The Plague Rats of London

£25.00£59.95

Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Make history fun and exciting with our Rat- tastic musical teaching resource about the Great Plague. ‘The Plague Rats of London’ brings the Great Plague of 1665 back to life. Follow the dead cart as they call out to ‘Bring out your dead’. Watch what Samuel Pepys observes and what he records in his famous diary.

Will the plague doctor be able to stop the plague? Will King Rat have his wicked way and take over London town? With a den full of mischievous rats and the plague spreading at an alarming rate can London be saved?

Duration
45 mins
Speaking Roles
39
Cast Size
25 - 45
Ideal Cast Size
45
Clear

Physical Extras

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Downloadable Extras

Description

A fantastic teaching resource about the Great Plague of 1665.

Make history fun and exciting with our Rat- tastic musical teaching resource about the Great Plague. ‘The Plague Rats of London’ brings the Great Plague of 1665 back to life. Follow the dead cart as they call out to ‘Bring out your dead’. Watch what Samuel Pepys observes and what he records in his famous diary.

Will the plague doctor be able to stop the plague? Will King Rat have his wicked way and take over London town? With a den full of mischievous rats and the plague spreading at an alarming rate can London be saved?

The city has become desolate as the plague pits fill, the rich flee, the poor are too afraid to leave their homes and the sick are locked up for forty days and nights. Who’s safe? Who will survive? Will London ever be the same again? To the children it’s an exciting adventure as the ruthless King Rat plans to take over London and the peculiar plague doctor imprisons victims in their own homes, but they soon realise they too need to leave the rat infested city fast – before it’s too late.

Have you got the plague yet it’s spreading through London town all of London’s people will soon be taken down. Or will they?

A fantastic educational musical script that brings 1665 back to life. With three original songs and a ratty rap lets understand the past, investigate the symptoms and allow everyone to experience life in 1665.

 

Featuring 4 Original Songs (with reprises):

  1. Plague Rap
  2. Bring Out Your Dead
  3. King Rat
  4. The Plague

ISBN: 978-1-912541-15-7 (Digital Download)

ISBN: 978-1-912541-14-0 (Hard Copy)

 

Roles

RoleLines
Child 114
Child 223
Child 311
Child 49
Child 58
Child 611
Child 77
Child 82
Child 91
Child 102
Child 112
Child 122
Child 132
Child 142
Samuel Pepys 114
Samuel Pepys 214
Samuel Pepys 314
Woman 111
Woman 214
Woman 38
Man 17

More Information

Chorus:

  • Plague Victims x6
  • Children
  • Rats
  • People in the Street

Chorus: 6+

Smallest Cast: 25 

  1. Cut Samuel Pepys from 3 to 1.
  2. Cut Children from 14 to 7 and share lines between remaining children.
  3. Cut Rats from 12 to 6 and share lines between remaining rats.
  4. Cut Men from 4 to 2 and share lines between remaining men.
  5. Cut Plague victims from 6 to 3.

 

If you require parts cutting any further please email info@scriptstostage.co.uk for advice.

 

Package Contents

  • Downloadable Version

    • Downloadable Script
    • Licence to Perform
    • Character List
    • Props List
    • Live Lyrics for Rehearsals
    • Backing Music & Sound Effects for Performance
    • Tailored Drama Exercises
    • Email Support
    • Video Licence (Not for Profit)
    • Poster
    • Tickets
    • Projected Backdrop
    • All Instantly Downloadable

    Physical Version

    • Script
    • CD
    • Producers Pack Hard Copy (Includes General Drama Exercises, Tailored Drama Exercises, Props List, Character Info, Scene Breakdowns, Costumes, Staging, Lighting, Line Counts Per Scene.)

    Licence

    What Is This? It is illegal to perform, photocopy or video our scripts without a performance licence, a photocopying licence and a video licence. To keep things simple you can purchase our annual licence for one set fee to be covered to perform the show up to 8 times, reproduce the script and songs without worry within your school or business for 12 months from the date of purchase. The licence also allows parents or yourselves to video the finished production as long as it is not used for resale. (If you wish to produce videos for profit please contact us directly)

Script Samples

Song Samples

  • Plague Rap
  • Bring Out Your Dead
  • King Rat
  • The Plague

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