Historical Laughter by Stewart Auty

The approximate running time of this play is 50 minutes.

There has never been a romp through 600 years of British history quite like this! Apart from Kings and Queens (a lot of them!), there is slapstick, lots of awful jokes and some pop songs too! If you didn't know much about British history before doing this play, then prepare yourself for some interesting facts. For example - do you know which king banned football and golf? Or how about when the mirror was invented? Or why the Gunpowder Plot didn't work? You'll have to perform the play to find out!

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As with all our plays, there are full production notes that give advice on scenery, prop and costume-making. This play is also listed in our History Curriculum Support category.

Songs suggested in the script:

  • Another Brick in the Wall
  • Football Crazy
  • I''m Henery the Eighth I Am
  • Greensleeves
  • It''s a Kind of Magic.

Backing tracks for the songs suggested in this play can be purchased for a modest amount each from www.ameritz.co.uk or other backing track/karaoke companies in the UK or overseas.

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