By Ernie Nolan
Adapted from the series of books by Eileen Christelow
Runtime: 60 minutes
Cast: 3M, 23F
Commissioned by Adventure Theatre, national tour 2014
Going shopping…baking cakes…sitting in trees…JUMPING ON BEDS!!! In this zany play, all in cumulative verse, five silly simian siblings insist on doing things their own way and-heedless of their Mama’s admonitions – much more monkey mayhem ensues. Based on the bestselling books by Eileen Christelow, this day in the life of the monkey family incorporates Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, and Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping.
“So much about this show is fun and true to life, honoring the experiences of both parents and children. I was delighted to find that indeed every family could find some way to relate to the five monkeys and their not-always-perfectly-organized Mama. FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS is a masterpiece of creativity, and I personally applaud the work that went into bringing the books to life in such a modern, multifaceted way.” – MD Theatre Guide
Take a look at the script here: FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS perusal copy (sample)