Play Time - Eleven Short Plays for Children

Play Time - Eleven Short Plays for Children $9.99

Julia Donaldson

Published by Macmillan

Large Mixed Cast
Julia Donaldson has been the UK's Children's Laureate and is author of the world-famous The Gruffalo series

And now she's written this fantastic collection of short plays, ideal for use in the classroom or the home

This great-value collection includes eleven fun-to-act short plays for children to perform and enjoy

Especially those in primary school Key Stage 1 & 2

Each play comes complete with helpful guidance on target age, casting and running time - usually 5-10 minutes

The plays are also ideal for Beginner's Reading Groups

Ranging from adaptations of traditional tales like The Legend of Persephone and The Three Billy Goats Gruff to original and contemporary short plays, Julia Donaldson has produced an entertaining, simple, satisfying and must-have collection

The 11 short plays are ...

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Turtle Tug

The Magic Twig

All Gone!

Birthday Surprise

Names and Games

The Wonderful Smells

Top of the Mops

Books and Crooks

The Legend of Persephone


"I teach drama classes to children of all ages. I bought this book trying to find some plays that were easy enough for the little ones to read and found exactly what I was looking for! Not only are there short, easy to read plays for younger children, there are also some that are a little more grown up, and very funny! I was able to find plays for all of my classes, ranging from ages 6-16. Marvellous!"

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