1066 – The Battle of Hastings
The Battle of Hastings in 1066 is probably the most famous event in English history. The battle changed the course of English history forever and signified the end of Saxon domination of England, and the start of the Norman era.
In 1066 King Edward died and King Harold was crowned as king. The problem was that Harold had promised William, Duke of Normandy, also known as William the Conqueror, the throne. Then there was the Viking, King Hadrada, who, with Harold’s brother Tostig, also felt he had a claim to the throne. Unfortunately for Harold they both invaded at the same time, so in a matter of days he had to fight two decisive battles that changed our history for ever.
What you get?
With stage suggestions
Full libretto score
| MP3 tracks
| MP3 tracks
backing so your children learn the tunes
Make the props, scenery and costumes from recycled materials
Complete 50 minute show supplied ready to perform by 15 to 100 children Script (including stage directions) with Historical Fact Sheets and Art pack, MP3 files with Performance and Backing tracks, Libretto Music Score, 12 month Performance and Video License – Photocopying License
Total Characters. 14 main parts, 2 small parts, and assorted soldiers and towns people (Numbers are flexible).
William – Duke of Normandy
William FitzOsbern – William’s steward
Robert Mortain – William’s half brother
Bishop Odo – William’s half brother
King Edward – King of England
Queen Edith – Queen of England
Harold – Future King of England
Emily Swansneck – Harold’s wife
Gryth – Harold’s Brother
Leofrin – Harold’s Brother
Tostig – Harold’s Brother
Archbishop Stiguad – Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop Ealdred – Archbishop of York
King Hadrada – Viking King of Norway
Saxon Messenger – Norman Messenger – Norman & Saxon Soldiers – Assorted Towns People
I purchased your musical “1066” and excellent it is! I have performed three of your musicals
” Trojan Horse”, “Battle of Britain” and “Trafalgar – Nelson’s Finest Hour”.
KS2 Co-ordinator, Nunnery Wood Primary School