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Script and Song Samples

The Glint Of Gold (Junior Production)

by Gawen Robinson

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Features Musicline's Unique LINE COUNT System Making CASTING A 5 Minute Job.
(Click HERE to see Script Sample)


"Best play in 10 years"

Newcastle Preparatory School

NATIONAL CURRICULUM - ANCIENT EGYPTIANS
• 15 speaking roles plus several cameo parts; easily reduced or expanded.
• Unlimited chorus parts – as many as you like!
• Easy to stage with simple scenery - adaptable.
• CD of Backing Tracks available.
• CD of Vocal Tracks available.
• Piano Score (Grade 5 Standard) available.
• Easily constructed and manageable props.
• Age range - Key Stage 2 Production. (7-11 years)
• Duration - 45 Minutes.

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

The Glint of Gold has been designed as a fully performable musical production but being topic based, is easily adapted into an invaluable classroom teaching resource or a shortened assembly piece incorporating any other work the children may have done on the topic such as paintings, designs, costumes and models etc.

Set in November 1922, the story begins with Howard Carter's famous discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Along with Lord Carnarvon and his daughter Lady Evelyn Herbert, Carter enters the tomb and is astounded by the treasures buried for over 3,000 years. Before long the visitors discover the story of this little known king through the writing on the walls of the tomb. These story telling pictures are called hieroglyphs and in this play they come to life, teaching us all about Ancient Egypt. Tutankhamun, who had rested in peace for thousands of years, is now awakened and with our help needs to learn part of the "Book of the Dead" before he can join his father (The god Osiris) among the stars.

The CD is fully orchestrated with backing tracks and includes nine musical numbers covering a variety of important topics: hieroglyphs, Queen Hatshepsut, Egyptian society, the gods and pyramids.

This show has been performed many times with great success. S.H Barnett (Head of Bishop Wilson School in S. Wirral) said “The Glint of Gold” was a great success and much enjoyed by the children and parents. The format of the booklet and the ideas for scenery and music on the CD made the production very manageable. G. Jones (Head of Blagdon Co Primary School) said “Thank you very much for composing such a brilliant work. The children were learning so many new facts about the Egyptians as well as having fun.” Abby Cottrell (Aged 8) said “It was a Chocker blocker”

 

Product code: GGJ

Set in 1922, the story begins with Howard Carter's famous discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Along with Lord Carnarvon and his daughter Lady Evelyn Herbert, Carter enters the tomb and is astounded by the treasures buried for over 3,000 years. Before long the visitors discover the story of this little known king through the writing on the walls of the tomb. These story telling pictures are called hieroglyphs and in the play they come to life, teaching the audience all about Ancient Egypt. King Tutankhamun, who had rested in peace for thousands of years, is now awakened and with help needs to learn part of the "Book of the Dead" before he can join his father (The god Osiris) among the stars. In the meantime however, we learn all about hieroglyphs, Queen Hatshepsut, Egyptian society, the gods and pyramids.

 

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

Speaking Roles by Number of Lines

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has. An asterisk (*) before the character's name indicates that this character ALSO has solo or featured sung lines.

Character NameNumber of Lines
* Tutankhamen35
Howard Carter32
Lord Carnarvon22
Lady Evelyn Herbert17
Hieroglyph 115
Hieroglyph 414
* Hieroglyph 812
* Hatshepsut10
Hieroglyph 210
Hieroglyph 610
Hieroglyph 79
Hieroglyph 37
Hieroglyph 56
Anubis2
* Osiris1

Alphabetical Order (with Line Count)

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has. An asterisk (*) before the character's name indicates that this character ALSO has solo or featured sung lines.

Character NameNumber of Lines
Anubis2
* Hatshepsut10
Hieroglyph 115
Hieroglyph 210
Hieroglyph 37
Hieroglyph 414
Hieroglyph 56
Hieroglyph 610
Hieroglyph 79
* Hieroglyph 812
Howard Carter32
Lady Evelyn Herbert17
Lord Carnarvon22
* Osiris1
* Tutankhamen35

Non-speaking roles: Guard 1, Guard 2, and Ammit, all of whom are silent throughout. The following characters have no spoken lines but sing as soloists or in small groups: Carpenter, Farmer, Handmaiden 1, Handmaiden 2, Handmaiden 3, Merchant, Metalworker, Pharaoh, Politician, Scribe, Servant, Weaver.

 

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

Customer Reviews

Fantastic!

Hatshepsut is fantastic.

Review by Westrise Junior School - East Sussex.

The music was fantastic.

I have been putting on plays for 10 years and this has been the best. The music was fantastic; easy to learn with catchy tunes. Thank you.

Review by Newcastle Prep School - Newcastle on Tyne.

We all enjoyed it and it was easy to put on.

Strong tunes help the musical pass its message on. The whole theatrical form, from building the sets and costumes, to acting out the songs created an environment for educational improvement. What's more we all enjoyed it and it was easy to put on.
Review by Adele Evittt - Director of Show.

Fantabydosy !!

It was good fun to put on and the catchy tunes helped the children learn the words to the songs.
Review by Holy Trinity Preparatory School.

brilliant

Absolute amazing performance to put on. Easy to make props I think it is a brilliant production!!!
Review by Pinkwell Primary Scholl

Amazing!

I think that the songs are amazing. The 'Egyptian Counting Song' went around my head for days after I heard it. It was very good.
Review by Susanna Paynter, Stoke Bishop Primary School, Bristol

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Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

Song Samples

Song Samples are audio clips taken from the songs of the show. Click each song title below to play each song.

Song Title

The Storytellers

The Boy King

The Old God Counting Song

The Egyptian Pyramid

Queen Of The Nile

Osiris (King Of The Dead)

Point To The Stars

Tut Tut!


These samples have been compressed and do not represent the quality of the final product.

Script & Score Samples

Script & Score Samples are the first few pages of either the script, the score or any other written material relevant to the show. Click the links below to view each sample.

Sample Script

Sample Performance Score (Grade 5 Standard)

Sample Easy Play Rehearsal Score (Grade 2/3 Standard)

If you experience any issues with playing these samples then please try right clicking your mouse on the song name and selecting "Save Target As". This will allow you to download each sample song onto your computer. You can then open the song sample from the saved location on your computer and listen to it.

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