Bumblesnouts Save The World, The - By Debbie Campbell
The Bumblesnouts are gentle aliens who travel all the way from outer space in a funny old spaceship to show humans how to take better care of their planet.
They are horrified when they are attacked by bullies and sprayed by an over-zealous cleaner, threatened by game hunters, tree ‘Fellas’ and gangsters – all behaving very badly indeed. But these earthlings get their comeuppance, and learn their lesson as it appears.
This entertaining and lively musical for unison voices and piano aims to stimulate children to think about the world we inhabit and the importance of caring about our environment.
Any number of children can take part in this show as Bumblesnouts, Punks, Hunters, Gangsters, Animals and Trees. Nine songs plus overture and useful suggestions for staging. Suitable for key stages 1-3 (ages 5-14). Cross-curricular aspects include science, ecology, geography, technology, citizenship, language, literacy, music, dance, drama, art and design.
Approximate Duration: 45 minutes
1) Overture / The Flight Of The Bumblesnouts
5) Shootin’ Huntin’ Fishin’
8) Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car
Flexible cast size with 15 to 30 evenly distributed speaking/singing parts and choruses:
Bumblesnouts* - Captain Toggl, Pilot Sweevl, Navigator Rootl, Technician Tweekl, Engineer Chuggl, Cadet Snorkl, Biologists Boffl, Zoologist Zoffl
Tree ‘Fellas’* (2-6)
Jock the Croc (non-speaking)
Choruses - Bumblesnouts and Animals
* denotes solo/small group singing part