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Pepys' Show

Ages 7-14
Keystages KS1-KS3
Cast Size 25-40
Duration 45 - 60 Mins
Musical Styles Classical, Madrigal, Music Hall, Shanty, March, Ballad and Waltz, Pop
The Great Fire of London and Plague

Extracts from Samuel Pepys' diary bring the swinging 1660s to life. Beggars on rat-infested streets celebrate the Restoration of King Charles II alongside aristocrats flaunting themselves, despite the vermin lurking beneath their fine clothes. Personal hygene hasn't been invented yet! But, as the Puritans predict, this will all lead to no good. In 1665 the Plague returns with a vengeance, claiming 100,000 lives – 20% of the city's population – followed by the Great Fire of 1666 which destroys much of the City. But all this will lead to a cleaner, safer London designed by Christopher Wren.

Eleven distinctive songs, lively dances and an entertaining script with evenly distributed parts and plenty of choruses for younger pupils to join in make Pepys’ Show ideal for primary schools and Youth Theatre.

Read about Samuel Pepys: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/pepys_samuel.shtml

For more information about Pepys’ Show: contact@dcmusicals.com

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

  • 01 Pepys' Show
  • 02 The King Is Back
  • 03 Dance Of The Rats And Fleas
  • 04 I Ain't Never 'ad A Barth In Me Life
  • 05 Bring Out Your Dead (Funeral March)
  • 06 Doctor Dipsy-Doodle
  • 07 Vagabond And Scallywag
  • 08 (Music Intro) Dance Of The Flames
  • 09 Merry Ferryman
  • 10 The Great Fire Of London
  • 11 Has Anybody Seen Our House_
  • 12 Followers Of Fashion
  • 13 Old Betsy's Back
  • 14 Pepys' Show (Reprise)
SKU: GA11050

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.

£19.95
Attribute nameAttribute value
Ages7-14
KeystagesKS1-KS3
Cast Size25-40
Musical StylesClassical, Madrigal, Music Hall, Shanty, March, Ballad and Waltz, Pop
CharactersSamuel Pepys, Town Crier, Mrs Pepys, Jane, Dr Dipsy-Doodle*, Thomas Faryner, Baker’s Maid Aristocrats: King Charles ll, Queen Catherine, Lord Mayor, Ferryman*, Lord Snuff* & Lady Merryjig* & others Puritans: Mr & Mrs Worthy*, Worthy Children ; Street People: *Betsy Beggit, *Polly Pincher, *Katie CockleBilly Barrow, Farmer Field & others; Chief Rat*, Chief Flame* Class Choruses: Aristocrats, Street People, Trades People, Puritans, Oarsmen, Rats, Fleas, Flames
Duration45 - 60 Mins
Musical StylesFanfare, Music Hall, Baroque, Ballad, 2-part singing, Rock and Roll

Extracts from Samuel Pepys' diary bring the swinging 1660s to life. Beggars on rat-infested streets celebrate the Restoration of King Charles II alongside aristocrats flaunting themselves, despite the vermin lurking beneath their fine clothes. Personal hygene hasn't been invented yet! But, as the Puritans predict, this will all lead to no good. In 1665 the Plague returns with a vengeance, claiming 100,000 lives – 20% of the city's population – followed by the Great Fire of 1666 which destroys much of the City. But all this will lead to a cleaner, safer London designed by Christopher Wren.

Eleven distinctive songs, lively dances and an entertaining script with evenly distributed parts and plenty of choruses for younger pupils to join in make Pepys’ Show ideal for primary schools and Youth Theatre.

Read about Samuel Pepys: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/pepys_samuel.shtml

For more information about Pepys’ Show: contact@dcmusicals.com