Primary School Musicals by Sue and Arch Dyer


Sue and Arch have written lively attractive musicals for large cast with backing tapes.


The Pied Piper of Hamelin

This is the Dyer's favourite youth musical. It's strength is that there are wonderful roles to play, a delightful lolly dance and the plot is sophisticated enought to appeal to adults. The town of Hamelin is suddenly plagued with rats, but worse than that a corrupt local council. The Pied Piper offers to get rid of them for a thousand guilders. He fulfills his duty the Mayor decides he'd rather keep the guilders for the council. In an extra-ordinary piece of industrial protest , The Pied Piper leads the children of the town to the Land of Smiles. They all have a ball doing the Lolly dance. Later after the townsfolk revolt the Mayor is brought into line and the Pied Piper returns the children back to Hamelin.

7 main characters, 20 minor characters, chorus ensemble.

Characters in order of appearance.

Narrator no 1.
The butcher.
The baker.
The candlestick-maker.
The Mayor of Hamelin.
Rat no 1.
Rat no 2.
Narrator no 2.
Mrs Butcher
Mrs Baker
Mrs Candlestick-maker
First Councillor
Second Councillor
Third Councillor
Narrator no3
The Pied Piper
Narrator no 4
Narrator no 5
Boy on crutches
Child 1
Child 2
Child 3
Malcolm the Mars Bar
Betty the Bounty Bar
Artie the Smartie
Sidney the Snicker
Jake the Snake
Charlie the Cherry Ripe
Townspeople, rats, dancing lollies,children etc.

Zac and the Giant Spaceship

Zac is forced to sell his lap-top computer to get some money to help his widowed mother. He and his sister Samantha go to the local trash and treasure, where a gipsy gives him some magic beans in exchange for his computer.Next morning he finds a giant spaceship in his garden. They go to the wonderful land of Juno where they find Mr Brown from the computer shop who had disappeared.

4 main characters, 21 minor characters, chorus ensemble.

Characters in order of appearance.

Mrs Green

A poor widow.


 Her daughter.

Zachary (Zac)

Her son.

Mrs Black

A neighbour.

Mrs White

Another neighbour

Mr Brown

Manager of the computer shop.

Polly & Sally

Checkout girls.


Fairground character

Madame Zorro

A fortune-teller

Mary, Jane, Kel & Wayne

Friends of Zac & Samantha

Alpha, Beta Gamma, Delta Epsilon Zeta




Court Chamberlain


Grand Magician

alias Mr Brown

Computer viruses, Shoppers, Fair Ground People, Junoans, Garden Herbs,Palace Guards


Bluey and the Incredible Magic Book

Bluey is a typical Australian boy who finds a magic book in the library. It takes him to all parts of the world where he meets all sorts of characters. The journey takes him back in time to the stone age, to London during the Elizabethan era, To the South Pacific to meet Robinson Crusoe and a magic carpet ride to Bagdad.

11 main characters, chorus ensemble.

List of Characters

In School

  Miss Peters, Matt, Maria, Andrew, Tiffany, Steven, Libby, Jane (very small), Jake, Jeffery, Bluey Malone

In Bedrock

In School Character





Dinosaur Rex


Cavemen and Dinosaurs


In London

Queen of Hearts




 Townspeople,Beefeaters and Dancing Cards


In Baghdad





In South Sea Island

Robinson Crusoe


Man Friday


Amazing Grace

Miss Peters

Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Portrait.

Sherlock Holmes is called on to solve the problem of the portrait missing from the National Gallery. With the aid of Dr. Watson he discovers the thief much to the amazement of Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard.

4 main characters, 6 minor characters, chorus ensemble.

The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Sherlock Holmes
Dr. Watson
Eliza Doolittle
Wiggins, leader of the Baker St. Irregulars.
Mr Horatio Birtwhistle, Director of the gallery
A policeman
Mrs Hudson, Holmes'housekeeper.
Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard.
Sergeant Gregson, his assistant.
Professor Cyrus P Vance, an American art expert.
Mr John Forrest, an attendant at the gallery.
Mary Forrest, his daughter-in-law.
Chorus as public, irregulars etc.

Around the World in Eighty Days.

Phileas Fogg makes a bet to go around the world in eighty days. With his valet Passepartout he sets off pursued by Inspector Fix who thinks he is a bank robber He has many adventures including rescuing an Indian lady Aouda.

He finally wins his bet and marries Aouda.

List of Characters.

Mr Stuart

A member of the Reform Club.

Mr Sullivan

Another member.

Mr. Flanagan

Another member.

Mr. Phileas Fogg

Our hero.

Inspector Fix

Scotland Yard Inspector.




On the Orient Express.


Mr. Fogg's manservant.


British Consul in Suez.

 Sir F. Cromarty

A traveller in India.


An Indian lady.

Cowboy 1
Cowboy 2.
Cowboy 3.


Lady 1


Mr. Mudge

A traveller in America

Captain Speedy Captain of the HENRIETTA.




Citizens of London , Suez, India Hong Kong etc.




Instrumentation / Rentals

CD backing available.

Production Costs

12.5% of Box Office.