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One of a series of assemblies around the world. (If you want to go round the world in one go, see Around the World in 20 minutes!)
This African Assembly or Class Play covers North, South, East, West and Central Africa.
Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down
Duration - 15 minutes without inclusion of music (playlist of 14 wonderful songs - this could double length of performance!)
With so much extraordinary wildlife, is there going to be any time left for just a mention of man's part in this vast continent?! Our trusty narrator will, as always, make sure this happens - striving as always to keep his cast members under control! He does, however, have his work cut out for him with this one - keen safari members, intrepid expeditionaries, dancing tribesmen, and Ancient Egyptians … all proving more than a match for the wildlife?!
Narrator: (Aside to audience) Phew! At least we were spared the music this time
Music 13 In the Jungle the Mighty Jungle – Lion King (opening lines)
Narrator: Oh no! I spoke too soon! Stop! You know what we need around here? A piece of real drama!
(Narrator beckons to Children 25-29 and after a quick ‘conversation’, children line up and address the audience)
Child 25: We would like to perform for you a brief African Adventure.
Child 26: Starring me, the great explorer David Livingstone
Child 27: And me, the equally great Henry Stanley.
Child 26: Er, wait a minute! Who said anything about being equally great? I was the explorer, remember? You just found me!
Child 27: Huh! Famous undoubtedly only because everyone remembers my words ‘Doctor Livingstone, I presume.’! My men and I
(Cheers from Child 28 & 29)
We went on to take part in the biggest African expedition ever.
Child 28: (Wiping his/her brow) Phew! It’s a bit hot for me, under this blazing African sun!
Child 28: (Screaming) Help! What was that?
Child 29: Maybe one of those fierce African tribes we’ve heard so much about!
Child 28: Livingstone can stick his expedition!
Child 29: We’re off home!