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Writing with humour - a playscript by Xavi, age 10


Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful playscript with us Xavi. You have a great sense of humour and thought really hard about the types of things a general audience would recognise and chuckle at. You also thought carefully about the types of character and how they would interact, as well as carefully considering how to set out a playscript. Top job!

The Explosive Christmas Party

Scene 1 - Busy army kitchen. Stressed staff working overtime. 

Chef Mag: (rapid speech) You think we can finish it in under 1.5 hours?

General Galump: This stuff is B&Q stuff, it should be fine, you know how the adverts go... you can do it if you B&Q it!

Puny sprout peeler:(in a scared voice) S-sir are you sure it’s that one sir (he sees the tin and it says gun powder)

General Galump: What do you mean boy? Oh, do you mean this: it is perfectly normal this baking powder, it was picked by me, I’m never wrong.

Chef Mag: (stage direction: Chef Mag is putting unimaginable things in her pot while she is singing) Sprrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrouts and stuffing (guitar solo) rouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuw we are almost finished.

Everyone in the room: (in harmony) Yay!!!

Scene 2 - The dining room. Lots of hungry army men.

Everyone in the room: We want food we want food!

(stage directions: Chef Mag appears)

Chef Mag: Here is your food

The Mot twins: Hay bro, want to pull a cracker?

(stage directions: light the Christmas pudding)


 The end


One Year Later…… General Galump is diagnosed with Dyslexia