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PLAYSCRIPTS and MUSICAL SCORES

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A play or musical may appear under more than one heading
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"Human Relationships" should not be taken to mean
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All shows prefixed M are musicals;
those prefixed
P are plays without music
(or where the musical items may be substitued or omitted)

* Denotes a play published within a combined volume.

CATEGORIES LISTED
A play or musical may appear under more than one heading
By Subject Matter:-                   HISTORICAL THEMES or SETTINGS:
Based on factual events or characters;
Fictional but "realist" in a period setting
CHRISTMAS: Musicals;
Plays
COMEDY  
FANTASY / MAGIC  
HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS  
MYSTERIES / THRILLERS / "WHODUNNITS": "Spoofs"
Slightly More Serious
PANTOMIME  
SCHOOL SETTINGS  
SCIENCE FICTION / TIME TRAVEL  
SOCIAL / MORAL / ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES  
"WESTERNS"  
  By Type:- Suggested as suitable for GCSE Drama  
ADAPTATIONS from other published works or well known stories

LISTS BY SUBJECT MATTER

HISTORICAL THEMES or SETTINGS
Based on factual events or characters
Holes For Us to Breathe * P 18 1988: The three whales trapped under ice in Alaska
King Arthur (All Shook Up) # M 57 The story of the sword in the stone in a short up to date cantata
No Place for a Girl M 19 1980's: A girl wants to be accepted as a soccer player
Paved with Gold P 62 1860's: Adapted from Henry Mayhew's "London Labour and the London Poor"
Quill Power M 16 The life of William Shakespeare
Siege! P 1 The English Civil War: the siege of Reading
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight P 30 King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
The King James Hat M58 The Gunpowder Plot
The Powder Monkeys M 13 The Napoleonic Wars
Whale Song M 31 1988: The three whales trapped under ice in Alaska
Fictional but "realist" in a period setting

A Day at the Sea-Side M 14
Edwardian England
An English Heaven * P 55 WW1: it's effect on village life in England
Arf 'n' Arf M 33 A Victorian boarding school setting
Blackout-Operation Pied Piper M 24 WW2: an evacuation story
Bombshells M 23 WW2: girl munition workers are also a singing quartet
Forty P73 WW1: particularly the final day
Is There Honey Still? * P 55 WW1: the life of nurses in a field station
Runaway Girl P 64 1980's London nightlife
"Say Goodbye to Satchwell Road" M 27 WW2: an evacuation story
Shelter P 31 WW2: families under bomb attack
Shirley's Song P 65 1960's London - swinging but dangerous
The Leaving of Liverpool M 10 1850's: Irish emigration plus child exploitation
Twist and Shout P 63 1960's - the early days of Beatlemania
Wherever There's A Dream M 48 Victorian workhouse and family life

CHRISTMAS Musicals
Christmas Carnival * M 29
Christmas Every Day M 40
Christmas Present * M 30
Kids' Nativity * M 29
Last Stop Before Bethlehem M 46
One Little Boy * M 28
Shepherd Boy * M 30
Starbright M 18
The Lonely Shepherd M 35
The Most Absurd Xmas Musical in the World . . . Ever! M 53
Wherever There's A Dream M 48
CHRISTMAS Plays

A Happy Christmas * P 17
Bethlehem P 25
Christmas Is Cancelled * P 15
Is It Time Yet, Dad? P 26
Little Donkey Rumba P69
Sing Nowell P74
The Christmas Cracker * P 56
The Oxen P 23
Who Is Welcome? * P 56

COMEDY
without "serious overtones" or "underlying messages"
An Evening at Grange Manor * P 5
Bermuda Tangle * P 50
Bertie's Genius M 12
Close Encounters of the Nurd Kind * P 42
Drink? * P 47
Four "Victorian" Melodramas P 36
Going, Going, Gone * P 41
Imperial Nosh * P 5
Little Donkey Rumba P69
Olive! M 1
Robin Hood and the Borrowed Gold * P 9
Robin Hood's Sherwood Shenanigans P 6
Runaway Girl P 64
Shirley's Song P 65
Some Treasure Island! P 38
Spud Ferret and the Case of the Stolen Diamonds P 34
Spud Ferret and the Case of the Missing Hypergyrocopter P 57
Start of Term at Grunge Hill * P 42
The Angel of Death * P 41
The Butler Did It * P 42
The Chumleigh Towers Trilogy * P 29 / The Gymslip * P 29
The Dastardly Deeds of Lord Swindleham * P 45
The Final Frontier P 72
The Love for Three Oranges P 43
The Miller's Daughter * P 37
The Quest for the Holy Pael * P 9
The School Play M 38
The Shoemaker * P 37
The Show's The Thing P 28
The Ten O'Clock Angel P 33
The Ultimate Olympus P 4
The Valheil World P 61
The Zoron P 58
Twist & Shout! P 63
Up The Odyssey M 25
Witches M 11
X Marks the Spot M 54
Young Scarlett Hood P 59

