The Quest for the Holy Pael & Robin Hood and the Borrowed Gold - Two Short Comedies


Michael Forbes

Published by SchoolPlay Productions

Large Mixed Cast
The Quest for the Holy Pael - In the dangerous days of Arthurian Britain, Mistress Boyle bullies her son, Lancing, into applying for a knighthood for which he must undertake a near-impossible quest. Reluctantly he sets off, knowing that only questers with certain moral qualities will survive the perils - does he have them? Follow our hero across impenetrable forest and insurmountable mountain to find out!

Cast : 19 (15m, 1f, 3 variable) + crowd. Suggested Age Range : 9 upwards. Running Time : 45 minutes - Set : King Arthur's court; a bridge; a forest; a cave; and a castle; all can be kept simple.

Robin Hood and the Jewish Gold - a forgotten adventure of the famous outlaw. The bards have got it all wrong: new research by the author has brought to light the truth of how Robin hoodwinked the Sheriff of Nottingham and his minions, Guy of Gisbourne and Derek the Cleric, into believing that he had stolen a dumpling when really he... A quiverful of jokes per page!

Cast : 20 (17m, 3f) + crowd. Suggested Age Range : 9 upwards. Running Time : 35 minutes. Set : Sherwood Forest; Nottingham Market; and Nottingham Castle.

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