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'The Cautionary Tale of Mary Contrary' by Cheryl Barrett - songs and additional information.

'The Cautionary Tale of Mary Contrary' by Cheryl Barrett
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The following songs are suggestions; other songs may be used at the discretion of the production. Performance rights for the script do not include rights for songs.
Song #Song
1Three Little Maids From School Are We (Gilbert & Sullivan. From: The Mikado. Alternative Lyrics: C Barrett)
2An English Country Garden (Robert Jordan & Cecil Sharp)
3Material Girl (Peter Brown & Robert Rans. Sung By: Madonna )
4Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary (Traditional)
Period and Geography
Location: a non-specific location. Time Period: Timeless
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 2
Setting: Garden and 'Other Location'
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
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In addition to the text, the "Producer's Copy" of the Script includes the following:
A list of the required properties
A list of the suggested songs
A synopsis of the plot
A list of the required sound effects
Miscellaneous notes from the author
A short rhyming comedy play with a moral, for children, with two simple settings.
Once upon a nursery crime - Mary Contrary demonstrates selfish actions, contrary ways and uncaring attitude to the environment, which lead to her eventual demise.


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