FANTASY / MAGIC
(Other titles may be found under PANTOMIME or SCIENCE FICTION / TIME TRAVEL)
Bookworms and Bunions P 2
Fast Forward To Fantasy M59
Hit & Run * P 19
King Arthur (All Shook Up) # M 57
The Dastardly Deeds of Lord Swindleham * P 45
The Final Frontier P 72
The Love for Three Oranges P 43
The Miller's Daughter * P 37
The Shoemaker * P 37
The Ten O'Clock Angel P 33
The Ultimate Olympus P 4
Trouble with Brother * P 15

HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
(Humour also features strongly in many of these plays)
3's Company P68
Anonymous * P 19
Blushes * P 17
Broadway Blues P 24
Care * P 54
Déjà Vu M 44
Forty P73
Full Circle M 4
Head to Head P 49
Hopes P 60
I Was Adored Once Too P 13
In The Name of My Mother P48
Last Day of Term * P 35
Lumpy Custard M 5
Meet The Family * P 41
Parallel Lines M 43
Postman's Knock M 47
Puppets * P 20
Remember, Remember P 12
Rodge! P 51
Romeo Loves Juliet - OK? P 53
Runaway Girl P 64
The Railway Children M56
Shirley's Song P 65
Sandgran * P 20
Shelter P 31
Siege! P 1
Spanner in her Pocket * P 20
Sweet Dreams M 8
The Damn Fine Road * P 18
The Masque of the Red Death P 3
The Popping of the Grand Balloon P 10
The Ratbusters * P 45
The School Inspection P 46
The Schoolroom * P 35
The Visit P 8
Trouble in Toyland * P 5
Trouble with Brother * P 15
Twist & Shout! P 63
Urban Cycles P67
We'll Be Home Tomorrow P 16
Why Can't I Be a Teenager in Love? * P 50

MYSTERIES / THRILLERS / "WHODUNNITS"
"Spoofs"
An Evening at Grange Manor * P 5
Going, Going, Gone * P 41
Hit & Run * P 19
Murder at St. Barnabas * P 47
Spud Ferret and the Case of the Stolen Diamonds P 34
Spud Ferret and the Case of the Missing Hypergyrocopter P 57
The Angel of Death * P 41
The Beasts of St. Bozo's M 26
The Butler Did It * P 42
The Zoron P 58
Slightly More Serious
Big Yellow Taxi P 21
Head to Head P 49
Hit & Run * P 19
Shadow in the Glen P 40
Shadows * P 54

PANTOMIME
(or which can lend themselves to the genre)
Little Red Riding Hood M 52
Meg M 36
Sleeping Jack Whittington and the Seven Bears P 7
The Princess and the Dragon M 34
The Most Absurd Xmas Musical in the World . . . Ever! M 53

SCHOOL SETTINGS
(at least in part)
A Day at the Sea-Side M 14
Arf 'n' Arf M 33
Bookworms and Bunions P 2
Broadway Blues P 24
Cultured Rebels P 32
Idea From A Friend M 3
I Was Adored Once Too P 13
Last Day of Term * P 35
No Place for a Girl M 19
alternatively written as:
Sweet F.A. [SchoolPlay PLUS] P 14
Start of Term at Grunge Hill * P 42
The Beasts of St. Bozo's M 26
The Chumleigh Towers Trilogy * P 29 / The Gymslip * P 29
The King James Hat M58
The School Inspection P 46
The School Play M 38
The Schoolroom * P 35

SCIENCE FICTION / TIME TRAVEL
Bermuda Tangle * P 50
Billy The Silicon Kid M 22
Captain Tellus and the Crystal Folk M 39
Close Encounters of the Nurd Kind * P 42
Fast Forward To Fantasy M59
Mehuja! M 9
Out of the Blue M 20
The Final Frontier P 72
The King James Hat M58
The Starfish Centre Prize M 49
The Valheil World P 61
The Visit P 8
Thought-Catcher P66
Turn of the Tide M 41
Watch This Space M 42

SOCIAL / MORAL / ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
(Humour also features strongly in many of these plays)
Big Yellow Taxi P 21
Blushes * P 17
Care * P 54
Cultured Rebels P 32
Head to Head P 49
Holes For Us to Breathe * P 18
Hopes P 60
I Was Adored Once Too P 13
In The Name of My Mother P48

No Place for a Girl M 19
alternatively written as:
Sweet F.A. [SchoolPlay PLUS] P 14
The Piper of Dreams * M 28
Remember, Remember P 12
Red Socks M 2
The Damn Fine Road * P 18
The School Inspection P 46
Trouble in Toyland * P 5
Urban Cycles P67
Whale Song M 31

