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An Inspector Calls

5 out of 5 based on 57 customer ratings
(57 customer reviews)

By Andrew Oxspring
End-Of-Year/leavers’/All-Year-Round musical for KS2 (ages 7-11).
Running time approx: 60 minutes

 

With end-of-term celebrations and activities underway, the children and adults of Pepperton Primary School are thrown into panic when they receive a surprise visit from the school inspectors! After a series of unfortunate but hilarious episodes, Mr Sourbottom and his inspection team (one of whom develops a talent for bottle flipping!) don’t have to look too deeply to uncover the true heart and spirit of the school, and soon learn what a special place it is to so many people, and why.

 

This fabulous new musical lets you celebrate your school and all its achievements in style!

Sample Songs

Listen below to some of the songs from An Inspector Calls

Plot Summary

Without knowing why, the teachers of Pepperton Primary School are summoned to an emergency staff meeting! Could it be to discuss the recent Year 2 trip to a chocolate factory, when all ‘freebies’ were eaten on the bus home, leading to travel-sickness on a scale that has never been witnessed before? No, it’s worse than that! Headteacher, Mrs Wright, delivers the news that, although this is the last week of the summer term and lots of end-of-year activities have been planned, the school is to receive a visit from the inspectors….tomorrow! (song – ‘They’re On Their Way’)

The first job is to put the old hall display back up on the bare wall. With the adults busy checking that paperwork is up-to-date, this job is given to a group of children. As they sift through the tatty, torn and smudged pictures and pieces of writing that once made up a display entitled ‘The Ancient Greeks’, the children wonder how they can re-use it all to make something presentable. And does it matter that the ‘R’ is missing from the selection of letters forming the title? (song – ‘Deck The Hall’)

The next day, in front of a haphazard display now entitled ‘The Ancient Geeks’, the whole school gathers in the hall. With the children more than a little fidgety and talkative, Mrs Wright tries to bring some calm to the room. However, at the peak of the fidgeting and talking, the three inspectors enter! When all are finally silent, lead inspector, Mr Sourbottom, introduces himself and his two colleagues, Miss Schneider and Mr Measley. They give shallow assurances that their visit is ‘nothing to worry about’ (song – ‘Inspectors’ Song’) then they exit to begin their inspection. Though anxious, everyone in school is determined that nothing more will go wrong over the next few days and that the inspectors will see their school at its best!

Of course, more things do go wrong! First off, in an effort to impress the inspectors with her teaching, Mrs Barker decides to ‘recycle’ a successful literacy lesson from last term! She hopes her class will answer her questions with confidence and produce work of a high standard, whilst at the same time not letting on to the inspectors that this is stuff they have already done before and know inside out! Needless to say, it doesn’t quite go to plan! (song – ‘In One Ear, Out The Other’)

The annual staff versus children rounders match, usually a good-natured event, also proves to be the cause of some concern for the inspectors. (song – ‘Rounders’) They smell something fishy when it appears that one member of staff seems to be doing all he can to ensure his team loses the game! Then there’s the summer fete; the culmination of tireless efforts by the PTA to bring the school community together! Not even large quantities of candy floss can distract the inspectors from the fact that there seems to be quite a long queue at the first aid tent! (song – ‘Splat The Rat’)

As their visit draws to an end, in the light of these ‘incidents’ it seems the inspectors’ impression of Pepperton Primary School might not be a positive one. However, the discovery of a mysterious envelope and its contents soon convinces Mr Sourbottom and his team that there are much more important things on which to judge a school, things that Pepperton has in abundance! (song – ‘This Special Place’)

At the end-of-term disco, with all staff and children present, the inspectors decide to announce their findings and make their thoughts known. Of course, they’re full of praise and, as they ‘loosen up’ and join in the dancing, the school gives itself a well-deserved pat on the back for all it has achieved! (song – ‘Celebrate’)

Characters

43 Speaking parts in order of appearance
*Click on the Line count/Costumes tab for more details

Note: if you have a smaller cast, because some characters only appear in one scene, multiple parts can be played by single actors. Alternatively, for bigger cast numbers, many of the larger speaking parts have enough lines to be shared out between any extra characters you want to include.

