Grade 5 lines, lyrics, choreography & stage directions

SCENE 1: OLD SHANGHAI DOCKS

 

TRACK 2 POT OF GOLD

Backing track

As the music changes, the lights brighten and many characters enter excitedly. The scene changes to become the docks of Old London Town. We see the sign for Squirty Squid Tavern.

Street sellers enter and call out their fishy wares. 

SELLER 1: (half of 5C –  Enter from USR): Fresh fish! Come and get your fresh fish!

SELLER 2: (other half of 5C – Enter from USL):Cockles and Mussels! Alive, alive-o!

SELLER 3: (half of 5B  – Enter from CSR): Live crabs! Fresh from the sea!

SELLER 4: (other half of 5B – Enter from CSL):We sell sea shells from the sea shore!

SELLER 5: (half of 5A – Enter from DSR):Fresh bread! Get it when it’s warm!

SELLER 6: (other half of 5A – Enter from DSL) :Crunchy green apples! Come and get them!

 

Standing position:

Seller 1 (CSR – back row) – 1. Lennon, 2. Steven, 3. Jessica, 4. Austin, 5. Sherry, 6. Robin, 7. Angele, 8. Kiki

Seller 2 (CSL – back row)– 1. Hymin, 2. Joshua, 3. Chiara, 4. Oscar, 5. Kevin, 6. Dina, 7. Yuhui, 8. Mingon, 9. Wonsuh, 10. Henry

Seller 3 – (CSR – in front of 5C) 1. FayFay, 2. Issac, 3. Carleiny, 4. Jason, 5. Bobin, 6. Eric, 7. Casey, 8. Zach, 9. Sophie 

Seller 4 – 1. Seungyoub, 2. Suyoung, 3. Wooseong, 4. Yewon, 5. Beto, 6. Alex, 7. Ishu, 8. Sunny, 9.Yuki

Seller 5 (DSR – front row) – 1.Phoebe, 2.  Hagyoung, 3. Gianluca, 4. William, 5. CiCi, 6. Alle, 7. Jun-Hwan, 8. Katty, 9. Gary, 10. Jennifer, 11. Jason

Seller 6 (DSL – front row) – 1. Christian, 2. Sieun, 3. Yoobin, 4. Jonas, 5. Da Young, 6. Alice, 7. Fiona, 8. Sammy

(Put baskets on the floor then stand in different poses and freeze).

ALL: (Swap over lines – Odds behind & evens in front) TRAVEL WITH US ON A NEW ADVENTURE,

(right hand makes waves shape) OVER THE OCEAN BLUE.

(both hands model beating heart) FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND YOUR (both hands up and around with wiggling fingers) DREAMS WILL ALL COME (both thumbs up in front) TRUE!

(both arms up and around to the right) WAITING AT THE RAINBOW’S END,

(both arms forwards and around) ARE TREASURES ALL UNTOLD,

(Swap back over lines) SO CHASE THAT RAINBOW, FIND YOUR POT OF GOLD!

 

(Steering) SAILING AWAY WHERE THE WIND MAY TAKE US,

(Cross over arms in front) NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’LL FIND.

(Arms out to the front) LEAVE ALL YOUR CARES AND YOUR WORRIES FAR  (both arms motion to the back, from the right side) BEHIND!

(both arms up and around with wiggly fingers) MAGIC HAPPENS EVERY DAY, (thumbs up in front) BELIEVE WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TOLD,

(Hold hands and sway them to the right, left, right then left) SO CHASE THAT RAINBOW, FIND YOUR POT OF (Make cup shape in front with hands) GOLD!

 

(A short dance during a short instrumental section)

Moves:

Go into the audience and mime selling wares.

 

(both arms up and around with wiggly fingers) MAGIC HAPPENS EVERY DAY, (thumbs up in front) BELIEVE WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TOLD,

5C: (Arms up and around to the right) SO CHASE THAT RAINBOW, FIND YOUR POT OF (Make cup shape in front with hands) GOLD!

5B: (Arms up and around to the right) SO CHASE THAT RAINBOW, FIND YOUR POT OF (Make cup shape in front with hands) GOLD!

5A: (Arms up and around to the right) SO CHASE THAT RAINBOW, FIND YOUR POT OF (Make cup shape in front with hands) GOLD!

(shouted, with arms up in the air) OF GOLD!

At the end of the song, the characters exit, chatting and laughing.

 

Exit points:

SL and middle row exits SL doors & SR exits SR doors.

 

TRACK 10 OLD LONDON DOCKS

Old London Docks, the next morning. Deadeye enters carrying a crate, and stops toaddress the audience.

Grade 5 enter upstage with their baskets as Deadeye is talking to the audience and sit on the stage blocks.

