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What A Knight! (Junior Production)

Script and Song Samples

What A Knight! (Junior Production)

by Craig Hawes

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Features Musicline's Unique LINE COUNT System Making CASTING A 5 Minute Job.
(Click HERE to see Script Sample)


"A joy to watch with a very clear and precise script"

Mary Rose (KS 2 teacher)

Camelot's Craziest Quest!
Medieval Mayhem!!
• 44 speaking roles.
This can be reduced to...
• 28 speaking roles.
See “Casting” heading or “Production Notes” in Script Sample
• Unlimited chorus parts.
• Easy to stage with simple scenery - adaptable.
• A BRAND NEW product; a CD-ROM of all the What A Knight Songs called "Sing it!" is available. This CD-ROM teaches the songs to the children without any teacher input – children use it at school or at home – think of the time it will save you. Children LOVE learning this way and the product is foolproof. Just give it to the children and they’ll do the rest. Click HERE to see the "Sing It!" video (well worth watching)
• CD of Backing Tracks + essential sound effects available.
• CD of Vocal Tracks available.
• Both these CDs include Overture, ALL Songs, Special Effects, Play Ons and Play Offs in the order you need them enabling production and direction to take place without specialist musical expertise.
However – for those of you who prefer a live pianoforte accompaniment, we now have available a superb BRAND NEW Performance Score which encompasses Overture, ALL Play Ons and Play Offs, Songs, Link Music, Cues and Chord Symbols. (Grade 5 / 6 standard).
We also have available a BRAND NEW Easy Play Score (Grade 4 standard) & a VERY Simple Easy Play Score (Grade 1 standard)

Check them out on the "Script and Songs" heading

• Easily constructed and manageable props.
• Age range - Key Stage 2 Production. (7-11 years)
• Duration - One Hour.

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

A hilarious musical adventure!

A castle full of colourful characters join in the fun, including precocious princesses, a talking dragon - and not forgetting Merlin and his magic mirror! When young squire Watt Cobblers is expelled from Knight School, he reluctantly becomes Merlin's new apprentice. But trouble is never far away, and soon Camelot Castle collapses into chaos. Merlin has lost Excalibur, King Arthur's daughters have been kidnapped and his brave knights have turned into chickens. Watt and his new found friends Dusty Dragon and wayward Princess Alice set off on the biggest quest of their lives. But can our unlikely heroes rescue the princesses, save Excalibur and defeat the evil Black Knight? The answers are found in this magical production, where everyone is guaranteed to sing a lot, dance a lot and laugh a lot... at Camelot!

“What A Knight!” brings together a thrilling story, side-splitting script and a score full of contagiously catchy songs to give you a spectacular show that will be a sure hit with both cast and audience. With parts for between 26 and 60 children, plus unlimited chorus parts, this show will suit any size cast.

A CD featuring sparkling, fully orchestrated backing tracks is available.

A CD of vocal tracks is also available which can be used for rehearsals and performances.

 

Product code: WAK

‘What A Knight’ is packed full of witty one liners; even the names of the characters will get you chuckling. Lester Lugabout enters and sets the scene, followed by the ensemble singing ‘The Castle of Camelot.’ Moving swiftly into action, the royal family and courtiers prepare for the king’s birthday celebrations; this scene allows the characters to introduce themselves... ‘King Arthur Ain’t ‘Arf A Bad King!’ follows. The audience are then transported to Kitty’s Kitchen where the two guards are sent to taste the food in preparation for the banquet. Jake the Jolly Jester and Watt Cobbler make an appearance and the audience sympathise with Kitty Cobbler’s son as he describes his failed attempts at becoming a knight (this is shown in a flashback scene.) Following this is a comical scene between Kitty and her son as Watt fails miserably at helping his mother to cook the all-important scones.

Merlin the Magic Magician enters, trying desperately to find something which leaves the audience bemused and inquisitive; Watt reappears and Kitty presents her son with a book for his birthday present ‘How to be a Hero’ (unsurprisingly Watt cannot hide his disappointment!) On the other side of the stage, Princess Alice, who is also failing at becoming a princess is presented with a book and as they sing a duet either side of the stage, ‘How To Be Me’- the audience predict a friendship emerging!

