Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden Assembly Key Stage II
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This is the second in my Biblical Banter series - this script written in 2 versions, for both KS I and II ..the Key Stage I version just a simplified version of this script.
Duration: Around 10 minutes reading time - double this for inclusion of songs/music.
Cast of 30 - though this could be reduced right down to 5, as explained in Production Notes (only 7 actual speakers - rest part of Animal Kingdom, Circle of Life, routine)
Interesting choice of music - including Barbie Doll and Something Wrong in Paradise ..... not forgetting, of course, ..... Temptation!
Music 2 Temptation – Heaven 17
Serpent: Good day to you! So (hissing) nice ..sssssssssssssssssssss to meet you!
Adam: A pleasure to meet you too. (Looking up into the branches of the Tree of Knowledge). So is this where you hang out?
Serpent: Oh yessssssssssssssssss. Nice ..sssssssssssssssssssssss, issssssssssssssssssssssn’t it?
God: Hmm. Very pleasant. But of course this tree is quite different from every other tree in the garden.
Eve: Oh really? And why is that?
God: (To Adam) You mean you haven’t told her yet?
Adam: Oh, I was just getting round to it!
God: (Angrily) Just getting round to it? You need to get round to things around here a lot quicker than that …. Or you’re going to get into all sorts of trouble.
Monkey: (Aside) What was I saying?
Eve: So, what is it with this tree?
God: This tree just happens to be the Tree of Knowledge – of good and evil.
Eve: Ooh. I don’t like the sound of that last bit.
God: It’s not a ‘bit’ you have to worry about … (pauses) but a bite! One bite of one of these apples … (pauses) and you’re dead .. or as good as!
God: Correct. Kerput! They are forbidden! Forbidden fruit, get it?
(Adam puts his arm reassuringly around Eve)
Adam: But don’t you worry your sweet pretty head, Evie! There are plenty of other apples and fruit to eat from, in this garden!
Serpent: Oh yesssssssssssssssssssss. Of courssssssssssssssssssssssssse there are. But (to Eve) none quite as tasty as thesssssssssssssssssssssssssse.
God: What was that?
Serpent: Oh, jussssssssssssssssst sssssssssssssssssssssaying nothing like a bit of cheessssssssssssssssssssssse!
(Everyone looks baffled as Serpent sidles off, behind the tree)
God: Well, I think I’ll leave you to it. I don’t think I have to remind you what you can and what you can’t do, right?
(Adam nods and then prods Eve so that she nods too)
God: Excellent! Ah! To think you have everything you could possibly want!
Monkey: (Sarcastically) You’d think!
I mean, I need a wee wink – of shut eye!
Toucan: He means, sleep!
Monkey: (Holding hand up to his ear) But wait! What is that?
Music 3 Circle of Life – Lion King
(Enter ‘Animal Kingdom’ - See Production Notes)
(At the end of this performance, whole cast of animals bow and resume seats)
Adam: Wow! That was amazing! And to think we have the privilege of sharing (gestures around) all this … with such an amazing family of animals.
Eve: (Brushing herself down) Hmm. Kicked up a fair amount of dust, they did! (Running fingers through hair) Just look what it’s done to my hair!
Adam: (Laughing) Oh come on! I mean, in the overall scheme of things, do a few tangles really matter so much?
Eve: Actually, now you come to mention it; yes, they do!
Adam: (Laughing) Oh, I’m sure you’ll get over it! Now, dearest Eve, I’m off for a nap. I think that Monkey had the right idea. See you later!
(Exit Adam, leaving Eve ‘combing her hair’ with her fingers)
Eve: (Testily) ‘Dearest Eve’! ‘Don’t you worry your sweet pretty head’! Ugh! Who does he think he’s talking to?
Music 4 Barbie Girl – Aqua
(During this routine, Eve can seize various ‘accessories’ from the rest of the cast – to add to her ‘girlie image’; at the end of the routine, Eve defiantly throws all these accessories back – and stands, wagging her finger at the audience)
Eve: No! No! And no again! Number one – my name ain’t Barbie! Number two – my other half ain’t Ken! No! Let’s start as we mean to carry on!