Minibeast Madness! - By Debbie Campbell
Minibeasts takes a humorous and delightfully appealing look at a bug's life, as fiesta guests gather in the garden on midsummer's night.
There is nowhere to run and hide when Inspector Secticide and The Bug Squad launch an attack at the Minibeasts’ Midsummer Fiesta. Bees, Butterflies, Millipedes, Spiders, Snails and Praying Mantises all run for cover and even the fearless Fly is afraid. Can these resourceful creepy crawlies unite and use their own defences against such an invasion?
Contains nine songs and dances which explore a wide diversity of musical styles including rock ‘n roll, Latin American, music hall, boogie woogie, 5/8 jazz, blues, hymn and march. Suitable for key stages 1-3 (age 5-14). Cross curricular aspects include science, ecology, geography, citizenship, music, dance, drama, art and design.
Approximate Duration: 45 mins
1) Buzzin’ Tonight - Bee & Drones
3) Daisy The Tipsy Spider - All
4) Dung Beetle Boogie - Dung Beetle
5) The Silly Millipede - Millipede
6) Snail House Blues - Snails
7) Praying Mantis Prayer - Praying Mantis
8) Caterpillar Lullaby - Madame Butterfly
9) March Of The Minibeasts - All
10) I’ve Got a Bee in my Bonnet - Inspector Secticide + Bug Squad + All
Flexible cast size with 30 to 35 evenly distributed speaking/singing parts and choruses:
Fly (or Flies)-on-the-Wall – Narrator(s)
Bumble Bee* – Hostess with the Mostest!
Drones; Señor Cicada – Bandleader
Crickets – Members of the Band
Daisy the Tipsy Spider – Trapeze Artist
Spiders – supporting trapeze artists
Silly Millipede* – five children under one cover
Snail* and other Snails
Mrs* and Mr Praying Mantis
Inspector Secticide and his Bug Squad* – Sergeant Snitch and Sergeant Swat
* denotes solo/small group singing part