The teachers of Pepperton Primary School

Miss Cropper
Mr Savage
Mrs Stamp
Mr Cane
Mrs Childs
Miss Kidd
Mrs Barker
Mrs Wright

6 Childrentasked with getting hall displays back on the wall…quickly!

School Inspectors
Mr Sourbottom
Miss Schneider
Mr Measley

6 more childrenhaving a bit of trouble remembering what a noun is!
4 rounders playerseager to give the teachers’ team a trouncing
Bookieoffering good odds on a teachers’ win!
Commentatorkeeping us up to date with the action!
3 more childrenlearning the hard way that gambling never pays!
PTA Chairpersonrunning a tight ship at the annual summer fete!
St John’s Ambulance representativedishing out the first aid!
5 parentswith one or two health & safety concerns!
4 letter-writerstelling us what they love about school

Ensemble characters for featured songs and scenes

More children
More staff
Extra rounders players
PTA members
More parents
Dancers

What do you get?

This musical production is available to buy in 3 different formats. When ordering, simply choose the option (details below) which best suits your requirements.

  • Option 1 – Book & Audio CD.
    A wire-bound book containing the full script with detailed stage directions, character information, tips and suggestions for costumes, props and scenery, and a piano score for all songs. An audio CD of all songs (backing tracks & vocal tracks) plus continuity/incidental music and sound effects where required.
  • Option 2 – CD-ROM & Audio CD.
    A CD-ROM containing both a PDF and an editable MS Word document of the full script, with detailed stage directions, character information, tips and suggestions for costumes, props and scenery, and a PDF of the piano score for all songs. An audio CD of all songs (backing tracks & vocal tracks) plus continuity/incidental music and sound effects where required.
  • Option 3 – Digital download.
    All the PDF and MS Word files from Option 2 above, all audio tracks as MP3 files, plus JPEG files of cover artwork for use in making posters or other promotional material. Upon completion of your order, a link will be automatically sent to the email address you provided, from which all the files can be downloaded.

Any order containing a digital download option must be paid for online at the point of ordering. Any order containing a digital download which is not accompanied by payment will not be processed.

UK schools can order Book & Audio CD and CD-ROM & Audio CD options with an invoice to be paid within 30 days. Non-UK schools and private individuals (not ordering on behalf of a school) are required to pay for these at the point of ordering.

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What others are saying

  1. 5 out of 5 Eve Doland From St Brendans

    I AM LOVING THIS PLAY! I am the chair person and event though I have four lines I still love my part. I LOVE THIS PLAY!
    Eve Doland
    year six 2017
    st brendans

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  2. 5 out of 5 Janie

    I have been following your website since I was in Year 4, and love your leavers performances.
    I was excited to find out which production we would be doing. Well, guess what! We did this one! I became the role of Mrs Barker (or, her edited equivalent!) and I really enjoyed rehearsing my part. When it got to the big day, we all shined like stars. The audience smiled, laughed and even cried. I thank Andrew Oxspring and the other people at Edgy Productions for creating this. You did a great job!

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  3. 5 out of 5 Korynne Whitchurch

    It was amazing and really funny in some times and we added some of our own stuff in it as well, to the second to last song the whole class was crying and when we did it in the evening treated by the teachers we all got a packet of crisps and a fruit juice

    Thank you whitchurch for a wonderful 7 years at school

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  4. 5 out of 5 Bonnie cringleford primary

    Great year 6 did this as a leavers production thanks edgy productions

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  5. 5 out of 5 Mikyas, Hawthorn Primary Schol

    really fun

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  6. 5 out of 5 Bailey, Year 6

    I loved this play, it was VERY fun, everyone cried on the “Special Place” song (I cried the most..) This was an amazing play and the people who made it thank you so much! 😀

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  7. 5 out of 5 Sienna Monthero, Spring Bank Primary

    I loved it so much. I got the part as Miss Schneider; I wanted to get a good part in the play because I hardly ever want to be in them. But obviously because it is the yr6 leaving assembly, and anyway there is 43 parts so obviously I had to have one.
    So, basically what I’m saying is:
    I. Loved. It.

