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The Owl and the Pussycat Went to See - Full Length Play

The Owl and the Pussycat Went to See

David Wood, Sheila Ruskin, Edward Lear

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Full Length Play

9m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573050275

Book by Sheila Ruskin and David Wood
Music and Lyrics by David Wood
Based on Lear's Owl and the Pussycat Who Went to Sea
"The jolliest, prettiest, funniest and cleverest concoction for children to hit London for many a long Christmas." - London Evening News

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Full Length Play

Theatre for Young Audiences


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Fashioned to form a single tale with songs and mimed interludes. The Owl and the Pussycat sail to the land where the Bong Tree grows, where, after many adventures, the Plum Pudding Flea is foiled and the two protagonists are married by the Turkey and live happily ever after.


“This is the freshest, jolliest, prettiest, funniest and cleverest concoction that has hit London for many a long year…this delicious load of nonsense...” - Evening News

“…true nonsense…as delightful to look at as to listen to…brings out the real spirit of Edward Lear.”
- Sunday Times

“We all had a splendiferous time.” - The Times

First produced by the Worcester Repertory Company at the Swan Theatre, Worcester for the Christmas 1968 season.



9m, 5f

Rental Materials
Piano/Vocal Score
  • David Wood on Doing It Yourself

  • David Wood on Getting Started As a Playwright

  • David Wood on Challenges In His Plays

  • Interview with David Wood

David Wood

David Wood

David Wood has been called "the national children’s dramatist" (London Times). His plays are performed worldwide, and include The Gingerbread Man, The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, Save the Human, Aladdin, Hijack Over Hygenia, Jack the Lad, Larry the Lamb in Toytown, Old Mother Hubbard and The Ideal Gnome Expedition. Among his adaptations are eight Roald Dahl stories (The BFG, The Twits, The ... view full profile

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Edward Lear

Edward Lear

The British poet and painter known for his absurd wit, Edward Lear was born in 1812 and began his career as an artist at age 15. His first book of poems, A Book of Nonsense (1846) was composed for the grandchildren of the Derby household. Around 1836 Lear decided to devote himself exclusively to landscape painting (although he continued to compose light verse). Lear's travel journals were ... view full profile

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