The Emerald CrownEnvironment
Music styles: rock, rap, blues, disco, jazz & ballad.
Age guide: 6 to 12, Duration: 40 to 60 minutes
The local wildlife are horrified when a gang of developers start slashing and burning their trees. So they decide to teach these invaders a lesson - 'We'll take them on a guided tour and show them sights never seen before'. Luring the gang deep into the jungle, they show them amazing sights - 'pyranhas and electirc eels, searching for their tasty meals.' Poisonous frogs and army ants scurry around the forest floor, while bats and howler monkeys hang out in the forest canopy. When the Queen of the jungle emerges, the gang scoff - 'Whatever's that? It's just a great big pussycat!' But the Jaguar warns them - 'Money doesn't grow on trees, but precious treasures such as these, and they cannot be bought or sold with sterling currency and gold!' Once the trees and creatures are removed, the rainforest will become worthless. A lesson we all must learn!
Colourful costumes, lively songs and dances with a funky rapping script make this a dazzling show!
Photographs above by Kampala International School of Uganda, directed by Margot Girerd-Barclay
The Emerald Crown was commissioned by WWF. It has been featured on TV and performed in venues around the world, including The Royal Albert Hall and London Barbican.
Solo speaking & Group singing: 20 to 40 (* = Solo singing)
Pilot, Air Steward, Ruthless, Trader, Maria, Lumberjacks*, Cowboys*, Road Builders*; 4 Toucans, 4 Macaws, Anaconda, *Jaguar
Flexible Choruses: Bats, Piranhas, Ants, Frogs; Sloths, Bats, Howler Monkeys, Trees, Plants
Sustainability, Living things, Minibeasts, Animals, Fish, Plants, Trees, Food chains, Cycle of life, Ecology, Environment, Conservation, Habitats, Ecosystems, Rainforests, Farming, Countries, Rivers, Amazon, South America: Well-being, Caring, Citizenship, Conflict, Bullying, Healthy eating
Review: We've just staged it again for our leavers assembly. I think it's my favourite of all your terrific musicals! Matthew Jennings, Wales
It is illegal to photocopy or otherwise reproduce any part of 'The Emerald Crown'.
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All performances & recordings must be licenced as shown below.
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