Troy Story

Troy Story

5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

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

 

Hitch a ride on this riotous romp through Ancient Greece, as Achilles leads a legion of heroes to rescue Helen from the wicked clutches of Paris and the Trojans. Jam-packed with memorable characters, witty dialogue and catchy songs, Troy Story will thrill adults and children alike, and is all you could wish for in a musical production. Truly the stuff of which legends are made!

Sample Songs

Listen below to some of the songs from Troy Story

Plot Summary

As the opening song (Troy Story) finishes, we witness Mount Olympus in turmoil. Hera, Aphrodite and Athene are arguing over which of them is the most beautiful, much to the annoyance of the other gods. Paris, a handsome but sly Trojan, is asked to make the tough decision on their behalf. Each goddess offers him a fabulous reward if he chooses in her favour (song – Pick Me, Paris), but it is Aphrodite’s promise to give him the most beautiful mortal woman, Helen of Sparta, which clinches it. Furious at this, Hera and Athene vow to bring destruction on Paris’ home city of Troy.

Paris arrives as a guest at the court of Menelaus, king of Sparta, and immediately falls for his beautiful wife, Helen. Struck with a well aimed arrow from Eros’ bow, she in turn falls for Paris (song – Completely Stuck On You) and, in a trance, is whisked back to Troy. The furious king raises an army of Greek heroes (song – Hard As Nails), and led by Achilles they set off to rescue Helen.

After a long journey they arrive at Troy, but exhausted they are beaten in battle by the pompous Trojans (song – Bunch Of Losers). Devastated at the killing of his friend Patroclus, Achilles slays the Trojan prince, Hector, after a long chase around the city walls. The vengeful Paris and his father, King Priam, decide to lure Achilles into the city by using Princess Polyxena as a honey trap! It works, and as Achilles excitedly gets ready for a romantic liaison Paris shoots an arrow into his vulnerable heel. The Greeks are overcome with grief at the death of their top man (song – Always And Forever), and revenge is swift. Philoctetes slays Paris in a duel, releasing Helen from her trance-induced love, and with her help secret plans are made for the Greeks’ invasion of Troy.

The Trojans are curious as to what the hammering sounds are in the Greeks’ camp (song – Chop-Chop, Brother), and surprised to see their enemy’s fleet of ships sailing away from the shores of Troy. On discovering a huge wooden horse which is left, they believe, as a gift from their fleeing foes, they rejoice in their supposed victory and bring it into the city. As night falls, the heroes emerge from the belly of the horse and massacre the entire Trojan population in its sleep! Finally victorious (song – Job Done) they return with Helen to Greece, finishing the tale with a resounding reprise of the song Troy Story.

Characters

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

Chorus – Four narrators who lead us through the plot’s many twists and turns.
Zeus – The king of the gods. He longs for nothing more than a bit of peace and quiet.
Hera, Athene and Aphrodite – Demanding divas.
Paris – Our arch villain. Handsome but sly.
Menelaus – The king of Sparta. He likes the odd tipple.
Helen – His wife. The definition of ‘eye candy.’
Servant – Spots her potential.
Eros – Cheeky trouble maker. A dab hand with a bow and arrow.
Party guest – Was that a wild night or what?
Agamemnon, Idomeneus, Philoctetes, Odysseus, Diomedes, Patroclus and Achilles – Good men and true, and up for a rumble.
Hector – Vain Trojan prince.
Priam – The king of Troy. A proud father.
Polyxena – Sultry Trojan princess. Love ’em and leave ’em.

Ensemble characters for featured songs and scenes

Gods and Goddesses
Party Guests
Dancing Maidens
Greek Heroes
Trojans
Carpenters

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.
  • 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.

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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What others are saying

  1. 5 out of 5 Linton Heights Junior School

    A cracking production. The songs are very catchy, and the dialogue being in rhyming couplets really helps with the children’s recall. Also, with so much time dedicated to putting on a production, it was super to be able to teach topic through the show. Top marks all round and would highly recommend

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  2. 5 out of 5 Lindy Blyth, New Zealand

    I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Troy Story this term. We just loved everything about it. The music pounded out throughout the term during lunch hours and any time we set to work making paper mache shields for the production. The humour and richness of the language gave us much to discuss, and some of the writing that came from it was amazing. Thank you!

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  3. 5 out of 5 Andrew Barnes, Editor, BBC School Radio

    I think it’s a really excellent piece of work – lively, fun, witty and full of opportunities for the kids. Andrew has certainly shown that there needn’t be anything dull about the study of history. I really enjoyed the variety of the songs and the range of musical styles included. In particular I could imagine the kids having great fun with ‘Bunch of Losers’ and ‘Chop Chop Brother’; but all the songs offer plenty of opportunity for fun and interplay between the various performers.

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  4. 5 out of 5 Max, Norwich St. Andrews

    Great play!

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  5. 5 out of 5 Kay Friend, Dagenham

    Never had such a positive response to an end of year show. Everyone loved it, staff, parents and especially the kids! It was sheer genius, the script and songs were hysterical. Please, please, please hurry and write another show as I’m in year 6 again next year and can’t think how I’m going to follow the success of this year without your help!

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  6. 5 out of 5 Anonymous pupil, Whitehills primary school

    We did this play 2 years ago at my primary school it worked out really well,I was one of the chorus it was a great play my classmates favourite song was always and forever it’s a epic song I definitely recommend it,even though I performed it a few years ago it is definitely a play nobody could ever forget!

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  7. 5 out of 5 Sally, The Coppice Primary School

    I love this music!

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  8. 5 out of 5 Laura Baker, Upminster junior school

    I’m doing this at school and are probably going to play Helen or someone with a main part. The songs are so catchy and easy to learn…

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  9. 5 out of 5 Bella, bearwood primary school

    brillant songs!

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  10. 5 out of 5 Deniz - it's Turkish, red oaks

    I’m doing this play at school , this is very helpful xoxox

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  11. 5 out of 5 Caitlan, Queensway primary school Banbury

    A wild and AMAZING twist on Ancient Greece. LOVE IT!!!

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  12. 5 out of 5 Oliwia, Ford Primary School

    I love ‘Troy story’! my favourite song is ‘Completely stuck on you’.

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