Kids in Camelot
Duration: 60 minutes. Large mixed cast. 1 basic set.
A comic adaptation of Mark Twain's Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
From Bushfire Press
Kids in Camelot is based on Mark Twain's A Conneticutt Yankee in King Arthur's Court and tells the tale of a boy (Tristan) who, having fallen asleep doing his history homework, wakes up in Camelot.
He is mistaken for a sorcerer and thrown into the dungeon. At the Round Table he manages to insult King Arthur and finds himself about to be placed in the stocks. However, young Tristan is a very resourceful, modern boy; he uses his mobile phone to check the internet and learns that there is an eclipse due. So he uses his 21st Century knowledge and his own cunning to not only extricate himself from the situation - but to take over the running of Camelot. Unfortunately, things don't always go smoothly and young Tristan finds it difficult to get the peasants onside.
One of his attempts to do so is the inaugural 'Camelot County Fair', during which the Cornish Cavaliers perform to the music of The Crafty Fox ...
... we don't want to spoil the rest of the show for you. Suffice it to say that it's full of knights, ladies, sorcerers, quests, jousting - there's even a damsel in distress - loads of jokes and comic characters and situations - and sensational songs and music -
This flexible show allows for opportunities to use your student musos and your gym/calisthenics/aerobics etc teams if required. Go back to the days of chivalrous knights and damsels-in-distress as a young, contemporary Australian kid finds himself in an old place - with new technology. Best songs ever!