For this very simple drama/mime, you will need a narrator and Jonah. At the start of the reading, Jonah is slumped at the front of the worship space. As the narrator reads God’s words, Jonah gets up and walks to one side. Jonah’s words – which may be spoken by the narrator, or by Jonah having learned them by heart – are delivered in a loud ‘prophetic’ voice. Jonah then walks slowly all the way across the space as the reading continues.
You will need a narrator, and six actors: Jesus, Simon, Andrew, James, John and Zebedee. Others could be ‘hired men’. All except Jesus spread out along the front of the worship space and mime fishing (using props such as a rod or nets could be fun). As the narrator reads the passage, Jesus walks across the space and beckons first to Simon and Andrew, who ‘down tools’ and fall into line behind Jesus. Jesus then beckons James and John, and the same thing happens. Jesus and his disciples then walk off, out of sight, leaving Zebedee and any other ‘hired men’ looking puzzled and scratching their heads.