Primetime is a series of brilliantly imaginative new short plays written by primary school children aged 8 to 11.
Pack your bags and hold on tight as you’re whisked away on a whirlwind of crazy adventures. And get ready to meet a host of captivating characters, including a talking sausage roll, a troop of cocktail-loving monkeys and a long-nosed hippo called Gary (of course), who will win you over with their charm whether you’re 8 or 80.
Join us for some family fun this half-term. These little writers might just be the next big thing…
Ned Bennett directs.
The Primetime plays are:
Bad Guy Rope by Temidayo Abayomi-Joseph
When mad professor Viktor von Bottle’s latest creation escapes, a powerful new force is unleashed – but will Rope decide to use his powers for good or evil?
Journey to Food Paradise by Jose-Luis Aquino-Mejia
Join DoughBob-CreamHead, Preztel Man and Sandy the sausage roll as they race to beat eccentric billionaire villain, Baron Bon Candy Cane, to the utopian Food Paradise – a place where they can never be eaten by humans.
Flying Boy by Joseph Burke-Gaffney
10 year old Max and Gary the yellow, long-nosed hippo embark on a quest to gather the ingredients for a potion that can make them fly…
Mason’s Journey by Naseem Charrat
Mason is a newspaper. His days are usually the same, but one day he is taken off the bus seat he’s been left on and into a stranger’s home. Who is this person? And will Mason make it back on to the bus?
Baby Sister by Ruby David-Pimlott
When Amy discovers via Twitter that her half sister has been born in Cornwall, she embarks on an epic journey to track down her real dad. A touching story about family and redemption.
Sports Day Life Saver by Anya Davies
It’s Sports Day and Abi is determined that this will be her year! She has her trainers, a banana and a bitter rivalry with nemesis Sophie, but as events take a dramatic turn Abi’s faced with an impossible dilemma.
Emperor’s New Fudge by Lucas Ferrar
Charlie, Frederick and James’ business selling sweets has hit hard times. Can these three bickering school boys overcome their differences and get the all-powerful mums on their side? A delicious tale of entrepreneurship, deception and sherbet suckers.
London We Have a Problem by Jack Franco
When a nuclear explosion at Battersea power station threatens factory workers Mike & Spencer and Ted’s livelihoods, they embark on an adventure to make new lives for themselves…
The Magic Wig by Isabelle Kennedy-Grimes
Mrs Wallace wants to win 1st prize at the St. James’ Ball for having the best wig in town, but her wig ends up being more trouble than it’s worth…
We’re also running Family Writing Workshops for children and their families, led by a Royal Court writer.
Fri 30 & Sat 31 May
1.30am – 3pm FREE
Suitable for children aged 8-11 and their parents.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Watch the show and enjoy a special lunch offer in our Bar & Kitchen (from 12pm – 3pm):
Adults: £15 (includes a meal from our Burger Bar, inc fries, and Prime Time ticket)
Children 12 and under: £10 (includes either Fish Finger Bap, Chicken Burger, Hamburger or Bean-Burger, and Prime Time ticket)
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