We then move to another castle, eerie and dingy, in which the Black Knight and his Army discuss a plan to kidnap the princesses to hold them ransom in return for Excalibur-the sword that will pronounce the Black Knight king. The audience are transported back to Camelot castle (a friendlier environment!) and Watt begins as an apprentice for Merlin the Magician in which the audience witness a comical interaction between the two. His first job involves labelling bottles of potions and the audience have a funny feeling he is going to get it wrong...Watt encounters Princess Alice and her pet, Dusty the Dragon and Merlin reveals his worries with the three of them; he has shrunk Excalibur in order to hide it from the Black Knight but has lost it! ‘One Of A Kind’ follows.

A flirtatious scene between the princesses and knights follow and soon after, the princesses are captured. (The knights jump at the chance to save them!) This puts Merlin under even more pressure to find Excalibur; ‘We’re On A Quest’ follows and provides a contrast to the Black Knight’s castle in which the Black Knight uses Marvin the Mirror to reveal King Arthur’s strategy to rescue his daughters.

In the following scene, Watt discovers that instead of taking the strength potion, the knights who have gone to save the princesses took the animal potion. A Reprise of ‘We’re On A Quest’ follows. At the Black Knight’s castle, the knights drink the potion which leaves Alice, Watt and Dusty the Dragon to successfully defeat the Black Knight’s army and set the prisoners free. However, in a sudden twist of plot, the Black Knight returns to Camelot but is defeated by Alice and Watt in a surprising manner! All ends happily as Excalibur is found (in an unexpected place...) and Watt finds that his book really did come in useful... ‘What A Knight’ ends the show.

 

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

Speaking Roles by Number of Lines

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has. An asterisk (*) before the character's name indicates that this character ALSO has solo or featured sung lines.

Character NameNumber of Lines
* Watt Cobblers92
Merlin The Magician73
The Black Knight69
Kitty Cobblers64
Bernie Blackhead49
Ernie Blackhead49
* Princess Alice48
King Arthur42
Lester Lugabout40
* Dusty Dragon34
Queen Guinevere24
Marvin The Magic Mirror21
Earl Axminster20
Maid Molly20
Jolly Jake The Jester17
Princess Alberta14
Scratch The Guard14
Sniff The Guard13
Colin Calvin12
Keith Klein12
Lord Dorking12
Princess Alfreda12
Sir Roundsound12
Lord Dudley11
Princess Almira11
Lord Dent10
Squire Salvador8
Squire Samuel8
Squire Sylvester8
Sir Cumference7
Sir Render7
Squire Sebastian7
Sir Loinsteak6
Sir Curity5
Sir Veillance5
Squire Scott5
Squire Stan5
Squire Steve5
Squire Syd5
Bad Ben2
Bad Bert2
Bad Bill2
Bad Bob2
Bad Brian2

Alphabetical Order (with Line Count)

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has. An asterisk (*) before the character's name indicates that this character ALSO has solo or featured sung lines.

Character NameNumber of Lines
Bad Ben2
Bad Bert2
Bad Bill2
Bad Bob2
Bad Brian2
Bernie Blackhead49
Colin Calvin12
* Dusty Dragon34
Earl Axminster20
Ernie Blackhead49
Jolly Jake The Jester17
Keith Klein12
King Arthur42
Kitty Cobblers64
Lester Lugabout40
Lord Dent10
Lord Dorking12
Lord Dudley11
Maid Molly20
Marvin The Magic Mirror21
Merlin The Magician73
Princess Alberta14
Princess Alfreda12
* Princess Alice48
Princess Almira11
Queen Guinevere24
Scratch The Guard14
Sir Cumference7
Sir Curity5
Sir Loinsteak6
Sir Render7
Sir Roundsound12
Sir Veillance5
Sniff The Guard13
Squire Salvador8
Squire Samuel8
Squire Scott5
Squire Sebastian7
Squire Stan5
Squire Steve5
Squire Syd5
Squire Sylvester8
The Black Knight69
* Watt Cobblers92

 

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful!

