When Arthur was born, his father, King Uther, realised Arthur’s life was in danger. He asked the magician, Merlin, to take Arthur away and hide him to keep him safe. The play begins some 15 years later. King Uther is dead and the country is at war. All the knights are fighting and they all want to be king. Arthur is now Sir Kay’s knave and, in desperation, when he cannot find his lord’s sword, he removes a sword which has been wedged in a stone. Inscribed on the sword are the words: “Whoever pulls this sword from the stone shall be the rightful king of England.”
The Sultan has decreed his daughter, Princess Yasmin, must
choose a husband from the suitors he has lined up but none of them appeals to the Princess. The courtiers and her handmaidens despair she will ever find a husband. But love will conquer all eventually.
It’s the typical matrimonial event with presents being duplicated, small children consuming all the food and in-laws becoming overemotional. But the bride and groom will ride off into the
sunset to live happily ever after.
A group of disgruntled pirates do nothing but complain about all the work they have to do while the Captain enjoys an easy life
until one day a raft with shipwrecked sailors floats by.
Seeing their chance the pirates agree to put them to work not bargaining for the fact the sailors may take over more than they expected!
This play centres round a company known as Rent-a-Crowd; a good natured group of people who will happily supply the cheering,clapping and yahooing at any function – for a price. But business is slow and they have to be innovative in order to survive. Some of their ideas are better than others!
It is the end of term at Croft High school and they are celebrating by holding a scare-athon. Children
naturally split into two groups: one wanting all the technology and special effects and the other group happy just to use their imaginations. The latter group delight in telling the scariest stories and unsettling everyone just as it is time to go to sleep. Then they find a blanket which doesn’t seem to have an owner.......
A play within a play. The dress rehearsal of the Greek tragedy Miss Jones’ class is about to present is going
disastrously wrong and assistant teacher, Miss Fletcher, despairs it will ever be ready on time. Miss Jones has seen it all before and is more pragmatic. The play has its usual divas and superstars and when the dragons, suggested in the text, are not available, it could be the last straw.
Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, these tiny plays are windows into other people's lives that reveal the triumphs, disasters, prejudices, horrors and joys of twenty-first-century life in Britain.