The Battle of Halidon Hill (Middle Ages drama play)
How did a town in Scotland defend itself in a siege but end up losing a battle?
The extensive background information is serious; BUT the skit is showcased in a light-hearted way with toy bows and arrows. This is because "The Battle of Halidon Hill" was first performed as street drama in the English town where the battle took place. The purpose is to show HOW the battle was actually fought on the hill.
: True event
: 1333 on the slopes of Halidon Hill, two miles northwest of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland (now England)
: 6-12, adults
: 8 minutes
WHERE IS THIS SKIT USED?
- History classes (English and Scottish history in the 14th century)
- Middle Ages fairs and events
- Choral music with drama concerts
NOTE: The Great Siege and The Battle of Halidon Hill (both by Chris Green) are written in totally different styles; but they are linked because the siege happened before the battle.
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****NOTE: Someone has to play the role of the king, but otherwise, as per TpT policy, the characters are made up. There is also no negative impact on any individual or group since all of this is in the public domain.