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A Blast From The Past - Script and Score CD-ROM + Audio CD (Digital Pack)

Script, Score CD-ROM + CD


A Blast From The Past - Script and Score CD-ROM + Audio CD (Digital Pack)


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By Andrew Oxspring
End of year/leavers musical for 7-11 years
Running time 60 minutes approx.
Format : Script and Score CD-ROM + Audio CD

Content details

(Scroll down for characters and plot summary)

Try telling a child what school used to be like in Mum and Dad’s (or even their grandparents’) day, and they’d never believe you! Well, here’s an opportunity to let them experience it for themselves, and also provide a nostalgic trip for those who can remember when free school milk came in bottles! When navy-blue knickers were every schoolgirl’s must-have accessory! When a swish of the cane awaited any child who pushed their luck! When school photographs were taken with cameras that contained film, and everyone learned to read with ‘Janet & John’. But although a lot has changed since then, one thing stays the same…the one thing that is celebrated in this fantastic new musical…school can be a lot of fun!

Plot summary

Following the opening song (‘A Blast From The Past’) we join two children, Alice and James, at home with their family. They are feeling slightly put-out that a number of their classmates will be missing the final week at school in favour of early holidays to Disney World and Centre Parks, while they still have to face the daily grind! As Mum, Dad, Gran and Grandpa try to console them with the fact that their last week will be more relaxed, with trips, parties, non-uniform days and suchlike, the conversation turns to their own memories of school in the ‘olden’ days! These recollections provide us with some hilarious snapshots of what things used to be like in the dim and distant past!

For example, what did school children used to wear? Well, with the aid of a catwalk, two flamboyant presenters and a few reluctant models, we find out the answer! In a fashion show that demonstrates what every discerning child would have worn to school through the ages, we are re-introduced to some memorable designs, culminating in the celebration of a truly classic item! (song – ‘Navy Blue Knickers’)

Dad digs out an old whole-school photo and we learn how, with skill, timing and nimble feet, he’s managed to appear twice in the same picture! Confused? All is revealed, and we come to appreciate that having your photo taken at school these days can be a slightly more stressful affair for all concerned…especially the photographer! (song – ‘Sit Still And Smile’)

James and Alice then listen in stunned silence as the adults talk about the methods that ‘old-school’ headteachers used to discipline unruly pupils! We witness a training day when enthusiastic heads are put through their paces and instructed in the best techniques for wielding a cane! Painfully funny! (song – ‘Six Of The Best’)

Remember free school milk, in bottles? Mum and Dad certainly do, and also the thrill of being picked to be the ultimate teacher’s helper….milk monitor! However, we soon discover that being given a daily bottle of the ‘white stuff’ didn’t always provide the benefits to a child’s health that it was supposed to! (song – ‘Drink Your Milk’)

And what about learning to read? It used to be a much less-complicated affair, all done with those loveable and memorable characters, Janet and John. Forget phonemes, digraphs and compound-words, and enjoy a tongue-in-cheek reminder of when it was as simple as ABC! (song – ‘Pink For A Girl, Blue For A Boy’)

As the family’s conversation draws to an end, Alice and James are filled with a new- found enthusiasm for going to school, and realise that their last week is one they wouldn’t want to miss for the world! Although a little sad at the prospect of leaving, they want to celebrate all those things that have made their time at school so special, and with the final song (‘The Time I’ve Spent With You’) that’s exactly what they do!

Songs include

* A Blast From The Past
* Navy-Blue Knickers
* Sit Still And Smile
* Six Of The Best
* Drink Your Milk
* Pink For A Girl, Blue For A Boy
* The Time I’ve Spent With You


Characters

Continuity scenes
Mum, Dad, Gran, Grandpa, James and Alice – enjoying a trip down memory lane.

Scene 1
2 fashion presenters – with a keen eye on what’s been ‘cool for school’ over the years.

9 ‘models’ – they might disagree!

Scene 2
Teacher – looking for a photo-opportunity.

8 Children – with faces only their mothers could love.

Photographer – this job isn’t a million miles away from wildlife photography!

Scene 3
2 ‘Super-Heads’ – given the task of training new ‘recruits’ in the art of caning!

6 Novice Heads – a little too keen to learn!

4 Children – let’s hope they’ve ‘padded’ their behinds!

Scene 4
Teacher 1 – free school milk? Whatever will they think of next?

2 Milk Monitors – wearing their badges with pride

6 Children – eagerly awaiting their morning tipple.

Scene 5
Janet and John – wholesome children on a mission to teach us to read.

Mother and Father – very traditional….very nice!

(Ensemble Characters, if numbers allow, for featured songs and scenes)

More fashion-conscious kids

More Novice Heads

More ‘Milky’ Children

Performance Licences

To be fully covered if copying and performing any part of a production, you will need one of the following licences from us. Read the licence details below, decide which licence applies to you, then add it to your basket along with your production pack or download. If you wish to buy a performance licence at a later date, then please re-visit the page of the production you need the licence for and simply add one to your basket.

Please note, licences issued by local authorities, CCLI, MCPS, PRS or similar organisations DO NOT allow you to perform our productions in public.

Performance Licence – NO admission charged

No admission charge made/no tickets sold to the audience.
Price of licence: See Below

• Permission to photocopy the script for use within school
• Up to 5 public performances permitted e.g. to parents, in one academic year
• No admission fee can be charged to your audience

This licence does not allow performances in commercial establishments such as theatres. It is intended for performances in school where the public audience comprises parents, relatives and friends of the children putting on the show. For commercial licences please contact us.

Performance Licence – admission charged

Admission charge is made/tickets are sold to the audience.
Price of licence: See Below

• Permission to photocopy the script for use within school
• Up to 5 public performances permitted within school e.g. to parents, in one academic year
• Admission fee may be charged by the school

This licence does not allow performances in commercial establishments such as theatres. It is intended for performances in school where the public audience comprises parents, relatives and friends of the children putting on the show. For commercial licences please contact us.


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Format : Script, Score CD-ROM + CD


By : Andrew Oxspring


Publisher : Edgy Productions


Series : Edgy Leavers Productions


ISBN : 9781905644650


Product Code : EP49



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