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The Sword in the Stone
Small Cast (Touring) Play for Theatres, Schools

Classic Tale of Young King Arthur

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The Sword in the Stone

Cast: 3-4 (2M, 1-2F), expandable, adults
Medium cast version: 6+ (3M, 1F, 2+ M/F)
Tme: about 45 minutes
CD: sound FX, background music
Audience: Primary-intermediate, families
Companion Play: Knights of the Round Table

Classic tale of Camelot, Merlin and his young student, Arthur. Packed with comedy and drama, perfect for touring to young audiences, families and schools!

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample

 

Play for Families and Schools!  Sword in the Stone!

The Sword in the Stone

Cast: 3-4 (2M, 1-2F), expandable, adults
Medium cast version: 6+ (3M, 1F, 2+ M/F)
Tme: about 45 minutes
CD: sound FX, background music
Audience: Primary-intermediate, families
Companion Play: Knights of the Round Table

Classic tale of Camelot, Merlin and his young student, Arthur. Packed with comedy and drama, perfect for touring to young audiences, families and schools!

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample

The Magic of Young King Arthur for Kids!
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Imaginary Theatre, School Tour, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

"Many said 'The Sword in the Stone' was our best children's show this year!"
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis

"At the beginning of the show it was made clear to us that when Merlin told us to do something, we MUST do it, even the adults. This brought a great joy to the night, with Merlin leading us to do various activities including clapping our hands, stamping our feet and roaring like a dragon."

"Merlin brought great joy to the night."
ArtReach's play Sword in the Stone
Merlin & Young Arthur in Brentwood Theatre's production of LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR

"Sword in the Stone was a huge hit both here at Theatre Orangeville and at the Sudbury Theatre Centre!  Presenters were blown away by the show!"

David Nairn, Artistic Director, Theatre Orangeville, ON, Canada

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample


Audience Participation & Creative Staging
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Imaginary Theatre, School Tour, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Here is the classic tale of Camelot, the Wizard Merlin and his young student, Arthur. Packed with Comedy and Drama, just for kids, young audiences, families and schools!

"Sword in the Stone Was a Huge Hit!"
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73rd Street Theatre Company, Denver

"We got The Sword and the Stone and my kids love it!  I'm amazed at how excited they are."
Christi Bourne, Drama Teacher, Scottsdale, AZ


One Act Play for Mainstage or Touring!
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Oklahoma City University, Let's Pretend Players, School Tour 2012

"The Sword in the Stone is proving to be highly successful this season.  It is being judged for St. Louis’ professional theatre award, The Kevin Kline Award.  Thank you for writing such a magical script!"
April Strelinger, Education Manager, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

"Such a Magical Script!"
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73rd Street Theatre, Denver - Scottish Rite Theatre, Austin

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample


Merlin & Arthur Study the True Magic!
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Magic Theatre, Yuba City, CA

Arthur learns the meaning of "real magic" and finds himself worthy of his awesome duty.

"Young audiences go away feeling touched by Arthur's plight. It is an uplifting feeling that inspires young people to strive for highest levels of accomplishment." 
Sudbury Theatre Centre, School Tour, ON, Canada


Excellent for Elementary School Tours!
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Oklahoma City University, Let's Pretend Players, School Tour 2012

 

New Stage Professional Acting Company, New Albany MS

"Schultz Miller's work is strikingly different from the movie... the biggest difference can be seen in Merlin. Instead of Disney's testy, bungling eccentric, Miller's Merlin is intense and cloaked in mystery. Miller's dialogue contains some beautiful and funny passages."
Corinne Flocken, The Los Angeles Times


Packed with Comedy and Drama!
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This one act play for young audiences was developed by ArtReach Touring Theatre, written especially for touring to schools. The background music CD soundtrack is bright, colorful, dramatic and captivates the audience!


The Sword in the Stone has two versions:

 Medium Cast Version
Recommended for Jr High, Middle Schools, High Schools, Theatres.
Flexible Cast of 6 or more (3M, 1F, all others M/F)

Small Cast (Touring) Version
Recommended for Professional Tours and Outreach Programs.
Cast of 4 (2M, 2F) for adult actors, larger cast possible.
Includes suggestions for easy touring.
A script for a cast 3 (2M, 1F) is also available.

The Sword in the Stone has a Companion Play!
Knights of the Round Table may be performed with Sword to make a two hour production with intermission. The Laguna Playhouse's Joe Lauderdale found great success using Knights and Sword together to create a full length, mainstage production.

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample


 

ArtReach's script 'Sword in the Stone' brings Young King Arthur to life.  It's Camelot for Kids!  hildren get right into the action as Arthur becomes a fish, a bird and finally the rightful King of England. Kids help Arthur defeat the dragon and pull the sword from the stone.  Written especially for touring to schools, everything for a great looking production fits in your touring van.  This is one of the top playscripts on these pages and offers great staging ideas and nice dramatic scenes your actors will love performing!  Producers, Sword in the Stone is lots of fun and has great comic moments but packs a dramatic wallop. Fast-paced and lively, the production is enhanced by an excellent musical CD soundtrack and instructions for easy set and costumes.


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"The Sword in the Stone was a huge success!"
Ben Corbett, Let's Pretend Players, Oklahoma City University


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"The Sword in the Stone was beautifully crafted."
Churchill Theatre, Churchill, MD


 "The students enjoyed it very much. They couldn't stop talking about it."
Alice Thomas, Teacher, Rouse Elementary, Brandon MS


 "You dazzle both adults and children away to your world of magicians, knights and dragons. Thank you very much for the chance to be swept back to King Arthur's time of courage, bravery and honesty."
Wilson School, Cincinnati, OH


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