The Kings Christmas
By Kim Williamson
"Fun Christmas drama with a message! Perfect for 6 - 10 year olds to act".
Length: 8 Minutes
Cast: 7 to 13 actors can perform the 13 roles mostly interchangeable between male and female actors.
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Audience: Children / Family
About the Play: Great for Christian Schools and church! How can a King who has everything be satisfied with Christmas gifts and treats? A humble guard teaches the King the true meaning of christmas. Fun medieval characters (King, Queen, Jesters etc) and a nativity scene
An ideal script for Christian schools to produce. Great for a class project to perform or drama class to present.
About the Playwright: Kim Williamson is an experienced actor, director and writer. She is Director of Detour Community Theatre and has had a number of her original works produced including a number that are available here at Christian Plays.
Following is a sample from the script...
King enters sadly and sits on throne. Sighs. Queen follows.
Queen: What's the matter, my King? You have been very sad lately.
King: I know, my Queen. I can't help it. I just feel very glum.
Queen: But it's Christmas time. You know how you usually love Christmas.
King: I know. But I just feel empty.
Queen: Then we shall get the Royal Doctor in to see you (to Guard) Call the Royal Doctor.
Guard: Royal Doctor!
Royal Doctor: (Entering) Yes your Majesties, how can I help you?
Queen: The King is sad, can you help him?
Royal Doctor: I will see what I can do. Now Sire, open wide and say aaaahh (looks in his mouth, eyes, takes pulse etc) Hmmmmmm
King: Is it serious?
Royal Doctor: I can't find anything wrong with you. You are as sound as a nut!
King: How dare you call the King a nut!
Queen: Off to prison with you! Guard! (Guard takes Doctor off).
King: Now I feel worse than ever.
Queen: You need someone to cheer you up. Bring on the Jesters!
Jester 1: Coming my Lord, Your Jesters two.
Jester 2: Here we are, To entertain you.
Jester 1: We juggle(throws balls)or not! We are so funny.
Jester 2: Knock, knock.
Jester 1: Who's there?
Jester 2: Here's one for your money:
Jester 1&2: Knock, knock.
King, Queen & Guard: Who's there?
Jester 1&2: Mary.
King, Queen & Guard: Mary who?
Jester 1&2: Mary Christmas!
Queen: That's awful!
Jester 1: We've got more!
Jester 2: Tell me, why do we never hear anything about the 10th reindeer Olive?
Jester 1: Olive ?
Jester 2: Yeah, you know:
Jester 1&2: (Sing) Olive (“All of”) the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names.
King: I can't stand it!
Queen: Guard! (Guard takes them off) Perhaps if you spent some money.
King: Yes. Spending money at Christmas normally makes me happy.
Queen: Guard, get the Shopkeeper.
Shopkeeper: Your Majesties. I have here our latest catalog for you to buy from. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Or just sacks of gold, if that's easier.
King: (Looks through catalogue) I don't know.
Queen: Just try.
King: OK. I'll have one of these, two of those, this one in blue, and that one in medium...
King: Large then! And definitely one of those. And is it possible to get enough of these to fill this room?
Shopkeeper: Yes Sir. Now let me see. You want a laptop, two I-pods, a blue PC flat screen, a medium 'I love My Mum' T Shirt...
Shopkeeper: Right, large. A 70 inch flat screen TV, and enough surround sound speakers to rock this place! Done! How would you like to pay for that Sir?
King: Just put it on my account.
Shopkeeper: Right. Delivery will be one to two weeks. Have a great Christmas Sir; I know I will (exits)
Queen: How do you feel now? Better?
King: Not really.