Collins Musicals - Terry Pratchett's Johnny and the Bomb: A time-tickingly tremendous musical

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Sir Terry Pratchett's enquiring adventure into time travel has its young teen hero, Johnny Maxwell, and his friends confronted with their own bomb-stricken street in WWII. Can they change history and avert the catastrophe? Matthew Holmes' script and song superbly support the plot in a musical for young people to perform and everyone to enjoy.

Johnny and his friends travel back in time to their own street, site of a bombing raid intended for a nearby industrial complex. 'Collateral damage' is not the only disturbing issue: what happens to the present if you try to save lives in the past? Serious subjects, but with Terry Pratchett there's always the humour as well, and the musical includes a host of likeable characters. Matthew Holmes' script skilfully carries the plot along in Terry Pratchett style and his music swings to contemporary pop and the glorious sound of the forties Big Band.

The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show, plus there's full audio support on CD so you don't need to read a note of music.

To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

This is a mixed product that contains: 1 CD-Audio, 1 Paperback

RRP: £29.99

ISBN

978-1-4081-6560-7

Publication Date

16-08-2012

Format

Mixed product

Pages

76 pages

Dimensions

245x305mm

Author

Terry Pratchett and Matthew Holmes, Prepared for publication by Collins Music

Sir Terry Pratchett OBE has written 38 novels in the Discworld series, the last 33 all reached no 1 in the best seller lists. In all, he has written 49 books and co-authored about 50 more. His novel Nation, for young adult readers, was adapted for the Royal National Theatre and staged in 2009. He was knighted in the 2009 New Year's Honour List 'for services to literature'. The original novel, Johnny and the Bomb, is the third in his Johnny Maxwell series for young readers.Matthew Holmes is a children's music educator, professional musician and writer based in the UK. This is his second musical adapation for schools of a Terry Pratchett novel. His first, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, was successfully performed early in 2011 to enthusiastic audiences. His other works include several children's hit singles in A&C Black's popular Songsheets series, including Viking Rock and Hot off the Press. He is currently a music specialist in a special needs school in Staffordshire.

Product Description

Sir Terry Pratchett's enquiring adventure into time travel has its young teen hero, Johnny Maxwell, and his friends confronted with their own bomb-stricken street in WWII. Can they change history and avert the catastrophe? Matthew Holmes' script and song superbly support the plot in a musical for young people to perform and everyone to enjoy.

Johnny and his friends travel back in time to their own street, site of a bombing raid intended for a nearby industrial complex. 'Collateral damage' is not the only disturbing issue: what happens to the present if you try to save lives in the past? Serious subjects, but with Terry Pratchett there's always the humour as well, and the musical includes a host of likeable characters. Matthew Holmes' script skilfully carries the plot along in Terry Pratchett style and his music swings to contemporary pop and the glorious sound of the forties Big Band.

The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show, plus there's full audio support on CD so you don't need to read a note of music.

To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

This is a mixed product that contains: 1 CD-Audio, 1 Paperback

ISBN

978-1-4081-6560-7

Publication Date

16-08-2012

Format

Mixed product

Pages

76 pages

Dimensions

245x305mm

Product Description

Sir Terry Pratchett's enquiring adventure into time travel has its young teen hero, Johnny Maxwell, and his friends confronted with their own bomb-stricken street in WWII. Can they change history and avert the catastrophe? Matthew Holmes' script and song superbly support the plot in a musical for young people to perform and everyone to enjoy.

Johnny and his friends travel back in time to their own street, site of a bombing raid intended for a nearby industrial complex. 'Collateral damage' is not the only disturbing issue: what happens to the present if you try to save lives in the past? Serious subjects, but with Terry Pratchett there's always the humour as well, and the musical includes a host of likeable characters. Matthew Holmes' script skilfully carries the plot along in Terry Pratchett style and his music swings to contemporary pop and the glorious sound of the forties Big Band.

The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show, plus there's full audio support on CD so you don't need to read a note of music.

To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

This is a mixed product that contains: 1 CD-Audio, 1 Paperback

Author

Terry Pratchett and Matthew Holmes, Prepared for publication by Collins Music

Sir Terry Pratchett OBE has written 38 novels in the Discworld series, the last 33 all reached no 1 in the best seller lists. In all, he has written 49 books and co-authored about 50 more. His novel Nation, for young adult readers, was adapted for the Royal National Theatre and staged in 2009. He was knighted in the 2009 New Year's Honour List 'for services to literature'. The original novel, Johnny and the Bomb, is the third in his Johnny Maxwell series for young readers.Matthew Holmes is a children's music educator, professional musician and writer based in the UK. This is his second musical adapation for schools of a Terry Pratchett novel. His first, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, was successfully performed early in 2011 to enthusiastic audiences. His other works include several children's hit singles in A&C Black's popular Songsheets series, including Viking Rock and Hot off the Press. He is currently a music specialist in a special needs school in Staffordshire.