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National Theatre: Play in a Box by National Theatre

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List Price: £12.99


Hardcover: 32 Pages.

Published: 05 October 2017 by Walker Books

ISBN: 9781406373622

EAN: 9781406373622

Discover how to create, direct and act in your very own play in this brilliant kit from the National Theatre. Inside find everything you need to put on a show, including ideas and inspiration for the characters, settings and plot, as well as expert top tips for staging, costume, make-up, props, sound and lighting. Contains 30 Character Cards, 8 Setting Cards, Plot Twist Book, 32-page Stagecraft Handbook and a programme and tickets to colour in. This kit will be the perfect gift and give hours of fun to all young actors, directors and theatre-lovers.


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Great Set - Imagination Has No Bounds

So many children love to put on plays for friends and families. This

little box is stacked with ideas to help facilitate this and stretch a

child's imagination.

The very sturdy box contains -

Character cards

Plot Twist Book

Setting Cards

A Programme Template


Stagecraft Handbook


handbook contains suggestions for making costumes and scenery, how to

structure the play, lighting and sound, props and much more. This is

all designed to be produced using items around the home. Although there

is only one programme and one A5 sheet of tickets these could be

photcopied or ideally just used as an idea for children to produce their

own from scratch.

There is a lot included in this set to expand and

stretch children's imagination. The character and setting cards are

merely suggestions, a springboard for a child to invent their own.


are hours of fun in this boxed set. I am sure that many a wet day in

the school holidays could be occupied by creating a play using this set

for guidance. I love this set and would be more than happy to give it as

a gift.

I received a free copy of this set from the publisher.

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