The Peace Child

By Mark and Helen Johnson, Script by Sue Langwade
25 Reviews
Ages: 7-11
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Lively songs and a moving script make this the perfect all-year-round musical. Available with Words on Screen™.



An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical. For more information, please see below.

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About The Peace Child

The Peace Child has been thoroughly revised with an updated script by Sue Langwade. This title features some of Mark and Helen Johnson’s finest songs which we are pleased to be making available once again. Travel to the far away land of Mambica where two opposing tribes seem unwilling to put an end to their enmity. Only the gift of a new-born child can bring peace.

Now available with a Words on Screen™ eSongbook allowing you to display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn!


An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical.

 

 

Running Time:50 minutes approx
Sample Script:View sample script
Cast List:View cast list
Extra Downloads:Overview
Testimonials:"The Peace Child is far better in terms of its music than any show I have found for children. I am repeatedly moved and amazed by the high quality of the composition and arrangement."Anne Harrow, Buckinghamshire
Words on Screen™:What is Words on Screen™? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ System Requirements:

Words on Screen™ CD ROM System Requirements

PC:

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster process for netbooks.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (64 bit) or later, Windows Server 2016 (64 bit) or later
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 12.0 or later, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB graphics memory

MAC:

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • macOS 10.7-10.14.6 inclusive
  • Safari 12.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM; 128MB graphics memory

For the Download Player System Requirements, please click here.

My Words on Screen™ Online:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™, you will immediately receive a Words on Screen™ eSongbook in your Out of the Ark Music online account. The eSongbook is where we bring together all of the digital resources available for your product. As well as being able to play the Words on Screen™ versions of your songs, you can also instantly access PDFs and MP3s for your product at no additional cost. If you have already downloaded and installed a Download Player from our website simply refresh your player and select your new eSongbook. You will need to download the eSongbook to your player before you can extract and save the PDFs and MP3s. You will also need to have installed Download Player version 2.0 or above.

If you don’t yet have a player then follow these instructions:

  • Log in to your online account
  • Within the My Words on Screen™ Online panel (on the My Account dashboard) choose either to Stream Online or Download Player
  • Within the player click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook

You will find the PDFs and MP3s under eSongbook Resources in the left hand menu of your eSongbook. From there, you can choose to extract and save All Audio MP3s, All Lyrics PDFs and All Score PDFs. If you just want the MP3s, lyrics or music score for one song, then select the song in the library and use the buttons in the Song Extras area at the bottom of the screen.

ISBN:9781901980417

Licence Information

Annual Performance Licence Information


A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.

Listen to Songs

Come To The River
Haiy-a! U-tombya!
Rival Tribal Song
We'll All Be Famous
Sotongi Strut
Don't Mess With The Bears
Building A Bridge
A Light Has Come
My Life, My Love
Peace Child

The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Overview
  • Cast list
  • Script
  • Music score and song lyrics for 10 songs
  • Licence and copyright details
Audio CD

Audio CD

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
Words on Screen™ eSongbook:

Words on Screen™ eSongbook:

  • An online Words on Screen™ product to stream or download
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts, & additional resources
  • Words on Screen™ versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ user guide
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
Annual Performance Licence

Annual Performance Licence

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.


Visit our Licences page for further information.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Subtotal:£0.00
Premium Packs  

Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ eSongbook & Annual Performance Licence (Online Order Only)

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This pack includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook which allows you to stream or download songs from your online account and to access PDFs, MP3s and additional resources instantly. (DOES NOT INCLUDE CD ROM)

£59.75

Words on Screen™ eSongbook & Annual Performance Licence Only (Online Order Only)

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A Words on Screen™ eSongbook for you to stream or download, including PDFs from the book and MP3 audio tracks. This eSongbook is only available as an online purchase. NO BOOK, AUDIO CD OR CD ROM INCLUDED. Instantly access everything you need from your online account. Pack includes an Annual Performance Licence. There is no postage and packing charge for this item.

£59.75
Standard Packs  

Book, Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£44.75

Book & Audio CD

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£24.95
Licences  

Annual Performance Licence (price per annum)

More Info

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff). You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Standard Pack).

£24.00 pa
Additional Resources  

Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs

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£15.00

Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs

More Info
£25.20

Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs

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£43.20
Subtotal:£0.00

Great show

By Jazzy beat

I started listening to the songs are amazing but I have to admit one song could be improved but I'm just being picky.the script is funny and really cool.i also like the character and the story line.one improvement is that I wish there were more solos and also a slightly longer script .but overall I think it has a inspiring message and I look FOWARD to producing the play and audionning for a role!


