whole cast file in, in order of speaking, seating themselves along two rows of fifteen seats, facing the audience)
Narrator: Good morning and welcome to
(Silence as Narrator waits for cast to respond – nothing but a couple of feeble coughs)
(Narrator turns round to face cast, speaking sideways on so that audience can hear)
Narrator: What’s going on? Where are all my Superheroes?
Superhero 1: Do you mean, us?
Superhero 2: If you want a show of superpowers here today, you’re out of luck!
Narrator: But why? What’s going on?
Superhero 3: More a case of what’s not going on!
Superhero 4: ‘Fraid we’re all recovering from colds
Superhero 5: And not feeling in the least bit ‘superhero-ish’!
Narrator: (Gasping) Oh no! So what am I supposed to tell this audience?
Superhero 6: Come back another day?
Narrator: No, I can’t do that! As you can see, they’re all here!
Superhero 7: Well, sorry, but even superheroes have their off days.
Narrator: (Desperately) But not, please, on the day of my assembly!
Superhero 8: ‘Fraid so!
Narrator: (Clasping head and groaning) Oh no! This cannot be! What a disaster!
Music 2 Greased Lightnin’ – Grease
(Enter Hercules, performing John Travolta moves)
Narrator: Well, good morning! (Looking through notes in confusion) This is … er … a bit of a surprise!
(Hercules snatches notes)
Hercules: Oh you don’t want to bother with those! Let’s go for a bit of good old fashioned spontaneity this morning!
Narrator: Old fashioned?
Hercules: Well, maybe a bit more than old. Make that, Ancient. (Pauses) Oh, and Greek!
Narrator: You mean, Ancient Greek?
Hercules: Exactly! And who better to represent that magnificent race – than myself, the great Hercules?
Narrator: Wow! You certainly were a superhero in your time!
Hercules: I’ll say! I could sure show this lot (pointing to cast) a thing or two!
Narrator: (Heaving a great sigh of relief) Oh thank goodness for that! You could be just the superhero I need to save this assembly!
Hercules: I’ll do my best.
Narrator: Oh, but there’s the thing.
Hercules: Thing? What thing?
Narrator: Well, I gather you’re rather used to taking on challenges – single-handed?
Hercules: (Bracing muscles) Correct! Nothing is beyond me!
Narrator: Well, that’s amazing
Hercules: I’m hearing a but ..
Hercules: (Shrugging shoulders) I knew it!
Narrator: I have to get this lot (pointing to cast) up and demonstrating their superpowers. It is meant to be their assembly, after all!
Hercules: (Looking at cast and shaking his head) You are kidding me? Did you say (pointing to cast) this lot?
Narrator: Correct. Fraid they’re not in the best shape at the moment!
Hercules: (Repeating, incredulously) Not in the best shape? Make that, not in any kind of shape! (Sighing heavily) Oh boy! Have I got my work cut out for me this morning!
Narrator: Oh, I’m sure it won’t be a problem for you! I mean, you can lead by example!
Narrator: You can show them how it’s done – that is, being a superhero; and then they can follow! Easy!
Hercules: You reckon? (Looking at cast) Let me tell you something. I don’t know about easy – I’m thinking, about as easy as climbing a mountain! And a very steep one at that!