KS2 / KS3 Drama - The Grinch Play Script (Christmas Play)

A funny play loosely based on the Grinch by Dr. Seuss, and the well known movie. The story revolves around the town of Whoville, where all the Whos love Christmas. In fact they love Christmas so much it is all they talk about!

However, a mysterious outcast lives to the North of the town; this outcast hates Christmas and anything to do with the festive time of year. This outcast is called the Grinch!

The play follows the story of Cindy-Lou and her family as they open up to the Grinch, and try to show him what Christmas is all about. However, the Grinch has his own plans to ruin Christmas for the town, and steals all the presents on Christmas eve.

He has a change of heart however when he hears the town enjoying Christmas even though he had stolen all of the presents. His heart grows and he quickly returns the gifts and takes part in all the festivities.

There are song recommendations throughout the script, with a mixture of traditional Christmas songs and modern songs. There are 28 speaking parts, with additional non-speaking roles too for up to 30 students. The play is around 40-50 minutes long.

I hope you have fun with it, my class had a ball!

If you are unsure whether it will suit your class, download a free preview and give it a go!

I also have a few more Christmas play scripts in my store including:

To save money you can buy all four play scripts in my Christmas Play Script Bundle for just £15.00 (saving nearly 40%) - link below:
Christmas Play Script Bundle

If you would like to see my other resources, including reading comprehension (close reading) activities or creative writing activities please visit my store using the link below:

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Created: Nov 26, 2019

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