Roald Dahl’s Jack and the Beanstalk: A Gigantically Amusing Musical

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  • Adapted by Matthew White and Ana Sanderson
  • Orchestral music by Georgs Pelecis
  • Published by: A & C Black Music, 2005
  • Includes CD
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Roald Dahl’s Jack and the Beanstalk, the musical, has whiffy Jack defying the Giant and coming out triumphantly rich – and squeaky clean. As well as starring roles for Jack, his mum, and the Giant, there are dozens of parts for farm animals and market traders – and everyone can sing in the chorus. Thousands of children have taken part in school performances of this riotously funny adaptation of Roald Dahl’s irreverent twist on the traditional tale. As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, Jack and the Beanstalk is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools’ musical is derived is by Georgs Pelecis, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances.