Blooming GorgeousHistory Science & Environment
CD vocal tracks for rehearsals, plus backing tracks for dances & performances are user-friendly for all teachers & pupils! Musical styles include folk, rock, blues, nursery rhymes, bossa nova & part - singing.
Ages: 7 to 11 (KS2) Duration: 40 to 60 minutes
In this fun musical, we spend a day in the 18th century garden of Thomas Fairchild, who is remembered for his work with plant cultivation and children's education. At dawn, he and his apprentices are already digging the vegetable plot, while busy minibeasts recycle organic waste to fatten up vegetables for the cooking pot! Tough potato, Spud, escapes into the hothouse to hide among the tropical flowers. They are singing about life in the Amazon jungle, so Spud boasts that his ancestors, the Sweet Potatoes also came from South America! Meanwhile there's excitement in the flowerbed - Carnation & Sweet William together have produced a new species of plant! That evening the apprentices pick apples by St Pauls Cathedral, and Pipsqueak clings to his branch for dear life! The hungry gardeners are looking forward to potato stew and apple pie for supper. But Spud is nowhere to be found!
Solo speaking & Group singing: 20 to 40 (* = Solo singing)
Thomas Fairchild (gardener), Peggity (cook), 2 to 15 Apprentices; Minibeasts: Wormy, Grub & Maggot & others
Vegetables: Spud*, 1 – 4 Tatties, Old Bean, Cabby (cabbage) & Pickle (Onion) & others; Flowers: Aloe Vera*, Lily*, Orchid*, Carnation*, Sweet William* Mule, & others ; Apples: Pipsqueak & Old Fruit, Granny Smith etc
Flexible Choruses: Ragamuffins, Decomposers, Vegetables, Plants, Trees
Recycling, Cycle of Life, Life Processes, Plants, Gardening, Procreation, Cross-fertilization, Minibeasts, Vegetables, Environment, Habitats: Healthy Eating, Cooking, Working Together: 18th Century London, Historical People & Places, Maritine Explorers
Review: I would like to express our sincere thanks and praise to you for Blooming Gorgeous. The show was a great success and was loved by everyone. You should be very proud of your work… Sean Kinsella
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