Go For Gold - By Gawen Robinson
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‘Very funny script with a few moral asides thrown in - historically accurate too. Songs are terrific - if this doesn’t whet your pupils’ Olympic appetites, nothing will!’
- SC, Deputy Head, Ayscoughfee Hall School, Lincolnshire.
A brand new musical comedy with the modern and ancient Olympics as its theme. This musical has gone down a storm in pre-publication performances (especially the songs) and is a brilliant way to enthuse your children about the greatest sporting event on earth!
A top athlete (Suzie Swift) is reported to be pulling out of the Olympic games due to lack of sponsorship. Her trainer (Phil O’Sophie) and her comical family are discussing the ins and outs of doing the games when Phil mentions how the games started in Ancient Greece and talks about some of the great heroes of those Olympics. There is a flashback to Ancient Greece (where the games began) with a truce from all fighting between states by the order of Zeus.
Zeus, (a “Cool Rapping” God) has a favourite athlete (Milo the wrestler) who is a six times champion at the games (he used to train by lifting a calf for 9 months until it gradually grew into a cow). Zeus is worried by Hades’ (God of the Underworld) attempts to train a rival athlete to face Milo.
However, Hades’ man is useless (he has mistakenly trained by eating beef burgers instead of lifting a cow) so Hades tries to get the games cancelled by starting a war. The ploy fails in the end because there is too much love for the Olympics and everybody realises that the games can take the place of war.
Suzie is so inspired by this story that she decides to compete after all and the Gods all arrive at the end to join in her celebration party.
Comprises: 42 speaking roles (can be easily reduced). Any number of chorus parts. Very easy to costume. Simple staging and props. CD of Backing Tracks (available separately) includes ALL Backing Tracks, Incidental Music and Special Effects in the order you need them enabling production and direction to take place without specialist musical expertise. CD of Vocal Tracks also available separately for learning the songs. Age range: Key Stage 2 Production (7 - 11 years).
For the detailed Cast List, Production Notes and Choreography, please click on the link for the "Sample Script" below.
Also available is a CD-ROM of Backdrops, which contains instant scenery with digital backdrops supplied in both a PowerPoint presentation and as individual JPG files. No more scenery painting! These images may be projected onto a screen or wall at the back of your stage or hand them to a local printer to print onto large boards or sheets in order to create your stage backdrops. They're also useful to print off for cast and stage crew to familiarise themselves with the sets and scene changes. The CD-ROM of Backdrops contains a different backdrop for every scene change.
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes