The Story of Theseus
and the Minotaur
The Monster of the Maze is from ancient Greek mythology about King Minos of Crete and the monster who lived in the maze of passages under his castle and Theseus, the son of Aegeus, who saved the children being sacrificed by King Minos to the monster. He then falls in love with the King?s beautiful daughter, Ariadne, who gives him a ball of string so that he can find his way out of the maze.
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
Made up of: Main Show Script with Historical Fact Sheets and Art pack – CD with Performance and Backing racks – Libretto Music Score – Lyric ‘n’ Lines CD with script and song words to save copying the scripts or for use with a Whiteboard – 12 month Performance and Video License – Photocopying License
Total Characters. 45 main parts, 14 Athenian children (7 boys & 7 girls),
8-10 Theseus’ crew, 4 palace guards, 4 handmaidens, 4 skeletons.
All numbers are flexible.
Prince Theseus – The hero. Son of the King of Athens.
Princess Ariadne – Daughter of King Minos.
King Minos – Ruler of Crete and keeper of the Minotaur.
The Minotaur – A monster, half man, half bull.
The Crew – Theseus’ crew.
The Children – Seven boys and seven girls.
Athenian children about to be sacrificed to the hungry Minotaur.
The Skeletons – Spooky inhabitants of the labyrinth.
The Handmaidens – Princess Ariadne’s servants.
The Palace Guards – King Minos’ palace guard.
“Monster of the Maze” certainly fulfils all the requirements for a school performance and is based on a story, which will give it kudos for both the audience and the teacher. Within the Primary level it will allow for a large amount of spin-off material and research.
Brian Hick, Musical Opinion