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The Island That Rocks!

by Steve Titford

Pricing & Order Info.
Ideal Cast Size 33
Speaking Roles 25
Minimum Cast Size 13
Duration (minutes)65

Why choose this Musical?

25 speaking roles

Easily reduced to 18 speaking roles. Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 13 actors upwards. See "Casting" tab below for full instructions.

Any number of chorus parts

Full Production Notes

Check out the "Production Notes" below for full details.

Relatable

The characters share many challenges with the pupils as they grow.

Inspirational

Packed with great role-models and encouraging messages.

Easy To Learn

The script is snappy, succinct, witty and evenly loaded across your main characters. The presenters can actually use their scripts as a prop and prompt.

Easy To Stage

Costumes and props are straightforward to make or source. Click "Production Notes" in the "Script & Songs" tab below for full listing.

Bursting With Awesome Songs

From the creator of the hugely successful "Shakespeare Rocks!". You and your pupils will be sharing and listening to songs from "The Island That Rocks!" just because you love them! Steve Titford's songs are immensely popular with young people on music sharing services and social networks. When it comes to pioneering Edu-Pop, he's best-in-class! Check out the Song Samples!

Gender flexible

Most of the characters can be male or female (or anything else!) We ship the script with our recommendations for a balance of boys and girls, but the cast can easily be adapted to accommodate all ratios. Most characters even have unisex names to assist with the process.

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"Learn it!" is an "Audio Book" style read-through of the entire show performed by professional voice actors. It teaches each child their lines, when to perform them and most importantly, HOW to perform them. The copy and repeat method is simply the best and quickest way to learn. An essential product for SEND cast members. The "Learn it!" product is available as downloadable MP3 files or as a standard Audio CD.

If you'd like a more in depth explaination about "Learn it!", check out this explainer video.

Editable Word Doc Script available. Make your own changes

Full Performance Piano/Vocal score (Grade 6 Standard) available

Click "Performance Score" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.

Links to New National Curriculum... Environment and Sustainable Citizenship

Age range: Key Stage 2 Production (7-11 years)

Especially engaging for your Upper Juniors (9-11 years) - a Perfect Year 6 leavers' play.

Duration: 65 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! "Karaoke-Style" learning! Check out the video below...

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Two estranged teens become shipwrecked on a secret island, and begin a fun new existence with its trailblazing surfing inhabitants. Their season of shared adventures will change their lives, and their respective worlds.

From Steve Titford (Shakespeare Rocks!) comes an exciting and forward-thinking musical for all. Bursting with wit and contemporary style, "The Island That Rocks" encourages young people to get active, have fun and explore a sustainable future, with songs guaranteed to have everyone singing and dancing!

Scene 1: The Auditorium

The Presenters introduce the show to us - a musical based on a testimony they found online. This is what they have really been working on instead of studying for their exams! The testimony is written by two young people of unknown origin. The Presenters lead the cast into the first musical number, Prologue. This short song alludes to a tale of a hidden world, accessible to the audience if they 'work together'.

The Presenters name the authors of the testimony: Chloe and George Bray, aged 15 and 13 respectively when reported missing from our world, and now living on "The Island". They go on to read a brief account of the siblings experience. The teens struggle alone in the water before passing out with exhaustion.

Scene 2: The Island, Key Vida Vista

A celebratory song, Life On The Island, is performed by the inhabitants of the Island, known locally as The ROCKS (Republic Of Concealed Keys). The population of The ROCKS happily sing and dance in a Rhumba style. We learn that the people love their island, which is cut off from our world. Nobody from the outside can find it. Although it is technologically advanced, there is no internet access. It doesn't appear on Google Maps. There is a seemingly harmonious existence between humans, technology and nature.

Scene 3: Bodacious Bay

Fran, a disgruntled teenaged surfer, stomps onstage carrying a surfboard. She has just failed her officer's exam for the "Shore Watch Wave Rider Division" and remains a cadet. She performs a short song, No Life On This Island, beginning with an angry preamble about her situation. However, her fiery temper calms when she looks out and sees the beauty around her. She imagines what her life might be like upon growing up - becoming an officer, having respect and meeting someone who appreciates her.

Fran's friends (all surfers of various disciplines) have been watching from a distance. They enter the scene and console her. She is the youngest of the friends and the only one still to pass her Shore Watch Officer's exam. Her friends remind her that if she passed her exam now, she would be the youngest ever cadet to do so.

Among Fran's friends is her captain and examiner, Tadee. He encourages her to focus on her immediate situation, rather than daydreaming about the future. Taking Tadee's advice, she looks out to the ocean and spots a boy in the water - unconscious and in danger. She dashes out of the scene to rescue the boy, assisted by Tadee and the other officers.

