PLAYING WITH PLAYS by James Green

£6.00

4 short comedies in the style of W. Shakespeare, G & S., 60’s Kitchen Sink and Contemporary Issues. For young people to perform, record, change or adapt.

Enough’s Enough.
What would Bill Shakespeare make of today’s primary school head teachers and their methods?  Read on and find out.
The Inspectors Call.
G&S take a musical peek inside a secondary school staffroom when the dread news is broken – the inspectors are on their way. This play contains songs in the style of G&S – there is no music, so this could be composed, or spoken in a lyrical fashion.
Speak Up In Anger.
Only the bravest most daring playwrights dared to reveal secondary school life in all its grimness, violence and degradation.
Natural Break.
We all want to save the planet.  Of course we do.  But how?

Description

CHARACTERS

ALL 4 PLAYS CAN BE PERFORMED BY A MINIMUM OF ABOUT 14 WITH DOUBLING

ENOUGH’S ENOUGH

Duke Floreat, a Chief Education OfficerSnivel

Bombast –  A Headteacher
Groundsel – A Headteacher
Grumble – A Headteacher
Dr. Ochre – A Headteacher
Tweak – A Headteacher
Dabble – A Headteacher

Caretaker

Attendants

 

THE INSPECTORS

Jack Beach. A dashing, handsome newly- qualified young teacher.

Jill – A Teacher
Corky – A Teacher
Davitt – A Teacher
Rev. – A Teacher
Bob – A Teacher

Minnie The Tuck-shop lady

Head

Head’s wife

Clarissa Head’s beautiful young daughter

Chorus of Inspectors

Senior Inspector

 

SPEAK UP IN ANGER

Head

Mr. Brittle          a member of staff

Soames              a pupil

Dad)

Mum)                 parent of Soames

 

NATURAL BREAK

7 Pupils – non-gender specific

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 20 minutes each

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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FURTHER CASTING OPTIONS

MALE OR FEMALE - CAST

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