Risk and Danger Class Play
Perhaps first thing I should point out is that this class play poses absolutely zero risk to the general public! And I include audience and cast in that statement!
Written for children aged 7 – 12 years old.
Cast of 30, duration around 10 - 15 minutes not including music suggestions:
1. Dangerous – Michael Jackson
2. Take a Chance – Abba
3. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
4. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
5. Oops I did it Again – Britney Spears
This script maintains an element of fun throughout what is quite a serious theme. The Narrator certainly thinks so, armed with Health & Safety Directive! But it also looks at the lives of some of the *UK’s great heroes - and how they had to forsake 'risk assessment' (did they have that in Horatio Nelson's day?!) in favour of sheer valour. Some great quotes - thank you Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Woody Allen, among others. Oh and of course the great Julius Caesar for providing some much needed action!
*Apologies to US customers – but a relatively easy task to substitute US heroes for UK ones.
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(Enter Richard the Lionheart, Horatio Nelson, Sir Thomas More, Mary Queen of Scots and Boadicea)
Narrator: Ah! Some more great heroes! Do introduce yourselves!
Richard the Lionheart: Richard the Lionheart!
Horatio Nelson: Horatio Nelson!
Sir Thomas More: Sir Thomas More!
Mary Queen of Scots: Mary Queen of Scots!
Narrator: And you all have statues of yourselves in London, am I right?
Richard the Lionheart: But we didn’t all die comfortably in our beds!
Narrator: (Sighing) I just knew I could hear a but coming!
Horatio Nelson: But don’t you see?
(Passes telescope from ‘bad’ eye to good)
Ah that’s better! What was I saying?
Sir Thomas More: I think you were trying to say, none of us could have achieved what we did in our lifetimes, without taking some risks.
Narrator: (Aghast) Risks? You mean, you took more than one?
Mary Queen of Scots: (Impatiently) Of course we did! You can’t go through life all wrapped up in cotton wool
Boadicea: Even if it means you do come to a somewhat sticky end!
Narrator: Ooh! Not on this stage, please!
(Julius Caesar stumbles onto the stage, with ‘dagger in his chest’)
Julius Caesar: Et tu, Brute!
(Julius Caesar collapses in a heap)
(Tumultuous applause from the whole cast)
Narrator: (Tutting) So much for 'Famous last words'!
(Exit everyone except Narrator, moping his brow)
Narrator: Oh dear! And after all that risk assessment I did earlier today – and I still manage to get carnage on the stage!