Collection III of Fairy Tale Quickies! Short, Small and Large Cast Fairy Tale Plays for Key Stage I Nice n Quick – Easy to deliver.
There are longer versions of these fairy tale plays available from www.plays-r-ussell.com – but this collection is just of the quickie variety! i.e. around 5 minutes which can be extended depending on the amount of ‘performance’/sophistication of props.
The idea of these scripts is to give teachers of Key Stage I children the opportunity to put on quick, easy to deliver ‘plays’/assemblies. These scripts provide a starting point: a set of ‘templates’ which can be adapted to the needs/levels of the children. The script can be changed/the language simplified or omitted – or the reverse, as in more content added, level of text ‘upped’.
Oh, and they all have slightly different endings!
Emperor’s New Clothes
(This is taken from The Clothes We Wear Assembly – The Emperor’s New Clothes is a mini play within the script).
A cast of 10 (plus teacher narrator)
- Narrator (teacher)
- Courtiers (2)
- Scoundrels (2)
- Emperor’s Adviser
- Crowd (3)
The Ugly Duckling
A cast of 10 (including Teacher narrator) This number can easily be adjusted, up or down
- Narrator (Teacher)
- Ugly Duckling
- Mother Duck
- Duckling 1 & 2
- Farmer’s wife
- Swan 1, 2 and 3
Jack and the Beanstalk
Cast of 6
- Narrator (Teacher)
- Jack’s Mother
- Bean Dealer
- Giant’s Wife
Snow White and the … Dwarfs
I decided to keep the original cast size – this can be as big as 30 – to accommodate all children in the class, as opposed to taking out a smaller number, as per the other plays. This does mean the script is a little less of a ‘quickie’ but it is just as much fun and simple to do!
Cast of 30 – easily adapted to smaller number
- Narrator (Class Teacher)
- Snow White
- Dwarfs (*number depending on size of class):
- Clumsy – (to make number up to 22 which, with other 8 speakers, takes cast total to 30)
- Queen (Snow White’s mother)
- King (Snow White’s father)
- Wicked Queen (Snow White’s stepmother)
As with Snow White above, I decided to keep the original cast size – this can be as big as 30 – to accommodate all children in the class, as opposed to taking out a smaller number, as per the other plays.
Cast Size (20 upwards)
For class of 30, this will include 20 speakers:
- Narrator – Class Teacher
- 6 ‘good’ fairies:
- ‘Wicked’ Fairy
- Courtiers 1 – 8
Supporting cast (from which additional speakers may be added to list of courtiers, commenting on what they will miss if they’re asleep for one hundred years)
The two other Fairy Tale Quickie Collections available from www.plays-r-ussell.com are:
- The Old Woman and the Pig
- The Three Little Pigs
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- The Three Billy Goats Gruff
- The Princess and the Pea
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Hansel and Gretel
- Chicken Licken
Collection III is a little different from the other two collections as it includes two plays with larger size casts – up to 30. These two – Snow White and Sleeping Beauty – are available separately on the KS I section of the website. They have just been ‘tweaked’ a tiny bit for these quickie productions – this making this third collection something of a bargain buy!