Big Momma is leading her herd across the African plain to a waterhole, where they will drink, bathe and play alongside other wild animals - elephants have no natural enemies - except man! When they hear loud bangs in the distance Big Momma anxiously hurries her family away, but the poachers track them down. In the chaos, Baby Erica is separated from the herd. Rangers rescue and take her to a zoo, as she cannot survive alone in the wild. Erica grows up, living in an enclosure, providing entertainiment for visitors. She has developed a strong bond with her kind keeper but cannot forget her elephant family and life in Africa. Then one day, the rangers arrive. They have found Big Momma and her herd, who all miraculously survived, and now they are taking Erica back home to be reunited with them!
This moving WWF musical appeals to children's love of animals. With jazzy songs and rhythmic dances, it gives an insight into the life of elephants, their ancient customs and the dangers they face.
Age guide: 7 - 12; KS1, KS2 Duration: 40 - 50 mins
Big Momma was commissioned by WWF, and has been performed throughout the world.
Cast: 20 to 40 Solo speaking & Group singing parts * = Solo singing
Elephants Erica -baby/adult*, Sister Chivia*, Brothers Leuco & Fynbros*, Aunt Acacia*, Cousin Karoo*, Big Momma* Big Papa, Uncle Trunkle, Crooked Tusk, Mighty Musk, Grandpa Jagged Scar; Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Lion, Game Park Rangers, Zoo Keepers
Class Choruses: Children, Zoo Animals, Wild Animals
Musical styles include classical, jazz & rock.
Cross-curricular Content: Sustainable living, Animals, Plants, Trees, Ecology, Endangered species, Environment, Conservation, Habitats, Ecosystems, Rainforests, Places, Food, Farming: Well-being, Caring, Healthy living
Review: This beautiful musical fitted in perfectly with our animal project. Thank you!
Rachel Ellis, Fife
A Performing Licence is required to perform Big Momma to a public audience including parents.
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