Private Jack Simpson 'the bloke with the donkey' who rescued an estimated three hundred wounded soldiers at Gallipoli.
Whilst the play is humorous in parts - in keeping with Jack's larrikin nature - it also conveys the tragedy of his ultimate sacrifice and the heroism of the Anzacs at Gallipoli with sensitivity and in a manner appropriate for the children.
The play has been written to educate audiences of all ages about the heroism of Private Jack Simpson and the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli.
Private Jack Simpson was a stretcher-bearer who rescued an estimated three hundred wounded soldiers at Gallipoli. He was known to his fellow diggers as 'the bloke with the donkey'.
This 20 minute play is suitable for children aged 8-10 (Primary Year 4-5).
The play has a total of 26 characters; 1 role is recommended for acting by a girl, 3 roles are recommended for performance by boys. With doubling the play could be performed by 21 children. Alternatively, the cast could be enlarged to 28.
30 minute version is suitable for performance by children aged 8-10 (Years 4-5). Total number of characters is 32 (3 roles recommended for girls, 4 roles recommended for boys). With doubling of roles the total number of cast could be reduced to 22.
*Included: Performance rights for 3 performances in 4 years! rights to copy for cast! rights for one video/audio of the performance, suggestions for staging, props & costumes, music ideas. More information about the terms.
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