THE POT OF GOLD (Irish fairy tale) Characters: Billy Lilly Leprechaun Choir of Leprechauns Choir of Trees Girl Mum Scene 1 In Billy and Lilly’s house Billy and Lilly enter left stage, trees enter right stage Billy: Let’s go for a walk. Lilly: No, it’s raining. Billy: Let’s take an umbrella. Lilly: OK. Let’s go. Billy and Lilly take an umbrella and leave Billy, Lilly: Scene 2 In the woods This is the way we walk in the woods, Walk in the woods Walk in the woods This is the way we walk in the woods On a rainy day in spring Choir of trees: This is the way they walk in the woods, Walk in the woods Walk in the woods This is the way they walk in the woods On a rainy day in spring A tapping sound can be heard Lilly: What’s this sound? What’s this sound? Billy: Touch your ear to the ground. Lilly: Look Billy. Billy: Where? Lilly: There! A little man dressed in green appears. He is holding a hammer in one hand and a shoe in the other Billy: Who are you? Leprechaun: I’m a leprechaun. Leprechauns enter Choir of Leprechauns: We are leprechauns We are green In Irish woods We can be seen Choir of trees: Leprechaun, leprechaun Take a spade Leprechaun, leprechaun Get on your way! Leprechaun, leprechaun Take a spade Leprechaun, leprechaun Get on your way! Choir of Leprechauns: We are leprechauns We are green In Irish woods We can be seen Leprechaun puts away the hammer and takes a spade. Leprechaun: I must go now. Lilly: Where are you going? Leprechaun: I can’t tell you. It’s a secret. Bye bye. Leprechaun leaves. He walks slowly around the stage . Then he stops near a tree. Choir of Trees: Follow the little green man He’s got a pot of gold The pot is under a tree. Follow the man and see Billy: Follow the little green man Lilly: He’s got a pot of gold. Billy: The pot is under a tree. Billy, Lilly: Let’s follow the man and see. Trees show the children the way. Choir of trees: First go straight Then turn right Next turn left Look at the sky Billy points at the rainbow Billy: Look, Lilly! Can you see it? Lilly: Yes! A rainbow! Lilly, Billy: Red and orange Red and orange Yellow, green and blue Yellow, green and blue What a pretty rainbow What a pretty rainbow It’s leading me and you It’s leading me and you Choir of trees: Follow the rainbow One, two, three The pot of gold is under a tree! Billy and Lilly walk around the stage following the rainbow Leprechaun is walking around a tree with a spade looking for his pot of gold Leprechaun: Where’s my pot? Where, oh, where? I must dig, dig, dig, here and there Leprechaun: Here it is! Let me count. He digs out the pot and takes gold coins out of it one by one. Leprechaun: 1, 2,3, 4,5,6,7… Then he puts in another three coins. Leprechaun: On, two three… Seven and three is ten. Ten coins! I’ve got ten gold coins! Choir of Leprechauns: Coins, coins, coins Gold and round Hush! It’s a secret There’s no one around Coins, coins, coins Gold and round Hush! It’s a secret There’s no one around Leprechaun puts the pot back on the ground He looks around. Leprechaun: I can go now. Leprechaun walks away. Billy: Lilly, give me your ribbon. Lilly: Here you are. Billy ties the ribbon round a tree. Billy: We can come here tomorrow. Lilly: You are clever, Billy. Let’s go home. The next morning Leprechaun comes back to his secret place. He sees Lilly’s ribbon on the tree. Leprechaun: Dear me, what do I see? You can’t trick me! You can’t trick me! Leprechaun takes some colourful ribbons out of his pocket and ties them around trees and bushes. Then he leaves. The children come to the woods. Billy: Look, Lilly! Lilly: A ribbon here! A ribbon there! Where is the pot, where oh, where? Billy: A ribbon here! A ribbon there! Where is the pot, where oh, where? Suddenly a little girl appears. She is crying because she is lost in the woods. Lilly: Why are you sad? Girl: I can’t find my mum. Can you help me? Billy: Don’t cry! Let’s look for your mum. Lilly: Yes, let’s go. Billy, Lilly and the girl walk around the stage. Trees: First go straight Then turn right Then turn left Look at the sky Girl: Look! A rainbow! Lilly: Yes, we must follow it! Trees: Follow the rainbow! Run, run, run Run back home And kiss your mum! Mum enters. The Girl greets her mum, they smile and hug . Mum thanks Lilly and Billy for finding her daughter. Mum: Thank you for your help! Girl: Thank you! Billy and Lilly: You are welcome. Billy and Lilly: We can help when you’re lost We can help when you’re sad We can help when you’re lonely Helping people is not bad! All: They can help when you’re lost They can help when you’re sad They can help when you’re lonely Helping people is not bad!