The Curious Quest for the Sandman's Sand

by  David Perkins, Jenifer Toksvig

Full Length Musical, Short Musical, Comedy  /  2m, 3f, 6boy(s) or girl(s)

Jesse, Meggie and Teddy embark on an eventful journey into the mysterious world of silver tongued Harry, the Sandman, to retrieve the magical sand. Along the way they meet some extraordinary creatures (Snoodle Werps, the Trash Trump and Litter Bugs, to name a few) before their final showdown with Jewels, the Witch, and the awesome Gump Grump.

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The Curious Quest for the Sandman's Sand

by  David Perkins Jenifer Toksvig

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The Curious Quest for the Sandman's Sand

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f, 6boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure, Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Jesse, Meggie, and Teddy embark on an eventful journey into the mysterious world of silver-tongued Harry, the Sandman, to retrieve the magical sand. Along the way they meet extraordinary creatures – Snoodle Werps, the Trash Trump, Litter Bugs to name but a few – before their final showdown with Jewels the witch and the awesome Gump Grump.

This is a colourful, fun packed adventure musical for a large cast of young people with a wonderful jazz and blues score.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Youth/Camp Programs

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Jazz
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Chorus Size: Large

Casting

2m, 3f, 6boy(s) or girl(s)

HARRY THE SANDMAN* (m)
JEWELS THE WITCH* (f)
JESSE (f)
MEGGIE (f)
TEDDY (m)
CRUMBLITIOUS (m/f)
PIPPITFLY (m/f)
TRASH TRUMP (m/f)
GUMP GRUMP (m/f)
2 HENCHMEN (m/f)

CHORUS

 

*Could be played by older children or adults

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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children

Casting Notes

LARGE CAST

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Full Package

Piano / Vocal Score

Double Bass

Drums

Tenor Sax / Clarinet

Backing Tracks

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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 ...

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Jenifer Toksvig

Jenifer Toksvig writes musical theatre for storytellers of all ages. With composer David Perkins, she has written several shows for young people to perform, including The Curious Quest for the Sandman's Sand

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First performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford on 19th June 1997

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