Music by Denis King - Lyrics and adaptation by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall from the novel by J.B. Priestley
A story of greed and envy, greasepainted suicide and sexual awakening set in the dying music halls just prior to World War II. The Empires being lost are only by extension those of old Queen Victoria, they are primarily those of Stoll and Moss on the great provincial touring circuits, about to crumble not at the roar of the guns in Flanders but at the silent threat of film.
Produced by The Cambridge Theatre Company & the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
First performed at Darlington Civic Theatre on 15 May 1985
Director: Bill Pryde
Design: Poppy Mitchell
Lighting: Charlie Patton
Choreography: Anthony Van Laast
Orchestrations: Denis King
Musical Director: Ed Coleman
CAST (11 M, 4 W)
Brian Rawlinson, Peter Ledbury, Leslie Randall, Anthony Gardner, Jonathan Stephens, Peter Adamson, Angela Richards, Kevin Quarmby, Julia Chambers, Geoffrey Drew, Eddie Caswell, Ron Emslie, Antonia Pemberton, Daniel Watson, Paddy Navin
MUSICAL NUMBERS (demos)
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Fact of the Day
During the whole time he appeared onstage with Maureen Lipman in her one-woman (and one piano player) show "Re:Joyce", Denis screwed up only once.
Pleased To Meet You - D King vocal