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Spiriting of Burd Ellen, The

by Ron Nicol published 2005

 

Suitable for Youth Groups

Price: £4.00

A lively, inventive, and often hilarious play for youth groups with a mediaeval setting. Runner-up in the 2004 Play On Words competition.

 

The Spiriting of Burd Ellen tells of the mysterious disappearance or spiriting of Burd Ellen, the daughter of King Arthur. Her brother Rowland consults the wizard Merlin, who suspects that Ellen has been spirited away by the Elves. Rowland sets out on a journey to the Dark Tower in the Land of Faery, where after a number of strange encounters he comes face to face with the eccentric King of Elfland, whom he has to outwit in order to save the day and his sister.

 

Players: Multiple - Doubling and Trebling if possible

 

Cast: Stage Manager, Stage Crew, Merlin, Childe Rowland, Burd Ellen, Queen Guinevere, Herdsman, Cowherd, Elfin King, Herd of Cows

 

Sets: Various

 

Period: Mythical

 

Running Time: 45 Minutes

 

Download Sample Script: Spiriting of Burd Ellen, The

 

ISBN: 1-904930-62-X

 

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