Barry the Penguin's Black and White Christmas: A Musical Book plus CD

Barry the Penguin's Black and White Christmas: A Musical by Lesley Ross and John-Victor Book plus CD
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Product Code: 10700
Product Weight: 0.4kg
Manufacturer: 9781784623579
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strongemNational theatre company PERFECT PITCH present an original childrenâs book based on the stage musical by Lesley Ross & John-Victor. Including fantastic songs, beautiful illustrations by Matt Rowe and narration by Dr Whoâs CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON/em/strong_x000D_strongemFollow the penguin and see the world in black and white.../em/strongstrong/strong_x000D_Barry is a penguin detective with enough gumption to carry him from one end of the earth to the other and back again._x000D_When Father Christmas is kidnapped by the evil Bedbug Queen it looks like Christmas will be destroyed forever. Only the chosen one, a girl called Phoebe, can save him. But she hates Christmasâ¦_x000D_Will Barry convince her to help him? Will they reach Father Christmas before midnight strikes? Will they have the power to stop the evil Bedbug Queen?_x000D_Featuring unforgettable new songs, this is a superbly original, comical story about the importance of friendship, trust and self-belief. The book is accompanied by an audio CD with word-for-word narration, sound effects, and character voices and songs performed by a fantastic West End cast, including Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Les Miserables) & Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier (Phantom of the Opera, Into the Woods) and Haydn Oakley as Barry the Penguin (Book of Mormon)._x000D_strongA Christmas musical adventure like no other./strong_x000D_strongCHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON/strong said, âThis book is great fun, a mad and humorous adaptation of an original new musical. It has been an absolute pleasure to be part of this unique project and I look forward to seeing it all on the stage one day.â_x000D_strongLESLEY ROSS /stronghas been writing theatre for young people since he can remember. Highlights include emThe Little Tempest /emfor the National Theatre, emThe Ghana Dream /emfor Theatre Royal Plymouth and emRameo&Eweliet/emfor Unknown Theatre. Musical Theatre composer strongJOHN-VICTOR /stronghas just released his debut album emShoot...Bang! /emTwo of his musicals featured on the album are being developed by Perfect Pitch, including emBarry The Penguin A Black & White Christmas/em. John-Victor was also a finalist for the Perfect Pitch Award 2014. strongRACHEL BELLMAN /stronghas adapted the stage musical into this wonderful book as part of her role as Literary Associate for strongPERFECT PITCH/strong a national theatre company dedicated to the development of new British musicals._x000D__x000D_AUDIO CD CAST (in order of appearance):br /Narrator: CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTONbr /Phoebe Foster: KATE HUMEbr /Barry the Penguin: HAYDN OAKLEYbr /Santa Claus: RICARDO AFONSObr /Bed Bug Queen: KERRY ELLISbr /Close: MICHAEL XAVIERbr /Sister Actavia: LOUISE JAMESONbr /Wordsmith: GABRIEL VICK


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