One Planet FutureEnvironment
Allotments have become a rubbish tip. On top of a tatty sofa, perches an old TV and beside it lean a rusty mountain bike and a fridge full of junk food. Plastic bags and bottles drift about, and a supermarket trolley careers all over the place! When a bright young laptop lands on the pile, it searches the Internet for help. The Wasteland Warriors pick up the email and come to the rescue. But while they're busy recycling the rubbish and regenerating the allotment, Slick, a can of motor oil, lurks beside a nearby pond!
This musical can be staged as a drama, or performed simply with the narrated story & songs.
Ages: 7 to 12 (KS1, KS2) Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Cast: 20 to 30 parts (* = Solo singing)
G.R.O.T.s: LT250 laptop, Bulky Waste Sofa, Goggle Box TV, Velocity Mountain bike, Drip Fridge, Slick Oil Can*, Carry Plastic bag*, Cash Supermarket trolley*
Creatures: Maggot, Grub & Wormy decomposers; Rag & Bone foxes, Stickle & Tickle Sticklebacks
Wasteland Warriors: Grandad, Marigold, Jess, Sim & Spike & others; Children: Charlie, Alex, Krish & Nicky.
Narrator, Truck Driver
Choruses: G.R.O.T.s, Wasteland Warriors, Minibeasts, Ickle Fish, 'Footnotes'
Music: 9 songs and dances include rock, jazz, boogie-woogie, classical, and 2–part singing.
Curricular Content: Recycling, Dealing with plastic waste, Ecosystems, Technology, Minibeasts, Ponds, Scavengers, Cycle of Life, Food, Environment, Allotments, Habitats, Sustainable Living: Healthy Eating
Premiered at 2008 WWF Annual Conference, Westminster Central Methodist Hall (see photos)
Thank you so much for producing and publishing such relevant and thought–provoking musicals for children. Michelle Ireson
A Performance Licence is required to perform 'One Planet Future" to a public audience including parents.
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