Duration: 60′ as a musical, 45
- An eco musical or cantata
- Text: Sarah Dawson
- 7 solo parts, chorus from 20 upwards
- Three different instrumentations – piano, clarinet and percussion, or flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion or for full orchestra
- Gemini Publications
- Commissioned by Combe Bank School
- First performance March 1993 | Soloists, chorus and band from Combe Bank School, conducted by Georgina Roberts | Combe Bank School, Kent
- Featured on Blue Peter
Allusions to Shakespeare’s King Lear are not coincidental.
There’s been a bungle in the jungle! King Leo is getting old; his sight is not as good as it was and his stamina is declining. He makes the decision to take a sabbatical from his rainforest responsibilities. What he needs is a place in the sun to rejuvenate and revitalise. He divides his kingdom between Panther, honourable but a bit too upfront with the truth, and Tiger, a rampant rascal who is out to make a fast buck. Tiger reveals a penchant for property development by cutting down the forest and selling to the highest bidder. Naturally, the animals are wild with worry.
Will Tiger make the take-over total or will Panther save the day, the forest and the planet ..?