Such a joy to watch and a very clear and precise script. Very entertaining, on the whole - WONDERFUL!
Review by Mary Rose - KS2 Teacher.

So cool!

My class is doing this play for our end of year 6 play and everyone is really excited about it. We all think it's incredibly funny. The songs are really easy to learn and all in all it's so cool!
Review by Prinsesss Alfreda - Cast Member

Fantastic!

At Treloweth CP School - Cornwall we're doing "What a Knight" and it is fantastic.
Review by Jess - Cast Member.

Terrific!

At St. Michael's C of E Primary in Kingsteignton we are doing the play ' What A Knight ' and we have just learnt the first song which is terrific.
Review by Hannah - Cast Member.

FUN-NY!

I'm doing it at the end of the year and every time we rehearse everyone can't stop laughing! It's extremely entertaining to watch and take part in.
Review by A.T. - Cast Member.

Fantastic

My daughter appeared in What a Knight in her Year 6 play this week and it was fantastic. Great story, great jokes and even better catchy songs. So catchy in fact, we can't stop singing them.
Review by Clare

A fantastic choice for a Year 6 cast.

We have performed this as our End of Year Key Stage 2 production.
The Year 6 absolutely loved the script from the moment they first read through it and were very excited! The choir also enjoyed singing the songs. Last night was our first performance and the parents thought it was great and laughed at the jokes!
A great script and catchy songs makes this a fantastic choice for a Year 6 cast.
Thank you!
Review by Happy Year 6 Teacher

wicked

this play is soo good i was one of the main characters and the jokes are soo funny and it is the best play ever!!!!!!!! it is a great yr 5,6 play we really enjoyed it at hamble primary school :)
Review by Lester Lugabout!!! - one of the main characters

fantastic !!!

i think the play is a good fun joyful and funny play with a bit of everything like songs dances acting and jokes so i love it all round.
Review by dancer from the play

Wicked

'What a Knight' was the best key stage two play at Shawfield ever! All the year 5 and 6 got a part and it was great to see their contribution.
Review by Lucy Dixon - Shawfield primary school

Outstanding - Highly recommended.

An outstanding script. So funny and wonderful to watch. Everyone enjoyed rehearsing and acting out the play. Highly recommended.
Review by Parent - Woodlesford Primary School - Leeds

excellent

it is an excellent funny production with great characters
Review by truli dudley school sandgate primary school town folkestone age 9

I COUNLD'NT BLEIVLE MY EYES IT WAS FANTASTACIC

ALL OF US FROM UR SCHOOL LOVED THE IT SO WE HOPE YOU DO TO
Review by lois and ruby sandgate

Great Play

Amazing I got the part of Lester Lugabout in our play
Review by William Owen, Eagley Junior school, Bolton

Can't wait to perform it!

Im Kandy Calvin in the play and its just sooo funny and I love all the funny bits! I can't wait for the night!
Review by Olivia

Great show for emerging artists!

This is the second summer we have used a Hawes script for our two-week musical theater camp. Last summer we did Ye Ha!

What is really great about these scripts is that each role has lines and a defined character. It allows us the opportunity to work with every child on character development. While Ye Ha allowed us to use our American accents (we even have the cowboy part down really well out here), we used What a Knight to also provide the students some accent work.

The scripts easily accommodate the 40 or so students we have in our camp each year and the entire artistic and production team has a great time working on the show.

The music is fun and simple enough to learn quickly, the length of the show perfect and the jokes are very funny as well. With all those elements we were able to pull off great productions in just 7 days of rehearsal at the camp.

We can't wait to find another Hawes script for our 2011 summer camp.
Review by Mrs. Reeves - DFT Gecko Teatro Youth Theater - Cave Creek - Arizona - USA

A Knight to Remember

Our Year 6 children have had us in hysterics today performing this to the rest of the school. Other teachers said it was the best play they've seen performed at the school for a long while. What can I say? Excellent script and music makes it really easy to stage and the kids just love performing it. Thanks to the composer!
Review by Melanie Oakley - Sybourn Primary School - London

Brilliant!

