A modern version of the classic of the classic novel Tom Brown’s Schooldays by Thomas Hughes (the school story that created the framework for all school stories that followed, including the Harry Potter stories) this musical with a basically rock feel. It is perfect for school productions and addresses a topic that has always been with us and which has been increasingly in the new: bullies and what to do about them.
As with all shows, backing tracks can be provided for productions that do not have easy access to an orchestra, but the basic instrumental line-up consists of a rock group supplemented by keyboard and saxophone/clarinet.
the title character in his final year at school
an outspoken and very picky senior schoolgirl
the school bully; son of a senator
(son of a cabinet minister in the British version)
the school principal/head teacher
Harry “Scud” East
a new friend of Tom’s
captain of the school football team
a friend of Sarah James
a member of Flashman’s gang
(including members of Flashman’s gang,
cheerleaders and general students)