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Saint Kevins ~ A Musical Fairy Tale


This musical show is free (i.e. free stage script without payment of royalties) to be performed by amateur drama/music clubs/schools/pantomime groups anywhere in the world, as long as this message remains on this website. Script, music and lyrics written by John Conway who retains ownership of the worldwide copyright. The production was first performed 24 to 27 January 2007 in the village hall in the village of Sway in the New Forest, England by Sway Drama Club. It was a hugely successful production for this amateur club with nearly eighty people involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:



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All songs followed by

backing tracks

At the request of a school I have put backing tracks on to the MP3 jukebox which you can hear by clicking on the jukebox icon above. The backing tracks can be heard at the end of the list of tracks with vocals on. Please feel free to download these backing tracks if they can be of use in your production.


Summary of the story


The story is a tale of a Fairy godmother and her assistant Verrouka, who fly about the land on the back of two great golden eagles, doing general fairy godmother-like good deeds: Fairy godmother: 'We blessed the children, soothed their fears, and when they cried, we dried their tears. We cracked our jokes, we brought them laughter. I was daft,' Verrouka: 'And I was dafter.'

Eventually, they become imprisoned in a tree in a wild wood by her sister, the wicked witch. The wild wood is near a school St Kevin's. St Kevin had been a famous rap artist, Kevin Keepitreal, patron saint of chavs. Four rebellious, misfit type students help to free Fairy godmother and they are granted one wish between them; a spell to help them write and produce their own musical, which will make them rich and famous. The fairy godmother grants their wish with her magic wand. The story unfolds with auditions of suitably outrageous new characters who apply for the roles at the school, jokes and visual gags.

There is also a love story and adventure sub-plot, between two of the main characters. They fall out over a misunderstanding and part on bad terms, and the boy travels to the land of the wicked witch where he has various perilous and humorous adventures with her. The lead girl comes to discover her misunderstanding, is full of remorse, and sends love and protection to the lead boy, with the help of the Elves. The lead boy persuades the wicked witch to turn to good, brings her back and she is reconciled with her sister, the Fairy godmother.

The students' show goes on to be a big success, with various theatre and film producers becoming involved. But finally, the twist is revealed ... the spell that was cast for the students by the Fairy godmother was in fact useless, because by mistake she didn't use the proper magic wand. Thus the four students achieved their own success by their own self belief. Fairy godmother: 'No wand, no spell, it's the laws. I might just as well have read the football scores.'

And in the way of all fairy tales, all ends happily ever after...




Chords for guitar/keyboard

I have also had a request to put the chords down for the various songs. I have now completed this and you will find them on page 19.



To copy the script on to your own word processor program, highlight an area of the script then use the copy and paste functions.



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