Facts from the 1500s

Do you know where the tradition of the bride carrying a bouquet on her wedding day came from? It was because in the 1500’s people got married in June. They chose June because they took their annual bath in May, so they still smelt pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell a […]

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Olympic History – Ancient Olympics

London 2012 is going to dominate our lives next year, but how many children know the history of the Olympic Games and that they originated at Olympia in Greece. To help them learn we have published a show The Ancient Olympics – The Legend of Callipateira so that children can understand why they came about […]

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The Birth of Educational Musicals

In 1997 Anita was directing a pantomime, Dick Whittington, Tim Spencer had written the music, and one evening over a drink Tim suggested to Tony that he could write it as a nativity play.

Tim’s reason was to make it more enjoyable for the parents who he felt would get bored if they kept seeing the […]

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The Three Musketeers – The Queen’s Diamonds

We decided that the year end of term musical should be both historic and educational, so we commission a musical about the swashbuckling adventures of d’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers, while at the same time giving a window on life in early 17th Century France.

The Three Musketeers is one of those classic stories that brings […]

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Olympic History – Ancient Olympics

London 2012 is going to dominate our lives next year, but how many children know the history of the Olympic Games and that they originated at Olympia in Greece. To help them we have a show The Ancient Olympics – The Legend of Callipateira so that children can understand why Olympics came about and why […]

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RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic, built by Harland & Wolf, a luxurious ship of dreams sank on April 14th 1912 so next year is the hundredth anniversary of RMS Titanic’s launch and its demise. However, its hull was launched in 1911 from Harland & Wolf’s shipyards in Belfast, ready for the creation of the ships superstructure and opulent […]

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The Origins of Democracy

In Ancient Greece democracy they had a simple way to get rid of The Speaker. They elected a different one for each day they were sitting!

Athens – The Birth of Democracy is a primary school musical showing the growth of democracy 2,500 years ago as part of the History of Athens, and the novel way […]

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The Battle of Gettysburg

Nearly 150 years ago on November 19, 1863 President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on the site of the battle of the same name. It was one that changed to course of the American Civil War and an address changed the United States of America as it transformed the war from one for Union to […]

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1066- Who should be King?

At the start of 1066, King Edward the Confessor ruled England. Edward was the son of King Ethelred II during whose reign England was subjected to continued attack from Danish Vikings. The young Edward was therefore sent to his cousin, William Duke of Normandy, and the Norman court in order to be safe from the […]

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OO-LA-LA!

OO-LA-LA! is a new musical from Alison Hedger and Sheila Wainwright based around the French language and is fast becoming a favourite KS2 Resource with songs in both English and French.

OO-LA-LA! is set in a French café and the next door baker’s shop, allowing your children to get a feel for France while using colloquial […]

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