The team carry an unconscious George back into the scene and lay him down centre stage. Fran puts her ear to George's mouth to check if he is breathing. George splutters into life, startling the group and himself. He jumps up, disorientated and afraid, determined to find his sister. Tadee radios his colleagues about another possible victim. George sketchily explains that he was separated from his sister when they fell overboard. Tadee receives a radio transmission, informing him that George's sister has been safely rescued by another group and that they are on their way to meet them.

George profusely thanks Fran, who introduces herself as a cadet. Tadee steps in and instantly promotes her to officer, based on her actions in saving George. Fran thanks George for nearly drowning so enabling her promotion! The group deduce from George's story that he and Chloe are possibly 'outsiders' - the first in many years - big news for the ROCKS and great bragging rights for the Wave Rider Division who saved them.

Another group of Wave Riders arrive with Chloe. Shaken but unharmed, Chloe embraces George and chatters elatedly with him and the Wave Riders. A particularly laid-back Wave Rider called Wipeout brushes the event off as if it's all in a day's work, and suggests taking Chloe and George to Key Central so they can all eat. He asks Chloe and George if they are ready to ride. They ask 'How?' The Wave Rider Division energetically perform the uptempo surf song Wave Riders to explain their role and extend their friendship to Chloe and George.

Following the song, everyone in the scene exits, leaving the Presenters to pick up the story in preparation for the next scene.

Scene 4: Key Vida Vista, A Hospital Ward

Following a wondrous journey with the Wave Riders to the Republic's capital, Chloe and George spend two days recovering in a state-of-the-art hospital under the watchful eye of Doctor Hulson. Upon completion of the siblings' discharge assessments, Doctor Hulson breaks some difficult news: Chloe and George are unable to leave the ROCKS. In fact, nobody can leave the Republic. Chloe and George are surprisingly untroubled by this revelation - claiming they have no family to go back to anyway. Instead, they are eager to reunite with the Wave Riders who saved them, and learn their ways. They are reluctant to explain their origin at this time but are, of course, curious to learn why nobody can leave the ROCKS. Doctor Hulson and her fellow professionals explain through the reggae song Map Of The Island.

Using a map on the wall as a teaching aid, Doctor Hulson shows the Republic sitting within a Cyclone that is considered impassable. Chloe and George are among the few who have survived the inward journey over the years.

Halfway through the song, Fran shows up with her parents, who have offered to adopt Chloe and George so they can start their new life. In addition, Fran gives them a Wave Rider Cadet uniform each, signifying their enrolment into the academy. Chloe and George are overjoyed and happily join in with the song.

Scene 5: Key Verday Energy Centre

A few weeks into their training, Chloe and George are on a windsurfing and navigation exercise. The Presenters reveal more details about the island through the siblings' testimony as they arrive at the Republic's energy centre. Here, Chloe and George meet head technicians Sam and Alex, who give them a tour of the facility. They perform the song Star Alive with their team, showing off the huge advancements that their society has made in the harnessing of renewable energy.

Scene 6: Key Wilder - The Port

The Presenters reveal more about Chloe and George's progress over time and introduce us to Key Wilder. This huge recycling plant is run by Jackie and Omar - a husband and wife with very different origins. Chloe and George along with some of the Wave Riders drop in with a catchment of waste they have retrieved off the coast. The siblings are surprised to find that the couple get on so well. Both were oil tycoons before washing up on the shores of the Republic. Jackie is from the West and rides a pantomime horse. Omar is from the East and rides a pantomime camel. However, the two are most compatible and prove through their song that Camels and Horses can dance!

Scene 7: Bodacious Bay - Sunset

As Summer draws to a close, the Wave Riders reflect on a successful season and speculate on the future. Mid-conversation, explosions are heard out to sea. Chloe and George postulate that its an armoured submarine blasting its way through the rocky boundary surrounding the ROCKS. The siblings reluctantly admit "They're here!" The other Wave Riders ask "Who?"

Scene 8: The Ocean - Flashback

This scene is acted out in mime as a flashback. The Presenters stand to one side of the stage, reading while the story is acted out. We learn that Chloe and George's neglectful parents are petroleum biologists in search of an uncharted oil well. Unaware of its savage properties, the family steer their yacht into the cyclone. It sinks and the teens are swept away from everyone else.

Scene 9: Bodacious Bay - Night

Back in the present, tensions are high as the revelations by Chloe and George come to light. After a brief outburst, the team resolve their differences when the submarine goes dead in the water and puts out a distress call. Only the Wave Riders can answer the call in time and save the crew of the crippled submarine. Reinvigorated by their shared values, the friends perform a short reprise of Wave Riders before heading out to sea.

