Space Travel Rap

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10+ characters. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Fun space-themed short play featuring a ‘rapping’ chorus!

Space travel meets hip hop in this fun play about a travel agency with a novel idea! Students can play characters or rappers, and make up their own dance moves to go along with the raps! This play has a lot of flexibility in terms of cast size because you can add as many characters as you like.

Val Neubecker lives in Perth, Australia. She wrote scripts for a theatre restaurant for 18 years and has had three children’s books published. In 2001 she had three entries in a children’s literature competition, winning with one entry and receiving awards with the other two. Val is also the Poetry Coordinator for Creative Connections, an organisation where poets write poems to artworks created by artists with disabilities.

Check out these other fantastic rap plays by Val:

Jack and the Beanstalk Rap
Little Red Riding Hood Rap
The Three Little Pigs Rap
Snow White Rap

Excerpt from the play:

CHARACTERS:

NARRATOR
MANAGER
SECRETARY
SSB (SPACE SHIP BUILDER)
LPB (LAUNCHING PAD BUILDER)
NERD
OFFICIAL
RAPPERS (All other students in the class)

SETTING 1:  An office.

(MANAGER & SECRETARY enter)

NARRATOR:
The manager of the travel agency, ‘Novel Travel’ knew that his business was not going well. People seemed to be bored with the places he was offering and there were not many bookings being made. He spoke to his secretary and told her that he was very worried.

MANAGER:
I’m very worried.

RAPPERS:
The /Manager then /paced the /floor,
Paced /up and /down, then /paced some /more,
He /frowned and /thought, then /all was /clear,
He /yelled–

MANAGER:
I’ve /got a /great i/dea.

SECRETARY:
(doubtfully) A great idea?

MANAGER:
Yes! Outer space. That’s the future!

SECRETARY:
Outer space?

MANAGER:
Yes! Think about it. We’ve had men on the moon, and we’ve had missions to Mars, so this is where travel is going to go. All those planets out there – it could be any of them!

SECRETARY:
Well, yes…perhaps.

MANAGER:
No perhaps about it. But… we’ll go one better. My idea is, and we’ll keep this a secret… (beckoning)

(MANAGER whispers in SECRETARY’s ear)

SECRETARY:
(frowning) How would you do that?

(MANAGER whispers in ear again)

SECRETARY:
Ooh! Clever!

MANAGER:
So, so let’s get working on it. Now, first of all, we’ll need a spaceship builder.

SECRETARY:
OK, I’ll google it. (tapping phone) I like the name of this one. It’s called ‘Out of This World’.

NARRATOR:
So the secretary phoned ‘Out of This World’ and in no time a spaceship builder walked in.

(SPACESHIP BUILDER enters)

SSB:
So you want to build a spaceship?

MANAGER:
Yep, That’s the idea.

SSB:
OK. Firstly, where do you want to go?

MANAGER:
Well, it’s a secret.

SSB:
Yes, but I need to know.

MANAGER:
OK.

(MANAGER beckons SSB over & whispers in his ear)

SSB:
(frowning) How would you do that?

(MANAGER whispers in SSB’s ear again)

SSB:
Ooh! Clever! OK, I’ll go and work on it.

(SSB exits)

RAPPERS:
The /spaceship /builder /walked a/way
And /started /making /plans that /day,
He /drew de/signs, his /brain it /swirled,
He’d /make this /ship go /out of this /world.

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