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Skool & Crossbones

Short Musical, Comedy  /  2f, 4m, 4boy(s) or girl(s)

Skool & Crossbones (libretto)
Book and lyrics by Jenifer Toksvig. Music by David Perkins

Sizzling with Caribbean-style music, this show is a fun, toe-tapping treat for the whole family.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 4m, 4boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Licence details
  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Details

Summary

On a tranquil Caribbean island, the inhabitants are preparing a ceremony to the gods. Suddenly harmony is shattered when pirates sail in and threaten to take over the island. A battle commences and Fafa, the Sun God?s teenage son, descends to help. However, his father has forbidden him to use magic amongst the mortals, and he and the islanders have to think quickly to save their island. They somehow manage to conjure up something far more terrifying than they could ever have imagined - a school headmistress!

From the authors of Shake, Ripple & Roll and Pandemonium! (A Greek Myth-adventure) comes this Caribbean-style musical written specially for a large cast of young people to perform.

History

First performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, UK on 11th June 1998

Cast Attributes
  • Features Children
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
Performing Groups
  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Youth/Camp Programs

SUN GOD* (m)
FAFA (m)
LAURA (f)
ALEXANDER (m)
CUFFE (m/f)
QUASHIE (m/f)
OL' MANBO / HEADMISTRESS* (f)
CAPTAIN GEORGE* (m)
FIRST MATE (m/f)
SCAREDY-CAT (m/f)

CHORUS

*Could be played by older children or adults

  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Music

  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizeMedium
  • Chorus SizeLarge

Materials

Music Rentals

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5 Piano-Vocal
1 Flute/Clarinet/Alto Saxophone
1 Trumpet
1 Drums/Percussion
1 Bass

Additional Material:
Performance tracks are available on request. Please contact your Licensing representative for more information.
5 Piano-Vocal

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Authors

David Perkins

David works as a composer, pianist, MD and music arranger. His specialization is writing and collaborating on musicals for the youth/schools market and shows aimed at young/family orientated audiences. Published works include Shake Ripple & Roll, Pandemonium! (a Greek Myth-ad ...
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Jenifer Toksvig

Jenifer Toksvig writes musical theatre for storytellers of all ages. With composer David Perkins, she has written several shows for young people to perform, including The Curious Quest for the Sandman's Sand, Skool & Crossbones, Shake, Ripple & Roll, Pandemonium (a Greek Myth ...
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