Age Advice: 5 - 8
Jingo’s Journey is a play written for Theatre Centre by Carol Leader. It was presented to audiences of 5-8 year olds.
This is the story of a girl called Jingo who lives in a village in Japan and discovers her land and crops are being destroyed, so she decides to journey away from her village to find the cause. She is soon confronted by a noisy, fierce-looking dragon, and once defeating it realises it is only a costume, a clever disguise worn by Gappo, the new boss of a factory. He tries to frighten villagers with the disguise to prevent them from discovering his machines are the real cause of the pollution. Jingo realises the deception and protests but is imprisoned in the factory along with Toku who used to run the factory before Gappo arrived. Together they come up with a plan to scare Gappo into thinking they can make his machine blow up, this works and he hands over the keys of the factory, while being made to realise that his selfishness and greed are the real cause of the pollution affecting the village. Gappo agrees to help the villagers clean up the mess and put life back into the land.
Writer: Carol Leader
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A copy of the script is held in Theatre Centre’s archive.
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