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Jonah and the Splendiferous Whale!

by Caroline Hoile

Printed Book & CD: £23.50


Eight vibrant new songs follow the richly told story of Jonah and his action-packed adventures which take him deep inside the gurgling interior of a most splendiferous whale!

A delightfully written musical for primary schools, 'Jonah and the Splendiferous Whale!' offers lots of scope for mime, movement and dance for children aged approximately 4 to 8 years. A great performance for any time of year.

Complete with story, music and CD!

For 4 to 8 years, 8 new songs
Performance Time approximately 30 minutes


Have a whale of a time performing this splendiferous musical!
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All Because of You!
Sound Asleep, Jonah
Who D'You Think It Is?
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A performing licence is needed to stage this musical. You can buy an advance licence with the musical.

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A Performance Licence is needed to perform this musical. Take advantage of our special offer and purchase an Advance Licence with your musical now - it will save you money!

Alternatively you can buy our Traditional Licence at any time before your performances take place.

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Containing virtually everything you need to rehearse and perform, the Producer's Mini Pack includes 2 books and CDs,  4 extra CDs plus an Advance Licence to perform.

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