Beatrix Potter Play or Assembly for KS I

Beatrix Potter Class Play or Assembly for Key Stage I (5 – 7 year olds), Part I.
This is the first of a set of four plays – Parts I, II and III cover five tales each, and Part IV covers six. Thus, twenty-one in total. (For complete listing, scroll down to bottom of page).
Cast of 24 (easily adapted up or down) and duration of around 10 minutes – this is reading time so performance can take it beyond this with possibility of further additions.
Part I based on the first five tales:
• Tale 1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
• Tale 2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
• Tale 3 The Tailor of Gloucester
• Tale 4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
• Tale 5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice
Cast of 24 plus Narrator (this role to be taken by the Class Teacher)
(Cast size can easily be adapted by the addition or omission of characters from each tale)
Tale 1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Group I
Peter Rabbit
Flopsy
Mopsy
Cottontail
Mother Rabbit
Mr. McGregor
Sample Text
Mother Rabbit: (Tutting and wagging her finger) Naughty boys!
(Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail cross their arms in front of them, like their mother, scowling and nodding their heads, smugly)
Mr. McGregor: (Shaking his rake in anger) Bad, bad bunnies!
Narrator: Oh dear! What did they do?
Tale 2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Group II
Squirrel Nutkin
Twinkleberry (brother)
Cousin 1, 2 and 3
Mr. Brown (the owl)
Sample Text
Narrator: Sounds quite respectful to me?
Mr. Brown: (Exploding) Respectful? (Pointing at Squirrel Nutkins) Him?
Twinkleberry: Time to say sorry, again, brother Nutkin!
Squirrel Nutkin: I was only trying to have fun!
Tale 3 The Tailor of Gloucester
Group III
Tailor of Gloucester
Mice (4)
Simpkin the Cat
Sample Text
Tailor: Teamwork!
(All four mice hold up the coat and waistcoat)
Mouse 1: We made these for the mayor
Mouse 2: To wear on Christmas Day
Mouse 3: On his wedding day!
Mouse 4: (Cheering) We did it!
Narrator: And I’m so glad to see such a well-behaved cat.

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