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New School Play for Large Cast!THE RELUCTANT DRAGONNew School Play for Large Cast!
Large Cast Play for Kids to Perform

The King Orders the Dragon to be Slayed!
Widget and Hairytoes are fun plays for kids! King Fancy Pants is terrific comedy for kids!
Widget & Hairytoes train their dragon!  The King orders a battle!

King Fancy Pants summons the Great Saint George to do the deed!  The only problem is, Mortimer the dragon is friendly!  Our heroes love him and are desperate to save his life!  So they travel to the Master Guru on the Mountain, who teaches them how to train their dragon for battle!

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The Dragon Leads the Children in Triumph!
The Reluctant Dragon for Schools Timeless Dragon Play for Kids

Old Folks of the Valley tell the story and keep the action flowing to the big moment!  Lovable Mortimer learns to put on a good show for the Villagers.  His battle with Saint George is tremendous excitement for performers and audience who join in the fun.  It's a hilarious story that will have you cheering for the dragon and his pals!

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If you love dragon movies and books, you'll love ArtReach's version of The Reluctant Dragon!

Script for Kids to Perform The School Play The Reluctant Dragon

The story of a dragon who is reluctant to fight has inspired many recent books, movies and animations.  In this version Kenneth Grahame's boy hero is young underdog Widget.  He and his sidekick Hairytoes overcome their the doubters and bullies and triumph as heroes! 

Mortimer is lovable and very funny as he learns to become a real dragon.  Gentle as the original story, yet fast-paced and exciting, ArtReach's dragon play is perfect for young performers.

'The Reluctant Dragon' is charming, hilarious fun for schools & kids! Lively comedy & adventure with tons of audience participation!

The Reluctant Dragon is story of St. George New dragon play for children to perform! Musical Soundtrack for Performances

Just for Kids: Speeches and vocabulary are appropriate for child performers ages 6 - 14.  Glossary included in Teachers Guide.

A Flexible Cast of 43 Students: Easily adapted for a smaller or larger cast. Add as many roles as you like!  Casting suggestions in the script.

No One Child is a Star!  The large parts of Widget, sidekick Hairytoes and Mortimer the Dragon are divided so that as many as 6 kids may play these coveted roles.

Great Parts for Boys and Girls: Every single role can be played by a boy or girl with easy name changes.

About 45-55 minutes long: Long enough to be a substantial project and short enough to accommodate your teaching schedule.  This is also an ideal length for a young audience.

Easy Costumes and Scenery: Many suggestions on how to create or find what you need to make a great looking production without breaking your budget!  Teachers Guide includes instructions on how to make armor and dragon costumes.

A Musical Soundtrack: The Reluctant Dragon has a beautiful soundtrack with special music for each main character's entrance. Exciting music enhances the great battle. Most excerpts feature the stirring music of Beethoven.

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Large Cast Play for Kids to Perform


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