Moon Thieves, The - By Ruth Kenward
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‘The children loved all the songs and the illustrations in the picture book really helped them to relate to the story!’
- CB, Teacher, Hampshire.
This quirky tale of hope is set against a colourful backdrop of woodland creatures, market traders, bullying hens and tangoing rats! A picturesque and humorous show for this age group, with endearing characters. (Based on the picture story book 'The Moon Thieves' by Sandra Horn.)
Four endearing characters - a Boy, his Gran, their Cat and their Rat - live in a little round house in the woods. Although poor they're happy most of the time but each has a secret longing, a wish for something that can never come true, so instead they wish for something smaller; a silver coin, a silk pillow, a dish of cream and a big round cheese.
Returning home after the market fair, the four see a round white moon in the sky. They each think they've found the answers to their wishes! They stretch as high as they can to reach the moon but of course they can't. Next they see the moon's reflection in a pond and the silly things try to fish it out! Realising their mistake, they go home disappointed. Back at the little round house - mysteriously - they find the answers to all their little wishes lying on the doorstep! Some things in life can't be explained but can give us hope.
Contains 9 songs and 3 choreographed dances. Narrated version 30 minutes/full version 40 minutes. 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 included Enhanced CD provides PDF files for the Narrative version of director's script, pupil script and lyric photocopy master sets and programme template, as well as full vocal demonstrations sung by children, instrumental backings with clear melody cues and powerpoint presentation information. Age guide 6-9 years.
Approximate Duration: 30-40 minutes