Let Loose

Let Loose!

5 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
(18 customer reviews)

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

 

Join a group of eager (and some not-so-eager) school children on their week’s residential visit to the aptly-named ‘Slippery Slopes Activity Centre’. This hilarious musical sees them experience a catalogue of mishaps on their way to learning one very important lesson….good friends are worth their weight in sweets!
Having contended with weeping parents, moody bus drivers, accommodation that can hardly be described as 4-star and activity leaders with little regard for health & safety, can the children pull together and eventually succeed in the team-building challenges they are set? Or will they always come off second-best to Slippery Slopes’ other residents, those smug pupils from the Toffington College of Excellence & High Achievement? More importantly though, can they organise a midnight feast without getting caught?!

Sample Songs

Listen below to some of the songs from Let Loose!

Plot Summary

As the annual school residential visit approaches, Headteacher Mrs Grimm and teachers Mr Dainty and Miss Manly are holding a presentation evening to parents (your audience), to share details of the trip’s itinerary and give assurance that their children will be in safe hands! As each aspect of the forthcoming trip is explained, we witness flashbacks to the previous year’s ‘eventful’ visit, which didn’t exactly go according to plan!

After sharing in the children’s initial excitement about the prospect of being away from home (song – Let Loose!) we see the impact that the pending separation has on their doting parents. As three sets of mums and dads fret about the sleeping arrangements and the potential non-brushing of teeth, one couple cracks open the champagne to toast the fact they’ll have the house to themselves for five blissful days! (song – Peace And Quiet). Next we meet five bus drivers who, over a cuppa in the café, nervously await the first glimpse of next week’s rota, to see which of them has been given the job of taking the school trip. Even sympathy from the friendly waitresses doesn’t calm them, as they explain just what it’s like being on a bus with children! (song – Bus Driver Blues).

Excitedly awaiting the arrival of their young guests are the staff of the Slippery Slopes Activity Centre, who discuss last-minute preparations which they hope will help avoid the need to give any more refunds this year! Having assured the manager that a list of challenging activities has been planned, that most of the toilets now flush, that there is warm-ish water in some of the bathrooms and that the air-ambulance is on standby, they throw open the doors! (song – Roll Up, Roll Up).

However, poor plumbing, five-mile hikes and hole-digging (then hole-filling) challenges aren’t exactly what the children and their teachers had hoped for, and they become disillusioned with their residential experience. They argue amongst themselves and find it impossible to work as a team, culminating in a disastrous attempt to build and sail a raft! (song – Let’s Build A Raft). The whole thing is made worse by the fact they are ridiculed by the other residents of Slippery Slopes, the smug and highly competitive pupils and teacher from the Toffington College of Excellence and High Achievement. (song – Toffington College). Can the children pull together to gain something positive from their five days away, or will it all have been just a waste of time?

A secret midnight feast is planned for their last night at Slippery Slopes (song – Midnight Feast). However, with adults on the prowl, a shortage of suitable confectionary and the Toffington lot threatening to ‘dob them in’, the children must be resourceful, dig deep and discover a bit of team-spirit which will ensure they finish their trip on a high. In a nail-biting climax they pull out all the stops and come to realise that anything can be achieved with the trust and support of good friends…and the ability to shin down a drainpipe! (song – Forever Your Friend).

Characters

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

Note: if you have a smaller cast, because most characters only appear in one scene, multiple parts can be played by a single child. Alternatively, for extra-large cast numbers, many speaking parts have enough lines to be divided between any extra characters you want to create.

Mrs Grimm (headteacher), Mr Dainty and Miss Manly (teachers) – hosting the presentation evening for the parents of children going on the residential visit to Slippery Slopes Activity Centre.

4 Mums & 4 Dads – how will they cope with an empty, quiet, clean house?
5 Bus Drivers – eager to check out the week’s rota over a cuppa.
2 Waitresses – offering them sweet tea and sympathy.
Manager, 4 Activity Instructors, 3 Cooks, Odd-Job Man/Woman – the inept staff of the Slippery Slopes Activity Centre.
Mr Sharp, Miss Blunt, 8 Children – checking-in to Slippery Slopes without the faintest idea what they’re letting themselves in for!
6 Toffington College Pupils – they consider themselves the cream of the crop.
Mr/Miss Finster – their fuhrer…ahem, sorry, their teacher!

