Rock Bottom - By Craig Hawes
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‘We performed this hilarious production with all our KS2 children and it was a huge success! We split the show into two halves with an interval, which worked perfectly. Children and adults loved the humour and the Stone Age theme and the songs are just superb! Rock Bottom really rocks!’
- PD, St. Luke's Primary, Shireoaks. Product Description:
Journey back to the dawn of time in
Rock Bottom, Craig Hawes' brand new prehistorical hysterical Stone Age rock musical! With mysterious monsters on the loose and a volatile volcano ready to blow its top, can Bobby Cobblestone (aka "BC") become a little boulder and hatch a plan to save the town? Find out in this fabulous new musical for Key Stage 2 (ages 7 to 11).
Meet The Cobblestones, just an ordinary Stone Age family of cave folk living on Stoney Street, Rock Bottom! But when cave boy inventor Bobby Cobblestone hatches his very first good idea, he's whisked off to work for none other than the beautiful celebrity Lady Lava. Unfortunately, BC is soon up to his neanderthal neck in trouble when he discovers his new boss hides a dark secret that will rock Rock Bottom to its foundations.
With mysterious monsters terrorising the town and a volatile volcano ready to blow its top, can BC hatch a plan to save his family, his friends and his very own precious Rock Bottom? Only time will tell ...
A cast of crazy cave folk join in the neolithic naughtiness, not to mention a flock of prehistoric birds, two dippy dinosaurs, a vacuum-cleaning mammoth and a sabre-tooth tiger called Tiddles! With eight toe-tapping songs to get you rocking like a rolling stone and a puntastic script as sharp as a flint, one thing's for sure - the Stone Age rocks!
41 speaking roles (can be easily reduced to 25 speaking roles if necessary) with any number of chorus parts. Extensive production notes, simple staging, very easy to costume and easily constructed and manageable props. Separate CDs of vocal and backing tracks (with essential sound effects) and Full Performance piano score also available.
A BRAND NEW product called
Sing it! is also available to accompany Rock Bottom. This CD-ROM teaches the songs to the children without any teacher input. Children can use it at school or at home (think of the time it will save you!). Most schools use it in class on an interactive white board or in the school hall on the overhead projector to allow full cast practice. Children LOVE learning this way and the product is foolproof. Just give it to the children and they’ll do the rest. Click here for more details about the new Sing it! CD-ROM (well worth watching).
Another BRAND NEW product is the "Dance it!" Choreography DVD. Watch each song performed by a group of age-appropriate children in two different versions - a full speed 'Performance' version and a slowed down 'Step By Step' version with helpful narration to guide you through the dance. Introduced by Craig Hawes, the DVD is also packed with lots of handy hints for teaching dances. Absolutely no previous experience or expertise is needed.
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.
Rock Bottom trailer: VIDEO
Craig Hawes has also provided a
Gallery of Costume Ideas to help inspire your costumes for Rock Bottom, which can be downloaded as a .zip file below. To download, just "Right Click -> Save link as" (or similar) over the following image. File size is approx. 19Mb.
Approximate Duration: 80 minutes