This is a play script for A Christmas Carol, however it is a modern remake that is based in a school. The play script tells the story of a mean, old headmaster, Ebenizer Loops, who runs a dark and miserable school. The teachers are under-paid and over-worked, and the students are not allowed to smile or have fun.
It is Christmas eve and his best worker, Bob Bamboo asks for the day off to spend time with his family, and sick child – Petite Pat. Loops almost refuses but decides to just dock his pay for the day. Then, that evening he gets a visit from the previous headmaster – another miserable person called Mr Frown.
Mr Frown tells him he needs to change his ways or end up with the same fate as him; he tells him how he will be visited by three ghosts that night. The ghosts visit and show Loops various things that upset him enough to change his ways.
After the visits of the ghosts Loops wakes up on Christmas day a changed man and tries to put right all the wrongs he has caused over the previous decades!
There are song recommendations throughout the script, with a mixture of traditional Christmas songs and modern songs. There are 19 speaking parts, with additional non-speaking roles too for up to 30 students.
I hope you have fun with it, my class had a ball!
I also have a few more Christmas play scripts in my store including:
- The Santa Clause
- A Christmas Carol (A Traditional Version)
I also specialise in William Shakespeare play scripts written specifically for children aged between 9-13. I have:
- Richard III
If you would like to see my other resources, including reading comprehension (close reading) activities or creative writing activities please visit my store using the link below:
Creative Primary Literacy
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