|Attribute name||Attribute value|
|Musical Styles||Classical, Madrigal, Music Hall, Shanty, March, Ballad and Waltz, Pop|
|Characters||Samuel Pepys, Town Crier, Mrs Pepys, Jane, Dr Dipsy-Doodle*, Thomas Faryner, Baker’s Maid Aristocrats: King Charles ll, Queen Catherine, Lord Mayor, Ferryman*, Lord Snuff* & Lady Merryjig* & others Puritans: Mr & Mrs Worthy*, Worthy Children ; Street People: *Betsy Beggit, *Polly Pincher, *Katie CockleBilly Barrow, Farmer Field & others; Chief Rat*, Chief Flame* Class Choruses: Aristocrats, Street People, Trades People, Puritans, Oarsmen, Rats, Fleas, Flames|
|Duration||45 - 60 Mins|
|Musical Styles||Fanfare, Music Hall, Baroque, Ballad, 2-part singing, Rock and Roll|
Extracts from Samuel Pepys' diary bring the swinging 1660s to life. Beggars on rat-infested streets celebrate the Restoration of King Charles II alongside aristocrats flaunting themselves, despite the vermin lurking beneath their fine clothes. Personal hygene hasn't been invented yet! But, as the Puritans predict, this will all lead to no good. In 1665 the Plague returns with a vengeance, claiming 100,000 lives – 20% of the city's population – followed by the Great Fire of 1666 which destroys much of the City. But all this will lead to a cleaner, safer London designed by Christopher Wren.
Eleven distinctive songs, lively dances and an entertaining script with evenly distributed parts and plenty of choruses for younger pupils to join in make Pepys’ Show ideal for primary schools and Youth Theatre.
Read about Samuel Pepys: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/pepys_samuel.shtml
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