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Mystery Of Dumsey Meadow, The - Short Musical, Comedy

Mystery Of Dumsey Meadow, The

David Perkins, Caroline Dooley

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Short Musical, Comedy

8m, 8f

Music by David Perkins
Book & Lyrics by Caroline Dooley & David Perkins 

Deep in the heart of the English countryside, the children of St Winifred's and St Albert's schools find themselves caught up in a curious mystery when they go on a camping trip to the beautiful and peaceful Dumsey Meadow...

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Description

Short Musical

Comedy

Fantasy, Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

90 minutes

Settings Of Play - The heart of the English countryside. 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre

Deep in the heart of the English countryside, the children of St Winifred's and St Albert's schools find themselves caught up in a curious mystery when they go on a camping trip to the beautiful and peaceful Dumsey Meadow. With sleuth-like commitment the children attempt to find answers to some puzzling questions - Why do the cows and sheep appear to be laughing? Why is the Farmer always singing? Why did the Dumsey apple harvest fail for the first time in 300 years and who is the scary old woman with the horrible cackle? Set in the 1930's, this is a musical for mystery lovers of any age and will have you on the edge of your seat trying to work out 'why-is-it', 'what-is-it' and 'who-dunnit'?!

Characters

CASTING

8m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Performing ages: 8-18

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

FARMER BILL - Farmer on the Dumsey Estate
LADY DUMSEY - Lady of the Manor and owner of the Dumsey Estate
HOODED WOMAN/MARY - The Vicar's wife (dressed up as a witch)
PC GREEN - The Bobby on the Beat
VICAR - The Vicar of Dumsey
DOROTHEA & AGNES - Elderly Sisters
JOURNALIST - A Journalist from the Daily Herald

ST. WINIFRED'S SCHOOL:
MISS FEATHERSTONE - Teacher
GERALDINE - Head Girl
SYLVIA - Geraldine's side-kick
MILLY - The smallest and cleverest child in the school
CHILDREN (SW) - The well behaved pupils of St. Winifred's School

ST. ALBERT'S SCHOOL:
MR. NOBLE - Teacher
JENNINGS - Head Boy
PORTER - Jennings' side-kick
ALEC - The smallest and cleverest child in the school
CHILDREN (SA) - The badly behaved pupils of St. Albert's School

Rental Materials

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

Author(s)
David Perkins

David Perkins

David works as a composer, pianist, MD and music arranger. His specialization is writing and collaborating on musicals for the youth/schools market and shows aimed at young/family orientated audiences. Published works include Shake Ripple & Roll, Pandemonium! (a Greek Myth-adventure) and Skool & Crossbones with lyricist Jenifer Toksvig. Also adaptations of The Nutcracker, The Selfish Giant, The ... view full profile

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