Plays for young audiences / Schooltours

Plays for young audiences

Every year students at the age of 12- 16 enjoy our special youth production. Fame Game in 2010 was seen by 4400 students, for Rob and the Hoodies, The Switch and Around The World In 80 Days we counted more than 5000 visitors each. The Schooltours Plays always deal with specific topics and stories close to the experiences and literary interests of our juvenile audience. The language is adapted to their level and we support the teachers with scripts, worksheets and follow-up workshops.

The play is suited to an audience of 12-16 years old. Performances will be held during the school day and teachers will receive the script in advance.
For more information please contact lea.dunbar@english-theatre.de

Who can watch this production?

Everyone! The performance has been specifically designed for a target audience between the ages of 12 and 16. In other words, it is most suitable for the 6th to 9th grades. Students who are more fluent in English are more than welcome to attend from the fourth grade and up.

Duration of the show:
approximately 55 minutes

Price: 10,- Euro per ticket.

This includes a textbook and highly detailed materials
for working with your students. The textbook will be sent per post before the performance. The material can be downloaded from this website. Accompanying teachers will get free tickets.

The Canterville Ghost

by Clive Duncan, adapted from a short story by Oscar Wilde

High-spirited Americans take a good natured shot at the British stiff-upper-lip

The story begins when the Otis family move into Canterville Chase. The family come from the United States of America and want to settle in a traditional English mansion. The problem is that the house is already inhabited by the Lord Simon Canterville, the Canterville Ghost. He has haunted the mansion for three hundred years and he cannot rest in peace until the time “when good speaks for ill, peace will come to Canterville”. The Otis family don ́t believe the rumours and move in anyway. Sir Simon does his best to frighten them but the family is not afraid of him and he has to increase his attempts at scaring them. The family hears clanking chains, they witness reappearing bloodstains on the floor just by the fireplace, which are removed every time they appear in various forms. Humorously, none of these scare the Otis family in the least. In fact, upon hearing the clanking noises in the hallway, Mr Otis promptly gets out of bed and pragmatically offers the ghost lubricator to oil his chains.

Because the family are not impressed by Sir Simon, he feels increasingly helpless and humiliated. When Mrs Otis notices a mysterious red mark on the floor, she simply replies that she does “not at all care for blood stains in the sitting room”. When Mrs Umney informs Mrs Otis that the blood stain is indeed evidence of the ghost and cannot be removed, Washington Otis, the eldest son, suggests that the stain will be removed with Pinkerton’s Champion Stain Remover. Only one member of the family, the 15-year old Virginia, is sympathetic to Sir Simon ́s plight and she is the key to removing the curse from Canterville…

Performances at The English Theatre Frankfurt

Sunday, 25th June 2017 Public Premiere
Monday, 26th June at 10.00 am and 12:00 pm
Tuesday, 27th June at 10.00 am and 12:00 pm
Wednesday, 28th June at 10.00 am and 12:00 pm
Thursday, 29th June at 10.00 am and 12:00 pm
Friday, 30th June at 9:00 am

Tour dates for The Canterville Ghost

Tuesday, 20th June 2017
Wednesday, 21st June 2017
Friday 23rd June 2017

Lea Dunbar

Education Manager

Tel. (069) 242 316-33
Fax. (069) 242 316-14

lea.dunbar@english-theatre.de

Play Booklets and Materials

In order to encourage curiosity and interest in the play we recommend that teachers briefly introduce the piece to students before watching the show. Educational materials to be used in the classroom will be available online. Teachers can use these in the classroom to improve and enrich the students´ understanding of the play and the worksheets are helpful for follow-up exercises.

Please register using the online form provided. The play scripts in booklet form are included in the ticket price and are automatically ordered upon registration.

Please note that cancellations need to be made before……in order for us to make alternative arrangements.

The booklets for students will be sent directly to the schools. For re-orders, changed orders or additional orders of booklets the delivery costs will need to be borne by the respective school. Payment will be cash on delivery.