The Victorian Historian


Author: Anthony James – Music: Tim Spencer



A Journey to Victorian Britain


Two children accidentally get transported in a time machine to Victorian Britain, an epic age of industrial progress and invention, where they become trapped. In their journey to return to the present they met the great Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and even Queen Victoria.

Complete 50 minute show supplied ready to perform by 15 to 100 children Script (including stage directions) with Historical Fact Sheets and Artpack, CD with Performance and Backing tracks, Libretto Music Score, Lyric ‘n’ Lines CD with script and song words to save copying the scripts or for use with a Whiteboard – 12 month Performance and Video License – Photocopying License – Free Delivery within the UK.

The Victorian Historian Script Sample


What you get?

You get

The Script

With stage suggestions

Music Score

Full libretto score

 MP3 tracks

performance backing

 MP3 tracks

backing so your children learn the tunes

Art pack

Make the props, scenery and costumes from recycled materials

Made up of: Main Show Script with Historical Fact Sheets and Art pack – MP3 Files with Performance and Backing racks – Libretto Music Score – 12 month Performance and Video License – Photocopying License

Cast List

Total Characters. 7 main parts, 8 street urchins, 4 street  traders, 4 royal advisors, 2 peelers (policemen), Prince Albert (cameo only).

 Faye –                                A present day schoolgirl.

 Laura –                               A present day schoolgirl.

 Miss Vicky Smith –             The mysterious science teacher.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel –The famous Victorian engineer.

Mr Lightfoot –                     An extremely dubious villain.

Sam Scoggins –                 The young leader of the street urchins.

The Street Urchins –            A self-sufficient group of street children.

Queen Victoria –                 The longest reigning British Queen.

The Royal Advisors –         Queen Victoria’s party.

Street Traders –                  Victorian traders and city dwellers.

The Peelers –                     Victorian police.

Music Samples

The Victorian Historian Music Samples

I Build Bridges

Ain’t it Marvellous


I can’t tell you what a success “The Victorian Historian” has been. The children picked up the songs easily because they really liked them. Our leads learnt their lines in days and each show was a real success.

KS2 Co-ordinator, Nunnery Wood Primary School