Bonfire Night School Assembly or Class Play
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This short assembly, celebrating Bonfire Night, teams Guy Fawkes up with the local fireworks - helping each other out .... with their annual ordeal!
Bonfire Night Assembly - The Hidden Gunpowder
Duration: 5-10 mins (up to 15 minutes with optional inclusion of Safety Guidelines, as dictated by 'Fireworks')
Cast (in order of appearance)
Catherine Wheels (5)
(See Production Notes at the end for cast numbers and alternative/additional music suggestions)
Music 1 - Royal Fireworks Music - Handel
(Music 1 as background music while children file in)
Narrator: Good morning! And welcome to our Bonfire Night Assembly!
(Everyone slouching, with miserable expressions)
Firework 1: So. Here we are again.
Firework 2: Same thing every year.
(All Fireworks demonstrate a firework exploding into the air, creating a magnificent display, then dying)
All Fireworks: (Together) Voompf! Pow! Zap! Fizzle .....
Firework 3: And then it's all over ..... for another year.
Narrator: Hey! What's going on here? Or rather, what's not going on here? I've never seen such a sorry looking bunch of fireworks!
Firework 4: Huh! You want to try being a 30 second wonder!
Firework 5: It's just not fair! All we're asking for is a decent amount of party time!
Firework 4: I mean, who can enjoy themselves in 30 seconds?
Firework 5: That's no party!
(Enter Guy Fawkes)
Narrator: Ah! Mr. Guy Fawkes! Welcome! Perhaps you can cheer this miserable lot up!
Fawkes: What? They're not moaning again, are they?
(Turns to Narrator)
You know something? I get this every year - it's a wonder they ever ignite!
Narrator: That's what I was thinking!
Fawkes: Anyone would think they had a hard life! Now, take me for example. Just look at what I have to put on? Just the oldest, shabbiest clothes nobody else would be seen dead in!
Firework 6: And when you consider the number of people who come to see you ....
Firework 7: Even if it is just to gawp at you burning up on top of that bonfire ....
Firework 8: It just isn't right.
Firework 9: He should be given a decent suit to wear!
Fawkes: Too right! Why should I be dressed up like a scarecrow when I'm the main attraction?
All Fireworks: (Together, angrily) Now wait a minute!
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