Best Daze of Your Life: An Original Play for KS3

A 1-hour original play which cleverly explores characterisation and stereotypes in a playful and accessible way by charting one boy's progress through high school, comparing it with the fantasy school lives of a fictional pre-war public school and a television "Glee" style American high school.

Uses:
  1. Split stage narrative techniques
  2. 34 cast members, but can be achieved using 14 (guidance given)
  3. Springboards for discussion and other creative activities

Great for a whole school play, as well as in-class role play.

It is a bright, easy read and covers an area that is sadly missing at this age range. R Howard, Drama and English Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5349, 5350)
"I laughed throughout the play! It was a great 'page turner' and an audience would absolutely love to see this. In addition, students should really connect with this type of play. The moral at the end, with the final comments really made it worthwhile. A very good 'message' throughout the resource. This play will be a favourite at schools due to the fact of the low budget set i.e. there is not really one there! The play relies on the acting skills and the lighting design to tell the story. Students taking part in this play will learn about the different genres and styles found in this play. They will also learn about the technical elements of the play i.e. split staging, direct address, lighting design etc." S Isaacs, Drama Teacher
"It is a bright, easy read, covers a range of ages and covers an area that is sadly missing at this age range. From a drama methodology perspective, there is scope to use a range of conventions and to explore dramatic form. Crackling pace and the play springboards into many creative spin-offs and topics for discussion. I would use it as a group play in English. I would be mixing up the parts, I would use much improvisation and drama exercise and always I would be asking the performer questions and encouraging empathy towards character. Otherwise I would take it as straight school play with the strapline, 'a fresh take on the world of education'. I believe it would enhance confidence within a middle/upper streamed group." R Howard, Drama and English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer