Barry the Penguin's Black and White Christmas A Musical by Lesley Ross and John-Victor by Lesley Ross, John-Victor


Barry the Penguin's Black and White Christmas A Musical by Lesley Ross and John-Victor by Lesley Ross, John-Victor

Barry the Penguin's Black and White Christmas is a Christmas musical adventure complete with fantastic songs and beautiful illustrations by Matt Rowe. Barry is a penguin detective with enough gumption to carry him from one end of the earth to the other and back again, with Kung Fu skills to boot! When Father Christmas is kidnapped by the evil Bedbug Queen on Christmas Eve, it looks like Christmas will be destroyed forever. Only the chosen one, a girl called Phoebe, can save him, and it's up to Barry to find her and whisk her away on a quest involving penguin prophecies, cryptic elves, and crazy nuns that live in the centre of the earth. But Phoebe hates Christmas. Will Barry convince her to help him? Will they reach Father Christmas before midnight strikes? Will they have the power to stop the evil Bedbug Queen? Featuring unforgettable new songs, this is a superbly original, comical story about the importance of friendship, trust and believing in yourself. The book is accompanied by an audio CD with word-for-word narration, sound effects, and character voices and songs performed by a fantastic West End cast. Children can follow the story and sing along to the irresistible music. Based on the musical by Lesley Ross and John-Victor, Perfect Pitch bring you this alternative Christmas tale narrated by Dr Who's Christopher Eccleston, a musical in a book like no other.

About the Author

Lesley Ross has been writing theatre for young people ever since he can remember. Highlights include several Shakespeare adaptations: The Little Tempest for the National Theatre, The Ghana Dream for Theatre Royal Plymouth and Rameo & Eweliet for the Unknown Theatre. Musical theatre composer John-Victor has just released his debut album Shoot...Bang! Two of his musicals featured on the album are being developed by Perfect Pitch, including Barry The Penguin's Black and White Christmas. John-Victor was also a finalist for the Perfect Pitch Award 2014. Rachel Bellman is Literary Associate of Perfect Pitch, a not-for-profit theatre company that collaborates with creatives worldwide to create high quality new British musicals.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 7


Lesley Ross, John-Victor
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Publication date

24th September 2015



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