loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Man Who Would Be King...Arthur, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Man Who Would Be King...Arthur, The

Steph DeFerie

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 2f, 2boy(s), 2girl(s), 1m or f

ISBN: 9780874401608

The legend of King Arthur ends with a promise - Arthur is not dead but sleeping on the isle of Avalon, ready to return to save England in her hour of need. And that is where we begin...September, 1940. An exciting adventure for the whole family, the once and future king comes forth again in The Man Who Would Be King...Arthur.

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Rental Materials | Author | Reviews
$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


ePlay also available from:

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Mystery/Thriller, Fables/Folktales, Period, Docudrama/Historic

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - England, mid-September, 1940.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Stage Combat

Interior Set, Exterior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Outdoor, Large Stage, Church / Religious Groups

The legend of King Arthur ends with a promise - Arthur is not dead but sleeping on the isle of Avalon, ready to return to save England in her hour of need. And that is where we begin...September, 1940.

Out in the English countryside near Glastonbury, the legendary location of Avalon, Harry, Beth and Robin play at crusading for King Arthur as knights of the Round Table. When Charlie, an American girl, arrives in the neighborhood, she's a bit of excitement in an otherwise boring summer. But things get even more thrilling when an enemy plane crashes nearby and the kids discover a mysterious stranger in the wreckage. Is he a German spy, a lunatic escaped from the local hospital, or might he just be who he claims to be - King Arthur, back from Avalon to save Britain?

With varying degrees of suspicion and belief, the kids accompany Arthur on his quest - first to London to retrieve Excalibur from the British Museum and then to Dover to save King George VI from being kidnaped by Nazis! Charlie's uncle, her cousin Bobbie, local historian Maude Sainsbury and Captain Hugh Farrel are determined to keep them out of trouble but there's a traitor nearby and trouble is unavoidable.

Can the King and England be saved? Is Arthur who he thinks he is? Who is the spy? And who is that stranger walking on the cliffs of Dover? An exciting adventure for the whole family, the once and future king comes forth again in The Man Who Would Be King...Arthur.

The Man Who Would Be King...Arthur was first performed by the Highlight Acting Troupe in Troy, NY on March 8, 2005 under the title The Return of the King.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 2f, 2boy(s), 2girl(s), 1m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Features Children, Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Roles for Children, Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

CHARLIE - An American girl
HARRY - An English boy
BETH - An English girl
ROBIN - An English boy
BOBBIE MYERS - A young English woman
MAUDE SAINSBURY - An older English woman
GENERAL LORD MYERS - An older English man
CAPTAIN HUGH FARREL - A young English man
ARTHUR - A mysterious English man
A MUSEUM GUARD
ANOTHER MYSTERIOUS ENGLISH MAN
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Steph DeFerie

Steph DeFerie

Steph DeFerie grew up on Cape Cod and lives there still with cats Bunny and Ruff. She has had no formal instruction in playwriting. Instead, the many, many terrific hours she has spent studying, performing in and attending shows at the Harwich Junior Theatre comprise the majority of her theatrical training. She's also a proud member of the Bless The Mark Players and received invaluable ... view full profile

Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing
Reviews
Anthony Pica 1/20/2015 6:01 AM
I was searching around for a family friendly show that I could use at my high school this Spring and I found "The Man Who Would Be King" after searching for King Arthur plays. All I can say is that when I first read it, I was blown away. This play has everything that I look for:

- Great Writing - I can't stand when family plays are written for idiots and that is what most of them are. This play has amazing dialogue, creative interaction between characters, and a great flow to it.

- Creative Story - I love the story. During World War II, 3 British children and 1 America child find themselves in a conspiracy to kill the King of England. During a plane crash, a crazy man escaping from the luny bin, and a mysterious man, King Arthur emerges back from his long sleep on the Island of Avalon to save the day. Is he one of these people or is he the real thing?

- Action - This play is a mystery throughout which keeps you locked in the whole way to the end.

My favorite part about this play is the great interaction between characters, constant action, and wonderful ending. You have to check this play out. I can't wait to put it on in the Spring.

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought