Author: Daniel Dalton – Music: Tim Spencer




Nelson’s Finest Hour


In 1805 the mighty Napoleon Bonaparte had conquered most of mainland Europe. He then turned his attention to invading Britain. He needed his navy to take control of the English Channel for just 24 hours. Unfortunately the British navy control the seas. This is the story of the build up to the epic Battle of Trafalgar. A battle that once won by Lord Nelson, saved the British Isles from the threat of invasion for 134 years.

Trafalgar Main Show Script Sample


What you get

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 – MP3 files with Performance and Backing racks – Libretto Music Score – 12 month Performance and Video License – Photocopying License

Music Samples

Trafalgar Main Show Music Samples

We’ll Turn England French!

The Great Horatio Nelson


Cast List

Total Characters. 11 main parts, 5 small parts, 4 French soldiers, 5 English marines, 8 English sailors and 6 French sailors. Numbers are flexible.


Main Parts.


Horatio Nelson –                                                Vice Admiral of the English Fleet

Captain Hardy  –                                            Captain of HMS Victory

Charles Adair –                                              Captain of the English marines

Admiral Villeneuve –                         Leader of the French Fleet

Napoleon –                                                                    Emperor of France

Napoleon’s Advisor –                       Advisor

General Lauriston –                          Captain of the French marines

Lieutenant Pasco –                                     English sailor

Lady Emma Hamilton –                  Nelson’s girlfriend

2 Narrators –                                                 


Smaller Parts.


John Scott –                                                                Horatio Nelson‘s secretary

William Beatty –                                                Surgeon on HMS Victory

Miss Collins –                                                              Housekeeper

Horatia Nelson       –                                                   Nelson’s five year old daughter

Fanny Nelson –                                                 Nelson’s wife

Admiral Collingwood



English Lookout

French Lookout

English Messenger

6 French Sailors

4 French Soldiers

5 English Marines

8 English Sailors

English Townspeople



Many thanks for making my life so much easier and the children’s learning so much more fun!

Kate Dowell, Ysgol Gellifor, Ruthin