The first play I ever wrote for schoolchildren to act was called Persephone – based on the story of the nature goddess’s daughter who is captured by the king of the underworld. I wrote and produced it for my oldest son’s primary school when they were learning about Greek myths, and it is included in a collection called Play Time.
When I visit local schools I usually get the class to act out my stories, rather than just listen to them. Because I find children enjoy this so much, I’ve now turned several of my picture books into plays. Two of these, Tiddler and Tyrannosaurus Drip, are in the Bug Club “Plays to Act” series that I created with the publisher Pearson when I was the Children’s Laureate. There is also a play about evacuees in World War Two, and one about Roman Britain.
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