Elementary level

by Peter Griffith


Algernon and Marmaduke are strong and brave and good-looking...or so they say. Their sister Fred is just a silly girl...or so they think. But when the family is in trouble, the brothers soon discover that Fred has qualities that they don't expect...

The Weasel in the Sack is a funny play written in extremely simple English.



Photos of 'The Weasel in the Sack'




Extract from the script 'The Weasel in the Sack'

Fred: Hello everyone! I'm home! That's funny, there's no-one here. They must be all asleep. Hello! I can sit here and wait until my mother and my brothers wake up.
[Algernon and Marmaduke creep up on Fred, throw a sack over her, and tie her up]
Algernon: Got you!
Marmaduke: Got you!
Algernon: What do you think we have in this sack, Marmaduke?
Marmaduke: I think we have a weasel in our sack, Algernon.
Algernon: Yes, a nasty weasel.
Marmaduke: And what do we do with nasty weasels, Algernon?
Algernon: We take them to the lake, and throw them in, and drown them.
Marmaduke: That's right, Algernon.
Algernon: Let's take this nasty weasel now and throw it in the lake.
Marmaduke: Now?
Algernon: Yes, now.

by Peter Griffith


Gary Walker, the world-famous pop star, is giving a concert in Glasgow. Liz and Janice are fans of his, and they don’t want to miss the concert. So they decide to take a day off school and hitch-hike to Glasgow.


What difficulties and dangers will Liz and Janice encounter on their journey? Will they get to the concert in time? And what will happen when the two girls finally come face to face to their idol?



Photos of 'We Love Gary'



Extract from the script 'We Love Gary'

Liz: Oh Janice, he’s wonderful.
Janice: Yeah.
Liz: He’s so handsome.
Janice: I think he looks a bit old, when you are near to him.
Liz: What are you talking about? He’s beautiful. His eyes…and how he moves…and his voice…oh, I can’t wait till his next concert.
Janice: His next concert? But it’s in Glasgow.
Liz: I want to be there. We can go, can’t we?
Janice: But it’s miles away.
Liz: We can go there. Come on…we can go by train.
Janice: A train ticket is too expensive. We haven’t got enough money.
Liz: Janice – I want to go to all of his concerts. I want to always be there, near him, when he sings.
Janice: I think you’re mad.
Liz: Oh come on Janice! I love him! Hey, I know how we can go there...