Terry Pratchett's Johnny and the Bomb A Time-Tickingly Tremendous Musical

Written by Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes

Part of the Collins Musicals Series

Terry Pratchett's Johnny and the Bomb A Time-Tickingly Tremendous Musical Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408165607
Publication date: 16th August 2012
Author: Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes
Publisher: A & C Black Music an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Mixed media product
Pagination: 76 pages

About Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes

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 ...

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