Volcano Class Play
This class play can best be described as ... explosive! It is highly recommended that you purchase a pair of ear plugs before agreeing to sit through this performance!
Even the Roman god of fire cannot control these forces of nature. ... though no one is about to try and control him!
This script covers the questions what, how, where and a few examples of when - though ‘Pompeii up’ provides a far more comprehensive historical account of what happened in those two Roman cities destroyed by Mount Vesuvius (this script also available off TpT and www.plays-r-ussell.com)
Duration - around 10 minutes reading time but this does not include music (or explosions!) For a longer script and one dealing with a little more history, as in the case of Pompeii and Herculaneum, it is suggested that a double purchase be made - of this more 'geographic/scientific' script and ‘Pompeii Up’.
Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down.
Music 1 Mars – The Planets – Gustav Holst
(Children file in, seating themselves in speaking order, along two rows of fifteen seats facing the audience)
Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our assembly on
Music 2 Fire – Arthur Brown (See Production Notes)
(Vulcan strides onto stage)
Vulcan: (Pounding his chest) Me! The mighty Roman god of fire, Vulcan!
Narrator: (Irritably) But its volcanoes we’re doing today! Not Roman gods!
Vulcan: (Sighing) So, where do you think the word volcano comes from?
Narrator: (Sarcastically) Oh, now. Don’t tell me. (Pauses) Oh, that wouldn’t be you would it?
Vulcan: It most certainly would! Nothing to do with that Mars you were just playing.
Narrator: No! No! That’s the planet Mars – from The Planets by Gustav Holst!
Vulcan: But I thought you said this assembly was on volcanoes?
Narrator: Correct! But we thought that music was just right to set the tone – of high drama!
Vulcan: Oh! Is that what we’re getting this morning?
Narrator: I hope so! There’s nothing dull about volcanoes!
(Sound of loud snores from ‘Sleeping Giants’)
Vulcan: Er, it would seem not everyone agrees with you!
(Sleeping Giants all raise their heads, wipe their eyes, blinking at the audience)
Narrator: Oh no! We haven’t woken you, have we?
Sleeping Giant 1: Nah! Don’t worry!
Sleeping Giant 2: We’re dormant volcanoes!
Sleeping Giant 3: Little chance we’ll erupt!
Sleeping Giant 4: (Yawning) In fact, if you don’t mind, we’ll just go back to sleep again!
Narrator: No, no! Not at all! Please be my guest!
(Sleeping Giants put heads down and resume sleep)
Narrator: Phew! That was a close one! There’s no way you want to go waking those sleeping giants. So unpredictable! We could have had ourselves a situation there!