Elementary level

by Peter Griffith

The Green Knight is set in the time of the legendary King Arthur and his court.
An enormous green-skinned knight challenges Arthur's knights to a test of their honour. Sir Gawain accepts the challenge but notices too late that the green knight has magic powers.
So he begins a dangerous adventure through sinister forests and icy mountains until he stands face to face again with his rival.
How can the honourable Sir Gawain prevail in a world of magic and sorcery?

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Season 19/20

Formers productions

Clip of 'The Green Knight'

Extract from the script 'The Green Knight'

Bertilak: Hail King Arthur, king of England
Arthur: Er- welcome to my court. Do come and join us. I'm afraid we don't have any more chairs - but if you don't mind standing, we were just about to have dinner.
Bertilak: Thank you, your majesty. I am not hungry.
Arthur: Perhaps something to drink?
Bertilak: Thank you, no. I am not here to eat or drink, but for a different purpose.
Arthur: Oh yes? Well, how can we help you?
Bertilak: I have heard that the knights of King Arthur's round table are the bravest and most honourable in the world.
Arthur: Yes, I think you're right. My knights are the bravest and most honourable in the world - aren't you Lancelot? Aren't you Gawain?
Lancelot: Well, I think I am, anyway. I'm not sure about Gawain.
Gawain: Of course I'm brave and honourable - more than Lancelot.
Arthur: Yes, they are fine knights - both of them. The best knights in the world. Now, how can we help you?
Bertilak: I am here to test them.

by Peter Griffith

 

Captain Eve Everbrave and Lieutenant Adam Action set off in the spaceship 'Starfinder' to explore the universe. On the red planet they find dangerous monsters…on the green planet they find a talking rabbit…but what will they discover when they reach the blue planet?

 

This charming and light-hearted play follows the two astronauts through a series of adventures, during which the relationship between Captain Everbrave and her intellectually challenged assistant gradually becomes the central issue of the action.

 

 

Extract from the script 'The New Blue Planet'

Adam: Captain! Captain!
Captain: Yes Adam?
Adam: There’s a big animal behind there!
Captain: What is it?
Adam: I don’t know. But it’s very big.
Captain: Do you think it’s dangerous?
Adam: I think so. Very dangerous. Come with me and look. There it is. What do you think, Captain?
Captain: I think it’s a rabbit.
Adam: It’s a very big rabbit.
Captain: But I don’t think it looks dangerous.
Adam: You never can be sure. We must be careful.
Captain: Look – it’s looking at us. (the rabbit hops forward and offers the captain it's paw) Er…how do you do?

by Peter Griffith

 

Luke and Megan are neighbours. They both belong to single-parent families, and they are both in the same class at school. But they never speak to each other, because they are thirteen years old, and one is a boy and the other is a girl.
But then Luke’s father and Megan’s mother fall in love, and Luke and Megan are afraid that their parents will want to live together – and that they will want their two children to become brother and sister! So they make plans to try to stop their parents’ relationship. Soon the two adults discover that every time they begin a romantic evening together, the most unexpected things happen!

 

The Slug in the Shoe is a comedy about the way boys and girls see each other. It combines strong visual humour with a sensitive approach to the problems of single-parent families and the problems of growing up.
 

 

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Extract from the script 'The Slug in the Shoe'

Luke: Your mum is in our flat – with my dad.
Megan: And? What are they doing, then?
Luke: It.
Megan: It? What?
Luke: You know. Looking into each other’s eyes. Saying how wonderful it is that they met. Soon they are going to be kissing. And after that, who knows what is going to happen?
Megan: Ugh. It’s disgusting. Your dad has no right to do that to my mum. He’s got no right to touch her.
Luke: It’s not my dad’s fault. What can he do, when your mum comes in with a bottle of wine and makes big eyes at him?
Megan: Shut up! My mum doesn’t do things like that!
Luke: Look, I watched them. She’s doing it now. We must stop them. Think about it: soon they are going to want to live together.
Megan: Live together? But what about us?
Luke: Exactly. Our parents want to live together, and that means they are going to want us to live together too.
Megan: Ugh! I am not going to live with you! What can we do?