Age Range: 8,9,10,11,12
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Age guide 8-12 years; 12 songs; approx 60 mins
'Oh no! Not another supply teacher!' say the children. But their lesson is far from boring, as their teacher transforms into the Keymaster who takes them on a colourful journey through time.
'The Keymaster' is not only a musical journey through time, but the songs alone form a stunning collection of songs with an historical theme, ideal for classroom singing, choirs and concerts.
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'Oh no! Not another supply teacher!' say the children. But their lesson is far from boring, as their teacher transforms into the Keymaster who takes them on a colourful journey through time. When they finally get the key to the future, they are alarmed. They see for themselves that today is tomorrow's history, and realise that things need to change!
Eight historical visits include: a big match in 1066, Tudor medical 'cures', cunning 18th century smugglers, suffragettes, and a poignant WW2 evacuee scene.
'Thank you for your wonderful musical, 'The Keymaster'. We have just put on a highly successful performance. The children loved the songs and learnt so much about history in the process, and parents were simply delighted to see their children having so much fun. We were particularly impressed that every child was able to have an important role in the action. There was much laughter throughout the performance, and even a few tears at times. The well written link scenes gave such cohesion to the piece. Above all, we ALL had great fun putting the show together - staff, children and parents. Another amazing show from Starshine! Thank you. Rosie Marks - Assistant Head, Gloucester
Phenomenal success! Review by Cassy Steel - Head of Yr3/4
We produced this play with a cast of 54 children from Years 3 and 4. It was a phenomenal success. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the rehearsals and performance due to the play's varied scenes and humour, and its superb music. Feedback from the audiences indicated that this was a highly entertaining piece with fast-flowing action, humour and melody. Nick Perrin's musicals are always of the highest calibre and entertaining for both children and adults involved in the production.
A Brilliant Play, Very Fun Review by Imogen F Quayle, Student Age 10
the keymaster play was great all the songs were fun to sing and the lines were funny rni play the part a suffregete 2 and patient 3, patient 3 dies then gets dragged of the stage wierd but it was very funny, Were still rehersing now with scrips and learning our parts really hard. soon we will know our parts of by heart and derliver a clear performance . im sure will do great on the night at our town hall on the stage. I like all the songs i think there fun to sing even the slower serious ones are fun to sing. its a great play to do and weve have all had a lot of fun i even keep my scrips in my speciel box and i can look back at it and think what a great play it is.
A production we will always remember! Review by Zoe - Student, South Yorkshire
A year ago, I got to be part of 'The Keymaster' as the Keymaster! My younger sister also had numerous roles in this production. We thoroughly enjoyed performing it and got a encore request and standing ovation every night! As part of a theatre school, my sister and I have been in many shows, but we always keep the school production of the Keymaster, a favourite! Of course, the teachers were a massive help and were like our very own directors. The Keymaster is a production we will always remember, an excellant script and excellent show!:)
Excellent! Review by Georgia & Samantha, students
It is a fabulous play and takes a lot of work but if you do it right it is absolutley brilliant !
A Delight! Review by Matt Hood, Eco Co-ordinator
As a school, we wanted to stage a production that was fun, exciting and above all gave opportunities for the children to learn. The Keymaster allowed us to enjoy all three. The songs were an instant hit with the children and the audience came away singing them as well! Our pupils were interested in exploring the characters and researching the scenes in order to learn more about history. A great way to get children engrossed in Music, History, Literacy and above all...sustainability and environmental issues!