The Mystery Of Dumsey Meadow

by  David Perkins, Caroline Dooley

Short Musical, Comedy  /  8m, 8f

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...

Read more +

The Mystery Of Dumsey Meadow

by  David Perkins Caroline Dooley

License Estimator

Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs.

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 8f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

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

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

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'?!

Read more +

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The heart of the English countryside. 

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Casting

8m, 8f

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

See all +

Cast Attributes

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

Casting Notes

Performing ages: 8-18

More

Authors

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 lyricis ...

View full profile
Caroline Dooley

Caroline Dooley

Now Playing

Community Experiences