Monster of the Maze


Author: Anthony James – Music: Tim Spencer


The Story of Theseus


and the Minotaur


The Monster of the Maze is from ancient Greek mythology about King Minos of Crete and the monster who lived in the maze of passages under his castle and Theseus, the son of Aegeus, who saved the children being sacrificed by King Minos to the monster. He then falls in love with the King?s beautiful daughter, Ariadne, who gives him a ball of string so that he can find his way out of the maze.

Theseus and the Minotaur 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

Made up of: Main Show Script with Historical Fact Sheets and Art pack – CD with Performance and Backing racks – Libretto Music Score – Lyric ‘n’ Lines CD with script and song words to save copying the scripts or for use with a Whiteboard – 12 month Performance and Video License – Photocopying License

Cast List

Total Characters. 45 main parts, 14 Athenian children (7 boys & 7 girls),

8-10 Theseus’ crew, 4 palace guards, 4 handmaidens, 4 skeletons.

All numbers are flexible.

Prince Theseus –                  The hero. Son of the King of Athens.

Princess Ariadne –             Daughter of King Minos.

King Minos –                        Ruler of Crete and keeper of the Minotaur.

The Minotaur –                    A monster, half man, half bull.

The Crew –                         Theseus’ crew.

The Children –              Seven boys and seven girls.

Athenian children about to be sacrificed to the hungry Minotaur.

The Skeletons –                  Spooky inhabitants of the labyrinth.

The Handmaidens –            Princess Ariadne’s servants.

The Palace Guards –          King Minos’ palace guard.

Theseus and the Minotaur Music Samples

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“Monster of the Maze” certainly fulfils all the requirements for a school performance and is based on a story, which will give it kudos for both the audience and the teacher.  Within the Primary level it will allow for a large amount of spin-off material and research.

Brian Hick, Musical Opinion