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Shakespeare Rocks!

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

"My first musical to be published by Musicline. Still a hit with schools and thousands of young people, and I never saw it coming!" ST.


Shakespeare with style!

Aubrey, The Rough Shakespeare Company's pretentious director, obtains what appears to be William Shakespeare's lost diary. Along with Al, his down to earth assistant, the pair decide to embark on an exclusive adaption of the flamboyant Bard's personal journal.

"Shakespeare Rocks!" is a fresh, funny and up to date look at the life and times of William Shakespeare, with a cast of hilarious historical characters, amusing glimpses into some of his works and how he came 'To Be'.

The seven superb songs are exciting, modern and full of energy. They include everything you would want children to know about Shakespeare and the Elizabethan era but, are so 'cool' that they are not only informative, they are guaranteed to enthuse pupils, parents and teachers alike!

Spread the word... Shakespeare didn't just write... he rocked!


Key Features

  • Duration: 45 - 50 minutes

  • Age range: Key Stage 2 (7-11 years)

  • Casting requirements: 57 speaking roles. Easily reduced to 27 speaking roles. Flexible cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 30 actors upwards. Any number of chorus parts.

  • Makes Shakespeare "Cool" and "Current"

  • Links to current National Curriculum: English/History

  • Simple costume and prop requirements

  • Latest revision: August 2023

  • Original release date: October 2013

  • Formats available: Download; CD; Print.

  • Script in PDF and editable Word Doc format

  • Full Production Notes

  • Backing Tracks plus essential sound effects No pianist required! Includes ALL Backing Tracks, Incidental Music and Special Effects in the order you need them enabling production and direction to take place without specialist musical expertise.

  • Vocal Tracks for learning the songs.

  • SingIt! app for learning the songs.

  • Full Performance Piano/Vocal score (Grade 6 Standard)

  • "Very Easy Play Songs Only" Rehearsal Piano/Vocal Score (Grade 3 / 4 Standard)

  • Digital projectable backdrops A different backdrop for EVERY scene change. Supplied in both a PowerPoint presentation and as individual JPG files.

  • AudioScript An "Audio Book" style read-through of the entire show performed by professional voice actors. It teaches each child their lines, when to perform them, and most importantly, HOW to perform them. The copy-and-repeat method is simply the best and quickest way to learn.






Musicline Publications Ltd is the exclusive distributor of performance and audio/visual recording licences for this musical. While associated materials can be purchased through multiple online content providers, permission to perform this work in public or in audio/visual recordings can ONLY be obtained from the Musicline sales platform.


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