New Guy at School

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.

MAIN CHARACTERS

Tom Brown
the title character in his final year at school

Sarah James
an outspoken and very picky senior schoolgirl

Gerald Flashman
the school bully; son of a senator
(son of a cabinet minister in the British version)

Mrs Billings
the school principal/head teacher

Harry “Scud” East
a new friend of Tom’s

SECONDARY CHARACTERS

Mr Brown
Tom’s father

Mrs Brown
Tom’s mother

John Brooke
captain of the school football team

Tandy
a friend of Sarah James

Manny
a member of Flashman’s gang

Chorus
(including members of Flashman’s gang,
cheerleaders and general students)