The Musicians of Bremen is a short play (nine pages plus info, around 15 minutes) suitable for performance by children and young people – ideal for Schools and Drama Clubs. Based on a famous story by the Brothers Grimm, it tells about four farmyard animals who have been kicked out of their homes because they are too old to work. They meet up in the forest, decide to form a musical band and travel to the town of Bremen.

Meanwhile, a group of dodgy criminals are planning a robbery in a house in the forest. The animals try to perform to them, but scare them off, keeping the house for themselves. There is plenty of action plus songs and lots of jokes. Also included is a short Glossary, explaining common terms used in performance. The play is also published as part of a collection in Playful Plays (Volume One) by David Farmer.

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The Musicians of Bremen Script
Buy the full 14-page Musicians of Bremen script now for just £3.99 with PayPal. You will be sent a link to instantly download the PDF. The price even includes permission to perform the play in schools and drama clubs and can be photocopied for the actors.

‘I just bought a copy of your lovely adaptation of The Musicians of Bremen, it will be performed by a group of 7 primary school students (in Hong Kong) for a competition.’ – Madeleine Volschenk