DEADEYE: It’s a beautiful morning here at the Old London docks. There’s a smell

of the sea in the air. And something else I can’t quite make out. Is it

adventure… or danger? But for Jack and Liza, the race is on to find a

missing map and a missing mother!

Deadeye takes his crate and exits as Jack, Liza and Fiddlesticks enter.

GRADE 5  react to what is being said on stage.

JACK: Come on, Liza. We have to rescue mum from those pirates!

LIZA: But Jack, how do we know those pirates are behind all this?

JACK: Let’s see. We discover a treasure map, then a band of dodgy pirates

turn up. And this morning we wake up to find the safe blown up, the

map gone – and Mum, too!

LIZA: Yes, I suppose you’re right. We’ve got to find that ship – it must be here

at the docks somewhere. What did they call it?

JACK: The Curry Bean! Shouldn’t be hard to sniff out! Come on, Fiddlesticks.

Let’s hunt pirates!

ALLE (5A): (addressing the audience) I hope that they realize what they’re letting themselves in for.

TRACK 11 COD PLAY ON

They exit as Captain Cod and Admiral Hornhonker enter from opposite sides and

meet unexpectedly centre stage.

HORNHONKER: Ah, Captain Cod, I presume? I am Admiral Horatio Hornhonker. I

believe you were expecting me?

COD: Indeed, Sir. I am to captain your first official voyage! And may I be the first to congratulate you

on becoming an Admiral, Sir.

HORNHONKER: Oh, thank you – you are a sweetie! Well, it was Mummy’s idea, actually.

She thought I should get a job, so I chose Naval Admiral. Sounds great fun, doesn’t it, and I look so

good in the uniform!

COD: You mean you’ve just joined the Navy and already you’re an Admiral? It must be because

you’re an outstanding sailor, Sir. An extraordinary leader of men; an inspiration to all who serve under

you.

HORNHONKER: No, I think it’s because Daddy is the Commander in Chief!

GRADE 5: That’s not fair!

HORNHONKER: Well, let’s not hang about here. Where’s my thingy?

COD: Your what?

HORNHONKER: My thingy – you know – the whats it. The big thing made out of wood,

goes up and down a lot.

COD: You mean your ship?

HORNHONKER: Ship! Yes, that’s it! Gosh, I’m going to have to get used to all these new technical terms!

CHRISTIAN (5A): He’s not very bright is he!

COD: Your ship is The Crunchy Frog, Sir, and we set sail within the hour. Perhaps you would like to

inspect your crew?

HORNHONKER: Oh yes. After all, we’re all together out there on the open… the open…

COD: Sea?

HORNHONKER: Sea! That’s it! I really must make a note of that!

COD: Right, crew, fall in!

TRACK 12 CREW PLAY ON #1

The sailors of the Crunchy Frog enter and line up. Lookout Lofty, obviously short

sighted with a pair of thick glasses, is facing backwards. Cutthroat Clegg is at the

end of the line holding a saw.

COD: Crew of the Crunchy Frog! Attention! Say welcome to the Admiral!

SAILORS: Each sailor salutes as they shout out Welcome Admiral.

HORNHONKER: (inspecting the sailors) What a fine bunch of sailors, Captain Cod.

(Seeing the back of Lofty’s head) but I think this one needs a shave – he’s got hair all over his face!

COD: That’s the back of his head, Sir. Lofty, turn around. You’re facing the wrong way.

GRADE 5: Aye, yay, yay (shaking heads looking at the audience in despair)

LOFTY: (turning and looking in the wrong direction again) Oh, I’m sorry Sir. I didn’t see you

there!

COD: Over here, you fool!

LOFTY: (Turning to Cod and squinting) Ah, yes, sorry about that, Sir.

JONAS (5A): I think that he needs his eyes testing!

(Getting up close to squint at Hornhonker) And how lovely to meet your wife! How do you do, madam?

Lofty kisses Hornhonker’s hand, who pulls it away in horror.

HORNHONKER: No, no! I’m the Admiral! What’s your name, sailor?

LOFTY: Lofty, Sir.

HORNHONKER: And what do you do?

LOFTY: I’m the ship’s lookout.

CARLENY (5B): I don’t think that his poor eyesight’s up to the job.

HORNHONKER: Excellent. (Moving along) And who are you?

CUTTHROAT: Cutthroat Clegg. I’m the ship’s barber, Sir.

HORNHONKER: Cutthroat the barber – not a name that inspires trust, is it?

CUTTHROAT: I’m also the ship’s surgeon, Sir.

JUN-HWAN (5A): He’s multi-talented!

HORNHONKER: Oh, do you have medical training?

CUTTHROAT: No, (holding up a large saw) but I’ve got a saw!

LOFTY: Cutthroat Clegg is the best ship’s surgeon you’ll ever find, Sir.

CUTTHROAT: That’s right! Sore finger, aching ear, gammy leg. I can get rid of all those.

