Magnificent Magna Carta by Lynn Brittney

A light hearted but informative romp through the reasons for the creation of Magna Carta. This jolly history lesson is perfect for an assembly, classroom, or Magna Carta celebration presentation, as it is only 15 to 20 minutes long.

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Taking the form of a news programme, a reporter tries to uncover the reasons why the people of England are so fed up with their lot in 1215. He starts at the top, by interviewing King John and his Queen and it soon becomes apparent that the King is neither aware or cares about the plight of the ordinary people. The reporter moves on to the nobility and the men and women of the country. A general lack of law and order abounds and some frightful tales of bribery and corruption are told. Finally, they all decide enough is enough. King John is in for a surprise!

17 speaking parts and 2 non-speaking. More non-speaking could be added to lend weight to the booing and cheering parts!

No music is written into this play and no scenery is required.

As with all our plays, there are full production notes that give advice on scenery, props and costumes.

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