Merlin the Magnificent
Please note: this title is available to order, see 'note on ordering' below.
The story of King Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, retold by Scotland's leading writer of plays for children.
Stuart Paterson's play Merlin the Magnificent was first staged at Glasgow's Citizens Theatre in 1981.
A note on ordering:
This play is available in digital pdf form only. It can be accessed as follows:
a) A non-printable, perusal copy of the script can be ordered free of charge by request here. The script will be emailed (as a PDF file that does not permit printing) and may be read on screen.
b) A printable version of the script can be ordered direct from Nick Hern Books. The script will be emailed to you (as a PDF file) and may be printed off to make a complete cast set. The price of £45 (£54 including VAT, which is applicable to digital files) reflects the fact that numerous copies of the script may be made. To order the printable version, please contact us here, and we will make arrangements for payment.
'A clear, colourful, funny and beautiful reworking of the legend of the sword in the stone, and of the kitchen-boy, Arthur, hidden by Merlin as a baby, who turns out to be the Once and Future King'Scotland on Sunday
'Hard-done-by dogsbody Arthur must rise above his social station, overcome bullying guardian Sir Hector and brattish offspring Kay, avoid the clutches of evil Morgana and her henchman Face, with only spunky heroine Gwen and ageing tutor Merlin to help him out. Luckily, Merlin has magic on his side... Pure, undiluted entertainment'The List
'The master of children's theatre'Scotsman
Cast: 3f 5m
Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)
1 Feb 2005£54.00
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