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Elves And The Shoemaker, The - Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole

The Elves And The Shoemaker
Media/Arrangement: Printed Book with CD
Category: Christmas/Winter Term Musical Play - Class Act Productions
Order Code: IMP9017A

Bestseller KS1 KS2 CD

Product Description

An enchanting Christmas Musical for young children to star in, learn from and enjoy. It is easy to stage for a class of 30 children ideally aged 6 to 9 (Upper Key Stage 1 / Lower Key Stage 2) and the story is based on a well-loved traditional tale, told through original lyrics and lively music to present a complete theatrical experience to a school.

Characters include poor shoemaker Stefan Sole, a band of mischievous elves & their lazy foreman Flipflop, town crier Toecap & his apprentices Mutter & Mumble, evil bailiff Slingback, Fairy Magigayle & Serena Stiletto who just can't resist buying shoes.

This nativity is fun and easy to teach and learn. Included in the pack are vital production pages, a script with stage directions, a publicity pack, a performance CD and a piano score with vocals and guitar chords.

Approximate Duration: 30 minutes


Cast List

Cast List:
Stefan Sole - a good man on hard times (but he's still singing)
Sue Sole - Stefan's sweet-singing, business-minded 'solemate'
Toecap - a big-voiced town crier who moves the tale along and keeps order
Mutter - one of Toecap's dozy apprentices, with simple minimal lines
Mumble - apprentice number two. Mutter's never seen without Mumbles
Benjamin - Mr Candelabra, skilled maker of candles and candlesticks
Barbara - Benjamin's bossy wife
Donald Rump - a singing millionaire beef rancher from the state of Texas
Philly Meenyon - Donald's eyelash-fluttering, credit card-wielding lady
Sesame Seed - kindly Master Baker of the village of Leather Uppers
Poppy Seed - Sesame's industrious, strudel-baking wife
Darlene Deep - a tough, rich Australian opal mine owner
Doug Deep - Darlene's husband, an 'outback' man of very few words
Slingback - a 'heel' of a property developer with evil intentions
Bootlick - one of Slingback's cowardly bailiffs
Footpad - Bootlick's fellow henchman, a trainee bully
Magigayle - a good fairy, keeping Elves and the audience in order
Flipflop - lazy foreman, supervising from behind his newspaper
1st Elf - real Elf Leader with solo spoken lines and group songs
2nd Elf - can never find his pins but he's a hard worker
3rd Elf - an industrious Elf who likes to produce perfect stitches
4th Elf - a sensible Elf with 'chunky' lines to chant and sing
5th Elf - a streetwise Elf with a market trader's sales talent
6th Elf - an Elf with a military attitude to his work
Serena Stiletto - a little rich girl with showbiz aspirations
Instep - Serena's silent, mysterious bodyguard and manservant
Naughty Boy - he misbehaves - until Toecap sees him (non-speaking)
Naughty Girl - mischevious sister to Naughty Boy (non-speaking)
Grandma - she's watching you, Naughty Boy (non-speaking)
Grandpa - ability to snooze in a chair required. Er, Headmaster?
Narrator 1 - chosen from the Ensemble to lead the 'join-in' story
Narrator 2 - a key part of the warm-up act
Narrator 3 - encouraging the audience to put their 'sole' into it (sorry!)
Narrator 4 - helping the audience lose their inhibitions

Ensemble - divided into Group 1 and Group 2
Descant Singers - a group to add top notes to the opening number (could double as The Kitten Heels)
Candelabra children - five non-speaking parts, ideal for smaller children (but requiring a degree of manual dexterity!)
Seed children - five more small roles (with no solo lines to learn), but needing simple physical co-ordination
Royal party - ensemble members who become Stefan's rich and royal customers
The Kitten Heels - Serena Stiletto's backing singers (bluesy soul-singing ability and cool 'attitude' required)

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