Biblical Banter Series: Assembly One In the Beginning (Genesis 1)
This is the first in a series of assemblies on Bible Stories – entitled Biblical Banter. Written for Key Stage One this assembly can be edited for use by Key Stage II – other assemblies are available as two versions, KS I or II.
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These Biblical Banter Assemblies are currently available separately but will, when completed, be available as a set.
Cast Size: 30 but easily adaptable up or down (just increase or decrease number of animals)
Duration: Around 10 minutes reading time. Around double this with inclusion of all songs/music suggestions.
Narrator: (Holds up card: Day 6) Day Six!
Music 7 I’m the Man – Joe Jackson
(Adam and Eve perform energetic dance routine)
(Narrator interrupts at the end of the first chorus)
Narrator: Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Who do you think you are?
Woman: And Woman! Who are you?
Narrator: Hey! I’m the one asking the questions around here! All those other nicely behaved living creatures. No back chat from them …… (pauses) and then you!
(Turning to God)
I can see these two are going to be trouble!
God: You think? Nah! I have every confidence Man will be a great ruler.
Narrator: (Looking at Man combing his hair back) Seriously?
God: Oh, absolutely! Made in my image, my likeness – how can he go wrong?
Narrator: (Aside to audience, coughing discreetly) Watch this space!
(Exit Man and Woman; Narrator starts collecting together his notes in readiness to leave)
God: Hey! Wait a minute!
(Narrator stops what he is doing and looks up in surprise)
God: Aren’t you forgetting something?
(Narrator shrugs his shoulders)
God: Like …. My day of rest? I reckon I’ve more than earned that!