National Theatre: Play in a Box

By National Theatre

Illustrated by Hui Skipp

Everything you need to create, direct and act in your very own play.

Discover how to create, direct and act in your very own play in this brilliant kit from the National Theatre. Inside find everything you need to put on a show, including ideas and inspiration for the characters, settings and plot, as well as expert top tips for staging, costume, make-up, props, sound and lighting. Contains 30 Character Cards, 8 Setting Cards, Plot Twist Book, 32-page Stagecraft Handbook and a programme and tickets to colour in. This kit will be the perfect gift and give hours of fun to all young actors, directors and theatre-lovers.

Categories: Novelty Books

For readers aged: 6+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406373622
  • Published: 05 Oct 2017
  • Price: £16.99
  • Size: 240 x 170 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'Wannabe directors and thespians will love this fantastic box set filled with everything they need to put on a show. Expert tips and tricks for staging, costume, make-up and props, right the way though to sound and lighting will have them creating their own hit shows before long. Mixed together with lots of inspiration they'll have everything they need to create, direct and act in their own play. There is even a programme and tickets to colour in to advertise the big event. A brilliant gift for anyone who loves drama and storytelling.' Shelley Fallows, LoveReading

'“We guarantee that post-Christmas dinner will be a dream for grown-ups who have given their kids the National Theatre’s Play in a Box, which includes everything young actors and directors will need to create their own play.”' Angels & Urchins

'“A brilliant gift for anyone who loves drama and storytelling.”' LoveReading

'“[…] inspired […] this is one game that adults will love getting roped into.”' Daily Express, also listed in their S magazine as one of their “mini must-reads”

'“[…] a wonderful idea organised in an attractive and unfussy way. […] prompts will nudge the imagination – of it is not in overdrive already.”' The Observer

'“A wonderful gift to encourage imaginative and creative play.”' The Scotsman

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