Ensemble Characters, if you have the numbers, for featured songs and choreography

Bus Drivers
Waitresses/Waiters
Activity Centre Staff
Children
Toffington College Pupils and Staff

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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  1. 5 out of 5 Ella r _gOrmesby school

    Cool

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  2. 5 out of 5 Abi st Dominics

    The best production ever so many cool songs and lines to learn

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  3. 5 out of 5 long meadow school

    My child keeps singing all of these songs – she cant stop

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  4. 5 out of 5 David Morley, Long Meadow Primary School, Milton Keynes

    Last year our Year Six children performed ‘Let Loose’ and without a doubt, it was one of the best performances that the school has ever produced. There were plenty of great parts to be shared out among the children, with none of the main parts too huge. It provided all of our children with the chance to shine.
    The level of humour in the Edgy shows is always terrific. Some of the gags make the children roar with laughter, whilst others leave the children silent and the adults rolling in the aisles. Certainly, ‘Let Loose’ was no exception to this. The misfortune, disaster, farce and resolution provided a perfect platform for the children to excel. Our parents loved the show too. It marks the final culmination, the end of an era, which has seen the transition of them tearfully dropping off a shy four-year-old on their first day at school to watching the confident, bubbly eleven-year-old that they see on the stage before them.

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  5. 5 out of 5 Louise Redburn, Lancs

    This has just landed on my desk and I can’t wait to start rehearsals, the songs sound fantastic, perfect for my Y6 leavers.

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  6. 5 out of 5 Belinda Brown, Richard Bonnington School

    Just a quick e-mail to say how well received your ‘Let Loose’ script was. We received lots of praise for the jokes and songs so thank you. As teachers, it was easy to add parts in by using the word format you provided and the extra discs were very useful when practising the songs in class.

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  7. 5 out of 5 Tasha Clemitshaw, Connisborough

    Gave out the parts to Let Loose last Friday. Already the children are getting to grips with their lines and the songs are FAB!!!!!! Love the first song….so catchy!

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  8. 5 out of 5 Grace, St Peters Primary School

    brilliant performance couldn’t do it with out edgy!

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  9. 5 out of 5 Sophie Hillson

    I absolutely loved it. My favourite song was bus driver blues; the kids loved it!!!!

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  10. 5 out of 5 Olly, Baldock

    It’s a great and fun play. I really like it when someone says We’re from the Toffington College of Boringness where everybody’s STUCK UP!!!

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  11. 5 out of 5 Sarina, Eastbury Farm Primary School

    AMAZING AND FUNNY PLAY LOL 🙂

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  12. 5 out of 5 Brain, Park Primary Wallas

    It’s amazing!

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  13. 5 out of 5 Daniela Ferreira, Wayland Junior Academy Watton

    I love the songs 🙂 The year 6 in my school are doing this play, is really fun and I’m doing 2 different people. I’m doing a mum and an instructor. The play is in 3 days. Hope everything be alright (: Hope to not forget my lines or my solos in the song 🙂

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  14. 5 out of 5 Sandi, Wallsall

    Best play ever I`m one of the children from toffington collage {so,so funny watching the video of the play}

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  15. 5 out of 5 Anya, Norwich

    The best production I could have wished for for my last days in Y6 ;(

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  16. 5 out of 5 Lewis Fulton, elderbank Primary School and supported learning

    I like the song Forever Your Friend its really sweet. Were doing this play at my school so thank you for making this my chance to shine!!:D

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  17. 5 out of 5 Anna McDonagh, Leeds

    What a hoot! A wonderful show for our two yr 6 classes, brings back lots of memories from school trips over the years! Clever, funny, easy to produce, great songs and a great way for the yr 6s to say goodbye to primary school. What more could a teacher want? Thanks Edgy Productions, I will be back for more next year!

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  18. 5 out of 5 Alice, Al

    Such a great production!!!! I loved it even though i only got a small part.

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