One Planet FuturePHSE Environment
Musical styles include classical, rock, jazz, folk & 2 part-singing.
Ages: 7 to 11 (KS2, KS3) Duration: Part 1: 30 minutes, Part 2: 30 minutes
An allotment has become a dumping ground for G.R.O.T.s - which stands for 'Get Rid Of That', the last human words these discarded objects heard! On top of a tatty sofa (Bulky Waste ), perches an ancient TV (Goggle-Box), and beside it leans a rusty bike (Velocity). Nearby lolls a drippy fridge, its door hanging open to reveal smelly junk food. Plastic bags and bottles drift about aimlessly, and an out-of-control supermarket trolley careers all over the place!
When LT250, a bright young laptop is dumped, it uses its remaining battery power to search the Internet for help. The Wasteland Warriors, enthusiastic environmentalists, pick up the email and come to the rescue. But while they're busy restoring and recycling the rubbish, nobody notices Slick, a menacing can of motor oil, lurking by a nearby pond!
Premiered at 2008 WWF Annual Conference, Westminster Central Methodist Hall (please see photos)
20 to 40 Solo: (* = Solo singing)
G.R.O.T.s: LT250 (laptop), Bulky Waste (tatty 3-seater sofa - 3 parts), Goggle Box (TV), Velocity (bike), Drip (fridge), Slick (fossil fuel)*, Carry (plastic bag*), Cash (supermarket trolley*)
Minibeasts: Maggot, Grub & Wormy (decomposers); Wasteland Warriors: Grandad, Marigold, Jess, Sim & Spike & others; Children: Charlie, Alex, Krish & Nicky & others; Narrator, Rag & Bone foxes, Truck Driver; Stickle & Tickle (Sticklebacks)
Flexible Choruses: G.R.O.T.s, Wasteland Warriors, Minibeasts, Ickle Fish, 'Footnotes'
Recycling, Dealing with Waste, Ecosystems, Technology, Minibeasts, Aquatic Creatures, Ponds, Scavengers, Cycle of Life, Food, Environment, Allotments, Habitats, Sustainable Living: Health & Safety, Well-being, Healthy Eating, Caring, Team work
Thank you so much for producing and publishing such relevant and thought provoking musicals for children.
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