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Animal Rumble Grumble - an African tale



Whole Primary Musical Play with an African Animal Theme

£ 24.99   **Includes free performance licence for your school.**

Mysterious and Colourful Musical Production for ages 5 to 9

Animal Rumble Grumble is a 35+ minute musical play for ages 5 to 9, making it ideal for whole-school performance by infant, primary and first schools. This colourful, atmospheric show takes inspiration from a traditional Kenyan folktale. The animals of the plain are fearful of a strange distant rumbling.  “Something terrible is coming this way !  It will destroy us and take over our plains.”  The animals quickly seek the advice of Ghubari, a wise old man who lives at the top of the umbrella thorn tree. But his wise and cryptic words confuse them, so the animals find enough courage to seek out and confront the terrible danger that is coming closer.

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Kings Of The Jungle (lion song) Nyonei Ropta Move Aside (elephants) Cheeky Monkeys Zebra Song Rain Dance Animal Chant Twenty Feet Tall (giraffe) Ghubari (wise old man)


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'Animal Rumble Grumble' will engage your young performers with its colourful and mysterious storyline. It provides great opportunities for larger groups of children to be involved either through singing, or through the speaking parts. The script is very flexible, enabling you to accommodate your own specific pupil numbers.

Simple Script with 8 Catchy Songs - Full MP3 Backing Tracks

Animal Rumble Grumble  flows around  8 catchy songs,  2 dances  and some simple dialogue, for your more confident speakers, although the majority of the content comes from the songs. It can involve small or large groups of children as the animal characters - a cast-size of your choice !  Songs and script are easy-to-learn (see script sample below). There's lots to do for lots of children !  All the musical material is now fully downloadable with fully sung performances to facilitate children’s learning of each of the Animal Rumble Grumble songs. ALSO all the musical backing tracks with no singing support. Also, see details of the optional sheet music PDF booklet below.   

Music For Schools Full Script, Lyrics and Staging Notes in an Online e-Booklet

Purchasers are given free access to an accompanying 33 page e-booklet of full script, lyrics and staging notes, which may be copied, downloaded, projected by the purchaser. Click below to view sample pages:

Animal Rumble Grumble - whole school musical play

Optional SHEET MUSIC booklet...

Sheet Music Sample from Animal Rumble Grumble

For teachers who like to refer to the sheet music for song learning, add the optional SHEET MUSIC e-booklet (PDF file) to your order ( + £4.99 ). Full backing tracks are provided, however, with the mp3 files. Click left to view sample pages.


Ordering (UK only):     please select either 'with' or 'without' the sheet music e-booklet below, before clicking Buy Now  (no postage applies - all is emailed as full download). You don't need a PayPal account! Instead look for  'guest checkout'  or  'pay by card'.

Sheet Music PDF file? (+£4.99)


Music For Schools Customer Reviews

Sir Harry Johnston International School, Malawi
Five Star Customer Review

We performed Animal Rumble Grumble at our school - it was a huge success. The writing was perfect for children with English as an additional language and all the children were in love with the songs! Just wanted to say thank you for your customer service when I phoned about delivery and licensing in December and say thanks for the excellent play!

(Teacher @ Sir Harry Johnston Int. School, Malawi)