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Hooray for the Little Red Hen

Ages 5-9
Duration 40–50 mins
Cast Size 20–40+
Keystages KS1-KS2
Musical Styles Folk, Swing and Calypso
Sharing food and workloads

This traditional story gives children an insight into animal, (including human) behaviour!
When Little Red Hen finds some grains of wheat, her friends refuse to help her grow them, so she does it herself. The following autumn she single-handedly harvests her crop and takes the grain to the windmill to be ground into flour. Finally she bakes a delicious loaf of bread from the flour. Her hungry 'friends' are disappointed when they are not asked to share it with her! In the end everyone has to agree 'it's much more fun to share!'

These tracks will be uncut once the digital version of this musical is purchased...

  • 01 Opening Chant
  • 02 Narration
  • 03 Little Red hen
  • 04 Who will come and help me plant
  • 05 Narraton
  • 06 Winter Blues
  • 07 Narration
  • 08 Wake up, Sleep Heads
  • 09 Narration
  • 10 Who will come and help me Cut
  • 11 Narration
  • 12 Who will come and help me Mill
  • 13 Narration
  • 14 Miller's Song
  • 15 Narration
  • 16 Who will come and me Bake
  • 17 recipe for Bread
  • 18 Narration
  • 19 Who will come and help me Eat
  • 20 Narration
  • 21 A Sharing Day

Teacher's Book & CD: Book includes full script, character list, curriculum-linked material, sheet music and lyrics. CD includes all songs recorded with children’s voices and full backing tracks.

Digital Downloads: Get started straight away with a PDF version of the script and MP3s of all of the songs and backing tracks (only available when you purchase the Book & CD Pack). Where available, a complimentary abridged version of the script is also included.

Please select from Teachers Book with or without the digital download.

Performance Licence: You need a performance licence to perform our show to anyone other than children and staff. Our licences are simple and straight forward, one price allows you to perform the show as many times as you like for a whole year.

Audio/Video Licence: If you plan to film your performance and manufacture DVDs for distribution, stream content on an internet site or on social media, you will also need to purchase this licence.

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Ages5-9
Duration40–50 mins
Cast Size20–40+
CharactersCast: 15 to 25 solo speaking and group singing parts   * = Solo singingLittle Red Hen*, Cat*, Rat*, Pig*, Miller(s), Baker(s), 1 -15 Narrators Class Choruses: Chicks, Trees, Wheat, Windmill
Musical StylesFolk, Swing and Calypso
KeystagesKS1-KS2

This traditional story gives children an insight into animal, (including human) behaviour!
When Little Red Hen finds some grains of wheat, her friends refuse to help her grow them, so she does it herself. The following autumn she single-handedly harvests her crop and takes the grain to the windmill to be ground into flour. Finally she bakes a delicious loaf of bread from the flour. Her hungry 'friends' are disappointed when they are not asked to share it with her! In the end everyone has to agree 'it's much more fun to share!'