Life In a Middle Ages Castle Class Play or Assembly - Banquet, Battle and Joust!
In this class play or assembly, our narrator and student become time travelers to the Middle Ages - in a brief but highly eventful visit to a medieval castle!
Three scenes - Banquet, Joust and Battle - in which our time travelers find themselves participating in ways they could never have imagined!
Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down; duration around 15 - 20 minutes.
Squire: Here you are! (Looking at ‘crowd’) Best not keep this lot waiting!
(Loud cheer from the crowd)
Narrator: Waiting? What for?
Squire: Why, you of course! You must know how much the crowd love jousts?
(Squire presents Narrator and Toby with a lance)
Narrator: Oh no! No! You see, there’s been a mistake!
Toby: (Holding up lance) Yes. I mean, we don’t know one end of this pole from the other!
Squire: (Laughing) Oh you and your little jokes!
Narrator: No, that was the last scene.
Toby: There’s nothing funny about us two being brave knights! I mean, we’re not! Brave, that is!
Squire: (Patting heads reassuringly) Oh, I see! It’s just a case of pre-jousting nerves. Now, take a deep breath
Narrator: No, you don’t understand! We
(Loud cheer goes up from waiting crowd)
Squire: Now, come along! We can’t keep this lot waiting! We’ll have a riot on our hands if you don’t start soon!
Toby: But we don’t know what to do!
Squire: (Taking lance) Here! Hold it like this and just charge at each other on horseback! Nothing to it!
Narrator & Toby: (Exclaiming together) What?
Another script is available from TpT and www.plays-r-ussell.com entitled Castles and Knights but this is more for Key Stage I (younger children 5 – 7 years old) even though it is suggested it could be adapted to Key Stage II (7 – 11-year-olds). There is also a script entitled St. George and the Dragon which is suitable for Key Stage I.