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Class Play on Great Britain

Class Play on Great Britain
Class Play on Great Britain
Class Play on Great Britain
Class Play on Great Britain
Class Play on Great Britain
Class Play on Great Britain
Class Play on Great Britain
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Great Britain Class Play
This class play was written in celebration of Great Britain as a country - its culture and its people. It combines coverage of serious achievements, past and present, with a humorous look at Britain’s heritage. Narrated by Queen Elizabeth I (with a little help from her number II, 4 centuries on!) this play aims to present as comprehensive a picture as possible of what it is to be British - quirks and all! Sue Russell has included mention of at least 35 Great Britons in order to capture just a little of Britain’s national character.
This class play on Great Britain is one of a set Sue Russell has written on different countries (England, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Australia, France, Spain, Malta, India, Africa) all available off TpT and www.plays-r-ussell.com
Cast Size – 30 (easily adaptable up or down)
Duration: 20 – 30 minutes
Extract
Elizabeth 1: I take it back! Who are this rowdy lot?
Shakespeare: It's something called Football, m'lady. A strange national pastime, and for some, total obsession! Who would have thought kicking a ball around a rectangular strip of grass could inspire such passion!
Drake: Far livelier than bowls, that's for sure!
Shakespeare: And there's no way a game of football could be interrupted..
Elizabeth I: (Incredulously) Not even if your country was being invaded?
(Referee chasing two footballers, blowing his whistle)
Shakespeare: Probably not! Nobody would dare to stand in the path of:
(Each fan steps forward, waving team scarf)
Man. Utd fan: Manchester United!
Chelsea fan: Chelsea!
(Exit)
(Another referee runs past, chasing two rugby players)
Elizabeth I: Hey! Wait a minute! The ball changed shape!
Shakespeare: That's because they're playing rugby, m'lady!
Elizabeth I: Rugby?
Drake: Another popular sport. Though let's not forget ...
(Cricketer, clad in ‘whites' steps forward, only to be jostled by the rugby players, running past again)
Cricketer: (Indignantly) Hey, I say!
Rugby player: Get outta the way!
Cricketer: (Exploding) Well, of all the .... That's simply not cricket!
(Exit Cricketer and rugby players)
(Tennis player in ‘whites' steps forward, brandishing tennis racket)
Tennis player: Anyone for tennis?
(Exit)
(Next lines delivered in the finest ‘upper class' accents)
(Two ‘rowers' row past, with fans carrying ‘University of Cambridge' and ‘University of Oxford' banners)
(Rower 1 accidentally knocks Rower 2 on the head with his oar)
Rower 1: Sorry, old chap! Far too busy trying to win this confounded race!
Rower 2: Steady on, old chap! There's a way to go yet!
Cambridge fan: Come on, Cambridge!
Oxford fan: Come on, Oxford!
(Exit rowers and fans)
Elizabeth I: Good show, lads!
Shakespeare: Tally ho! I say, isn't this just splendid fun!
Drake: Absolutely spiffing, old fellow!
Elizabeth I: How about some nice cucumber sandwiches, and a super cup of tea?
(Waiter, with pot of tea and sandwiches appears)
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19 pages
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