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TURN OF THE TIDE

A Musical Play

by GRAHAM FERGUSON and DAVID HARDING

 Cast:  26 speaking / singing parts (10 m, others variable; total could be reduced to 14) + chorus.
 Suggested Age Range:  9 to 13
 Approx. Running Time:  90 minutes [ + interval]
 Music:  12 songs (including some reprises); scored for full orchestra but could be just piano accompaniment.
 Set: Two main settings - a Cornish pub and the Central Square in the City of Gold - plus four intermediary scenes, which could be achieved by lighting or location (eg. an apron stage).
 Synopsis:  A storm is brewing when Big Sam takes a party of children on his boat to visit the lighthouse. On arrival they find it deserted but the weather forces them to spend the night there. Behind a door they discover a tunnel leading through gold mines to an ancient underground city, whose civilisation is a thousand years behind.
The children are captured and then persuaded to introduce the citizens to twentieth century ideas - at first greeted eagerly but soon leading to unrest and dissatisfaction. They try to escape but are caught and sentenced to death. At the last minute flood-gates are opened and in the ensuing chaos they escape, taking back with them two friends from the city.
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Price Codes:

 Script:  Code D

 Piano Score:  Code G

 Orchestral Parts - please enquire

 Songs: Demo Cassette:  Code B

 Performance Rights:  Code X

 Licence to Copy: Code X
 Video Recording Licence: Code H  

ISBN 978 1 872475 82 0

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