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.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m, 20boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

The Elflings are happy to lead peaceful, beautiful lives, until threatened by the Orcs and their leader, Znakbar, who intends to kill an Elfling a day until they relinquish the magic ring. Journeying to find the legendary Seven Golden Dragons to assist them, the Elflings mistake the "Golden Dragon" football team for their saviours and the seven lads find them­selves transported to a land of dungeons and dragons. Many exciting adventures happen before the Elflings are free of the Orcs. Landing back on Earth the Seven find it might have been a dream ... or was it ?


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Reviews

" Shameless rip-off of 'The Seven Samurai' "        Thingwall Clarion

Keywords

Friendship, Politics

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting:

    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

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Casting

10m, 20boy(s) or girl(s)
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Roles for Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

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.


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Authors

Randall Lewton

Randall Lewton

Peter Miller

Peter Miller

The play was first presented at Calday Grange Grammar School in West Kirby.

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