Otter Nonsense

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a new traditional pantomime written specially for production in primary schools

by David Stoll and Michael Hinton

the first of the Otter Nonsense series of primary school materials

The package includes:

Director’s Script, with detailed page-by-page production notes –

Pupils’ Script –

Vocal Score containing thirteen new songs with piano accompaniment, as well as an overture and incidental music –

A complete set of high-quality fully orchestrated backing tracks and sound effects –

The Director’s Script also has an extensive introduction to Pantomime itself as a topic for study, including the traditions and conventions of this type of theatre.  There are helpful notes on all aspects of putting on a school production from casting, organising rehearsals, writing new lyrics, making props and sound effects through to involving the audience. The material therefore can be used for a term’s study as well as forming the basis of the end of term production.

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While this package contains all the material needed to put on a full-scale production of DICK OTTINGTON, you are encouraged to adjust it in any way necessary to meet the circumstances and constraints of your own school. The material is suitable for all levels of production, including the most simple and informal.

DICK OTTINGTON is now available for download purchase from this website.

Michael Hinton is a teacher, writer and musician with many years’ experience of writing educational materials for schools abroad and in the UK. He works as Music Director with amateur dramatic societies and children’s theatre groups, helping them to stage musicals and pantomimes, and is the composer of hundreds of educational songs.

Here is the Otterture (Overture) which quotes from some of the songs.