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This book is a collection of plays that have been adapted from well-known fairy tales. They can be used as performance plays, readers theatre or just used to promote reading in groups. Each play is between five and 10 minutes long. The plays can be adapted to suit the various needs of the group. The cast list is very flexible.

Characters can be added, changed or omitted. In addition, the teacher/group leader can assume the role of the storyteller if the children are unable to read or not at the reading level required. All suggestions for stage directions are included in brackets and italics. Also included in this book is a variety of drama activities. These activities are designed to be fun and enjoyable as well as promoting coordination, movement, character development and creativity. 

The plays in the collection are: 

Little Red Riding Hood 


The Three Little Pigs 

The Elves and the Shoemaker 

The Three Billy Goats Gruff 

The Ugly Duckling

The Lazy Cow

The Talking Tree

Humpty Dumpty

The Magic Porridge Pot

The Stone Soup

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Little Red Hen

The Gingerbread Man

The Enormous Turnip

Chicken Licken 

©2016 Julie Meighan (P)2020 Julie Meighan

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