Jennings Abounding!

by  Anthony Buckeridge

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  4m, 1f, 4boy(s), 3girl(s)

Mr Wilkins, an unpopular master of Jennings' boarding school, is rumoured to be leaving. When Mr Wilkins is asked to play the King in the end of term performance of Henry V, the result is near to chaos. However, the last-minute arrival of a "real" actor saves the day.

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Jennings Abounding!

by  Anthony Buckeridge

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 1f, 4boy(s), 3girl(s)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Mr Wilkins, an unpopular master of Jennings' boarding school, is rumoured to be leaving. When Mr Wilkins is asked to play the King in the end of term performance of Henry V, the result is near to chaos. However, the last-minute arrival of a "real" actor saves the day.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A main hall and dormitory

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Casting

4m, 1f, 4boy(s), 3girl(s)

Jennings: lively, impetuous; 11 
Darbishire: earnest, bespectacled, somewhat slow; 11
Rowena: a loner, musical; 12-14
Venables: Temple: Christine: Emma: typical examples of genus girl or boy; 10-14
Mr Wilkins: authoritative, rather unimaginative; middle aged
Mr Carter: sympathetic; youngish
Matron: sympathetic; youngish
Headmaster: tolerant; middle aged
Irving Borrowmore: competent professional actor, disillusioned; elderly
Boys and girls (extra); 10-14

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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children
  • Roles for Teens
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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