Africa Class Play
This script covers: North, South, East, West and Central Africa
Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down
North Africa (1 - 6) – dressed as Ancient Egyptians
South Africa (7-12) – dressed as lemur, zebra, lion, hippo, giraffe and monkey
East Africa (13-18) – dressed in safari gear
West Africa (19-24) – dressed in tribal gear
Central Africa (25-29) – dressed as expeditioners
Duration - 15 minutes without inclusion of music (playlist of 14 wonderful songs - this could double length of performance!)
With so much extraordinary wildlife, is there going to be any time left for just a mention of man's part in this vast continent?! Our trusty narrator will, as always, make sure this happens - striving as always to keep his cast members under control! He does, however, have his work cut out for him with this one - keen safari members, intrepid expeditionaries, dancing tribesmen, and Ancient Egyptians … all proving more than a match for the wildlife?!
Also available off teacherspayteachers or www.plays-r-ussell.com is the class play on the Benin civilisation.
Narrator: (Aside to audience) Phew! At least we were spared the music this time
Music 13 In the Jungle the Mighty Jungle – Lion King (opening lines)
Narrator: Oh no! I spoke too soon! Stop! You know what we need around here? A piece of real drama!
(Narrator beckons to Children 25-29 and after a quick ‘conversation’, children line up and address the audience)
Child 25: We would like to perform for you a brief African Adventure.
Child 26: Starring me, the great explorer David Livingstone
Child 27: And me, the equally great Henry Stanley.
Child 26: Er, wait a minute! Who said anything about being equally great? I was the explorer, remember? You just found me!
Child 27: Huh! Famous undoubtedly only because everyone remembers my words ‘Doctor Livingstone, I presume.’! My men and I
(Cheers from Child 28 & 29)
We went on to take part in the biggest African expedition ever.
Child 28: (Wiping his/her brow) Phew! It’s a bit hot for me, under this blazing African sun!
Child 28: (Screaming) Help! What was that?
Child 29: Maybe one of those fierce African tribes we’ve heard so much about!
Child 28: Livingstone can stick his expedition!
Child 29: We’re off home!