by Steve Titford
Pricing & Order Info.
"Absolutely brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! The music was truly amazing. Our 94 year 6 pupils loved every one of the songs and the difference that made to their performance was evident in the energy and enthusiasm they put into it. The only problem now is this: what on earth are we going to do next year to match it? I highly recommend using "Sing it!", which made the job of learning the songs simple. What a great resource!"
Nadine Shackley, Dorridge Primary School, Solihull
Why choose this Musical?
Makes Shakespeare "Cool" and "Current"
Editable Word Doc Script available make your own changes
57 speaking roles
Easily reduced to 27 speaking roles. Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 30 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
Sing It! Mk. 3 version, now with NEW...
- "Lyrics Off" feature
- "Vocals Off" feature
- "Line by Line" practising feature
A BRAND NEW product; a CD-ROM or download of all the songs called "Sing it!" is available. This CD-ROM or download can teach the songs to the children without any teacher input. Children can use it at school or at home - think of the time it will save you! Most schools use it in class on an interactive white board or in the school hall on the overhead projector to allow full cast practice. Children LOVE learning this way and the product is foolproof.
Read the "Sing it!" reviews 'The "Sing it!" products were fantastic.' The Downs School, Bristol. 'Absolutely amazing material.' Mary O'Neill-Delano, Canada. ' "Sing it!" is fantastic for us less musically inclined teachers.' The Coppice Primary, Worcestershire. 'I really appreciate the "Sing it!" component as we often use this in rehearsals.' Newborough East Primary, Victoria, Australia. 'Can I also say that your "Sing it!" CD was brilliant.' Key Stage 2 teacher, Singapore.
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.
Duration: 45-50 minutes
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.
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 (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!
"We absolutely loved Shakespeare Rocks. The songs and script were brilliant and so much fun. We were able to easily split up some of the parts to ensure that all 88 of the cast had a speaking role. Everyone commented on how much fun it was and the children loved every minute. It was accessible to all and so enjoyable to direct and perform. I still can't get the songs out of my head a month later!"Laura Rodgers, Dulwich College (Singapore), Singapore
"Fantastic songs, great play with students learning about Shakespeare without even knowing it! A big hit, even in Australia!!"Ginny Macpherson, Collaroy Plateau Public School, Sydney, Australia, Sydney
"We recently did this production with our drama club and it is without a doubt one of the best shows I have done. The songs are brilliant, catchy, fun and easy to learn and all the children and parents loved it! "Helen Thornton, Wylye Valley Primary School, Codford
"This was literally the most fun, the most engaging and the most child-friendly introduction to Shakespeare I have seen. It was a brilliant show which is clever, witty and completely fun to perform and watch. Our Y5 and Y6 students looked fantastic and performed it well due to the simplicity of the script and scores. Fantastic."Joya Noble, The Regent's School, Bangkok, Thailand
"I have been teaching for 25 years now, and I hope I can call myself successful, but out of everything I have ever done in education, putting on this musical was the best thing ever."David Hawkins, Great Berry, Basildon, Essex
"If anyone is looking for the most incredible musical for Upper Juniors, Shakespeare Rocks is the best I have ever had the pleasure to direct. Each song is superb, the music and lyrics are amazing and the children and parents loved every minute of it. Please publish more of the same. The quality of the backing tracks is exceptional and made it easy to work with the children . We are still singing the songs in September and our show was last June!!! FABULOUS!!! "Theresa Jane Patterson, British School of Gran Canaria, El Sabinal, Gran Canaria
"The songs are catchy, the script does not get children confused and gives everyone a chance in the limelight "Isaac Wilson, All Saints C.E Primary School, Clayton-Le-Moors
"You uncorked a veritable genie from a bottle with this fantastic idea and thank you for all the joy you gave, the up-tempo modern kick, the literary links and the sheer feel-good vibe that gave our school such a boost. Your songs just keep rolling around my head. Brilliant and thank you! "Lance Andrews, Yateley Manor Prep School, Hants
"Absolutely brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! The music was truly amazing. Our 94 year 6 pupils loved every one of the songs and the difference that made to their performance was evident in the energy and enthusiasm they put into it. The only problem now is this: what on earth are we going to do next year to match it? I highly recommend using Singit, which made the job of learning the songs simple. What a great resource! Unfortunately the scenery wasn't available when we bought the play but it sounds fabulous."Nadine Shackley, Dorridge Primary School
"What a fantastic script and as for the Music................ just brilliant. My Year 5's performed this to amazed parents last week. They loved every minute of it, and the children definitely think that Shakespeare Rocks! I can't wait to do this again in the future. Steve, PLEASE write some more!!"Sue Halton - Head of Prep Drama, Pipers Corner School, Great KIngshill
"This is by far the best musical for kids and youth I have ever seen or directed. The music was wonderful and the kids sang their hearts out! It gave everyone a moment to shine and they loved it! The parents were awe struck by the kids performance's. Some said they would have never imagined their child could sing or perform flawlessly like they did. When the kid's like the music, they will go above and beyond and that is what mine did. When you get a standing ovation from middle school kids, you have accomplished the impossible. Even the adults learned something new about Shakespeare. The kids cannot wait for our next production and we have already been asked to go on tour!!! Wonderful, everyone should do this musical."Vicki Vickers, Bacon Theater Children's Playhouse/Bacon County Schools, Alma
"The production went down a real treat and was a hit with both parents and with the performing children (upper and lower juniors). The songs were great - far better than the mundane Xmas songs that we usually bore our way through. The children loved singing them and as a result, rehearsals were much less stressful (and sometimes quite enjoyable). The whole play lasted less than an hour, even with a few extra dances 'shoved in'. Definitely worth the cost."Steve, Sedbergh Primary, Sedbergh
"I just wanted to let you know that we are rehearsing for your brilliant show 'Shakespeare Rocks'. The children really love the songs, and laugh at all the jokes. The 'Sing it!' package with the CD-ROM has been so useful in teaching the songs. The whole school is involved in the production, and all their topic work at the moment is based on Shakespeare. They have learned so many facts from your songs... and have enjoyed the challenge of finding out where your 'artistic licence' does take over! The singing on the CD is excellent."Stella Mcgann - Music/Drama teacher, St Werburgh's Catholic Primary School, Birkenhead
"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
"We loved the fact that the "Word Doc." Script enabled us to adapt the production to our own needs, namely, the inclusion of extra scenes so every class from Reception to Year 6 could be included. Our children loved the songs and we now wait with bated breath for Steve Titford's next offering."Kenneth Kies , Headteacher, Eden Park Primary School, Brixham, Devon