“Raising Tut” (Tutankhamun) is a dual play containing sixteen songs and was specifically written for the primary schools and prep schools.

The Play is set in both Ancient and Modern Egypt and tells the tale of a boy king, Tutankhamun, and how he is raised by his father Akhenaton and his stepmother Nefertiti. At the same time, on the other stage, we see his body being raised from his tomb in the Valley of the Kings by the most famous of archaeologists, Howard Carter and his sponsor Lord Carnarvon.

Scenes alternate between Ancient and Modern Egypt and parallels are drawn between the two eras. Themes of love, death and the seeking of fame and fortune are explored concurrently in the two time periods.

Three of the songs seek reflection on life: “You Could Be a Star!” (the opening number), “Wonderful Things” and “For Eternity” are all songs that are directed just as much at the audience as they are at the cast.

The script has been validated for factual accuracy by Dr Jaromir Malek, chief Egyptologist at Oxford University. There are, of course, many unanswered questions surrounding the deaths of Tutankhamun and Lord Carnarvon and the audience will ultimately have to draw its own conclusion.

The musical “Raising Tut” aims to be both intriguing and innovative but, above all, lots of fun!

“Raising Tutankhamun” is a dual play containing sixteen songs and was specifically written for the primary schools and prep schools.
“Raising Tutankhamun” The script has been validated for factual accuracy by Dr Jaromir Malek, chief Egyptologist at Oxford University.
“Raising “Raising Tutankhamun” The script has been validated for factual accuracy by Dr Jaromir Malek, chief Egyptologist at Oxford University.” Themes of love, death and the seeking of fame and fortune are explored concurrently in the two time periods.


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.