The Wandering Bard’s Tale – a Children’s Fairytale in One Act
THE WANDERING BARD’S TALE – CHILDREN’S FAIRYTALE PLAY IN ONE ACT
When the Princess Dandelion is kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Jeff and his two sidekicks Cotton and Candy, King Monty (who lives in a hall, not a castle because it sounds better) sends his servant Max to rescue her. Max is aided by a wandering bard, named Pip, who helps Max rescue the headstrong Princess (who gets kidnapped once a month, usually) using a magical necklace and the power of a sneeze to defeat him in this children’s fairytale play.
This play has been successfully staged and performed for a number of elementary schools in America and it ran for a year. It is a fantasy about the power of friendship and was used to get children interested in the arts.
Author: Michael Maxwell
Characters: 4M, 1 F, 2N
Genre: Children’s Fairytale play.
Length: Approximately 35 minutes
Ages of Performers: 11 and up
Ages of Audience: Children
Difficulty: 7/10 (remembering the words if performed by children and putting the magic in if performed by adults)
cost is $8 for this staged digital play