The following scripts can be hired by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the 'Contact' button
The Fairyland Trials
Zoe's Big Day
Ghosts of Summer
The Secret Garden Project
The Chimes (adapted from Dicken's novel)
Not Just a Number (the story of the Titanic Children)
David Lawson Lean writes with Jane Marlow. Jane is a composer and musical director.
To avoid any infringement of copyright the story outlines given on this page give away very little detail. If you require more information please email the enquiry line listed at the foot of this page.
All musicals have large casts of over 20 and are suitable to be performed by children of varying ages. They are ideal for Youth Theatres and Schools. The shows run at about 45 minutes each.
THE TOP TOP FLOOR SHOW
When Pippa and Abi go shopping to buy clothes for a party they embark on an in store adventure more dangerous than they could ever imagine.
This quirky little musical comedy is great fun and has plenty of catchy tunes and outrageous characters. The staging is very simple - mainly using rails of clothes.
Emelia's school holiday takes a chaotic turn for the worse when she meddles in magic and brings to life a number of characters from the past.
Shadows is essentially a farce, with plenty of ridiculous characters and chases. However it has a sensitive and sometimes haunting undertone which has made it a popular choice for directors. The songs include moments of high comedy as well as tenderness. Again the staging is very easy.
THE LOST WITCH OF HOLLY TREE HAVEN
Annabelle's world is turned upside down when she becomes magically estranged from the people who are supposed to care for her.
This show deals with children's fear of isolation in a fantastical but often comic way. The show contains an evil witch and a couple of singing trolls - so needs some strong character actors. There is virtually no set needed for this show, but staging can be added to suit the needs of the performance space.
THE GUARDIANS OF TIME
This is a time travel adventure where the characters are school children. The comedy is balanced against some darker and more poignant moments. The songs are both exciting and full of character with a couple of heart-rending numbers.
There are one or two special effects needed in this show, and some creative costuming, but again it is very easy to stage, and highly entertaining.
PAPER TRAILS AND TEAPOT TAILS
A fun show with parts for up to 40 children of various ages. The inspiration for the story was an improvised scene about a teapot by two Surbiton schoolgirls. Added to the mix is a magical book which, when opened, allows it's characters to jump out into the real world.
A musical about a haunted theatre. Two teams are competing in a dance competition, but when one team decides to go ghost hunting after the theatre is closed for the night, they find more than they bargained for.
When Scrabble, the word theif, creates havoc The Children's Bureau of Investigation come to the resucue with the aid of some extraordinary superheros. A modern musical comedy.
The story of a friendship that develops between a schoolgirl and a runaway girl. THeir friendship and trust is tested when the runaway reveals that she is a vampire.
THE WISHING STONE
The wishing stone can make your wishes come true. When a group of children find it whilst rock-pooling on the beach, they get more than they bargained for.
THE LITTLE ALIEN
Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Little Mermaid', The Little Alien gets herself into all sorts of trouble when she decides to leave her planet to find out what life is like elsewhere in the galaxy.
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Also take a look at the selection of original scripts below, to which you could add your own songs and dances.
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This script explores the different wishes that we have from childhood to adulthood and the choices that we make as a result of them. This script can also work without musical numbers.
Departures is based in the future, during a devastating world war. The planet faces environmental catastrophe, and child evacuees are being sent to space stations. The style is a mixture between images of World War 1 and 2 and science fiction. This script can also work without musical numbers.
The Travel Show
This early show looks at life in three cities - London, Paris and Los Angeles.
This story looks at a group of school friends growing up in the 1980's. We see them at three different points: At the beginning of the decade as young children at a birthday part, mid decade at a sleepover, and at the end of the decade when they are leaving school. Each character is played by three different actors according to their age. There are additional characters in each age group. Directors are welcome to edit to suit cast numbers.
A Midsummer Night's Disco
A spoof of A Midsummer Night's Dream based in a Disco. Great fun and a good introduction to Shakespeare.
Grandma The Brave
When Tiggy says she is too poorly to go to school her Grandma comes to take care of her. When her Grandma suspects that the real reason for her wanting to stay home is because Tiggy is being bullied, she tells her three stories about her own brave adventures. Grandma's stories are about rescuing people from goblins, defeating pirates and even fighting a dragon. Each story can be acted out by a different group of children (again Grandma and her friends are different ages in each story.) The stories are linked by two actors playing Grandma and Tiggy in the present day.
‘Movie Madness’ is a piece of children’s theatre parodying the experiences of children working in the film industry, from them being plucked from obscurity and herded through auditions to the elusive glamour of the Academy Awards. ‘Movie Madness’ is a comedy presented in the style of a ‘reality TV’ style documentary. Each scene parodies an aspect of the making of a film, in which all the actors are children.
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