HORNHONKER: You can cure all those?

CUTTHROAT: No, I just cut ‘em off!

HORNHONKER: Yes, well let’s hope I don’t get a headache!

(Turning to Cod) Captain Cod, I see I’m in safe hands.

LOFTY: Talking of hands, I’m afraid we’re two short, Sir.

HORNHONKER: Oh dear, is there a height limit for sailing?

LOFTY: No, I mean we haven’t got enough hands.

HORNHONKER: I’ve always managed with two.

COD: No, we need two more members of the crew. Never mind, Sir, you just go aboard ship. The

crew will show you where we are docked.

HORNHONKER: I think I can find the way to my own ship, Captain!

YUKI (5B): I’m not so sure about that.

HORNHONKER: (pointing off the wrong way) This way, chaps!

He strides off and exits, whilst the others just stare at him. We hear a loud splash offstage and

Cod and the crew react.

TRACK 13 SFX SPLASH

COD: (Despairingly) Go and fish him out, lads.

SAILORS: Aye, aye, captain!

TRACK 14 CREW PLAY OFF

The sailors all exit following Admiral Hornhonker, apart from Lofty who marches in

the opposite direction. Captain Cod grabs him by the shoulders and points him back

in the right direction whilst he is still marching, and he exits. Wally and Pratt the

health and safety officers enter, dressed smartly in suits and ties, and approach

Captain Cod.

WALLY: Excuse me, Captain, we’d like a word with Admiral Hornhonker.

COD: (Looking off at where Hornhonker has fallen) I’m afraid he’s right in the

middle of something at the moment.

CHIARA (5C): Yeah, the middle of the sea!

PRATT: Busy, is he?

COD: (Looking off again) Up to his neck in it, actually! Can I help, gentlemen?

PRATT: Arthur Wally and Albert Pratt, health and safety officers.

WALLY: Here’s our card. (Pointing at his name on the card) I’m A Wally.

PRATT: (Pointing at his name on the card) And I’m A Pratt!

COD: I’m sure you are. Look, I’m in a hurry – The Crunchy Frog sails on the midday tide!

WALLY: Oh, no it doesn’t!

JOSHUA (5C): O oh! This doesn’t look good for Captain Cod and his crew!

PRATT: Not without a certified certificate of certain ship shape sea safe insurance!

COD: A what?

PRATT: A certified certificate of certain ship shape sea safe insurance!

COD: That’s easy for you to say! Anyway, I’ve already got insurance – I’m with the

Admiral!

WALLY: That’s not good enough, is it Mr. Pratt?

PRATT: Certainly not, Mr. Wally. No ship leaves these docks without a full health and safety check.

COD: Oh, very well. Come along, then. This way to the Crunchy Frog.

Cod leads Wally and Pratt off and they exit.

TRACK 15 SCUTTLE & SLACK PLAY ON

Scuttle and Slack enter as cockle and mussel salesmen. Scuttle is carrying Slack in a wheelbarrow full of shellfish.

SCUTTLE: (shouting out his wares) Cockles and mussels!

SLACK: Hawaii Five-O!

SCUTTLE: (shouting out his wares) Cockles and mussels!

SLACK: Hawaii Five-O!

SCUTTLE: Slack, it’s not “Hawaii Five-O”. It’s “Alive, alive-o”. That’s how Molly Malone used to sell them, and she’s the expert.

SLACK: Not any more, Scuttle. That Molly Malone wasn’t best pleased when we pinched her barrow, was she?

SCUTTLE: You can say that again. She had a face like a tortured trout, didn’t she!

SLACK: And it’s a good job Molly’s brother Lever didn’t catch us.

SCUTTLE: Molly Malone hasn’t got a brother called Lever.

SLACK: She has – she was calling him when we pinched her cockles. She kept shouting “Lever Malone, Lever Malone!”

SCUTTLE: Well, we got away with it. No thanks to you, just sat there in the barrow. My arms are nearly dropping off.

ROBIN (5C): He should meet Cutthroat Clegg – He’d soon sort him out!

SLACK: You know your problem? You’re all cockle and no muscle!

SCUTTLE: You can talk, you bone idle jellyfish!

SLACK: What do you mean? I spent hours scraping these cockles of that boat’s bottom!

SCUTTLE: Yes, and now we’ve got to spend hours scraping them off your bottom! Get up out of there! (He lifts Slack out of the barrow) And look at those mussels – we’ll never sell them. They’re tiny!

SLACK: That’s easily sorted. (He lifts the barrow up and down as if doing exercises) Hup, two, three, four! Hup, two, three, four!

SCUTTLE: What are you doing that for?

SLACK: Exercise makes your muscles grow!

SUYOUNG (5C): (shaking head) They’re regular comedians these two. 

SCUTTLE: That’s it. I’ve had it with the shellfish business. We need to find work.

