Gold

Gold

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

By Janet Grierson
All-Year-Round musical for KS2 (ages 7-11).
Running time approx: 60 minutes

 

Telling the tale of Midas, the original ‘King of Bling’, this entertaining new musical delivers all the glitter, glamour and sparkle you could hope for, with eleven memorable, show-stopping songs, and a fun-packed script. Laugh along as the hapless, greedy king with the golden touch proceeds to squander a very special gift. As an extended cast of characters watch in despair, Midas indulges his ‘desire to acquire’, but ultimately learns a very important lesson – some things in life are far more precious than simply being loaded!

Sample Songs

Listen below to some of the songs from Gold

Plot Summary

To the opening bars of the first song (Such A Wealthy Man) King Midas regally enters and sits on his elegant throne, ready to be waited on hand and foot. Through the narrator’s words and ‘catty’ jibes of his courtiers, we learn of his immense wealth and obsession with all things gold. His love of the other finer things in life, namely food and clothes, are also made apparent through the demands he places on his royal chefs (Song – We Cook And We Bake) and seamstresses (Song – Measuring And Cutting), who pander to his every whim. However, when required by his financial advisors to discuss important issues of government, he dismisses them, preferring to concentrate on counting his own stash of gold coins! (Song – So Much Money)

The Queen and Princess Marigold are desperate for Midas to be the loving, attentive husband and father he used to be (Song – Day After Day), and his once-loyal subjects grow angry that their king’s obsession with gold has led to his neglecting them too, and their crumbling city. (Song – Our Beautiful City) As things go from bad to worse a stranger visits Midas, offering to grant him one wish, in the hope that he will use it to become a wiser and more caring ruler. Although advised by his wise men and family to wish for something for the benefit of everyone (Song – One Wish), Midas famously asks that everything he touches turns to gold! (Song – Gold)

Delighted with his new powers (Song – The Golden Touch), he proceeds to gleefully turn every object in his palace and gardens into gold – even his roses, much to the bewilderment of his gardeners! He nevertheless soon realises that it is more of a curse than a blessing, when he unwittingly touches Princess Marigold and she becomes a golden statue! With nobody daring to come near him (Song – Beware), a lonely, distraught Midas begs forgiveness from the stranger who granted his wish. After a humiliating bathe in magical waters, the King is relieved of his golden touch, and vows to make amends for his greed and foolishness……much to the relief of everyone! (Song – Turn It Around)

Characters

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

3 Narrators
5 Courtiers
King Midas
Chef
3 Financial Advisors
Princess Marigold
The Queen
3 Seamstresses
10 Citizens
Stranger
2 Servants
4 Wise Men
2 Gardeners

Ensemble characters (if numbers allow) for featured songs and scenes

More Courtiers
Chefs
More Seamstresses
More Citizens

What do you get?

This musical production is available to buy in 2 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.

UK schools can order this title 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 this title at the point of ordering.

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  1. 5 out of 5 Carys, Winteringham Primary

    Amazing! I loved performing this concert, It was funny and has a great plot. Any school looking for a summer concert to do should definitely do this!

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  2. 5 out of 5 Jane Darczuk, Herefordshire

    The humour in the script, and the lovely songs were perfect for our requirements. You advertise yourselves as ‘superb musicals for schools’ and we were not disappointed!

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  3. 5 out of 5 Andi Sharpe, Cheshire

    Lots of scope for laughs and really rousing songs.

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  4. 5 out of 5 Rebecca, Yeovil

    Wow I did this play only this year and this website helped me a lot

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  5. 5 out of 5 Mia Cromack

    Amazing!

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