Spy School: The Seventh Department

A musical! Words by Barbara Hockley & Music by Greg Swinford

Spy School is a comedy musical for children and was received with much praise and enthusiasm (from the children and audience) when it was first performed. Written for a Year 6 (age 10-11) Leavers Gala, but great for slightly younger or older groups. It has heaps of larger-than-life parts (mostly spies) and four BIG musical numbers as well as a rap number for a solo character.

Spy School the musical


  • Lots of fun parts – everyone gets lines
  • A cast of 20 -30
  • Versatile parts can be played female or male
  • Multi-roling possible
  • Not much set required – a raised platform is good
  • Costumes are easy and exciting
  • Same goes for the crazy props
  • Great fun to be in and to watch!
  • Fantastic musical numbers for the whole group
  • A few solos / small group numbers
  • Dance opportunities for all!
  • Running time 50 minutes
  • Written for a Year 6 Leavers Gala (Age 10+)
  • Has received great reviews
  • Backing tracks provided
  • Practise tracks also provided with guided vocals
Wow! Our big problem now is how to follow it! Our Year 6 children loved Spy School. A fabulous musical play which we would have no hesitation in recommending; great script, wonderful songs and a running tine of about an hour - ideal as a school production.
Spy School the musical
Sally Handley


The plot concerns three Rookie Spies arriving at Spy School on their first day of training. For absolutely no good reason at all, one of them spontaneously announces to the assembled Spies, and worse, Head of Spy School, that they are ready to show their worth by completing a mission on their first day. After a brief (and fairly silly) training session they are absolutely totally unprepared to discover the whereabouts of the mysterious ‘Seventh Department’ by noon. But, what can they do? Will they find the clues? Will they get help? Will the devilish jelly-leg-abulator cause more wobbles? Are the ballpoint pens exactly what they appear to be? Will Father Christmas evict them from the School before lunch? Fast moving, funny and a great excuse for disguises, trilbies and really cool gadgets. Have a look at the preview script and/or listen to demos on Sound Cloud to get a feel.

In a moment of unrestrained enthusiasm, the Rookies volunteer for a mission on their first day. While Father Christmas and Easter Bunny (code names, naturally) sort out a mission, the other spies introduce themselves.


The big opening number  for everyone with a good ‘spy film’ sort of feel. Very silly lyrics (of course)
Pie in the Sky
The various different teams of spies attempt to convince the Rookies that spying is easy…
In Too Deep
The Rookies are feeling a bit lost at this point. A beautiful song to bring a lump to the throat.
Guarding the Clues
An attempt by the Spies to outwit the Rookies by trying to hold on to a bin full of clues. Tango style!
Music by Greg Swinford, who also sings on the ‘practise tracks’ for guidance.


OFFER! We have reduced our prices following COVID
We do not offer a ‘reading copy’ but our scripts are priced to be affordable!

Script only: £7
You can photocopy it as much as you like for free.
Performing Rights:

One Performance: £25
Two Performances £45
Three or more performances £60
Practise tracks £15
Backing tracks £15

There are no other charges

The script contains:
Production notes on:
Detailed character notes
Costume suggestions
Props list
Suggestions for sound effects
The practise tracks have guided vocals from the composer, Greg Swinford.
We also include 2 pieces of incidental music with the backing tracks.