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Pandemonium (a Greek Myth-adventure)

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  4f, 7m, 10boy(s) or girl(s)

Pandemonium (a Greek Myth-adventure) (libretto)
Book and lyrics by Jenifer Toksvig. Music by David Perkins

"an extraordinary assimilation of styles and influences: expressionism, morality, fairy tale, bureaucratic satire, political nightmare" - Guardian

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 7m, 10boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adventure, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Licence details
  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Details

Summary

Welcome to Ancient Greece and the wedding of Pandora and Epimetheus! Pandora's a gift from Zeus, the king of the gods. A strange box appears amongst the wedding presents, and curiosity compels Pandora to open it. All manner of evil is released into the world! She grabs the box and runs away. This wasn't part of Zeus's plan! Follow the gods, goddesses, nymphs and mortals in their mad race to find Pandora and the box.

This mythical, fun-packed musical adventure, from the authors of the successful Shake, Ripple & Roll, runs approximately one and a half hours, plus interval. The Greek chorus can involve a cast as large as required. With an exciting up-beat score and copious staging and author's notes, this musical should prove an excellent choice for drama groups of all ages.

History

First performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, UK on 28th June 2001

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

ZEUS* (m)
HERA* (f)
EROS* (m/f)
PANDORA* (f)
HADES* (m)
DAEDALUS* (m)
ICARUS* (m)
ORPHEUS* (m)
EURYDICE* (f)
KING MIDAS* (m)
DIONYSUS* (m/f)
NARCISSUS* (m)
ECHO* (f)
THESEUS, PERSEUS & ODYSSEUS* (m/f)
HERMES* (m/f)
CHARON* (m/f)
CAB DRIVER* (m/f)
2 DAIMONS* (m/f)

GREEK CHORUS

*Could be played by older children or adults

  • Time Period Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Media

"... a simple and brilliantly told narrative with bouncy, jolly music and lyrics ... The quality of the songs, with their precise lyrics and mixture of popular styles, reminded me of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour DreamCoat'; and you know how popular that show became." - Daily Mail

Music

  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizeSmall/Combo
  • Chorus SizeLarge

Materials

Music Rentals

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20 Vocal Book
1 Piano-Vocal
1 Flute
1 Clarinet
1 Alto Saxophone
1 Trumpet/Flugelhorn
1 Drums
1 Bass
1 Performance Tracks
20 Vocal Book
1 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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