The King James Hat - A Short Musical


Liz Stockley & Elizabeth Gutteridge

Published by SchoolPlay Productions

Large Mixed Cast
It's bonfire night and the school is staging a performance of a play about the Gunpowder Plot

The children are searching through the costume box when Jacob finds a hat which he decides to wear for his part as King James

However, the hat has unexpected properties and when Jacob's Granny borrows it, all sorts of strange things happen!

What is so special about that hat?

Is Granny out of control?

Will history be changed ?

Cast : 27 speaking parts (15 f & 12 m ) + Crowd + Chorus

Suggested Age Range : 8-11 - Runs about 40 minutes

Music : 7 songs and 1 dance (arranged for descant recorders). 4 songs are for entire chorus/crowd. 1 solo with choruses by cast. All arranged for easy piano + guitar chords, percussion, recorders can be used as available

Set : School classroom/hall. (Outside scene simply created by park bench, flashback to dark cellar by lighting)

The Piano Score and a Past Performance Cassette are available separately by clicking here

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