Another fantastic musical

By Robbie-Jo

Inspirational and great catchy tunes which are easy to learn. The play was really good and we have had a lot of fun putting this together to share with parents.


amazing

By charl

did this on my last day at priamry school its so sad listening to the songs :(


best chldren's show I've used

By CAROLINE

The songs are catchy, tuneful and the children love them!! the theme is eaingful and appeals to all ages. the opportunity for whole school work on props and costumes is lovely...Every primary school should perform this show!!


oustanding playwright

By beck's

My daughters school have just done this for their easter production. It has got to be the best production that I have actually seen the school do to date. My daughter is in year 6 but the whole school from fsu to yr 6 were envolved and was fantastic all the kids remembered all the words and songs, even the understudy who stood in last minute done superb. Really was a touching story and how modern life can learn from this play.


Gorgeous, touching story.

By Kate

My son's school have just finished performing The peace child as their annual play. The music, costumes, message, characters - everything was stunning. Not a dry eye in the house during "My life, my love" which was sung by my son as Wanakeekee Chief. I will remember this play for a very long time.


amazing

By Lollyb

Im doing this for my leavers play and we all love it soo much!!!


the part song

By chazy

i love the song my life my love im dooing a play at school and girl [ me ] sing that song.


cool

By amy

this is such a good production i love it


The Greatest Musical on Earth

By All Star Timmy D

I watched this play about a month ago, and the memories of it are still clear in my mind. I loved the music and the costumes. Haiy-a U-tombya sent shivers up my spine. My LIfe, My Love was so beautiful, I was teary. Such an amazing play, being a year 9 student, it brought me friendships with the little primaries who performed it. Celebrate the Peace Child, Everyone join in now, with a song of freedom, for the gift of love that's given now!!!!!!!


The Peace Child is Awesome

By AllStarTimmyD

The Peace Child is the most awesome play ever written. With its sublime music and awesome script, it makes a classic. The story of two warring tribes, who made peace through the gift of a child. I have seen rehearsals of it at school, and the breathtaking ending makes me want to bawl my eyes out. I encourage you all to read this wonderful play. The message is powerful. Be a peace child! Make peace in this world!


AMAZING!

By Georgie

Oh my goodness ! This play was just amazing, I can't believe how much laughing I have done in the past couple of months!! We are doing our last performance of this play this week, I don't want it to end! I played the Main Narrator, and I loved it. The songs were brilliant, I love Come to the River and Peace Child. THE BEST PLAY EVER!!!!


AMAZING!

By Jess_awesome!

I loved this, I was the reporter and our school did it when i was in year 6! One of my faveeee plays that i hyave done! 5/5


amaazing!

By abbz x

we did this play when i was in year 6 and me and all my friends loved it. i played the soundman, and my bff and i are trying to find the lyrics, can anyone tell me where to get them??


Fabulous!

By Mrs P

We've just performed this musical with 180 KS2 students and it was brilliant. The story is appealing to boys and girls alike and the songs are catchy and entertaining. The Rival Tribal song is a particular favourite here and we had some snappy actions to go with it. Absolutely the BEST musical we've done and I can't see how we will top it next year. Thank you!


brilliant

By Mel

the book is brilliant the show is brilliant the songs are brilliant


great

By SAINTS

BEST PLAY EVER GREAT WITH RAP DONT MESS WITH THE BEARS MY LIFE MY LOVE SAD BUT JUST BRILLANT


Best yet!

By MR C

I have 'directed' this play twice now - once with Year 6's and lastly with Year 4's - both were super performances. The songs are what makes this play so special. The children just love the music and it's so diiferent from other 'musicals'. I would recommend this play to any teacher/organisation and challenge any parent not to have a lump in the throat at the end!


outstanding

By hattie

Me and my friends were doing peace child at school for st.chads day peformancenand we really enjoyed all the comedy and acting. If any other schools read this ifnthey have a peformance coming up i will highly recomend this play,it is fun andnimaginative about two rival tribes...!


Refreshingly different

By Mrs Skett

Having been involved in school productions for the last 16 years, I can safely say that this is the best one yet. The story and setting are refreshingly different and we managed to find something for all 79 children to do! The arrangement of the songs is of the usual out of the ark high standard, with children singing in 2 and 3 parts, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house during My life, My love.nAwesome, amazing, incredible. A production our year 6's will remember forever. I hope it lived up to your expectation Sophie!!!


:)

By chloeeeee

wow, we did this at my school it was really good! so many memories!


Wow!

By MD

We did this one and everyone who saw it was blown away. Best production for years! The music was very moving and the children all had a part and loved it. It built so much confidence too. We are still singing the songs and will be for a while yet!nWell done Out of the Ark! Looking forward to doing the next one.


kwll!

By sophie ann jolley

its me again i really looking forward to it and i cant wait to find out who gets what part on monday i really want to be the reporter!


i think it looks awsome

By sophie ann jolley

i think that the play looks really good and at my school ( ealrs barton junior school ) im sure we will put on a awsome production from the play i am really looking forward to it and with the help from mrs skett(singing teacher) mrs turner, mrs taylor and miss ward it will be a brilliant play with a lot of brilliant singing and very funny things to watch!


its cool

By mols

i think that the peace child is really cool because we're doing it at school as our christmas musical


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