Five Gold Rings - By Ruth Kenward
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‘This is a very good show, easy for audiences to follow, and having a well known theme. It can be adapted for any age group from 7-11 years and even beyond into KS 3/4. The music could be arranged for a live band to play in a secondary school setting.’
- CR, Headteacher, Newport, Wales.
This irresistibly quirky show is full of panto-style fun, ideal for KS2. Two children learn to put aside their differences and recognise each other’s strengths. In so doing, they discover the true ‘gold’ that can be given at Christmas!
The show begins with a school carol concert that is almost over! The children are singing their way through ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ but when they get to the words 'five gold rings’ the song gets stuck: "Five, five, five, five...".
In something like a time warp, Matt and Lucy (who are far from friends!) find themselves whisked away to a strange land, where they meet Mr. Partridge of pear tree fame! He tells them that everything is in a muddle because the fifth gold ring is missing. The Turtle Doves are squabbling, the Calling Birds are glued to their phones and the French Hens are plain eccentric! With the help of three 'assistants' (Fiver, Goldy and Ringo), Matt and Lucy must find the fifth ring and return everything to normal.
The Director's Pack contains everything you need to stage a successful show including the Director's Book with director's overview, cast list, synopsis, notes, script, score, lyrics, helpful staging suggestions and performance licence application form. The accompanying CD contains full vocal demonstrations of the songs for the children to learn and separate instrumental backing tracks for performance use (no pianist required).
Also included is a set of A4 Photocopiable Master Sheets containing the script and lyrics, which may be easily photocopied and distributed to everyone taking part in the show.
Contains 6 songs + 7 traditional carol excerpts with modern backings. Age guide 8-12 years.
Approximate Duration: 55 minutes