Hello, I would appreciate some help. I have been in the same school for 17 years now, and I am struggling for ideas for the main school production which is always staged at Christmas. The production needs to cater for approx 30-40 students, have a female bias (animal characters are often easy to adapt to either gender), allow for some music (particularly choral - but not needing strong individual singers), have a family appeal yet NOT BE A PANTO and be a bit quirky or dark (yes 'Grease' and 'Hairspray' are most certainly not on the agenda)!!! To give you an idea of the sort of thing I am after, here is a list of former productions we have done: The Tale of despereaux (Kate Dicamillo - my adaptation): Peter Pan (not a panto version - adapted by myself): Matilda (Dhal again adapted by me): Masquerade (Terry Pratchett): The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (another personal adaptation): The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (yep my adaptation): The Railway Children, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (another Pratchett): The Hogfather (Pratchett again - adapted by me), Idea from a friend (a beautiful play - if you've never heard of it and are looking for something for yourself then look it up - it used to be on schoolproductions.com) The Little Princess (FHB - again an adaptation by me): Humbug (A Christmas carol version obviously), Pops Panto and Good King Wencelaslas. I hope you can see I am def not afraid to go through the hard work of adapting a damn fine story into a damn fine production. So if anyone could suggest something I really would appreciate it. I am currently reading about 10 children's books a week trying to find something appropriate, but am coming up with zilch!! Cheers for your potential help.