by Peter Griffith
Emily Allbright works in a computer-shop. She is in love with the local doctor, Jasper Doublejoy. But all her plans go wrong when a valuable golden computer-mouse is stolen from the shop. The story takes us from the police-station to the airport, and from a British café to a Mallorcan beach. In the end, all are happy – apart from the villainous thief who caused all the trouble. And all have learnt that there are two sorts of mouse: the sort that squeaks and eats cheese, and the sort that you need to play computer-games.
This exciting and entertaining comedy-thriller is written in language suitable for pupils in the 3rd and 4th school-years, and presented very visually so that even those who cannot understand the words are able to follow the story. During the play, while looking for the thief, the children have the chance to practise words that they will have been learning in their lessons – the colours, the numbers, clothing, animals, drinks, opposite adjectives, words for simple actions, etc.
Photos of 'The Golden Mouse'
Extract from the script 'The Golden Mouse'
|Truncher:||What does the thief look like?|
|Emily:||He is a horrible man. He is wearing a brown jacket and blue trousers and a grey cap and a yellow scarf.|
|Truncher:||(writing) Horrible man. Brown jacket, blue trousers, grey cap, yellow scarf.|
|Truncher:||Right. Let's have a look. Horrible man. Brown jacket, blue trousers, grey cap, yellow scarf. (speaks to the children) Can you see a person with a brown jacket and blue trousers and a grey cap and a yellow scarf? Look, here's someone with blue trousers. (speaks to one of the children) You, stand up! Is this the thief?|
|Emily:||No. This boy has blue trousers. But his jacket is red.|