WW2 musical play for schools
An informative WW2 musical play for schools. Covering themes explored in the KS2 and KS3 Curriculum allowing students to enter into past lives.
It’s the outbreak of World War Two and for those living in the cities there is no escape. Read all about it, Read all about it – We are now at war with Germany. The Appleton children run into the street to find their friends, excited to share the news that World War Two has now begun. The boys become fighter pilots and charge at each other as the girls run for cover. Inside their parents dwell on the challenges war will bring and worry for their children’s future. Millie and Thomas know that everything is about to change for the family and it’s not long before dad is called up to fight and mum is working in the munitions factory. Air raid sirens are constantly ringing out across the skies and nights down the shelter become predictable. The children’s spirits aren’t dampened though and still they find fun exploring the bombsites and becoming monsters in their gas masks. The threat of air strikes and gas attacks just become part of everyday life, until the decision is made to evacuate the children to the countryside. Mum cries as she waves goodbye from the station platform, but for Elsie, John and George a whole new adventure is about to begin, leaving their hometown for the first time ever as evacuees. The war years continue and all Millie and the children share from this part of their childhood are letters. Another Christmas passes and Millie makes the bold decision to bring her children home and fight the war together. After six years of upheaval the news they’ve all been waiting for is finally received – Read all about it, Read all about it – This is your victory. The Appleton family, their friends and the entire street come out to celebrate as war is finally over and victories finally here.
‘Read All About It’ is an excellent educational tool to aid learning in the classroom. The show will help reinforce historical facts as well as engaging and informing both performers and audiences alike.Featuring 5 original songs ‘Read All About It’ is a perfect musical for young people to perform.
Featuring 5 Original Songs:
- Chidren’s Leaders
- Read All About It
- We Are An Army
- We’re Going on a Journey
- Victory Day
ISBN: 978-1-912541-03-4 (Digital Download)
ISBN:978-1-912541-02-7 (Hard Copy)