Ten Minute Plays

Group Acting Pieces For Children Aged 8 + for festivals, exams and class work.

They Couldn't Put Humpty Together Again. Ten minute Play

Ten Minute PLay for children by Richard & Lynn Beaumont

Suitable for Performance, Drama Festivals and School assemblies.

(Cast: Up to 20 M/F. Ages: 9-14)

Humpty Dumpty falls off his wall everytime his page is read but what happens when he falls too far and goes beyond his page number?

If you need more details or support with this script please contact: Richard & Lynn Beaumont: 01923 772320.

Art Attack - Ten Minute Play

Art Attack Ten Minute Play by Richard & Lynn Beaumont

Cast: 12. Ages 10-14 years. This is an award winning ten minute play for children.

This cast list has only 2 boys however the names can be easily changed to work with whatever boy/girl ration you have in your cast.

Plot Summary:

Mr Peters is taking a school rehearsal for his up and coming production of 'Joseph' when he takes a turn for the worst...and dies! How do the children cope and what do they do with the body?

The play starts with the children rehearsing for their production of 'Joseph' the kids are meant to be extremly bad at this so it gives the illusion that the audience are set to witness some very poor acting. However it quickly unfolds into a dark comedy where the kids discover that their teacher has died whilst taking their rehearsal! 

This is an extremly natural piece of theatre and has some great comedy moments, it ideal for Schools, Youth theatres and Drama festivals.

If you need more details or support with this script please contact: Richard & Lynn Beaumont: 01923 772320.

Waiting For Hoddle

by Richard & Lynn Beaumont

(Cast: Up to 15 M/F. Ages: 12-16)

When a local five-a-side football team advertise for another five-a-side to join them to make up a full 11 they are a bit taken aback when the other team turn out to be female.

If you need more details or support with this script please contact: Richard & Lynn Beaumont: 01923 772320.

National Elf Service

by Richard & Lynn Beaumont

(Cast up to 30 M/F. Ages: 6-8)

Every year at this time the Elves are called upon to do their 'National Elf Service' this is done on a rotational basis and this year it's the turn of ALL elves with names beginning with 'T'. They gather together to help Santa make his toys. Some of them argue that wooden toys are antiquated and that kids prefer much more sophisticated electronic devices but their supervisor points out that with wooden toys you are giving a greater gift. You're giving the kids back their imagination!

(there is a great opportunity for an improvised section within this script) 

If you need more details or support with this script please contact: Richard & Lynn Beaumont: 01923 772320.

Double Dare

by Richard & Lynn Beaumont

(Cast up to 30 M/F. Ages: 13+)

Three groups of kids have been on a weeks team building course. Their final task is to spend the night in a deserted Theatre. (No set!) Whichever team completes this task will win. During the night some decide to do a ouija board to try and contact the Theatre ghost. BUT is there a real ghost or is it a tactical move to frighten off the other teams? Only time will tell!

(This script can be developed within a class/rehearsal. You can also add to the tension by adding in un-scripted bangs and crashes during the performance).

NB: THIS IS A TEN MINUTE PIECE TAKEN FROM THE FULL LENGTH PLAY. SEE 'STRAIGHT PLAYS FOR CHILDREN'.

If you need more details or support with this script please contact: Richard & Lynn Beaumont: 01923 772320.