In Back to the Blitz Four modern-day kids (Jack, Charlie, Katie and Georgina) have a problem to solve: Jack’s granddad is about to be evicted from his house by a merciless and evil landlord. The deeds to his house were mysteriously lost in the war. One day, after a street-dancing lesson, the four kids venture into an out-of-bounds shed in Jack’s back garden. Unbeknown to them, the shed is in fact an old Anderson Shelter which transports them back to September 1940, the beginning of the Blitz, and the second wave of evacuations.
The four kids disguise themselves as “vackies” (evacuees) and meet a whole host of people including the very rough East End Boys, a local Dad’s Army regiment, a fiery ARP warden and a loveable but rather ineffectual “Potato Pete”. They also meet an enchanting young woman by the name of Molly. She holds the secret…
This musical Back to the Blitz is about World War Two will both entertain and educate your young cast so that an area of the National Curriculum is covered effortlessly. This has to be the best way to teach history – through dressing up, role-play and actually reliving the moments.
School Musicals for performers between the ages of 8 and 80. Created to inform, inspire and entertain and designed to be used with a backing track that uses a live band of world-class musicians. Take a moment to listen to some of the tracks and then browse through some script samples.
Purchase of the book and CD for £20 entitles you at one affiliated school, or organisation, to Photocopy, or otherwise reproduce pages from the book (including the music score) solely for internal distribution, for the purposes of study or performance. Perform the songs or derived arrangements, and script in private or public performances provided that the majority of performers are members of the affiliated organisation specified above.
The fee also includes the right to put on up to a maximum of five performances within your school or organisation.
Composer Information: Chris Schuman
Chris has been composing music for over 20 years. His repertoire includes not only instrumental works but also stage shows and children’s songs. His website is www.primaryschoolsongs.co.uk
Public performances of his works have included such venues as Wellington College Chapel and the Jacqueline du Pre Concert Hall, Oxford.
Chris is currently a teacher at Elstree School, Berkshire, where he is Day Boy House Master and Head of the Junior Department (Years 3 and 4). His hobbies include salsa dancing and learning to play the guitar.