A French/English pantomime-style play, based on Snow White.
Written by Jon Meier.
Lots of humour and great fun. Set against a background of 7 reporters covering a news story of trapped miners.
Of course it ends happily!
Most of the dialogue is in English but there's plenty of French, repeated and reinforced visually.
Suitable for ages 8-14. Duration around 30 mins.
17 in the cast (scope for flexibility, sharing and doubling of roles). Minimum 17, max 22
Others can be used for sound, props, poster and programme design etc
Can be worked on in 1 day (with scripts) – intensive work with a scripted performance at the end of the day.
Show in assembly or at a languages celebration event
or just have fun reading it through.
Ideal for a language/ drama festival competition.
It could fill a few weeks of lunchtime and after school French clubs.
Sixth-formers could also help out.
Language is visual and contextualised.
Audience will also understand it as the story is familiar and the French is explained.
This full script version contains details of props and sound cues, with links to downloadable sound effects.
Vocabulary lists are also included with the script showing the vocabulary on each page.
A 4 page extract of the opening scene is also available as a free taster.
Blanche Neige sound files
You may also be interested in my version of Cinderella: 'Cindy va à Hollywood' (ages 7-14)
or Petit Chaperon Rouge, Little Red Riding Hood (ages 7-11)