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'The Elves and the Shoemaker' by JPS Yates - songs and additional information.

'The Elves and the Shoemaker' by JPS Yates
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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
1The Best Things in Life Are Free (Music: Ray Henderson. Lyrics: Lew Brown & B G De Sylva. Alternative Lyrics: JPS Yates)
2Save Your Love (Johnny & Sue Edward. Sung By: Renee & Renato. Alternative Lyrics: JPS Yates)
3I Will Talk Hollywood Will Listen (Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers. Alternative Lyrics: JPS Yates)
4Sisters (Irving Berlin. Alternative Lyrics: JPS Yates)
5Sixteen Going On Seventeen (Music: Richard Rodgers. Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein. From: The Sound Of Music. Alt Lyrics: JPS Yates)
6aYou Did It (Music: Frederick Loewe. Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner. From: My Fair Lady. Alternative Lyrics: JPS Yates)
6bWhy Can’t the English Teach Their Children How To Speak (Music: Frederick Loewe. Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner. From: My Fair Lady. Alternative Lyrics: JPS Yates)
7Scarborough Fair (Simon & Garfunkel. Alternative Lyrics: JPS Yates)
8Pinball Wizard (Pete Townshend. Sung By: The Who. Alternative Lyrics: JPS Yates)
9aCan’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Music: Jerome Kern. Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein. From: Show Boat. Alternative Lyrics: JPS Yates )
9bIn These Shoes (Kirsty MacColl. Alternative Lyrics: JPS Yates)
10Footloose (Kenny Loggins & Dean Pitchford)
Period and Geography
Locations: a fictitious country and England. Time Periods: 18th Century and 19th Century
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 3
Setting: Village, Shop/Store, Street and Front-of-Curtain
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
 Language Advisory:Help
Swearing rate: less than 1 known rude word per thousand.
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Mild swearwords
Potential blasphemy
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 list of the required sound effects
Descriptions of the characters
Costume notes
Full-length British pantomime.
The evil empire-building Freeman Hardly-Lykely is taking over Tommy Cobbler's shoe-making business. Only a last minute deal can save the shop and the Cobblers home, and maybe win Joe Cobbler the hand of lovely Clementine into the bargain.


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