The Great Fire of LondonHistory Assembly-shows
This topic-based Sing & Tell download provides everything for a successful class assembly presentation. It includes an information-packed script with a line or two for each pupil, and a fun song with actions for the class to perform and teach to the whole school.
Duration: 15 minutes, Age s: 5 to 14
Download includes: script, song words & actions, vocal & backing tracks, piano score, costume, staging & cross-curricular ideas
Related Topics: Life in the past, Historic events, Significant people, Samuel Pepys’ Diary
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Synopsis: 'I saw a fire as one entire arch of fire above a mile long: it made me weep to see it. The churches, houses are all on fire and flaming at once, and a horrid noise the flames made and the cracking of the houses.’ From Samuel Pepys’ Diary, 2 September 1666
This dramatic show takes us back 350 years to witness life in London before and after this disaster. Nowadays we see it was a blessing in disguise as it cleansed the city of the plague and lead to its rebuilding by the great Christopher Wren.
Cast: 15 to 35 short speaking parts
1 to 4 Narrators, 2 Town Criers, Thomas Farynor and his Maid, Lady, Puritan, Jane – Pepys’ maid, Samuel Pepys, Charles II, Lord Mayor, Flames, Crowd
From DANCE OF THE FLAMES (Verse 1)
It began one night with a single flame
In a baker's shop down in Pudding Lane,
Though they never knew who was to blame
For the Great Fire of London
Fire, Fire! London Town is burning down,
Down, down! The Great Fire of London...
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