A very funny and amusing show which had the audience in stitches.
Review by Katherine Teece - St. John's School - Stafford

Outstanding!

"Brilliant to perform and watch. it has an easy, precise and funny script which was a fabulous entertainment for all"
Review by Teachers Mrs Ridler and Mr Slater - Kingsclere Primary School

Awesome

wow i cant wait to do the play at the end of the year it is going to be so cool
Review by Britney- Princess Alfreda

Brilliant

I saw this last night and it was fabulous - some fantastic jokes and puns and with some brilliant songs everyone is involved in the show - great script, great characters, the school did this proud with limited rehearsal time, credit to the writer and the performers

Steve (proud dad of Squire Syd) !
Review by Kingston Primary, Thundersley

Always wanted a sword fight on stage

Great show were going to be busy at our school were working overtime
Review by Ernie Blackhead -the mean evil guy with his brother Bernie Blackhead

FAB

i think that it will be a knight to remember because of all the great people in it which means natalie , megan , alex , emily and georgia
Review by Review by Charlotte - Princess Alice

most fun play ever it's awesome

I loved all of the play and it was so fun to do my Teacher loves knights and this play was a great play and we had great fun learning the play if we could do it again I would love to do it


Review by Jack (Earl Axminster) Cardinal Newman

A Knight fit for A King

Really enjoying practices. I play The Black Knight. I can't wait for the perform it. Feb 21st 2011
Review by Niall, The Black Knight

AMAZING

What a play love it love the sword fight
Review by Ernie Blackhead -st marys primary school

AMAZING

The audience were falling out of their seats its that funny great witty one liners and loads of plays-on-words best play ever great way to leave p7every show was sold out I'm really happy about the play it's over now and sad about that but had great time amazing crack even in rehearsals. BUY THIS YOU'LL HAVE QUITE A KNIGHT(s)
Review by Rose Carrot of beetroot primary school in flippers town

Fantastic

it is so great
we love it!
Review by Longton primary school

FANTASTIC

I LUV WHAT A KNIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOL ITS GOING 2 BE THE BEST LEAVERS PLAY EVER
Review by sheena gentleshaw primary school

Epic!!!!!!!!!!

This Prouduction was way better than last year,i was the main character and last year we did Yee Ha another on by hawes in year 5 this rocked and was way better
i loved it and my best freind was Lord Dudley so he was a courtier i hope next year its even better
Review by Hisham Merlin sherborne school qatar

WOW!

We did this for our end of year play and we had so much fun. The songs are really good and we were able to add some witty moves to go with the words. We had the audience in fits and I LOVED How To Be Me - best song! Even if it is because it was my solo but everyone said that was their favourite so I was like yay!
Review by Princess Alice

FAB!

I cant wait! im singing on my own! this prouduction is going to be the best!
thankyou craig haws!!!
Review by Princess Alice OLC school solihull

Fantastic

The children and the staff have thoroughly enjoyed performing this play. The script is exceptionally funny. I can thoroughly recommend it.
Review by Mrs Hood- Blakeley Heath

The funny quest of entertainment!!!

I'm doing this production for my Yr6 leaving performace. Iv'e only learned one and a half songs, but even now I'm on the edge of my seet to hear more!!!!


Review by Emily - Stanbrige Primary School ,Bristol

Fabulous

We are doing this play at my school. I am Dusty the dragon. It is a hilarious play. LOVE IT!!
Review by Dusty Dragon, Temple Normatnton Primary

HILARIOUS

I think the play is really good and funny I am rehearsing right now and I am the bad knight. It Iis really funny and I can't wait to perform!
Review by Ben, Sefton Park, Bristol

Best Play Ever!

