Escape into the hallways of history or fairytale forests with these playscripts for the end of term. Pupils can work together – more creative students can become writers, directors or actors, while the more technically-minded can build sets and props. Don’t let the curtain fall over the end of term without your students treading the boards and showing off their drama skills.
Becoming a bard
- Fill first-time playwrights with creative confidence using this simple template.
- Colourful cards to cut up and display that explain the basic features of a play.
- From the three witches to the one throne, make Shakespeare simple for young pupils with this adaptation of Macbeth.
- Add a splash of slapstick and song while learning Shakespearean language in Hamlet, condensed for children.
Playing the past
- Transport audiences to Aztec times with dance, song and a rap.
- Sprinkle a little hope into audiences’ hearts with this play of the Greek fable.
- Perform the tale of Thor, the god of war.
- The author’s life through the eyes of children who think he just reads, reads, reads and is always in a dream.
Tales for thespians
- Show what pupils know about traditional tales with this colourful script about the grumpy goats.
- Bundle of short fairytale stories translated for the stage.
- Perform the Welsh folktale of the girl from the Mabinogion.
- Get audiences laughing with Girl in da hoodie and other modern adaptations of well-known stories and historical tales.
- The story of Babushka makes a refreshing change for a Christmas play.
Add a Scottish touch to the Christmas story with this script translated for the highland hills.
- A quick Chicken Licken play for Harvest festival.
- Rainforest residents, creatures and people ward off the men who come to destroy the natives’ homes.
- High School Musical crosses the Atlantic and lands in the UK in this spoof script full of laughs.