Fairy Tales Class Play or Assembly
This class play is for children aged 5 -7 years (Key Stage I in the UK). Sue Russell has written many other ‘fairy tale scripts’ for the older age group (7 years plus), these including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the 22 Dwarfs, Alice in Wonderland – all with a slightly ‘alternative’ take.
This play, for the younger age group, is based upon the following fairy tales:
· Sleeping Beauty
· Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
· The Three Little Pigs
· Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Cast of 30 (easily adaptable up or down)
Around 10 minutes reading time (without inclusion of music suggestions)
Quite an eye-opener this one - for our narrator, at least! It would seem you really can’t judge a book by its cover - well, certainly not when you're dealing with these fairy tale characters!
Music 6 Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
(Wolf suddenly jumps out from hiding, bringing cheerful singing to an abrupt halt)
Wolf: (Grinning) Ha! Not so full of yourselves now, huh?
Little Pig 1: (Hiding behind Little Pig 3) You don’t frighten me!
Little Pig 2: (Hiding behind Little Pig 3) You can’t bully us!
Wolf: (Laughing) Oh really?
(Wolf lets out a huge growl and all three little pigs ‘run for their lives’)
Wolf: (Laughing) Whose afraid now?
Narrator: Now, that really wasn’t very nice of you!
Wolf: (Repeating, incredulously) Nice of me? Whoever heard of a nice Big Bad Wolf?
Narrator: But you’re not really big and bad, are you?
Wolf: Of course not! But (pointing to the audience) I have to keep this lot happy, don’t I?
Narrator: You mean, being big and bad is what is expected of you?
Wolf: Of course! It’s all an act!
Narrator: (Clapping) Well, you’re very convincing! And (looking at audience) I for one am mighty relieved he’s not as bad as you all think he is!
(Wolf shakes hands with narrator, growls savagely at audience, and exits)
Narrator: Ah! I do so love happy endings! Me still being alive, that is!
(Narrator looks through notes, nearly jumping out of his/her skin as next group appears)
(Enter Three Bears – Mummy – 1; Daddy -2; and Baby - 3)
Bear 1: Hey! Why so jumpy?
Bear 2: What’s up, bro?
Bear 3: (To other two) I think someone needs a bear hug!
(All three bears give narrator a bear hug)
Narrator: (Shakily) Well, thank you! That was a little (pauses) unexpected!
Bear 1: Nah! There’s only one baddie in our story!
(Enter Goldilocks, singing)
Music 7 If you go down to the woods today
Bears 1, 2 & 3: Guess who?
Narrator: (Spluttering) But, but … She looks so
Bear 1: Sweet?
Bear 2: I don’t think so!
Bear 3: (To Goldilocks) Who ate my porridge?
Goldilocks: (Hesitating) Well ..
Bear 3: Who broke my chair?
Goldilocks: Um ..
Bear 3: Who slept in my bed?
Goldilocks: (Spluttering) But … you were all out?
Narrator: And that gave you the right to enter private property, eat their food, sit on their furniture and sleep in their beds?
(Goldilocks bows her head in shame)
Bear 1: (To Narrator) Still think she’s sweet?