This is a charming and funny play for young children. Join Lucy and her friends as she goes up against Superawful in search of the Great Wopperloop.
The Great Wopperloop by Brian Darnley
All scripts are sent in the form of PDF. You may request a reading copy. No performances may take place without a licence.
Price is per performance for amateur companies and includes unlimited printing rights. A licence must be obtained before rehearsals begin and payment is due three weeks before the first performance.
If you are a professional company - please contact us for a quote.
Reading copies are available in the form of a PDF upon request.
n the event of the cancellation of a performance you may apply to Silver Birchington Plays for a refund. Printing rights may still be charged.
Many of the characters could be played by a different gender.
Lucy - Assured, energetic, friendly and intelligent.
Barrington - Eccentric servant
The King - Posh, scatty, enthusiastic but dim
Mr Weather - A powerful and imposing magician
Simon - A boy
Mr Superawful - the most darstardly villain
Zee and Zo - Almost identical robot-like aliens
Timble - The Spirit of Help
The Great Wopperloop - A disembodied voice with great magical authority,
Guards, Attendants - if required. Non speaking roles.
PRESS REVIEWS –The Great Wopperloop
"A fascinating and satisfying way of entertaining children with comedy, audience participation (and do the kids participate!), bright costumes, and down-to-earth dialogue. There's no talking down to the entranced kids. It was wonderful to see how much the children were involved in everything that was happening. Take the kids!" Bill Brewer.
"If I were a parent, this is the kind of entertainment I would want for my child, not least because I enjoy it so much myself. Fabulously fantasy-rich plays - slick, spontaneous and full of charm. The vocabulary is simple, but the language takes some fabulous parabolas and each character has his own mode of talking. The humour is just right to tickle the juvenile sense of the ridiculous. Together they hit the jackpot." Elaine Durbach.
"THE GREAT W0PPERL00P is undoubtedly among the most compelling and delightful productions I have seen. It involves a great deal of magic, humour, participation and the conflict between the worlds of good and evil. It has all the ingredients for good theatre-in-education and, like all good children’s fare, is excellent entertainment for both adults and children." Glennifer Gillespie.