The Lion and the Mouse
Characters: Three Storytellers, Lion, Mouse, Elephants, Giraffes, Snake/s, Owls. You can have as many elephants, giraffes, snakes and owls as you want.
(Stage Directions: all the animals are in a semi-circle on the stage; they are grouped according to their animal type. Storytellers can be placed on the right or the left of the stage.)
Storyteller 1: One hot day a lion was asleep in a cave. (Lion is sleeping in the centre of the stage.)
Storyteller 2: Suddenly a little mouse ran over his paw. (Mouse comes scampering out quickly and touches the Lion’s paw.)
Storyteller 3: The lion woke up with a loud roar. He grabbed the mouse with his paw and said … (Lion wakes up and grabs the mouse.)
Lion: I’m going to kill you and eat you up. (Lion roars loudly.)
Mouse: Squeak, Squeak! Please, Mr. Lion, Please don’t eat me. Some day I will help you.
Lion: Ha, Ha, Ha! You, help me! Don’t make me laugh, but I’m not that hungry so I will let you go. (Lion pushes the mouse away.)
Storyteller 1: The lion laughed and laughed and the mouse ran home.