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The Gold Medallion
AuthorPASSMORE, Keith - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
SynopsisOrphaned and wrongfully convicted of murder, young James Fenton is determined to follow his ambition to join Captain James Cook's crew aboard the Resolution, but his predicament forces him to stowaway! All is not resolved as he becomes an 'accidental' crew member of Cap'n Scargill's tub, the Revolution, soon to be commandeered by Cap'n Silas Tench and his mutinous crew. A gold medallion is the key to the 'booty' buried on an island in the dangerous waters of the Caribbean. There are many delightful characters in this adventure with plenty of scope for imaginative staging. A fun experience for all! This play has been performed on numerous occasions since 2000.
InformationSuitable for under 16s to perform
CastA cast of 48 but 15 characters can be doubled - minimum cast therefore 33. Male characters can be played by females. (minimum 33)
Main Characters: James Fenton(14), Amy (13-14), Silas Tench(30-40s), Shiner (30-40s), Jacob (16), Mr.Percival (late 20s), Scargill (40s), and Louse - flea bitten old Seaman (late 50s)
ProductionIn earlier productions of this play the ship, ‘Revolution’, was built of a series of rostra. In front of the rostra a thin wooden, painted cut out of the side elevation of the ship was affixed, but in such a way that the audience could see the actors on board. There was also a turning capstan L of C on board wound with rope. There were also lengths of rope and boxes which were used to ensure that the crew was occupied. A Cannon was also positioned and directed towards the audience on an angle. Hoisting the sails was mimed and permanent booming sheets depicting sails were hung from the flies in order to maintain a nautical flavour to the production. The other scenes were played R and L and in front of the permanently positioned ship with entrances L, R and through the Centre Aisle. Spots and appropriate lighting were used for location and mood. The furniture for the courtroom was constructed of light materials for easy removal as were most of the other items.
StatusAvailable for performance
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Keith Passmore
Keith is a retired Drama teacher who emigrated to New Zealand in 1975.and has since lived in Auckland. He travels frequently to Europe, Asia and the USA and has a passion for France.He has written and directed a number of plays for children, teenagers and adults. He has also been an active member of amateur dramatic societies and has enjoyed a brief journey into professional theatre. However, life has not been brief and he is always searching for fresh ideas despite his age. He also submits English resources to a UK teaching organisation.

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