Shakespeare Rocks! (Junior Production)
by Steve Titford
Pricing & Order Info.
"Definitely the best script I have ever read."
Nicola Laud, Year 6 teacher, Lincolnshire
"An utterly brilliant introduction to Shakespeare; oh... those songs!"
Year 6 teacher, Rayleigh, Essex
"If this doesn't engage children and have them eating out of our hands, then nothing will!"
Kim Biggs, Music Teacher, Holbeach CP School
Celebrate the Bard's special birthday with our BRAND NEW hilarious but factually correct take on the life & times of William Shakespeare
Why choose this Musical?
2014 is THE Shakespeare Celebration Year
Makes Shakespeare "Cool" and "Current"
Editable Word Doc Script available make your own changes
57 speaking roles
Easily reduced to 27 speaking roles, see "Script & Songs" below for full instructions.
Duration: 45 - 50 minutes
CD of Backing Tracks plus essential sound effects available
No pianist required! This CD includes ALL Backing Tracks, Incidental Music and Special Effects in the order you need them enabling production and direction to take place without specialist musical expertise.
CD of Vocal Tracks available for learning the songs
Sing It! Available
A BRAND NEW product; a CD-ROM of all the "Shakespeare Rocks!" Songs called "Sing it!" is also available. This CD-ROM teaches the songs to the children without any teacher input - children use it at school or at home - think of the time it will save you. Children LOVE learning this way and the product is foolproof. Just give it to the children and they'll do the rest.
Click HERE to see the "Sing It!" video (well worth watching).
Full Performance score available
Grade 6 standard, click "Performance Score" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.
"Very Easy Play Songs Only" Rehearsal Score available
Grade 3 / 4 Standard, click "Easy Play Score" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.
Full Production Notes
Check out the "Production Notes" in the "Script Sample" below for full details of "Shakespeare Rocks!".
No Problem Props
Click "Script Sample" in the "Script & Songs" tab below for full listing.
Any number of chorus parts
Very easy to costume
Click "Script Sample" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.
Detailed in "Script Sample" below.
Links to New National Curriculum... English/History
Age range: Key Stage 2 Production (7-11 years)
Shakespeare with style!
Aubrey, The Rough Shakespeare Company's pretentious director, obtains what appears to be William Shakespeare's lost diary. Along with Al, his down to earth assistant, the pair decide to embark on an exclusive adaption of the flamboyant Bard's personal journal.
"Shakespeare Rocks!" is a fresh, funny and up to date look at the life and times of William Shakespeare, with a cast of hilarious historical characters, amusing glimpses into some of his works and how he came 'To Be'.
The seven superb songs are exciting, modern and full of energy. They include everything you would want children to know about Shakespeare and the Elizabethan era but, are so 'cool' that they are not only informative, they are guaranteed to enthuse pupils, parents and teachers alike!
Spread the word... Shakespeare didn't just write... he rocked!