Halloween Play – The Vanishing Pumpkin
Customer feedback received 12.1014 AMAZING! Exactly what I needed. Well written, funny and great suggestions for music. Im using this with a class of 31 and the suggestions for adaptations were spot on. The class love it and are super excited for our assembly on the 30th of October. Thank you
Cast: 30 (See Production Notes for smaller cast size)
Duration: 10 to 15 minutes. The play can be extended by the addition of jokes (see Halloween Jokes in free scripts section of website - these are a selection of my personal favourites)
Talent Show Contestants:
Ghost Hunters (3)
Rats & Bats
Music 1 Disney Haunted House
Judge 1: Welcome!
Judge 2: We are gathered here to behold the year’s spookiest show!
Judge 3: Our very own …..
Whole cast: (Shouting together) Halloween Talent Competition!
Judge 1: Each year we have a different set of contestants – but all sharing one thing in common! They’re all
All Contestants: (Yelling) Gruesome!
Judge 2: That’s right! No prizes here for beauty – on the contrary…
Judge 3: The more gruesome, the better!
Judge 1: (Looking up and down the line of contestants) And I have to say, this year you have truly surpassed yourselves!
Judge 2: (Nodding) Absolutely!
Judge 3: What a grotesque lot!
Judge 1: But are you truly scary?
Judge 2: That is what will win you this coveted prize!
Judge 3: A pumpkin – filled with every imaginable horror!
(Each judge walks over and holds up something from out of the pumpkin, before
dropping it back in again; the showing of each ‘exhibit’ prompting
cries of admiration from the cast)
Judge 1: A venomous snake!
Judge 2: A warty toad!
Judge 3: A blood-covered axe!
Judge 1: Ah yes! There is something for everyone!
Judge 2: But who is to be our champion this year?
Judge 3: Let’s meet the contestants!
Music 2 Witch Queen of New Orleans - Redbone
(Enter 3 witches)
Witches: (Together) We are the three witches of Macbeth!
(Three witches recite 2 lines from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, whilst bent over a caldron)
Witches: Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Witch 1: Evil we look!
Witch 2: Ugly we are!
Witch 3: (All sweetly) Choose us, kind judges
Witches: (Screaming together) Or we’ll have yaaaaaaaaah!
(Witches race over to the judges, making menacing gestures)
Judge 1: That’s enough!
Judge 2: We will not be intimidated!
Judge 3: You will not influence our decision!
Judge 1: P’raps we should have said at the beginning
Judges: (Together) No threatening the judges!
(Witches exit, sulkily)
Judge 1: Next!
Music 3 Ghostbusters Theme Music
(Ghost Hunters dash onto stage, waving their weapons threateningly and stepping forward to shout the chorus ‘Ghost Hunters’!)
Judge 1: Hold it! Hold it!
Judge 2: What are you doing here?
Judge 3: Where are the ghosts?
Ghost Hunters 1: (Sarcastically) Well, DER!
Ghost Hunters 2: Hiding from us lot!
Ghost Hunters 3: You don’t think they’re stupid enough to show themselves
Ghost Hunters: (Together) When we’re around!
Judge 1: But you’re not scary!
Judge 2: What are you doing here?
Judge 3: Didn’t anyone tell you, contestants have to be scary?
Judges: (Together) Like …. Ghosts?!
Ghost Hunters 1: Oops!
Ghost Hunters 2: Sorry!
Ghost Hunters 3: Be sure to let us know
Ghost Hunters: (Together) If you do have any trouble with ghosts!
Judge 1: (Muttering) Chance would be a fine thing, with that lot around!
Judge 2: Back to our show!
Judge 3: Next!
(Enter skeletons, singing “Dem bones” song)
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