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Goodbye My Friend - Script and Score Booklet + Audio CD

Script, Score Booklet + CD


Goodbye My Friend - Script and Score Booklet + Audio CD


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By Andrew Oxspring
End of year/leavers musical for 7-11 years (KS2)
Running time: 80 minutes, though easily shortened
Format : Script and Score Booklet + Audio CD

Content details

(Scroll down for characters and plot summary)

As four friends wait at the bus stop on their last ever day at primary school, they reminisce about people and events that have shaped their lives so far. Through hilarious yet poignant songs and sketches we discover what a truly unforgettable place school can be, and why it’s so difficult to say goodbye.

Characters and plot overview

It is unlikely you will want to perform every scene and song, so below is a guide to help you choose those you want to include in your production. Continuity scenes have been written to introduce and link each main scene, though you may wish to personalise this aspect of the show with your own memories of the specific areas of school life covered.

All continuity scenes

Whilst waiting at the bus stop to catch the bus to school on their very last day of Year 6, four friends re-live the experiences that have made being at primary school such an adventure. Their conversation and memories provide the introduction to each of the main scenes in the play, and through these we come to understand the importance of, and their fondness for, the events and characters they are discussing.
Characters: Ben, Ali, Rachel and Emma

Scene 1 (associated song – Monday Morning Routine)

Enjoy the chaos that is a Monday morning in the classroom! With registration, lunch money to collect, mums wanting ‘a word’, lost shoes, late children and lots more, will our over-wrought teacher remember who’s supposed to be taking assembly?
Characters: Teacher, 12 Children, a Mum

Scene 2 (associated song – Hey TA!)

Discover just how indispensable our teaching assistants are, as a hapless teacher struggles to make a confused class understand some simple maths! In a hilarious bit of role reversal find out who really wears the trousers (or should that be rubber gloves) in the classroom!
Characters: Teacher, Teaching Assistant, 6 Children, 2 Infants

Scene 3 (associated song – PE Nightmare)

An outdoor PE session in the wind and rain, when dressed only in flimsy vests and shorts, is not something the children are relishing. How fantastic then, that their teacher is willing to show a bit of ‘solidarity’ and lead by example, joining them for a couple of laps of the field.
Characters: Teacher, 6 Children

Scene 4 (associated song – School Trip Boogie)

After the back seat scramble, the umpteenth head count, the complaints from a grumpy driver, travel sickness and countless verses of ‘The Wheels On The Bus’, will the class get to the zoo in time for the historic birth of a baby panda?
Characters: Teacher, 2 Adult Helpers, Bus Driver, 8 Children

Scene 5 (associated song – The SATs Blues)

Find out what goes through the minds of three very different children as they sit down to do a Maths SAT paper. From blind panic to the creative use of a mirror for cheating, it goes to prove that doing a test is anything but boring!
Characters: 3 Children

Scene 6 (associated song – New School Dinner)

What has been the real outcome of Jamie Oliver’s campaign for improved school dinners? Decide whether it really is a blessing, as these children choose from a Michelin-star menu, under the watchful eye of a front-of-house team who will not accept bad manners or sloppy dining habits!
Characters: 4 Cooks, 5 Dinner Ladies, 8 Children

Scene 7 (associated song – Silent Night? Not Quite!)

If you only perform one scene, it has to be this one! Watch in horror (and delight!) as the infant nativity play descends into chaos! With decapitated dolls, a flattened donkey, fighting wise-men, angels with stage fright and a teacher about to explode, this is five minutes that will bring the house down!
Characters: Teacher, 3 Angels, Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, Donkey (both ends!), Innkeeper, 5 Shepherds, 3 Wise Men

Scene 8 (associated song – I Wish I Was An Infant Again)

Why do infants seem to get such an easy ride? Afternoon play times, shoe laces tied for them, lots of playing in the sand……? All is not as it seems, as we discover just how easily the ‘little ones’ can pull the wool over our eyes!
Characters: 6 Infants, 2 Parents, Teacher, Teaching Assistant

Scene 9 (associated song – Yucky Stuff)

With the last day of term upon us, the teacher is busy stripping walls while the class watch a DVD. We soon realise, however, that what the children think is suitable viewing material is not really what the teacher had in mind!
Characters: 6 Children, Teacher, 7 Shakespearean Characters

Scene 10 (associated song – Goodbye My Friend)

A chance for everyone to say goodbye, with a big emotional sing-song!
Characters: your whole cast!

Songs include

1. "Monday Morning Routine"
2. "Hey TA"
3. "PE Nightmare"
4. "School Trip Boogie"
5. "The SATs Blues"
6. "New School Dinner"
7. "Silent Night, Not Quite"
8. "I Wish I Was An Infant Again"
9. "Yucky Stuff"
10. "Goodbye My Friend"

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 Booklet + CD


By : Andrew Oxspring


Publisher : Edgy Productions


Series : Edgy Leavers Productions


ISBN : 9781905644230


Product Code : EP24



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