Holi Hindu Spring Festival of Colours Class Play
A riot! An explosion of colour! Well, not quite. It's those wretched Health and Safety Regulations spoiling all the fun again. That, and a teacher who's prime concern is not to upset the caretaker.
But never fear, fun usually succeeds at finding a way through - and there is a great deal of Bollywood dancing and laughter along the way in this class play or assembly! Oh plus some facts behind the festival of course!
Cast of 30. Duration 10 - 20 minutes depending on amount of music/dancing
Narrator: Er wait a minute! Don’t go spilling any of that blue paint on this floor!
Krishna: But that’s the fun of Holi!
Radha: Everyone does it!
Narrator: Not on my watch, they don’t!
(Narrator ushers Krishna, his mother and Radha back to their seats)
Narrator: (Sighing heavily) Phew! That was a close one! Things could have got well out of hand then!
(To Group 1) Come on children! Let’s hear some more about Holi!
Child 11: Only if we can have a bit more dancing, first!
Narrator: (Spluttering) But, but … that’s blackmail!
(Group 1 all nod their heads)
Narrator: Oh, very well. I don’t suppose it can do any harm!
(Enter group of dancers)
(Dancers do Bollywood routine to music)
Narrator: (Applauding) Bravo! Well done!
(To audience) You know something? This dancing is rather good, isn’t it?
Child 1: Well of course it is! Holi is all about joy and fun
Child 2: And that’s what dancing is about!
Child 3: (Muttering) That and the paint throwing!
Narrator: Now! Now! We’ve been over that!
Child 4: So, we can have some more dancing, instead?
(Narrator gestures dancers, who’ve got to their feet again, to sit down)
Narrator: In a minute! Oh my! What is it with everyone this morning? What do you think this is?
Child 5: A festival?
Child 6: (Indignantly) That’s what it’s meant to be!
Child 7: A celebration of good over evil!
Child 8: A celebration of the start of Spring!
Child 9: The end of winter!
Child 10: It’s about love and getting on with everyone.
Child 11: And giving everyone what they want and enjoy.
(To Narrator) More dancing?
Narrator: (Sighing) Oh very well!
(Dancers do Bollywood routine to music – Narrator joining in at the side)
Narrator: (Applauding) Oh bravo!
(To audience) It is rather catching, isn’t it?