Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The Wheels on the Bus

A PLAY WOT I WROTE
In One Act
By Me. 

Cast:
A helper
A stay-at-home dad
Charlie, a three-year-old stickler for detail

Scene: toddler group singalong

Helper: 
Right children, what shall we sing first today? Any suggestions? 

Charlie: 
I'd like to sing 'The Wheels on the Bus' please.

Helper: 
The Wheels on the Bus? Of course, Charlie. Now, let's all do the actions.

The group sings.

All:
'The wheels on the bus go round,
round and round, round and round, 
The wheels on the bus go...'

Charlie (interrupting): 
Excuse me...

Helper: 
What is it Charlie?

Charlie: 
Well, the wheels on the bus go round like this. (mimes action of wheels turning). 
You were doing the actions to the wheels on the train.

Helper: 
I was?

Charlie: 
Yes you were. The wheels on the train go round like this. (Mimes action of pistons turning.) 
You were doing the wheels on the train.

Helper: 
Oh well I'm very sorry Charlie. Shall we start again?

All: 
'The wheels on the bus (etc.)'

Later...
...The babies on the bus go 'wah wah wah'
'wah wah wah, wah wah wah'...

Dad: 
(whispering) 
Charlie, why are you still doing the action for the wheels on the bus? 
We've done the wipers on the bus, and the mummies on the bus; now we're doing the babies.

Charlie: 
Yes, I know daddy. 
But if someone doesn't keep the wheels turning the bus will stop moving 
and we won't be able to sing anything.

Dad: 
Ah...

THE END


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