The Discovery of America
Leif the Lucky, one of the unluckiest Vikings in his village, decides to prove himself a successful explorer by finding the mythical new land spotted by the merchant, Bjarni, 15 years before. With the help of the Norse Gods, Odin and Thor, Leif finally makes it to the new land, which he calls Vinland.
However, Loki God of Mischief persuades the local people to fight off this new Viking invasion, leading to a fascinating and fun musical.
Total Characters. 10 main parts, 3 gods, 6 Viking women, 8 crew, 5 Indians.
(Numbers are flexible).
The Skalds – Two narrators.
Leif the Lucky – The unluckiest Viking in his village and the Viking who discovers Vinland (North America).
Eirik the Red – Leif the Lucky’s father, and the first Viking to find Greenland.
Thorwald – Leif the Lucky’s sarcastic brother.
Freydis – Leif the Lucky’s even more sarcastic sister.
Sven the Builder – A sailor and builder of longships.
Jorunn the Skald – A skald (storyteller).
Hilda the village builder – In charge of creating Viking settlements.
Bjarni the Merchant – The trader who spotted Vinland many years before.
The Norse Gods.
Odin – The one eyed Norse God of Wisdom.
Thor – The God of War with his hammer.
Loki – The shape changing God of Mischief and Lies.
Thank you so much from all of us, the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Form Teacher, Wood End School