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Glint Of Gold

by Gawen Robinson

Pricing & Order Info.

NATIONAL CURRICULUM - ANCIENT EGYPTIANS

Ideal Cast Size 53
Speaking Roles 15
Minimum Cast Size 24
Duration (minutes)45

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Why choose this Musical?

Editable Word Doc Script available

15 speaking roles plus several cameo parts

Allowing for flexible casting. Full instructions given for example cast sizes of 53 or 24 actors. (See "Casting" tab below).

Unlimited chorus parts

Easy to stage with simple scenery - very adaptable

CD of Backing Tracks available

No pianist required! This CD includes ALL Backing Tracks 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

Piano/Vocal Score (Grade 5 Standard) available

Encompasses ALL Songs, Cues and Chord Symbols. Click "Performance Score" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.

Easy Play Piano/Vocal Score (Grade 2/3 Standard) available

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 "Glint of Gold".

Easily constructed and manageable props

Age range: Lower Key Stage 2 Production (7-9 years)

Duration: 45 minutes

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The Glint of Gold has been designed as a fully performable musical production but being topic based, is also 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.

In this musical production, discover the story of Tutankhamun and some of the secrets of Ancient Egypt, alongside Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon and his daughter Lady Evelyn Herbert as they explore the boy king's tomb. See the "Synopsis" tab for more details.

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

This show has been performed countless times with great success. See our "Reviews" tab for details.

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 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.

Suggested Cast List For 53 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of 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
Howard Carter(32)
Lord Carnarvon(22)
Lady Evelyn Herbert(17)
* Tutankhamen(35)
Hatshepsut(10)
Hieroglyph 1(15)
Hieroglyph 2(10)
Hieroglyph 3(7)
Hieroglyph 4(14)
Hieroglyph 5(6)
Hieroglyph 6(10)
Hieroglyph 7(9)
* Hieroglyph 8(12)
Guard 1(0)
Guard 2(0)
* Servant(0)
* Farmer(0)
* Metalworker(0)
* Weaver(0)
* Carpenter(0)
* Merchant(0)
* Scribe(0)
* Politician(0)
* Pharaoh(0)
* Handmaiden 1(0)
* Handmaiden 2(0)
* Handmaiden 3(0)
Anubis(2)
* Osiris(1)
Ammit(0)

Non-speaking roles: 3 present-day Egyptians (final scene), Chorus of 20 sitting off stage. The 12 characters listed above that are asterisked but show "0" lines have NO spoken lines but DO sing as soloists or in small groups.

Suggested Cast List For 24 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the bracketed number shows the number of 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
Howard Carter(32)
Lord Carnarvon(22)
Lady Evelyn Herbert(17)
* Tutankhamen(35)
Hatshepsut(10)
Hieroglyph 1
reduce Hieroglyphs to 5 and reallocate lines
(15)
Hieroglyph 2
reduce Hieroglyphs to 5 and reallocate lines
(10)
Hieroglyph 3
reduce Hieroglyphs to 5 and reallocate lines
(7)
Hieroglyph 4
reduce Hieroglyphs to 5 and reallocate lines
(14)
Hieroglyph 5
reduce Hieroglyphs to 5 and reallocate lines
(6)
Hieroglyph 6
reduce Hieroglyphs to 5 and reallocate lines
(10)
Hieroglyph 7
reduce Hieroglyphs to 5 and reallocate lines
(9)
* Hieroglyph 8
reduce Hieroglyphs to 5 and reallocate lines
(12)
Guard 1(0)
Guard 2(0)
* Servant(0)
* Farmer(0)
* Metalworker(0)
* Weaver(0)
* Carpenter(0)
* Merchant(0)
* Scribe(0)
* Politician(0)
* Pharaoh(0)
* Handmaiden 1
also plays Anubis
(2)
* Handmaiden 2
also plays *Osiris
(1)
* Handmaiden 3
also plays Ammit and present-day Egyptian
(0)

Non-speaking roles: 1 Present-day Egyptian (can be played by same actor playing Ammit.) The three Handmaiden parts are also non-speaking. The Handmaidens and the other 9 characters listed above that are asterisked but show "0" lines have NO spoken lines but DO sing as soloists or in small groups.

5 Star Rating

Glint Of Gold

"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."
G. Jones, Head of Blagdon Co Primary School

5 Star Rating

Glint Of Gold

""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."
S.H. Barnett, Head of Bishop Wilson School, S. Wirral

5 Star Rating

Glint Of Gold

"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. "
Susanna Paynter, Stoke Bishop Primary School, Bristol

5 Star Rating

Glint Of Gold

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

5 Star Rating

Glint Of Gold

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

5 Star Rating

Glint Of Gold

"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. "
Adele Evittt , Director of Show.

5 Star Rating

Glint Of Gold

"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. "
Newcastle Prep School , Newcastle on Tyne.

5 Star Rating

Glint Of Gold

"Hatshepsut is fantastic. "
Westrise Junior School, East Sussex.

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Script (Non-editable PDF) £10.00
Script (Editable Word Doc) £12.00
PDF & Word Doc Scripts £15.00
PDF Performance Piano Score (Grade 5 Standard) £12.00
PDF Easy Play Rehearsal Piano Score (Grade 2/3 Standard) £10.00
MP3 Backing Tracks £10.00
MP3 Vocal Tracks £10.00

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Script £14.00
Pack of 5 Scripts £32.00
Pack of 10 Scripts £58.00
Performance Piano Score (Grade 5 Standard) £13.00
Easy Play Rehearsal Piano Score (Grade 2/3 Standard) £13.00
CD of Backing Tracks £13.00
CD of Vocal Tracks £13.00

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Size of your School Size Price of Licence Price Qty Qty
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150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
100-149 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £20.00
50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
0-49 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £10.00
Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00

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Size of your School Size Price of Licence Price Qty Qty
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150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
100-149 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £20.00
50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
0-49 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £10.00
Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00