Minotaur - By Niki Davies
Welcome to the beautiful island of Crete, home to beautiful beaches, wonderful vistas, and a man-eating monster living in a mind-boggling labyrinth.
Okay, so it may not be the perfect destination, but it’s a great starting point for a play, and Niki Davies’ wonderful musical brings Ancient Greece to life with aplomb.
Featuring seven original songs and a charming and witty script, Minotaur is perfect for 7-11 year olds with a taste for adventure.
On the face of it, life seems happy on the beautiful island of Crete. But King Minos has a problem. Deep down inside a dark labyrinth, just outside his palace, lives the Minotaur, a ferocious monster who lays great demands on Minos, and now, on top of everything else, desires human beings … to eat.
Minos, at the end of his tether, takes his navy to conquer King Aegeus of Athens once and for all. Aegeus manages to avoid the war, but only by promising 14 Athenian children as sacrifices to the Minotaur.
Will Aegeus’s son, Theseus, with the help of Ariadne, the frustrated daughter of King Minos, save the children and remove the threat of the Minotaur once and for all?
Contains 45 speaking roles with a flexible cast size of between 23 to 68 (ideal cast size 52).
The Director's Book includes the full script, character list, curriculum-linked material, along with the sheet music piano score with vocal line and guitar chords. The accompanying CD includes all songs recorded with children’s voices and full backing tracks.
An editable version of the script in Word format is available to customers who also purchase a performance licence. The cost of the editable script is currently £9.95 and this can only be bought (along with the performance licence) direct from the publisher’s website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximate Duration: 50 minutes