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FAQ

Q How long will it take for my order to reach me?

  • UK Standard Delivery – We aim to have your order with you within 3 days using Royal Mail first class post.
  • UK Special Delivery If you order before 3pm Monday-Thursday your order will u be with you the next day. If you order after 3pm, your item will not be dispatched until the following day. If you order using special delivery on a Friday, your order will not reach you until the following Monday.
  • Tracked European Delivery – Your order will normally be with you within 3 – 5 working days.
  • Tracked Rest Of The World Delivery – Your order will normally be with you within 6 – 8 working days.

Please note that our working days are Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm. We are closed at the weekends and on bank holidays. 

 

Q What Is Inside Your Books?

Our songbooks all come with a detailed, age-appropriate script written to add real depth and substance to your production. They include character descriptions of every part, line counts, stage directions, staging ideas and full song lyrics. Both Tom and Clare are working teachers with a wealth of experience in both upper and lower schools and for each book they create additional supplementary material designed to help you to extend your production in to the classroom with plenty of creative curriculum-linked ideas. As you would expect, our songbooks also include sheet music for every song arranged for piano, vocal and guitar.

 

Q What Type Of Music Score Is Provided?

Our sheet music is arranged for piano, vocal and guitar. It includes the piano arrangement, melodic top-line, vocal harmony-lines and guitar chords.

 

Q In What Format Are Your Books Supplied?

All of our books are supplied in an A4 format and are ‘thread sealed’ for added durability.

 

Q What Is On One Of Your CDs?

We believe that both specialists and non-specialists should be able to ‘take on the school musical’. All of our books come with an accompanying CD that contains professional recordings of all of our songs sung by children. Every CD also includes full, professionally recorded backing tracks for you to use if you don’t have a musician to accompany your practices or performances.

 

Q What Is Special About Your Musicals?

First and foremost, we think long and hard about the stories – which ones to choose, what makes them relevant and interesting, and what the performers will enjoy about putting them on.

Everyone gets involved in the creative process. Once we have agreed upon a title that we would like to develop, Tom immerses himself in the script and Matt works to create a set of new songs that will support the narrative in the story.

After we have wrestled with our early ideas, we always have a read through evening with friends and family. We share out the parts, listen to the songs and have a run through. Right from the start we are honing and revising what we produce so that when you choose to commit to a musical from The School Musicals Company, you know that we have done the job of checking that it’s really going to work for you. When we create the recordings, we constantly adjust the keys to make sure that the songs are right for young voices. We try to make the lyrics catchy and memorable whilst ensuring they add to the story-telling process.

We love what we do. We put everything into creating a show that can be sent out into the world to help make memories in schools and drama clubs. Our shows are made with love and enthusiasm for the creative arts; we hope that you enjoy performing them as much as we enjoy making them.

 

Q Do I Really Need A Performance Licence?

If you are performing any work involving drama, movement or spoken dialogue then a performance licence is required by law. Our performance licences are very straightforward; pay one flat fee and you are permitted to put on as many performances as you like during a twelve-month period. Performance licences are required worldwide and not just in the UK.

If you are using our music for classroom teaching or for school assemblies where members of the public are not present, you do not need to obtain a licence from us. Please note that schools should log the use of our songs for assemblies as required by their CCLI licences.

 

Q Do You Have A Returns Policy?

Please see the terms and conditions section of this website.

 

Q Do You Supply Inspection Copies?

For copyright reasons, inspection copies are not available. We do try to include as much information on this website as possible, so that you can make an informed decision. We are happy to chat on the telephone or by email if you would like help selecting one of our musicals or songbooks.

 

Q What Payment Methods Do You Accept?

Payments made at the time of ordering can be made by debit or credit card securely on our website or by telephoning us. Where an invoice or pro-forma invoice has been issued, or you are sending payment with your order, we accept payments by:

  • BACS - Send payment to:
  • Account Name: The School Musicals Company Ltd
    • Account Number: 83907325
      Sort Code: 40-22-26
  • Cheques denominated in Pounds Sterling ONLY made payable to The School Musicals Company Ltd and posted to us at The School Musicals Company, 11 Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4HW.

If you want to transfer funds to us from abroad, please contact us and we can supply you with our international banking details.

 

Q Are You Able To Supply Individuals As Well As Schools And Drama Clubs?

Yes. Please place your order on our website or contact us by email or telephone and we will be happy to help.

 

Q Can we alter the music or the script?

You do not need to seek our permission to adapt our scripts or song lyrics. If you have already purchased one of our musicals and would like an adaptable Word document of the script, please contact us.

 

Q Do we need permission to use your backing tracks?

The CD backing tracks may be used in class for teaching purposes or in assemblies. Our performance licences allow you to use backing tracks in your productions in front of an audience.

 

Q Can we make audio or video recordings of our performances?

The School Musicals Company permits audio and video recordings. The school, drama club or organisation wishing to record the performance for distribution to the public (including parents) must obtain a licence to do so. Please contact us directly.

 

Q Are The School Musicals Company Resources available Internationally?

Yes. We are happy to ship worldwide.

 

Q Is VAT Currently Charged On Your Resources?

The School Musicals Company does not currently charge VAT on its songbooks and CDs.

 

Q How Flexible Are The Age Guidelines On Your Resources?

We write very specifically for upper KS2 and KS3 and our current range of musicals are tailored to work for children within that 9 – 13 age range.  Paws & Claws and Pantastic will still work for older age groups, but lower KS2 might struggle with the amount of lines they would need to learn from our scripts. Doctor Dolittle will work for 8 year olds.

Feel free to contact us to talk through your particular needs.

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