Shakespeare on Trial! - a musical for schools celebrating Shakespeare's life and works. Written by Michael Coleman with music composed by Barry Gibson. On this page you can find the text of the musical, vocal and backing track videos of the songs to aid rehearsal, downloads of all the sound effects and incidental music included in the play, as well as guidance on how to stage your own dramatic performance. Shakespeare on Trial! will introduce pupils to a number of Shakespeare's best-known plays and familiarise them with the Tudor / Elizabethan historical context.