Bully! - By Jo Sands and Ruth Kenward
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‘The children really enjoyed the challenge, there are roles for every child and there are plenty of opportunities to create dance routines to accompany the songs. The rehearsals helped build relationships and gave children the chance to see each other in another light; performing Bully saw lots of the children come out of their shells and enabled them to shine.’
- AT, Music Teacher, Bristol.
An exciting and action-packed classroom musical to tackle the problems of bullying, as seen through the eyes of Kim the leader of a girl gang.
The theme of this show is inevitably something that children understand well. The main character, Kim, leads a girl gang. The girls adopt an aggressive, bullying lifestyle until Kim’s own brother becomes entangled in the problems of one of their victims. One of the things learnt from the story is that bullies are often victims themselves. However, with support, this pattern of behaviour can be broken.
This exciting musical, with its slick script, nine excellent songs and classy incidental music, offers a very engaging and meaningful dramatic experience for juniors and young teens. The show is theatrically exciting from the start, with its dramatic opening number in three sections, including some dialogue with music under. This number quickly introduces the main gang characters as a new member is initiated. All backing and incidental music is provided on the accompanying CD.
The Director's Pack contains everything you need to stage a successful show including the Director's Book with director's overview, cast list, synopsis, notes, script, score, lyrics, helpful staging suggestions and performance licence application form. The accompanying CD contains full vocal demonstrations of the songs for the children to learn and separate instrumental backing tracks for performance use (no pianist required).
Also included is a set of A4 Photocopiable Master Sheets containing the script and lyrics, which may be easily photocopied and distributed to everyone taking part in the show.
Suitable for ages 8 to 13.
Approximate Duration: 55 minutes