A full and original primary show play script, which can be used in a variety of teaching and performance areas.

It is a momentous moment in the history of space travel - the first manned mission to Mars! A group of (mostly) highly trained astronauts leads us on a thrilling journey to the 'Red Planet', complete with fascinating facts, dramatic action and dreams of alien life. Together, we learn about the reasons why people are so interested in Mars, including hopes for sustaining life there, as well as how difficult life can be for an astronaut. Of course, not all astronauts are as focused and scientific as others...

This is a fun and educational story, which is enjoyable for children to read and perform, as well as being straightforward for teachers to organise and direct. In addition, the show incorporates a number of cross curricular themes, linking directly to the following topic:
IPC Milepost 3 unit, 'Mission to Mars'

This product also includes full production notes, teaching ideas, a supporting PowerPoint and all sound effects and music files.
Please note: an alternative version of this show is also available, containing only the script and none of the other linked resources. This can be found here:

Key information:
Age range: 8-13
Show running time: approx. 30-40 mins
Number of parts: up to 30+

The show is designed for a class or year group performance (or as a great way to begin/end a topic) and contains differentiated roles, in order to allow for inclusion of pupils of all abilities.


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  • Applause-sound-effect.wav
  • Building-sound-effect.wav
  • Burp-sound-effect.mp3
  • Cheering-sound-effect.wav
  • Fast-forward-sound-effect.wav
  • Heroic-music-sound-effect.wav
  • Intercom-sound-effect.wav
  • Laser-gun-sound-effect.wav
  • Radio-crackle-sound-effect.wav
  • Rocket-flying-sound-effect.wav
  • Rocket-launch-sound-effect.wav
  • Space-exit-music-sound-effect.wav
  • Space-intro-music-sound-effect.wav
  • Space-shuttle-landing-sound-effect.wav
  • Training-music-sound-effect.wav
  • Mars-information-section-powerpoint.pptx
  • next-stop-mars-teaching-ideas.docx
  • production-notes-for-next-stop-mars.docx
  • next-stop...mars-script-sample.pdf

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Created: Dec 31, 2016

Updated: Nov 5, 2017


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