Scene 10: Bodacious Bay - Dawn

The rescue mission has been successful as the Wave Riders deliver the crew of the stricken submarine safely to shore. Among the thankful crew are Chloe and George's parents, remorseful of the neglect of their children and keen to make amends. The teens accept their proposal and introduce them to the way of the Republic. It is concluded by the people of the ROCKS that the outside world is learning from its mistakes; the cyclone is weakening, and now is the time to extend their hand in friendship to the global population. They do this by transmitting Chloe and George's testimony through the weakened Cyclone and by performing the song Back Together (IRL).

The cast then perform a short reprise of Map Of The Island as the finale. Wave Riders is performed as an encore.

Speaking Roles By Number Of Lines

In the following list the number shows the number of spoken lines each character has. The asterisk (*) before the characters name indicates that this character has solo or featured sung lines.

Character NameNumber of Lines
George42
*Presenter 241
*Presenter 140
*Fran33
Tadee31
Wipeout31
Chloe27
Reef25
Presenter 324
Presenter 424
Teekee20
*Jackie19
*Doctor Hulson17
*Omar16
Sam15
Alex12
Technician 33
Dolores3
Technician 42
Lazarus2
Captain Robertson1
Technician 11
Technician 21
Hilly the Camel and Ned the Horse1 word

Non-speaking roles: Jude, Jay, and Doctors, Nurses, and Patients (at least one of each).

Suggested Cast List For 21 Actors

In the following list the number shows the number of spoken lines each character has. The asterisk (*) before the characters name indicates that this character has solo or featured sung lines.
Character NameNumber of Lines
George42
*Presenter 2 - Combine role with Presenter 441
*Presenter 1 - Combine role with Presenter 340
*Fran33
Tadee31
Wipeout31
Chloe27
Reef25
Teekee20
*Jackie19
*Doctor Hulson17
*Omar16
Sam - Also plays Hilly the Camel16
Alex - Also plays Ned the Horse13
Technician 3 - Also plays Lazarus5
Technician 2 - Also plays Jude and Dolores4
Technician 42
Technician 1 - Also plays Jay and Capt. Robertson2

Non-speaking roles: Doctor, Nurse, and Patient, who also play the following Chorus parts: Revellers/Islanders; Musicians: Surfers; Technicians; Dancers and Crew Members.

Suggested Cast List For 16 Actors

In the following list the number shows the number of spoken lines each character has. The asterisk (*) before the characters name indicates that this character has solo or featured sung lines.
Character NameNumber of Lines
Wipeout - Also plays Reef & Teekee176
George42
*Presenter 2 - Combine role with Presenter 441
*Presenter 1 - Combine role with Presenter 340
*Fran33
Tadee31
Chloe27
Technician 2 - Also plays *Jackie, Jude and Dolores23
*Doctor Hulson - Also plays Technician 3 and Lazarus22
Technician 1 - Also plays *Omar, Jay and Capt. Robertson18
Sam - Also plays Hilly the Camel16
Alex - Also plays Ned the Horse13
Technician 4 - Also plays the non-speaking Chorus roles2

Non-speaking roles: Doctor, Nurse, and Patient, who also play the following Chorus parts: Revellers/Islanders; Musicians: Surfers; Technicians; Dancers and Crew Members.

N.B. 1With this doubling of parts some redistribution of dialogue between the Wave Riders will be necessary for the conversations to still make sense.

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Main Character Guide

This Main Character Guide gives an overview of each character from "The Island That Rocks!".
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Setting Guide

Setting Guide
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R.O.C.K.s Map

A map of the Republic Of Concealed Keys (R.O.C.K.s). A selection of JPGs and PNGs of the ROCKs Map.
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Print Res Cover Artwork

Great for programmes, tickets and posters!
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Waverider Ranks Artwork

Rank patch artwork for the different ranks associated with the Waveriders, a group of surfing safety supervisors.
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R.O.C.K.s Flag

The flag of the Republic Of Concealed Keys (R.O.C.K.s) represents the 8 Keys, sustained by a central star and an infinity loop to symbolise its self-sustaining nature.
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5 Star Rating

The Island That Rocks!

"As a teacher, I was thoroughly impressed with "The Island That Rocks." The musical's contemporary flair and infectious tunes not only entertained our students but also instilled in them the importance of sustainability and camaraderie. A mustfor schools looking to inspire and energize their students. Bravo, Steve Titford! "
Junoir Teacher, Primary School, London

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