The well keepers – play for older children

play for older children


The king of Colchester, after the death of his wife, has married the hideous widow, Edwina, for her riches. The new queen, mother to the ugly Luella and jealous of her step-daughter, Amaryllis’s beauty, does her best to set the king against his own child in this play for older children. Heartbroken, Amaryllis leaves the palace to seek her fortune; when during the journey she shares her scanty food with an old man and is kind to the dwarfs living in the well, she is rewarded by marrying a rich and powerful king.

Luella, too, wants to imitate her step-sister, but proves to be selfish and stingy; punished by the dwarfs, she ends up marrying a poor cobbler.

After learning about her daughter’s husband, Edwina leaves the palace; in the meantime the king had found out about her lies and greets Amaryllis with all the honours due to a queen.

The Well Keepers is an adaptation of the English Fairytale, “The Three Heads Of The Well”

Other plays by playwright Olivia Arieti – The Christmas Ghosts – a modern take on the classic Scrooge tale for children

Author: Olivia Arieti

Type: Short one act play for older children

Genre: Fairy tale, fantasy, traditional

Length: 16 minutes

Cast: 7M, 4F

Ages of the actors: Older children up. 7 year old advanced readers and up should be able to take part in this play.

Suitable for: Children and all ages to watch and perform

Set: The Palace Hall and The Woods

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a simple straight story to follow

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © April 2019 Olivia Arieti and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fairytales for kids for you to enjoy:

Ursula – fairytale about an imprisoned Princess who escapes by taking the form of a bear
Unhappily Ever After – the Fairytale. Gone Wrong
Mirror – a spoiled Princess learns a lesson when she uses a magic mirror with tragic consequences

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