Alice In Downunder Land

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A delightfully unique Australian story combing the timeless tales of Alice in Wonderland, Mary had a Little Lamb, and Waltzing Matilda.

Set in the Australian bush and performed entirely by children; the story is designed to appeal to an audience of pre school and primary school age children.

Music, energetic dance numbers, sing-a-longs, audience participation, comedy and suspense combine as we follow the story of Alice who has lost her pet lamb, Jumbuck.

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Plot / Synopsis

A delightfully unique Australian story combing the timeless tales of Alice in Wonderland, Mary had a Little Lamb, and Waltzing Matilda.

Set in the Australian bush and performed entirely by children; the story is designed to appeal to an audience of pre school and primary school age children. Music, energetic dance numbers, sing-a-longs, audience participation, comedy and suspense combine as we follow the story of Alice who has lost her pet lamb, Jumbuck.

Jumbuck has been captured by the Grumpy Swagman. While looking for Jumbuck Alice becomes lost in the Australian bush. Alice gets the children in the audience to help locate the missing lamb. However, when Digger, the swagman’s dog, tries to help Alice, the swagman becomes angry and he ties her and the dog up while he goes to town for some vegetables to make a jumbuck stew.

While the swagman is away Alice and Digger try unsuccessfully, to enlist the help of some bush animals, including a zany Fruit Bat, and a very vain Lyre bird. But to no avail. When it appears all is lost, and with the Swagman’s return imminent there suddenly emerges from the bush, our shy hero, Akubra. Akubra is a young aboriginal stockman and he is willing to help a damsel in distress.

Just as it seems Digger, Alice and Akubra will release jumbuck and escape, the swagman returns. As he threatens our hero and heroine, who should appear but.... The squatter and his troupers, one, two, three.

The exciting ending to this light hearted legend, proves to be as interesting as the characters who star in it. Justice is seen to prevail. Jumbuck is rescued, the swagman is punished. And every-one lives happily ever after. Well, almost everyone. A children’s story of yesteryear, with a subtle message for children of today, about stranger danger.
 

 

Suggested Music.

1. WALTZING MATILDA.
2. WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE.
3. WHERE IS MY LITTLE LAMB?
4. THE DROVERS DREAM.
5. HOME AMONG THE GUM TREES.

N.B. This script is text only. Above music is an indication only, of the type of song suitable. Extra songs and dance numbers may be added at the discretion of the director. Music is of your own choosing and copyright permission should be sought.
 

Cast

The Grumpy Swagman……………As the Name Suggests.

Digger………………………………..A Pantomime dog.

Alice………………………………..A little Girl Lost.

Akubra……………………..A Young Aboriginal Stockman.

Chorus of Australian Animals, Birds and Reptiles

Cameo Roles from Chorus:- Jumbuck, Rabbit, Fruit Bat, Lyre Bird, Squatter,
Trouper One, Trouper Two, Trouper Three
 

Sample Script

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Production Costs

12.5% of Box Office Gross. Minimum $110 per performance. Scripts are $17.50 each. Licence to photocopy for $165.