Seven Golden Dragons
by Randall Lewton, Peter Miller
Full Length Play, Drama / 10m, 20boy(s) or girl(s)
A fast-moving, action-packed, fighting musical fantasy comedy for a cast of between 30 and 60 people.
Reviews" Shameless rip-off of 'The Seven Samurai' " Thingwall Clarion
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 105 Minutes
Because the scenes are short and the action moves quickly through a wide variety of locations, elaborate sets are not recommended. Our production had a plain black set with the different locations suggested by a few items which could be moved on and off quickly and easily (a cardboard boulder, a tiled wall for the changing room, a rack with clothes on for the shop). Background sound effects, too, can be very useful in suggesting a location (e.g. riverbank, airliner, football match, the wood).
- Additional Features: Play w/ Music, Stage Combat
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock
- Vocal Demands: Easy
- Chorus Size: Medium
Casting10m, 20boy(s) or girl(s)
- Ensemble cast
- Roles for Teens
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
Although the characters are referred to as "he" throughout the script, reflecting our original production, there is no reason at all why many of the characters should not be female. Elflings, Orcs and other fantastic creatures are sexless and a production in which Znakbar and the Orcs are played by girls would have an interesting new dimension. I think to make the Golden Dragons themselves female would mean major alterations to parts of the script but feel free to try.
The size of the cast can be varied considerably. There can be large numbers of Orcs and Elflings or you can restrict yourself to the named characters. There is the possibility of doubling in the minor roles (e.g. Dad, Mum, pilots, hijacker, monsters, slaves etc.) allowing a minimum cast of 25/30 but, if you want to include as many people as possible, over 60 could be usefully employed. A large cast will give the songs more impact and make the crowd and fight scenes more exciting.