The Penicillin Story by Roger Hodge

£18.00 incl. zero VAT

The approximate running time of this play is 30 minutes.

An imaginative tour through the decades that it took for various scientists to create the wonder drug penicillin. This fascinating science lesson is perfect for pupils aged 9 -12 as a classroom exercise, an assembly or a presentation for an open day.


Mr Fitz (or Fizzy as he is affectionately known) is an unusual science teacher in that he has a travelling time machine! This means he is able to take his pupils back in time to witness some of the exact moments of exceptional inventions and how they were developed. In this story, his class are able to witness the long struggle to develop penicillin as the first antibiotic medicine that saved millions of lives during and after the Second World War.

The play requires the use of visuals and sound effects through an interactive whiteboard or by some other method.

27 speaking parts. Approximate running time 30 minutes.

As with all our plays, there are full production notes that give advice on scenery, props and costumes. (Although minimal props and costumes are required for this play).

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