Written with class productions in mind these two short comedies are perfect for a simple, light hearted run through some of the worse Dad Jokes around.
The Boy in Blue explores the mysterious goings on at school when a strange blue boy (or girl) is spotted, and disaster always follows. Substitute the names in the script for teachers at your own school for extra laughs. Another production performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to great success.
Leeches and Scream takes vampire jokes to ridiculous lengths. Ideal for primary schools, and younger secondary pupils, there’s not much story; vampires, zombies, poltergeists and a box of doughnuts, but every word is played for the cheapest laughs possible. Comedy on a budget.
Running Time for each 45 minutes
Directors of school plays often have a problem. We are looking for playscripts for secondary schools, or plays for primary schools, that meet a number of criteria.
We need to manage a large cast. We need flexibility for rehearsal and performance. The opportunity to change lines or add and remove characters without fall foul of licensing laws. We need to be pitched right for the age of the students, without patronising them, or introducing themes to them which are inappropriate.
Plays for schools need to be cheap to put on. Every school or youth group drama director knows that budgets are always tight.
Alan Peters is a former teacher and director who understands all this. That is why he has published a number of his own plays, all performed with great success in schools, and many taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they earned five star reviews.
Each of the plays are inexpensive to licence and offer total flexibility with regards to editing, characters and staging. Changes can be made as the Director wishes. Each play lasts between forty five minutes and an hour, making them suitable for both classroom drama and the annual school play. Many come already paired for those looking to direct a full length school play.
Each offers at least eight characters, with flexibility for doubling or adding extra characters as the director wishes. Simply buy the scripts, pay the simple licence fee (no complicated forms) and off we go.