Peter and the Wolf – an adaptation, suitable for Readers Theatre, Guided Reading or as a Short Play, Cast of 10. This script has simple text, suitable for Lower Key Stage II (7 – 10-year-olds); and can be just a straightforward reading or ‘instrumentalized’ – as per the original, as explained in the Production Notes.
- Little Bird
- Hunters – 1, 2 and 3
Around 10 minutes not including teaching input and discussion which will add at least another 15 minutes.
Narrator: (Coughing) Well, we are going to try and tell some of that tale
(Aside) That’s if this lot let me get a word in edgeways!
Peter: So, that’s everyone introduced! Let’s get on with the action!
Grandfather: (Grumbling) Always so headstrong! So
Narrator: (Interrupting) Yes, you certainly had your work cut out with that one!
Grandfather: You can say that again! Never listened to a word I said
Peter: Oh, but that’s not true, Gramps! I did listen – it’s just, I er, well
Little Bird: Kept forgetting?
Cat: (Sarcastically) Bit of a bird brain?
Duck: (Angrily) Careful what you say!
Wolf: (Snarling) Or? Or what, little duck?
Narrator: (Intervening quickly) Now, now! No need for
Hunter 1: Violence!
Hunter 2: Aggression!
Hunter 3: Foul play!
Duck: (Repeating) Foul play? I hope not
Little Bird: (Interrupting) No, not fowl play! Foul play! With a ‘u’!
Narrator: Which is all very interesting, but
Grandfather: Look! Whilst you’ve all been twittering on, my grandson has escaped