The Merrie Christmas Show by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

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The Merrie Christmas Show

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

The Merrie Christmas Show

by Lindsay Price

A group of lively travelling players take you on a spirited adventure through Christmas past and present. Flexible casting, and audience participation.

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 6
3 M | 3 W, Easily Expandable


Simple Set


 23 pages

Comedy Student Directors Vignettes Young Audiences

"Yule! Yule! Yule! Three puddings in a pool!"

A group of lively traveling players are at your service as they take you on a spirited adventure through Christmas past and present. They have searched the globe for Christmas stories and songs that will amaze, thrill, and delight children of all ages.

A great play for beginners, The Merrie Christmas Show can be performed with almost any sized cast. Lots of room for audience participation.

This is a vignette play! What is a Vignette Play?

6 Characters
3 M, 3 W, Easily Expandable

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.


A troupe of travelling players led by:
Dame Dorothy [W] 32 lines
Robyn Steadfellow [M] 32 lines

King Karl and the Lamprey Pie:
Mary-Ann [W] 32 lines
William [M] 32 lines
King Karl [M] 14 lines
Mother [W] 4 lines
Father [M] 7 lines
Santa [M] 3 lines

Rupert:
Rupert [M]
Singer and Chorus

A Very Special Night:
Katherine [W] 13 lines
Henry [M] 14 lines
Reggie [M] 7 lines
Simon [M] 2 lines
Cat [A] 3 lines
Duck [A] 4 lines
Players to be Wasps, Barn door, Apple trees

Good King Wenceslas:
Wenceslas [M] 4 lines
Page [A] 2 lines

Prop List

Lamprey pie, Pillow, Blanket

Multimedia

Let Us All Be Merry (p. 5)
Rupert (p. 6)
Wenceslas (p. 15)

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Customer Comments

We love Theatrefolk and Lindsay Price. Last year we did Deck the Stage... it was fabulous! Deck the Stage is perfect for a high school production. Ms. Price's dialogue is witty and charming, with just the right measure of silliness that can really be hammed up.

I know this year's production of The Merrie Christmas Show will be just as successful as Deck the Stage.

Tracy Nash
Drama Coach
Esparto High School
Esparto California

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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.

There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.

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