Project Planet
  • Project Planet
  • Project Planet

Project Planet

Ages 7-10

Duration 50 mins
Speaking Roles 45
Ideal Cast Size 45

Pull on your wellies and roll up your sleeves, there’s a meadow to be planted and it’s all hands on … well, gardening tools actually. The local school children are keen to rewild some unused farmland, but the scarecrows are determined to foil their plans: they’ve got more than enough work already, and what even is rewilding anyway?

Niki Davies’ delightful – not to mention highly topical – new musical tackles this important topic in a fun and accessible way. Complete with eight great songs written especially for 7-11 year olds, Project Planet is an exciting ensemble piece and will have the younger generation reaching for their nearest spade.

For a little extra, the editable Word.doc of the script can also be purchased when the Book/CD pack and a performance licence are bought, making it easy to adapt and adjust as you need to.

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Buying Options

Packs

Books & CD: Book includes full script, character list, curriculum-linked material, sheet music and lyrics. CD includes all songs recorded with children’s voices and full backing tracks.

Digital Downloads: Get started straight away with a PDF version of the script and MP3s of all of the songs and backing tracks (only available when you purchase the Book & CD Pack). Where available, a complimentary abridged version of the script is also included.

Licences

Performance Licence: You need a performance licence to perform our show to anyone other than children and staff. Our licences are simple and straight forwards, one price allows you to perform the show as many times as you like for a whole year.

Filming/Streaming Licence: If you plan to film your performance and manufacture DVDs for distribution, stream content on an internet site or on social media, you will also need to purchase this licence.

Extras

The EDITABLE VERSION of the script in WORD format is only available to customers also buying the Book/CD pack and a performance or filming/streaming licence. It is an additional item (script only, no music or production information) and is not a substitute for the main resource.

Synopsis

With a big opening song (OUR WONDERFUL WORLD), the cast celebrate the things that make our world so amazing and unique.

Teacher, Mrs Mulberry, and her class discuss why many wild flowers and creatures are being reduced in numbers and why. They discover that through rewilding we can help to bring back some of these flowers, animals and thriving eco systems. The children decide to start their own rewilding project and persuade a local farmer, Percy Bush to let them use a piece of his spare land to grow wild flowers (GO WILD).

When the children get to the field they notice they have company, the scarecrows. Though one of the children is unnerved by them, this is dismissed and they begin to prepare the soil for sowing. Whilst the farmers think the children have bitten off more than they can chew, the scarecrows are displeased at the children’s appearance right next to their wheat fields, especially Foggy who is disgruntled at Ella’s remark about his wonky hat.

Several weeks on, the children go back to see how the meadow is progressing but whilst they find it is coming along nicely and little green shoots are appearing, Emily is sure that the scarecrows have moved.

Sometime later again, the farmers are pleasantly surprised at the children’s accomplishments so far, the meadow is filled with flowers and many mini beasts and small animals are visiting it and making their homes there (FLOWER POWER).

But the scarecrows are not so happy. They are inundated with shrews running up and down their legs, bee nests in their heads and more birds than they can scare off. Exhausted and fed up, they decide that the only way to solve the problem is to sabotage the meadow (SABOTAGE).

When the children see the meadow, naturally they are distraught to see their hard work vandalised. There are tell-tale pieces of straw everywhere, but even though more of the children are beginning to feel nervous about the scarecrows, it couldn’t possibly be them: scarecrows don’t walk and talk … do they?

Just as the children start to despair, help arrives from most of the village, not to mention Camilla the copper, Charlie Chop the butcher and Dylan the Docker (WE’RE HERE).

Together they restore the meadow to its former glory, which of course upsets the scarecrows all over again. They had already felt in need of repair and neglected by Percy and the other farmers, and now this! So they decide to sabotage the meadow a further time. Meanwhile the farmers and the children decide to stake out the meadow to try and catch the perpetrators in the act (RED HANDED).

The scarecrows are finally found out, much to the astonishment and shock of the children and the farmers, resulting in Percy fainting on the spot (BUSTED).

The scarecrows are afraid of what their fate might be, but Percy has a kind heart and after discussions have taken place, compromises are found, including the addition of assistant scarecrows to help with the birds. The scarecrows finally see the value of the rewilding of the meadow and celebrate the wonders of it with the rest of the cast (PARTY).

Script Samples

Sample Script - Scene Six

Song Samples

TitleListen
Our Wonderful World
Go Wild
Flower Power
Sabotage
We're Here
Red Handed
Busted
Party

Reviews

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