Rock Pool - A Shellebratory Musical by Niki Davies
Crabby is desperate to be accepted into the Starfish Band - if only he could play the guitar better! But then the high tide sweeps him out to sea and he ends up in a different rock pool, one with sand eels, sea lettuces, a crab-eating octopus … and a lobster who plays the guitar like Jimi Hendrix and is happy to teach Crabby a thing or two!
Can Crabby find his way back home? And if he does, will he finally be accepted into the Starfish Band? Find out in this highly entertaining and education musical for 5-9 year olds, complete with seven unforgettable songs that children will love ‘rockin’.
Rock Pool first and foremost is a story about friendship, determination, acceptance and community. Its ecological themes are there for all to see but as part of a lovely wider story.
In conjunction with the musical, teachers can develop the environmental theme or not as they see fit, knowing their own pupils and how they want to consider this aspect of the curriculum. The teachers notes and activities that are included in the book should help with this. But more than anything, this is a musical which works well in its own right - as a fun, light-hearted, “rockin” musical that the children will adore performing and that teachers will enjoy staging.
Contains 44 speaking roles with a flexible cast size of between 28 to 60+ (ideal cast size 45).
The Director's Book includes the full script with song lyrics, character list and curriculum-linked material along with 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) direct from the publisher’s website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximate Duration: 45 minutes