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Jennings Abounding!

Anthony Buckeridge

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  1f, 4m, 3girl(s), 4boy(s)

Jennings Abounding! (libretto)
Based on the the Jennings Books by Anthony Buckeridge
Music by Hector Cortes and William Gomez
Additional music and arrangement by Nigel Carver

Mr Wilkins, an unpopular master of Jennings' boarding school, is rumoured to be leaving. When Mr Wilkins is asked to play the King in the end of term performance of Henry V, the result is near to chaos. However, the last-minute arrival of a "real" actor saves the day.

Jennings Abounding!

by  Anthony Buckeridge

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 4m, 3girl(s), 4boy(s)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience
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    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
Mr Wilkins, an unpopular master of Jennings' boarding school, is rumoured to be leaving. When Mr Wilkins is asked to play the King in the end of term performance of Henry V, the result is near to chaos. However, the last-minute arrival of a "real" actor saves the day.

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Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A main hall and dormitory

Casting

1f, 4m, 3girl(s), 4boy(s)
Cast Attributes
  • Features Children
  • Roles for Teens
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Jennings: lively, impetuous; 11 
Darbishire: earnest, bespectacled, somewhat slow; 11
Rowena: a loner, musical; 12-14
Venables: Temple: Christine: Emma: typical examples of genus girl or boy; 10-14
Mr Wilkins: authoritative, rather unimaginative; middle aged
Mr Carter: sympathetic; youngish
Matron: sympathetic; youngish
Headmaster: tolerant; middle aged
Irving Borrowmore: competent professional actor, disillusioned; elderly
Boys and girls (extra); 10-14

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

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