A musical by Bartlett-Billings-Fairbairn-Leehy-O’Mara.
Duration: 60 minutes. 13 principals and 10-20 small parts. Provision for choruses of courtiers, peasants, carnival folk. 1 basic set.

Written to suit performers from middle primary to early secondary. A great show for the inclusion of school performance groups such as calisthenics, aerobics and dance clubs.

Based on Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, this is the tale of an Australian schoolboy who falls asleep doing his history homework and wakes up in Camelot. He introduces modern technology to the ancient kingdom and tries to outwit Merlin, who sees him as a rival Wizard. But is the old world ready to meet the new?

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Tristan, a confident, resourceful (but slightly impatient) boy from our time wakes up in the year 528 AD, in Camelot. He is viewed with suspicion by Merlin, who fears competition from a foreign wizard, but, through his resourcefulness (pretending to take away the sun during an eclipse) Tristan becomes ‘Boss’ of Camelot and sets about modernising the country and bringing a ‘new order’ to medieval England. But he does not listen to the locals and not all his decisions are appropriate. Accidentally insulting Sir Sagramore, he is commanded to undertake a quest to become a Knight and then face a joust with the champion Sagramore. Again, through ingenuity, he wins. But the peasants do not approve of his unusual methods … and his new empire is beginning to crumble. He must leave Camelot and allow history to take its course.

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