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They say everyone gets ‘five minutes of fame’, and in this middle grade comedy script, this is exactly what happens to Freddie, the worst footballer on the team. The other players, especially Alex, the star player, make fun of Freddie’s footballing skills until Freddie is transported to stardom in another way when the team discover he has healing powers in his knees! As news travels of Freddie’s new ability and he is interviewed by a local reporter, Alex becomes more and more jealous of his attention. In the climax of the story, Freddie has to use his powers to help a reluctant and ungrateful Alex, who gradually comes to understand that he has not behaved in a nice way.

I’ve used this script in both a football and a rugby context. It’s a piece of ‘physical theatre’ and would go down well with sportier boys who have a lot of energy, as they can help to create and choreograph the sporting action scenes.

The script works well with students aged 11+ and can be used in a drama lesson or at a drama club. As well as developing drama skills, the theme of the story is ideal for use as a resource for PSHE and community learning. Participation in the play or the after-performance discussion can be used to explore relationships, behaviours and attitudes. I had a lot of fun with this script. I hope you do too!

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