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  8. 5 out of 5 Lily Hancock-Hughes. Robsack Wood Primary Academy

    Very funny and enjoyable

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Love it

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  10. 5 out of 5 Woodside academy

    I think it is a very funny , humorous play and I can’t wait for the next one

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  11. 5 out of 5 Church Langton Primary

    I watched a great performance of An Inspector today. It was fun, inclusive and celebratory. Excellent for pupils and watching parents . Well done.

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  12. 5 out of 5 Kempsford primary school

    Class 3 loved this play so much they wanted to do it again and again but obviously we couldn’t cause we didn’t have time !

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  13. 5 out of 5 Painters Ash primary school Aleysha

    It is a great production. Year 6 did it as a leavers production . Thanks edgy productions so much!

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  14. 5 out of 5 Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

    this was just PERFECT, we already performed this amazing production, but i want to perform again!

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  15. 5 out of 5 brookfields primary school

    this play is so good but this special place is a sad song and it makes me cry

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  16. 5 out of 5 Emily yr6

    I love this production my class are doing it for our end of year play we all love it and think its amazing so thank you edgy productions for this great play☺☺☺☺

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  17. 5 out of 5 Ellie Colesman

    This play is soo cool!!❤✨❤ I played the part of Mrs Stamp but I think if I got to choose who I’d want to be it would definitely be Mr Sourbottom. He’s so funny and he’s the main character!!

    My favourite song is This Special Place. We sang it to our parents and brought them to tears! It was very emotional!

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  18. 5 out of 5 Brighthingsea Junior School

    Wow I love this play and I get the part of Mrs Wright awesome play

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  19. 5 out of 5 hannah yr 6, danesccourt primary

    i play the headteacher but we changed the name to mrs davies the name of my headteacher, I thouroughly enjoy doing this play

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  20. 5 out of 5 Harry Dale

    I’m Mr Sourbottom – if you’re auditioning and want the main role definitely try out for this. Im having so much fun rehearsing at school!😀

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  21. 5 out of 5 Sophie, Grosvenor Park Primary School

    I think this play is amazing. I am Miss Kidd, and I have had so much fun practicing my Tango at home! I think this will be the best Leavers Yet! Thanks Edgy!

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  22. 5 out of 5 Jack Hammet

    I’ve got the main role -Mr. Sourbottom!!! The head inspector!

    The play is amazing!

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  23. 5 out of 5 Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

    This production is FANTASTIC. This play WILL make you feel like to bursting in tears when you sing ‘this special place’.

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  24. 5 out of 5 Amber

    I think it’s amazing all the scenes are really funny 😀😀

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  25. 5 out of 5 St James Coe in handsworth Birmingham

    Very funny. Mr Sourbottom is so hilarious

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  26. 5 out of 5 Norton Park primary school

    Amazing

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  27. 5 out of 5 Emily year 5

    AMAZING!!!!!! i have just done my last performance.

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  28. 5 out of 5 The Tyrrells Primary school

    We are doing this awesome play for our year six leavers play and everyone loves the songs and the lines! Thank you edgy productions!

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  29. 5 out of 5 Harry year 6

    AMAZING! I am the one and only mr sourbottom having so much fun practicing!!😂😂

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  30. 5 out of 5 Ranelagh Pimary School

    I don’t know what to say.This play is so amazing!!I think me and my classmates are having so much fun practicing this play. Everything in this play is so particular and amazing.That is all what I have to say.This is a great play❤!!!

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  31. 5 out of 5 Neve 💝

    I don’t know where to start. I love this play sooooo much! It’s so funny and sad (because Of the song.) I’m having so much fun practicing this play and I know I will be so sad when the time comes to move on. My favourite songs are Celebrate, since everyone is having so much fun in it, and Special Place because I can definitely relate to it-and I cried😅. Also, I’m miss cropper and child 15. Baiiiiiii😘💜

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  32. 5 out of 5 Nettie

    It is such a great play, full of humor and laughs. I’ve got to play Miss schneider! The best part!All of my friends got to join in too even the ones who didn’t want the speaking part had lots of things to do too, such as: Props, lighting, digital backdrops, music playing and lyric reading. It is 100/10!Awesome!

