The Prince and the Pauper

Subject: History/Storytelling
Age Group: 5-11 Years Olds (KS1 & KS2)
Available in London

Discover what happens when a prince and a pauper trade clothes and trade lives! Get whisked away to Tudor England in Mark Twain’s tale of mistaken identity.

One facilitator visits your school and uses drama activities such as hot seating, role play and tableaux to explore the story and its cultural context - the Tudor period.

Mark Twain’s well known tale explores what happens when a child from a poor family swaps lives with a child born from royalty.


Curriculum Link

  • Developing an awareness of the past
  • Stories, myths and legends


"Children were fully engaged at all times, really enjoyed themselves and got a lot out of the experience. The workshop was a great mix of learning about history and storytelling. It generated a lot of discussion back in class."

Michael Kelleher
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Lambeth



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Important Information

Type: Drama workshop
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£123 + VAT 
Number of children: up to 30 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked


• Curriculum specific
• Experienced facilitator
• Interactive learning
• Opportunity to observe children's progress
• Easy booking process
• Follow-up packs available
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