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Music, Lyrics and Book by Frank Kirwan

Administered for rental and amateur stage rights by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK.

Please follow this link to view the vocal score and libretto online, free of charge.

Please follow this link to listen to extracts from a selection of songs from the musical.

Licensing performances

If you wish to apply to perform the musical, then please send an email to stating the following information only:

1) Name of school/society

2) Where you are (city/town)

3) What you want to perform (Pigs)

4) When you want to perform (if exact dates are not yet known, then please provide the month)

We will then send you an application form by email to complete, along with details of costs involved. Once the form is completed and returned by email, a licence will be emailed to you for signature. Once signed we will be able to send you the music at the date requested on your application form.

Details of hire requirements should be submitted on the application form. We can provide piano vocal scores and libretti.  Please note that you must use live musicians and the use of a backing track is strictly forbidden.


Piano only

Farmer Giles is a rough, vindictive bully who takes easy money in return for letting the said scientists experiment with his pigs’ hormones. The pigs gradually come to realise that their brains, in some cases, are becoming more developed than those of the humans who have controlled them for so long. Unfortunately, in other cases, the effects of the experiment have been more unpredictable, with pigs who think they’re cows and pigs who think they’re sheep, giving much opportunity for humour! However, the fun comes with the message that man must take more care with his environment and that in modern society we have collectively lost an objective view of what should be the purpose of life. Musically, Pigs is a compendium of styles with rock’n’roll nestling alongside music that owes much to Sousa and Gilbert and Sullivan. Amongst others, there is a hoedown, a Frankie Laine style Western song, a choir number with a Caribbean beat, a climactic battle hymm towards the end of the show, the showstopper, Pigs and thoughtful ballads to quieten things down!

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