"WESTERNS"
Gunfight at the Deadwood Doomstone Saloon M 55
Injuns M 15

LISTS BY TYPE

Suggested as suitable for GCSE Drama  
In some instances it may be appropriate to take extracts from the play or musical in isolation for GCSE work  
PLEASE be sure to contact SchoolPlay Productions Limited before ANY performance is given  
PLAY or MUSICAL   Details of complete work  
Cast Size Length (minutes)
3's Company P68 4 30
A Happy Christmas * P 17 11 11
An English Heaven * P 55 10 35
An Evening at Grange Manor * P 5 9 20
Anonymous * P 19 5 20
Blushes * P 17 7 18
Care * P 54 9 40
Drink? * P 47 6 25
Forty P73 12 35
Four "Victorian" Melodramas P 36 6 or 7 in each 12 - 15 each
Going, Going, Gone * P 41  7 15
Holes For Us to Breathe * P 18 3 45
Hopes P 60 35 (5 principals) 75
Imperial Nosh * P 5 12 20
In The Name of My Mother P48 3 25
Is It Time Yet, Dad? P 26 4 (19 parts) 35
Is There Honey Still? * P 55 9 35
Little Donkey Rumba P69 10 30
Meet The Family * P 41 6 15
Murder at St. Barnabas * P 47 7  20
Parallel Lines M 43 17 (51 parts) 70
Puppets * P 20 6 20
Remember, Remember P 12 13 35
Runaway Girl P 64 18 75
Sandgran * P 20 6 30
Shadow in the Glen P 40 8 30
Shadows * P 54 9 30
Shelter P 31 8 40
Shirley's Song P 65 3 60
Spanner in her Pocket * P 20 4 15
Sweet F.A. [SchoolPlay PLUS] P 14 5 (18 parts) 60
The Angel of Death * P 41 4 15
The Butler Did It * P 42 9 30
The Chumleigh Towers Trilogy * P 29 12 - 25 in each 15 - 20 each
The Damn Fine Road * P 18 6 30
The Dastardly Deeds of Lord Swindleham * P 45 17 35
Twist & Shout! P 63 32 90
We'll Be Home Tomorrow P 16 4 (17 parts) 45

ADAPTATIONS from other published works or well known stories
Those marked @ in the Origin column are particularly "free" adaptations!
Play or Musical Title of earlier work Origin of earlier work
Daniel and the Beastly Babylonians P 44 The Book of Daniel Holy Bible
I Was Adored Once Too P 13 I Was Adored Once Too Jan Mark
Jankyn's Gold P 52 The Wife of Bath
and The Pardoner
Chaucer
King Midas M 32 King Midas Greek legend
Little Red Riding Hood M 52 Red Riding Hood Fairy story
Robin Hood and the Jewish Gold * P 9 Robin Hood @ Traditional story
Robin Hood's Sherwood Shenanigans P 6 Robin Hood Traditional story
Rock A-Round Robin M 21 Robin Hood Traditional story
Romeo Loves Juliet - OK? P 53 Romeo and Juliet W. Shakespeare
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight P 30 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 14th century poem
Some Treasure Island! P 38 Treasure Island @ R. L. Stevenson
The Love for Three Oranges P 43 The Love for Three Oranges Italian story / Prokofiev
The Masque of the Red Death P 3 The Masque of the Red Death Edgar Allen Poe
The Miller's Daughter * P 37 Rumpelstiltskin Fairy story (J. & W. Grimm)
The Oxen P 23 The Oxen Thomas Hardy
The Popping of the Grand Balloon P 10 The Little Rooster & the Diamond Button Hungarian folk tale
The Prince and the Pauper P70 The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain
The Ratbusters * P 45 The Pied Piper of Hamelin Traditional story
The Rover's Return M 51 The Prodigal Son Holy Bible
The Shoemaker * P 37 The Elves and the Shoemaker Fairy Story (J. & W. Grimm)
The Truth About George M 50 St. George and the Dragon @ Traditional story
Up The Odyssey M 25 The story of Ulysses Greek legend
X Marks the Spot M 54 Treasure Island R. L. Stevenson
TANGENTIAL CONNECTIONS
Where characters or extracts from other works form part of the plot
Play or Musical Title of earlier work Origin of earlier work
Bookworms and Bunions P 2 Cinderella, Hansel & Gretel, Hamlet, Alice in Wonderland Fairy Stories (J. & W. Grimm),
W. Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll
I Was Adored Once Too P 13 Twelfth Night W. Shakespeare
Sleeping Jack Whittington and the Seven Bears P 7 Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, Dick Whittington, Snow White, Rapunzel, Alice in Wonderland Fairy stories and other pantomimes

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