RONNIE AND GARRY

He thinks that his gallic charm is a winner

M CMBT

(speaks)

My gallic charm ees a winner

RONNIE AND GARRY

He invited the headmistress out for dinner

(M Cmbt gives her a bunch of flowers. She shrugs shoulders, smiles, nods, and takes flowers. He gives lecherous knowing wink to audience. They walk to two stools. He makes big show of helping her sit down and he strokes her leg. She whacks his hand with bunch of flowers, then she smiles sweetly)

MILLIE AND TOOTSIE

They'd not even started to read the wine list

When to make a suggestion he could not resist

(He leans over and whispers in her ear. She whacks his head with bunch of flowers smiles sweetly again. He falls back, looks dazed, recovers)

RONNIE AND GARRY

He stuck to his task…like a man on a mission

He decided to take up a novel position

(He goes down on left knee, kisses all the way up her left arm, closes his eyes and puckers up for her to kiss him)

MILLIE AND TOOTSIE

He thought she would fall for his courtship powers

But all that he got was a mouthful of flowers

(she stuffs flowers in his mouth)

RONNIE AND GARRY

He laughed off the setback like a gay cavalier

M CMBT

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha

(M Cmbt throws flowers away, if possible to be caught by Mr C who gives excited grin)

RONNIE AND GARRY

His esprit de corps was as clear as his leer

(M Cmbt leers at Hm. She changes her attitude and gives him big wink, sidles up to him. He takes fright, hides behind Millie and Tootsie, crouching down, looking for her one way. She sneaks up behind him the other way and squeezes his bum. He leaps to other side of Millie and Tootsie. Hm does not pursue him but blows him a kiss)

MILLIE AND TOOTSIE

This is the moral of our little farce

ALL CAST

The trouble with Frenchmen…they're a pain in the….ear

SONG - ROCKING IN MY CRADLE

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACKS 35, 36 AND 37)

(Music introduction begins)

VKA

And finally, here is the

Finale song. So beautifully

Sung by the cast and played by the band

RONNIE

Are you ready?…This is it…here it comes…..

ALL CAST

Wooooooow!

I was rocking in my cradle and I'll

Rock until they take me away

Dancing to the music

Everybody loves it ok

From you grandad in the fifties

His drain pipes looked so nifty

Listen to the music…nothing to lose

Put on your dancing shoes

Rock and roll….boogie woogie

Hip hop …rhythm and blues

Rock and roll….boogie woogie

Put on your dancing shoes


We got a bone shaking rhythm

We're ready to light up the fuse

No secrets hidden

Honey have you heard the news

We got holes in all our pockets

But we got dancing shoes

We got an eye popping boogie

Woogie with me truly

And we got a shot of rhythm and blues

Rock and roll….boogie woogie

Hip hop …rhythm and blues

Rock and roll….boogie woogie

Put on your dancing shoes

We need some air keyboard

We got it

We need some air saxophone

We got it

But most of all………..

What we need…………..

Is some air --- gui --- tar ---/--Wow!

(dance routine with air guitars)

We are the dancing nation

We'll stay with it for better or worse

From the birth of creation

To the end of the universe

We got music in our soul

We got loving in our heart

We are the next generation

The new sensation

How's this for a rock formation

(cast hold pose)

Rock and roll….boogie woogie

Hip hop …rhythm and blues

Rock and roll….boogie woogie

Put on your dancing shoes

Put on your dancing shoes

(Music ends.

Curtains close OR blackout . End of pupils show)

HM

(to Fgm and Vka)

Have they gone yet?

VKA

Yes

HM

Oh hooray! Can you open the curtains [bring the lights up] please, [NAME OF STAGE MANAGER]

(Curtains open OR lights up. Whole cast is still there draped over props, looking exhausted)

RONNIE

Well done everybody. We'll all meet for the end of show party in the school hall, then we'll all go down to the [NAME OF LOCAL PUB]

(Everyone jumps up cheers and congratulates one another.

M.G.T.R. Hm, Fgm and Vka stay on. All others go off left and right)

HM

You've done yourselves and the school really proud. Well done.

M.G.T.R.

Thanks

HM

I've got all those important producers waiting in my office

RONNIE

Can you be our agent and negotiate a good deal for us?

HM

(rubbing hands in glee)

I certainly can. I'm going to enjoy this.

(she goes off left)

RONNIE

We did it! (M.G.T.R. cheer and dance round hugging one another.

Then they go to Fgm and Vka saying thank you and hugging and kissing)

TOOTSIE

(to Garry)

And would you like to tell us how you got back here

FGM

Yes. You must tell us all your adventures with the wicked witch

GARRY

Ok. I'll make it quick. Got to the land of the wicked witch. Felt really low and scared. Elves arrived to help me. Came face to face with the wicked witch. She tricked me into wasting the packet of magic powder you gave me. But then the elves reminded her of her childhood with you and she decided to turn good. Now, as you know, she's your sister and her name is Griselda.

(M.T.R. giggle and repeat 'Griselda')

Don't laugh. She's lovely…..and she's come back to be with you again.

(Garry raises his right arm to usher her in. Griselda enters stage right)

FGM

Griselda!

GRISELDA

Genevieve!

(They greet each other warmly)

I'm so sorry that I locked you in that wood

FGM

We're so glad that you've decided to be good

GRISELDA

I'll never be a bad old witch again

As Garry said I changed for good and then

I broke my wand

FGM

You broke your wand?

(to Garry)

But her wand you needed for the spell

To get you back here safe and well!

GARRY

I know. We were in a right mess. There we were: the elves, Griselda and me, stuck without a hope of getting home.

(music begins quietly, theme of 'Wings of love'.

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 38)

During his next speech Garry slowly walks down centre.

Lights dimming. Pale follow spot on Garry, strengthening during his speech)

And then we heard the sound of flapping wings and a screeching call from a huge bird. It landed on the ground near us. We could see in the faint light it was a huge eagle. We could hear her calling us and telling us to climb up on her back and hold on to her feathers. So we all did. We could hear her calm voice saying to us, 'Do not be afraid. I have come to help you'. She took off into the night.

(Fgm slowly walks down stage to join Garry at his right side.

They are both within throw of follow spot. Rest of stage in low light)

I called out to her, 'Who are you?' She said,

FGM AND GARRY

(together)

'I am the wings of love and I have come to take you home.'

GARRY

I said to her, 'Do you have a name?'

She said,

FGM AND GARRY

(together)

'My name is…..Xanthea'

FGM

Xanthea, my beloved Xanthea.

You must excuse me I have to go

To meet a friend I've waited so

Long to see.

(Music continues. She exits stage right.

Close curtains OR blackout.

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ACT 2 SCENE 4 THE WILD WOOD

_______________________________________________________________________

(Subdued lighting. Fgm enters stage left, looking up to sky.

Music continues quietly on same theme.

Fgm goes to spot marked on floor which later will be centre point of single downward spotlight from roof.

During dialogue, sound effect of flapping of bird's wings grows louder

Personal props: Tootsie - real magic wand, straight sides, two bumps, a bit sparkly)

Fgm - wrong magic wand from act 1 scene 1)

FGM

(looking up and calling)

Xanthea! Xanthea!

Is it you my darling one

Is it really you

Have you waited for a thousand years

Have you shed so many tears

Can you still shine down your light

Can it still shine as bright

As once it did all those years ago.

Shine your light, my darling one

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