Law and Order Through the Ages Assembly
Cast of 30
Duration: Around 10 minutes reading time not including music suggestions
Is a Narrator and a whistle ever going to be enough - against so many criminals? Course, they're not the only ones difficult to control at times!
This is a romp through the ages, looking at how the implementation of law and order has progressed - to the present.
Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our assembly on Law and Order Through the Ages.
(Enter policeman running across stage, blowing a whistle whilst chasing a robber; on his way back across stage, the narrator stops policeman, leaving robber to ‘get away’)
Policeman: Hey! Don’t you know it’s against the law to stop an officer in pursuit of his duty?
Narrator: Oh I do beg your pardon. I was just wondering if I might borrow your whistle?
Policeman: My whistle? And what might you be needing that for?
(Sound of horse hooves)
Music 2 Stand and Deliver – Adam Ant
(Enter Dick Turpin ‘galloping’ across stage)
(Narrator blows whistle and Dick Turpin halts abruptly)
Policeman: Oh. I think I’ll leave this one to you! I’m just a bobby on the beat. I’m not so good with robbers on horses!
Narrator: Ah! You’d be?
Dick Turpin: (Interrupting) Dick Turpin! At your service, sir!
Narrator: Oh really? And what kind of services can you offer, sir?
Dick Turpin: (Thoughtfully) Ah now, let me see. How about poaching, burglary, stealing horses,
(Narrator blows his whistle)
Narrator: Enough! No, I don’t think I’ll be needing any of those particular services here today, thank you! I think you should go, before (rolls up his/her sleeve) the long arm of the law catches up with you!
(Exit Dick Turpin, to the sound of galloping hooves)
Narrator: (Sighing) Something tells me I’m going to need more than just a whistle today if I’m going to be meeting many more criminals!
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