Doctor Dolittle and the Monkey Mayhem - By Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
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‘A wonderful adventure, great fun and incredibly catchy songs!’
- DP, Principal, Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Fleet.
Join the remarkable Doctor Dolittle on a musical adventure of a lifetime as he, not to mention Polynesia, Gub Gub, Chee Chee and Too Too, races to Africa to save the desperate monkeys from a terrible sickness.
Doctor Dolittle and the Monkey Mayhem is a feast of fun and perfect for a young cast of energetic performers. With ten unforgettable new songs and an uproarious script, this wonderful children’s classic is brought perfectly to the stage in an hour-long piece of musical theatre. An excellent musical for Primary schools and brilliant as a leavers musical or leavers production.
Learning to talk with animals is one thing; escaping from a peculiar tribal king who’s added you to his menu, well that’s a whole different kettle of fish.
Doctor Dolittle lives a quietly eccentric life in the sleepy village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. He shares his house with his sister, Sarah, and his parrot, Polynesia. Oh, and a dog, a hen, a pig, a duck, an owl and a hedgehog. But then a swallow arrives with news of a disease ravaging the monkeys in the treetops of Africa. Suddenly the good doctor and his motley crew must brave the perils of the ocean, the depths of the jungle, and a royal family with unusual tastes. Can they save the monkeys? Can they save themselves?
This brand new production for 8-13 year olds is perfect for any time of the year and a barrel of laughs, weaving a wonderful array of characters and ten brilliant new songs into a thrilling story that will capture the imagination of cast and audience alike. A good choice for a school production, a perfect leavers musical full of fun and laughter.
Contains 33 speaking roles with a flexible cast size of between 25 to 60 (ideal cast size 40).
The Director's Book includes the full script with song lyrics, character profiles with number of lines, production suggestions (with helpful tips on costumes, props and staging), curriculum-linked material and the sheet music piano score with vocal line and guitar chords. The accompanying CD includes all songs recorded with children’s voices and full backing tracks.
An editable version of the script in Word format is available to customers who also purchase a performance licence. The cost of the editable script is currently £9.95 and this can only be bought (along with the performance licence) directly from the publisher’s website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by completion of the form at the back of the book.
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes
1) There’s Something Wrong With The Monkeys
2) The Best MD In Puddleby
3) Learn The Language
4) Doctor Dolittle
5) A Balanced Diet
6) One World Together
7) Not Having Me For Their Tea
10) Monkey Mayhem