Author: Daniel Dalton – Music: Daniel Hewitt

(includes the Gettysburg Address)


Brothers at War


John and Richard Thomson are two brothers living in the Mid West at the time of the American Civil War who feel very strongly about the war, signing up for opposite sides in the civil war. They meet up again at Gettysburg, in one of the major battles of the war.

The show ends with the Gettysburg Address read by the whole cast before singing the final song “Freedom”.

Brothers at War – The Battle of Gettysburg Script Sample


What you get

The Script

With stage suggestions

Music Score

Full libretto score

 MP3 tracks

performance backing

 MP3 tracks

backing so your children learn the tunes

Art pack

Make the props, scenery and costumes from recycled materials

Complete 50 minute show supplied ready to perform by 15 to 100 children Script (including stage directions) with Historical Fact Sheets and Art pack, CD with Performance and Backing tracks, Libretto Music Score, 12 month Performance and Video License, Photocopying License

Music Samples

We Are The  Bread Makers


The album is now available on iTunes click below


Total Characters, 7 main parts, 9 soldiers, 5 others, (number of soldiers is flexible but nine have spoken lines).

Mrs. Frances Thomson –                Farmer’s wife.

Mr. Robert Thomson –                     Farmer.

Richard Thomson –                          Son with Confederate beliefs.

John Thomson –                                Son with Unionist beliefs.

Margaret Copp  –                               Middle aged Gettysburg citizen.

Paul Copp –                                         Scruffy, cheeky boy.

(Factual Characters)

Jennie Wade –                                    Unmarried Gettysburg civilian.

 Major John Burford –                      Commander of Confederate Brigade looking for supplies.

 Mrs. Mclellan –                                    Gettysburg citizen.

 Mother of Mrs. Mclellan & Jennie Wade – Old woman and a Gettysburg citizen

 General Lee –                                     Confederate Commander at Gettysburg.

 General Meade –                                Unionist Commander at Gettysburg.

(Military Personnel)

Unionist Soldier 1, Unionist Soldier 2, Unionist Soldier 3, Unionist Soldier 4.

Confederate Soldier 1, Confederate Soldier 2, Confederate Soldier 3, Confederate Soldier 4 .


Other assorted soldiers.

1 review for Gettysburg

  1. Tony Dalton

    …I think I would use another of your plays because it’s a much easier way to learn about famous people than having hard lessons.

    Pupil, Nunnery Wood Primary School

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