|Attribute name||Attribute value|
|Characters||20 to 40 Solo speaking & Group singing * = Solo singing Pilot, Air Steward, Ruthless, Trader, Maria, Lumberjacks*, Cowboys*, Road Builders*; 4 Toucans, 4 Macaws, Anaconda, *Jaguar Class Choruses: Bats, Piranhas, Ants, Frogs; Sloths, Bats, Howler Monkeys, Trees, Plants|
|Duration||30 - 40 Mins|
|Musical Styles||rock, rap, blues, disco, jazz & ballad|
The tranquillity of the rainforest is shattered when a gang of developers arrive and start slashing and burning the trees to clear the land for cattle grazing. Terrified local wildlife, led by a rapping Toucan, decide to teach these profiteers a big lesson. With the promise of even greater treasure, they lure them on a perilous journey through the jungle to find the Queen of the Jungle. But the lesson is that, once removed, rainforest treasure becomes worthless.
A fun rhyming script with lots of chorus parts, nine catchy songs and dances and great simple costume ideas make ‘The Emerald Crown’ perfect for 6-11 year olds.
The Emerald Crown was commissioned by WWF. It has been featured on TV and performed in venues around the world, including The Royal Albert Hall and London Barbican.
'We've just staged it again for our leavers assembly. I think it's my favourite of all your terrific musicals!' Matthew Jennings, Wales
Photographs: Kampala International School of Uganda, directed by Margot Girerd-Barclay