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Here are details of some exciting musicals for children and young people to perform. They have been written by composer David Perkins in collaboration with different lyricists and have enjoyed tremendous success in the UK and all over the world including South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. Why not join the growing list of schools and youth theatre groups performing them?

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Skool and Crossbones
A sizzling, piratical, Caribbean carnival of magic, mayhem and music...

Short Musical, Comedy
4m, 2f, 4m/f, chorus

Shake, Ripple and Roll
An exuberant, rock and roll musical full of ice cream and intrigue...

Short Musical, Comedy
5m, 5f, chorus

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The Curious Quest for the Sandman's Sand
A jazz and blues, fun-packed adventure musical...

Short Musical, Comedy
2m, 3f, 6
m/f, chorus

The Selfish Giant
A sung-through children's musical based on the short story by Oscar Wilde...

Short Musical, Drama
2m, 9m/f, chorus

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The Nutcracker
A magical, musical for young people inspired by E.T.A Hoffman's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"...

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy
8m, 4f, 1
m/f, chorus

The Happy Prince
A touching musical based on the well-loved story by Oscar Wilde...

Full Length Musical, Drama
8m, 4f, 4
m/f, chorus

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The Mystery of Dumsey Meadow
A 1930’s mystery musical set in the heart of the English countryside...

Full Length Musical, Comedy
8m, 8f, 1
m/f, chorus

(a Greek Myth-adventure)
A full length, swinging, mythical, musical muddle...

Full Length Musical, Comedy
7m, 4f, 10
m/f, chorus

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The Wind in the Willows
A fun, fast-moving adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame classic...

Full Length Musical, Comedy
12m, 9f, 19m/f, chorus

Arabian Nights
The classic tale of adventure, magic and wonder...

Full Length Musical, Comedy drama
18m, 9f, 11
m/f, chorus

Each show has a variety of character and chorus parts that can be adapted to suit a cast of any size. The scripts contain copious staging and director’s notes to help with your production and most shows can be performed with a backing track accompaniment if live music is not possible.

We hope you have a successful and enjoyable production!

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All photographs and soundclips on this website are from the original productions performed by the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre, Guildford, Surrey.
Photographs 1996 - 2001 Richard Bloomfield; 2005-2006 Chris Martin.

Website contents Copyright David Perkins 2008 All Rights Reserved. David does not warrant that the website or its contents or hypertext links are virus free or uncontaminated.