PRIVATES ON PARADE
Music by Denis King - Book and Lyrics by Peter Nichols
Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
The award-winning musical comedy featuring a British Army song and dance unit in Malaya in 1948.
IVOR NOVELLO AWARD Best British Musical 1977
EVENING STANDARD AWARDS Best Comedy
First performed 17 February, 1977, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, London. Transferred to The Piccadilly Theatre, London later that year.
Director: Michael Blakemore
Design: Michael Annals
Lighting: Robert Bryan
Choreographer: Eleanor Fazan
Orchestrations: Denis King
Musical Director: Gordon Kember
American Premiere 5 June, 1979 at the Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut
CAST (10M, 1W)
Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Quilley, David Daker, Emma Williams, Ben Cross, Joe Melia, Tim Wylton, Simon Jones, Ian Gelder, John Venning, Richard Rees
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Original cast recording by the Royal Shakespeare Company, EMI Records LTD 1978. Publisher Essex Music. Recorded at Essex Recording Studios. Produced by Denis King. Engineer, John Burns
Remastered 2014 by Stage Door Records PRIVATES ON PARADE
Film. 1984 Handmade Films, Executive Producers George Harrison and Denis O’Brien. Screenplay and lyrics Peter Nichols. Music by Denis King. Producer, Simon Relph. Director, Michael Blakemore. Director of Photography, Ian Wilson. Editor, Jim Clark.
CAST: John Cleese, Denis Quilley, Michael Elphick, Nicola Pagett, Bruce Payne, Joe Melia, David Bamber, Simon Jones, Patrick Pearson, Phil Ten, Vincent Wong
Fact of the Day
Denis never saw or tasted a banana until the age of seven.
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