SLACK: But I hate work! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! And you know what three hates are?

SCUTTLE: No?

SLACK: Three hates are twenty four!

Cod enters, listening to Scuttle & Slack.

SCUTTLE: Whether you hate it or not, you have to work to get ahead.

SLACK: But I’ve already got a head!

COD: Did I hear that you two are looking for work?

SLACK: (pointing at Scuttle) He is.

SCUTTLE: Shut it, Slack. Yes, we certainly are.

COD: Then this is your lucky day! How would you two like to go to sea?

SLACK: Go to see what?

COD: No, go to sea! I can offer you both a job in the King’s navy.

SLACK: No thanks. I get seasick just watching goldfish.

COD: Haven’t you ever wanted to get to the high seas?

SCUTTLE: I once reached the high seas when I was a young lad.

SLACK: But then his voice broke! (They both laugh)

SCUTTLE: Sorry, Captain, but it just sounds too risky.

COD: That’s a shame, lads. Never mind, why don’t you have a drink on me!

Cod hands a tankard each to Scuttle and Slack.

SOPHIE (5B): He’s up to something!

SCUTTLE: That’s very kind of you.

SLACK: Bottoms up!

They both drink to the bottom of the tankard, then let out a simultaneous “ahhh”.

COD: And I think you’ll notice a nice shiny shilling at the bottom of your tankards. Which means you’ve taken the King’s shilling and been press ganged into my crew!

AUSTIN (5C): (Shaking head) I don’t think that Captain Cod has made a very wise choice employing these two. 

SCUTTLE: (picking up the coin and holding it up) Look, he’s right. You devious codfish!

SLACK: (looking worried and holding his stomach) Oh dear! I’ve swallowed mine!

SCUTTLE: How do you feel?

SLACK: Like a slot machine!

SCUTTLE: Maybe I should pull your arm and hope for a jackpot.

COD: Either way, you’re now a member of my crew – whether you like it or not! Now get over to The Crunchy Frog – we’re about to set sail!

Kiki (5C) – I hope that he knows what he’s let himself in for. 

Scuttle puts Slack into the barrow and wheels him off stage. Jack, Liza and

Fiddlesticks enter.

JACK: Excuse me, Captain, we’re looking for a ship – it’s urgent.

LIZA: It’s called The Curry Bean. Have you seen it?

JACK: Our mum’s been kidnapped by pirates – and they’ve taken her on that ship!

COD: Now hold your sea horses! There’s no pirates round these parts – I’d know if there were. I’m Captain of The Crunchy Frog.

LIZA: Then you could take us on your ship to find her. Those pirates can’t have got far.

COD: Now look, there aren’t any pirates. Big rats – yes, I’ve got some of those! Pesky blighters, nicking my cheese and nibbling my crackers. Ah, talk of the devil!

TRACK 16 RAT MUSIC #1

Some rats enter, running around cheekily and causing mayhem. GRADE 5 exit with looks of disgust on their faces.

Fiddlesticks chases them off.

JACK: Fiddlesticks, our very own rat catcher!

LIZA: And we’ll bring him with us if you let us come aboard.

COD: Very well, young scallywags, it’s a deal. (They shake hands and paws)

 

Note:

2nd Half:

When Wonga comes on stage leave crew positions and get ready to come on stage to sing the ‘Finale Song’.

DEADEYE:              

So mother, brother, sister, dad,

Are back together – aren’t you glad?

And though my story’s all but done

Their brand new life has just begun!

 

And so they sailed from sea to sea

With bold adventures guaranteed!

The finest crew you’ve ever seen…

 

All:  The pirates of The Curry Bean!

Then sing the ‘finale’ song.

 

Piratical Style (Reprise)

Backing track 

ALL:                                           

WHO IS THE SCOURGE OF THE SEVEN SEAS?

WHO CAN DO JUST AS THEY DARN WELL PLEASE?

FLOATING AROUND ON A PIRATE GALLEON,

SEARCHING FOR TREASURE WITH EASE!

WHO HAS A HOOK AND A CROOKED SMILE?

WHO’S DIRTY DEEDS ARE SO VERSATILE?

WHO’S GOT A BITE LIKE A CROCODILE?

WE HAVE – PIRATICAL STYLE!

 

WHO IS THE SCOURGE OF THE SEVEN SEAS?

WHO CAN DO JUST AS THEY DARN WELL PLEASE?

FLOATING AROUND ON A PIRATE GALLEON,

SEARCHING FOR TREASURE WITH EASE!

WHO HAS A HOOK AND A CROOKED SMILE?

WHO’S DIRTY DEEDS ARE SO VERSATILE?

WHO’S GOT A BITE LIKE A CROCODILE?

WE HAVE – PIRATICAL STYLE!

 

ALL:                                            (Shouting) Piratical style! Arr!