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Welcome to the Schools Show Finder. Use the categories above to browse hand-picked selections of our best plays and musicals. To get you started, here are some of our most popular shows. If you'd like to talk about any of these shows or find out about more, please give us a ring on 020 7387 9373 and we'll be happy to help.


 
 

DNA

Dennis Kelly

Short Play, Drama

11m or f

Some teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their once fractious lives, where's the incentive to put things right?

Pandemonium (a Greek Myth-adventure)

David Perkins, Jenifer Toksvig

Full Length Musical, Comedy

7m, 4f, 10boy(s) or girl(s)

"an extraordinary assimilation of styles and influences: expressionism, morality, fairy tale, bureaucratic satire, political nightmare" - Guardian

Skool & Crossbones

David Perkins, Jenifer Toksvig

Short Musical, Comedy

4m, 2f, 4boy(s) or girl(s)

Sizzling with Caribbean-style music, this show is a fun, toe-tapping treat for the whole family.

Alice

Laura Wade

Full Length Play, Drama

2boy(s), 1girl(s)

"A brilliant slant on an old tale." - Independent
"Laura Wade grabs hold of Lewis Carroll's classic and runs in this furiously inventive adaptation ... Frabjous." - Sunday Times

The White Rabbit is late for the Duchess. The Cheshire Cat won't stop grinning. And the Hatter is, well, mad. In the middle of it all is Ali…

Blood Brothers (Play Version)

Willy Russell

Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 3f, 5m or f

This is the non-musical play version of the hugely successful musical (which is currently being performed professionally, and is thus not available for performance).  Newly reissued by Oxford University Press in their Oxford Playscripts series.


Brenda Bly: Teen Detective

Kevin Hammonds, Charles Miller

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Full Length Musical

4m, 13f

It's 1958 - a time of rock and roll, space discovery, and great hope for a bright future. But trouble is brewing at the Whitney Ellis Private School For Girls. Only days away from the opening night of the end of term musical, 'Rocket Girl', the leading lady is knocked unconscious with a sandbag. Onc…

Daisy Pulls It Off

Denise Deegan

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 18f

"It's a perfectly ripping yarn." - Daily Telegraph

"Absolutely spiffy, not to mention "scrummy'." - Sunday Express


Dracula Spectacula, The

John Gardiner, Andrew Parr

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In this bubbling modern extravaganza for the young, the immaculate Miss Nadia Naive and her three pupils are swung into riotous Transylvanian happenings with the irrepressible Count and his gruesome acolytes. On the side of right are noble Nick Necrophilic, Father O'Stake, the cuddly Hansel and Gret…


Ernie's Incredible Illucinations

Alan Ayckbourn

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Short Play

4m, 5f, 12m or f

This is a bright comedy by the famous English comic playwright about the extraordinary powers of Ernie Fraser, a dreamer with a difference. Ernie has a vivid imagination; and his thoughts have the disconcerting habit of turning into reality.…

Godspell

Stephen Schwartz, John-Michael Tebelak

Full Length Musical, Drama

5m, 5f

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This immensely successful rock opera needs little introduction, but when it was first produced on Broadway in 1971 it broke new ground in its stage treatment of the historical Jesus Christ. Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew it deals with th…

Eight stories from the Brothers Grimm, presented in different and exciting styles with an emphasis on the horror, grotesquerie and savage farce of the originals.

Some underprivileged schoolchildren are taken on a day's outing by their teachers. The children boisterously rampage through a roadside café…

Our Day Out (play version)

Willy Russell

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

10m, 4f, 7boy(s), 3girl(s)

This play by award-winning Willy Russell was first seen on BBC2 in 1977 and has now been specially edited for practical use by schools, colleges and groups. Sad, humorous and true to life, it tells the story of a bunch of underprivileged, remedial Li…

Our Day Out (Revised Musical Version)

Willy Russell, Bob Eaton

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Short Musical, Drama

23m, 16f

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When Mrs Kay's 'Progress Class' are unleashed for a day's coach trip to Alton Towers they can hardly believe their luck.....

Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie

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Full Length Play, Drama

8m, 4f, 38m or f

"The magic is as great as ever." - The New York Daily News

Peter Pan (Barrett)

David Barrett

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Full Length Musical

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Based on the original play by JM Barrie, this delightful musical adaptation will delight your audiences and no flying is necessary.

To order the script please go to the Yellowbrick Publications website

Peter Pan (Musical)

Piers Chater Robinson

Full Length Musical, Drama

8m, 4f, 18m or f

"Magical ..." Daily Mail

"Peter Pan the musical stands up alongside Oliver! and Joseph as one of the best productions for schools." - Sedbergh School, Cumbria

Playhouse Creatures

April De Angelis

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

5f

"With delicious absurd extracts from the heroic repertory and frantic dressing room scenes, the prevailing tone is comic but you are not allowed to forget the gutter waiting to reclaim these glittering figures." - Independent on Sunday

"Fl…

Private Peaceful (Ensemble version)

Michael Morpurgo, Simon Reade

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Full Length Play

Michael Morpurgo's moving story of a young soldier, killed by firing squad in the First World War.

This adaptation is for ensemble casts - a version for solo actors is also available.

Private Peaceful (One actor version)

Michael Morpurgo, Simon Reade

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Full Length Play, Drama

1m

Michael Morpurgo's moving story of a young soldier, killed by firing squad in the First World War.

This adaptation is for one actor - a version for ensemble casts is also available.


Shake, Ripple & Roll: A Rock and Roll Musical

David Perkins, Jenifer Toksvig

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Short Musical, Comedy

5m, 5f

This exuberant, fun packed musical written for a large cast of young people features a glitzy rock 'n' roll score and plenty of action.

Sparkleshark

Philip Ridley

Full Length Play, Drama

6m, 3f

Fourteen-year-old Jake, the classroom 'geek', takes refuge on the roof of a tower block in order to write his stories. Before long other young people join him and the taunting begins. Although at first he endeavours to hide he learns to fight back in…

Teechers

John Godber

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 1f

Fast-moving and highly entertaining, Teechers evokes life at a modern school. Using the format of an end-of-term play, the new drama teacher's progress through two terms of recalcitrant classes, synical colleagues and obstructive caretakers is reviewed. Disillutioned, he departs for a safer privat…

This musical adaptation of C.S. Lewis's classic children's story is the tale of four children evacuated from London during the Blitz to stay…

Treasure Island

Bryony Lavery

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Full Length Play

16m, 7f

'Not one of us must breathe a word of what we've found...'

Wiz, The

William F. Brown, Charlie Smalls

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

6m, 5f, 4m or f

Winner! 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!

This beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul music!