Return to Vardia – Three act adventure play for large cast

play for large cast


‘Return to Vardia’ is A Fantasy in the form of a quest. Three young archaeologists stumble upon the remains of a palace of a lost tribe in Dacia, now known as Romania, and seek to discover the meaning behind the discovery of the chalice of Vardia. The story of Vardia is told by Marlinus, the timeless ‘wizard’ and the past is brought to life. It has a very large cast for performance by 10 -13 and 14-16 year old students for audiences aged 9 to ageless!


Spag Bol Productions – Ferny Grove School, Queensland, Australia – 2021
REACH Homeschool Group, MI, USA – 2023

Read about playwright Keith Passmore.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Adventure

Type: Three act full length play

Number of actors: The play has 77 parts but many can be doubled up. Minimum cast size 35

Ages of actors: Children to adult

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The scenes in this play may be staged simply or elaborately. The use of lighting is important, particularly in the mountain and forest scenes in order to suggest mood and the environment. In the first production polystyrene was used to create rocks, damaged wall sections were and the rubble in Act One Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 3. Complete polystyrene pillars, approximately 4 metres in height, were positioned in all scenes, but were moved Far L and R in the Eastern Pass and forest scenes to allow more access and space for the BIRDS and MOUNTAIN PEOPLE. Standing decorated hinged flats were used to suggest locations, but this is a matter of choice.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – length of the play

Read a sample of the script

Cost is $6

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Return to Vardia

Copyright February 2014 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Read some of our other action and adventure plays and screenplays:

Jack Masterson and the case of absurdity – two act teen farce
The Dragons of Spring – medieval comedy adventure for teens
The Wizard of Odd – pantomime version of the Wizard of Oz


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