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7 Little Australians The Musical

If you love Vegemite, you'll love Seven Little Australians!

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this special show, the composer has released a new version with backing tracks. Perfect for School and Youth Groups to perform.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama, Australian

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Orchestra Size: Small - 9 Piece

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
When it premiered in 1988-89 David Reeve's Seven Little Australians immediately became Australia's first major homegrown musical theatre success at the box office.

Based on Ethel Turner's classic tale of the same name and taken to heart by young and old since 1894, it is the story of a few months in the life of the Woolcot family. Laugh, and cry! And the music will stay with you long after you leave the theatre!

Captain Woolcot, a widower, has remarried, and his new wife is a young and beautiful girl, not much older than his eldest daughter. She quickly provides a seventh mouth to feed.

The 'Seven' will captivate you, and with them (whether on the stage or in the audience) you'll share the trials and triumphs of this colonial family, as brash, forthright and enchanting as old Sydney Town itself. And it's as relevant today as it was when it first took the market by storm over one hundred years ago!

What will the Captain do to reign in his free-spirited daughter? Such an influence on the other children!

The London Stage wrote, “David Reeves’ music is catchy and charming. Pamela French has choreographed some boistrous, show-stopping production numbers – In almost thirty years of theatre going down under this reviewer has never seen a local musical with more potential for overseas production”– Raymond Stanley – London Stage 1988.


Premiere Production: PREMIERED COMEDY THEATRE – MELBOURNE - 1988
  • Casting: 6M, 6F
  • Casting Notes: 4 girls & 2 boys
  • Chorus Size: Plus Additional Cast Members As Required

Captain John Woolcot: Army captain approximately 45 – 50 years old, tenor-baritone.

Esther Woolcot: The young wife of John Woolcot, only just older than Meg her newly acquired step daughter. Head and chest voices required.

Martha: The long suffering Irish housekeeper.

Colonel and Mrs Bryant: Woolcot’s commanding officer and his wife.

Mr Hassal: Esther’s father a successful outback grazier.

Miss Burton: The proprietor of ‘Miss Burton’s Academy for Girls’ in the Blue Mountains.

Miss Jolly: Miss Burton’s piano playing assistant.

Dr Gormiston: The family doctor.

Monsieur Marceau: The Principal of L’Academie du Monsieur Marceau.

Tettawonga: An old aboriginal who has worked for Mr Hassal all his life on the Yarrahappini property.

Alan Courtney: Suitor for Meg, a young medical student.

And… a police sergeant, constable, farmhands from Yarrahappini, the Vicar, army corporal, Mrs Hassal, Pat the groomsman etc.

THE CHILDREN: Pip, Meg, Judy, Nell, Bunty, Baby and the Little General.

CHORUS: 6 x singer/dancers male and 6 x singer/dancers female. Additional chorus members can be added as required.

Name Price
Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

1 x Vocal Score
1 x Script

$24.00
7 Little Australians (cast recording CD) This is optional. Order Now

Original Australian Cast Recording

$22.00
Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

2 x Trumpets
1 x Bass
1 x Flute 
1 x Oboe 
1 x Clarinet 
1 x Trombone
1 x Harp
1 x Percussion/Drums

$350.00 +$135.00/pm
Digital Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

1 x Script / Vocal Score
Once purchased a link will be emailed to you allowing the download to take place.

$10.00