All my class have really emjoyed performing this show and getting into crazy costumes. We have got into playing the roles and pretend to be our characters when we eat lunch! The show is going to be amazing on the night of the performance and I don't think ANYONE can wait!
We have a great Watt and Kitty (the banter between those two is great) and a amazing Alice, Merlin and Dusty! Everyone suits their characters and can perform their parts well.
I suggest to anyone wanting to perform this play to do so, you will be laughing from start to finish and singing ALL the catchy songs on the way home.
Review by Charlotte, St.Catherines School, Horwich

EPICNESS!

I was Watt Cobblers and it was my Yr 6 leavers production. It was the best one i ever did!!!!!!! Loads of laughs!!!! OHHHH WHAT A KNIGHT!


Review by Lewis Pickles - Fryern Junior School, Chandlers Ford

What a Knight! What a Summer Camp!

A really great show which transports children and parents back in to the dark ages with consummate ease! The songs are catchy, but not too ambitious for a week's holiday workshop, but children learned the lines quickly and relished producing a fabulous performance with our team of directors. At Stagecoach Galway, we love working with Musicline because they keep delivering measurable results and What a Knight! will not let you down. A big hit and highly recommended.
Review by John Lucey Stagecoach Galway

Fun for all

Fun producing it, being 11 years old and a pupil acting King Arthur, everyone enjoyed it. The audience loved it too. A great production.
Review by Jacob Leman, Butlers Court School, Beaconsfield

Amazing!!!

I'm doing it for my year 6 play and it's incredible! Because there were a lot of people who wanted big parts, my school added more characters, and I'm one of them. I play Princess Aldena so now there are five princesses!!!!

Everybody suits their characters and Watt and Alice did a great job learning their lines! I can't wait for the three main performances. My school has added a choir, and loads of dances including the guards dance, the chess dance and the bakers dance. Ernie and Bernie are soooooo funny! This play is amazing and is a great comedy! I reccommend it.
Review by Sophie, Knaphill School, Woking

Witty and Entertaining

Our entire school (K-8) performed this musical last spring for an end of the year performance. It was a hit! We are a small school of 60, so everyone had a part and was involved. K-2 students were utilized as "chorus" while members of every other grade had at least one group speaking parts.

Songs were catchy and easy to learn.

We loved it!
Review by Immanuel, Salem OR

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!

I play Watt Cobblers in my end of year production: 'What A Knight!' And my class absolutely LOVES it!
It is nice to be able to be part of such an excellent play!
The jokes even make the teachers crack up!
Overall all I can say is..... WOW!!!
Review by Eve - Hythe Bay CEP - Hythe

GREATEST PLAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it was the greatest play Me and my class mates have ever done it was a great and funny experience.
Review by St Bartholomew s C.E Primary school Great Harwood

What a Knight!

Just finished our run of the show. The children loved it, the staff loved it and so did our packed audiences. The play was straightforward to produce - lots of laughs throughout and plenty of opportunities for the children to show off their talents.
A very well scripted show with lots of really good lines.
Roll on next year and another Musicline production.
Review by Mrs Atkins Pewithall Primary School

What a Knight... indeed!!!!

This was the first Craig Hawes musical we had ever performed and my students were hooked on Craig Hawes!! They loved putting on their best british accents for their performance!! The comedic lines throughout the musical were hilarious. I still laugh thinking about the Ernie and Bernie Black Head characters!! I highly recommend this musical.
Review by M. O'Neill Nelson School Miramichi, NB Canada

What A Performance

This is a wonderfdul play that my class really loved!!! 5 Stars!!!
Review by Loreto Convent School, Gibraltar

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Song Samples

Song Samples are audio clips taken from the songs of the show. Click each song title below to play each song.

Song Title

Castle Of Camelot

How To Be Me

King Arthur

One Of A Kind

Overture

We're On A Quest

What A Knight!


These samples have been compressed and do not represent the quality of the final product.

Script & Score Samples

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Performance Score Sample (Grade 5 / 6 standard)

Easy Play Score Sample (Grade 4 standard)

VERY Easy Play Score Sample (Grade 1 standard)

Script Sample

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