by Steve Titford
Pricing & Order Info.
Why choose this Musical?
Let the composer, Steve Titford, tell you why...
An unforgettable, light-hearted look at Charles Darwin's work
Editable Word Doc Script available. Make your own changes
55 speaking roles
Easily reduced to 32 speaking roles. Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 34 actors upwards. See "Casting" tab below for full instructions.
Any number of chorus parts
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
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- "Vocals Off" feature
- "Line by Line" practising feature
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Full Performance score available
Grade 6 standard, click "Performance Score" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.
Duration: 50-60 minutes
Full Production Notes
Check out the "Production Notes" in the "Script Sample" below for full details of "Darwin Rocks!".
No Problem Props
Click "Script Sample" in the "Script & Songs" tab below for full listing.
Very easy to costume
Click "Script Sample" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.
Detailed in "Script Sample" below.
Links to New National Curriculum... Science/History
Age range: Upper Key Stage 2 Production (9-11 years)
NEW! Instant Scenery with our digital backdrops
A different backdrop for EVERY scene change
Supplied in both a PowerPoint presentation and as individual JPG files.
No more Scenery Painting!
Suggested Cast List For 59 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 Name||Number of Lines|
|Paper Vendor 3||3|
|Paper Vendor 1||3|
|Paper Vendor 2||2|
Non speaking roles: Practical Joker, Ancestor 2, Ancestor 3, Future Human and a chorus of London Citizens, Sailors and The Resistance.
Suggested Cast List For 34 Actors
|Character Name||Number of Lines|
|Chief Chris - also plays Gene||17|
|Marion - also plays Scientist 2 and Mary-Ann||13|
|Huxley - also plays Marketer 2||12|
|Fuegian 1 - also covers the lines of Fuegian 4, *Friend 3 and plays *Friend 1||12|
|Sir Brodie - also plays Marketer 3||11|
|Old Charles - also plays one of The Resistance (non sp)||10|
|Scientist 1 - also plays a London Citizen (non sp)||10|
|Wilberforce - also plays Marketer 1||10|
|*Jo - also plays Practical Joker (which is non speaking)||9|
|Martens - also plays *Etty||8|
|Mason - also plays Scientist 4||8|
|Fuegian 8 - also plays Fuegia, *Friend 2 and covers the lines of *Friend 4||8|
|John - also plays Ancestor 3 (non sp)||7|
|McCormick - also plays Painter||7|
|Wickham - also plays *Francis and one of The Resistance (non sp)||7|
|*Chum 3 - also plays Sailor (non sp)||7|
|Fuegian 2 - covers the lines of Fuegian 5 and also plays Future Human||6|
|*Chum 1 - also plays Sailor (non sp)||6|
|*Chum 2 - also plays Sailor (non sp)||6|
|Merchant - covers the lines of Fuegian 3 and also plays Homo Sapiens||5|
|Fuegian 7 - also plays Jemmy Button||5|
|Scientist 3 - also plays a London Citizen (Non sp)||5|
|Paper Vendor 1 - also plays Ancestor 1||4|
|Paper Vendor 2 - also plays Ancestor 4||3|
|Paper Vendor 3 - also plays Ancestor 2 (non sp)||3|
|Fuegian 6 - also plays York Minster||2|
Non speaking roles: Two London Citizens, who also play members of The Resistance. (Other non speaking roles are covered as listed above.)