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  33. 5 out of 5 Sienna Bill

    This is the BEST play ever OMG it’s soooo funny!!! #loveitsomuch

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  34. 5 out of 5 Joelle

    By far my favourite edgy productions play!

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  35. 5 out of 5 Natasha Jonelle

    I loooove this play so much! I am really looking forward to acting it with my year group!

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  36. 5 out of 5 Kayleigh hilltop junior school

    This is amazing!!! I get to play a child AND a player which is great!!! Wonderful

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  37. 5 out of 5 Kaneez Fatima , Marsh Green Primary School

    I am actually doing this for my leavers play and i am the character Miss Kidd!! My favourite songs are This special place , Celebrate and Deck the hall❤️ I LOVE THIS PLAY❣️❣️

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  38. 5 out of 5 Laurel Lane

    AMAZING. Definitely would recommend. So much fun and jokes. So much to do as well. I got to play Mrs Barker.

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  39. 5 out of 5 Jake Ashton Ling Bob Primary

    BEST-PLAY-EVER. ( for leaving school ). Entire Year 6 loved doing this play adding our own hidden jokes… I was lucky to get one of the biggest roles Mr Sourbottom. Loved it.

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  40. 5 out of 5

    I loved doing this performance… I got to be Mr Savage! It was a great time doing the play, perfect for our leavers celebration.

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  41. 5 out of 5 Suzy Year6

    OMG this is the best play ever!!!! It’s really funny and although I’m a girl I’m playing Mrs Sourbottom. My favourite song is ‘This Special Place’ – it sums up my feelings about my school!

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  42. 5 out of 5 Rita Bishop

    We’re doing this play for our leavers production and it’s really funny! It’s great fun to rehearse and I’m looking forward to performing it.

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  43. 5 out of 5 Olivia Peters hill

    I think this is great! My personal favorite song is this special place. Lol.

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  44. 5 out of 5 Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

    I love this play so much- personally, I think it is the best one Andrew Oxspring has made for edgyproductions this year. I like the all the characters; I am Mrs Wright and Parent 1. The soundtrack is amazing: my favourite song would have to be this special place,it almost made me shed a tear!

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  45. 5 out of 5 cringleford primary

    Best songs ever! My favourite onewas this special place!
    I got over crying but my classmates didn’t :>

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  46. 5 out of 5

    I auditioned and got Miss Schneider! best play ever by far! Thanks edgy productions for this awesome play I had so much fun doing it.

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  47. 5 out of 5 Barlestone c o f e primary

    Its brilliant best leavers play ever

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  48. 5 out of 5 Albert Village Primary School

    This play has really made me happy. Although I’m a female I got Mrs Sourbottom and I smashed it. I think this is really enjoyable and your school should do it for leavers. My mum and dad were so proud and impressed.

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  49. 5 out of 5 Mollie year six

    Us year sixes are doing it for our play thankyou edgy productions its great.

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  50. 5 out of 5

    I love this play us year sixes are doing it for our end play i feel like crying to the sixth song its sad so thankyou edgy productions it is a realy good play. Thankyou

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  51. 5 out of 5 Ashwicken Primary

    Really good my year sixes are dancing around singing to it all day

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  52. 5 out of 5 Cedars primary school

    Brilliant

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  53. 5 out of 5 Jennifer Upton westlea primary school

    Have to do this play and I love it

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  54. 5 out of 5

    doing this for my leavers play and already loving it my favourite is in one ear and out the other thank you edgy productions

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  55. 5 out of 5

    Great

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  56. 5 out of 5 Leighfield academy

    All my children loved learning the songs and range of them

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  57. 5 out of 5 Sir Edmund Hillary

    Very good

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