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0001 - Love Racket (The) (1943)
Musique: Noel Gay
Paroles: Barbara Gordon • Basil Thomas • Frank Eyton • Leslie Gibbs
Livret: Stanley Lupino
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Résumé: Story: Three married couples in Hollywood: Film star Johnnie Stanton and his wife Jane Denver, film-writer Jimmie Blake and his wife Minnie Master, and film-director Tony Merrick and his wife Bonnie Drew are struggling to finance their latest film, when an offer comes from rival film-maker, Samuel T. Kelly. He will pay for their film in return for the loan of Jane Denver to star in Kelly’s production of “Reaching for the Moon”. Jane doesn’t like the idea of working for another studio, and then a stranger arrives liberally throwing bank-notes around, and announces he is the author of “Reaching for the Moon” and retains all the screen rights. Samuel T. Kelly is forced to withdraw, and both films will be financed for Tony Merrick and his colleagues.

Création: 21/10/1943 - Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres) - 324 représ.

0002 - Kid from Stratford (The) (1948)
Musique: Manning Sherwin
Paroles: Barbara Gordon • Basil Thomas
Livret: Barbara Gordon • Basil Thomas
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Résumé: Arthur Price, of the Price family in Stratford-upon-Avon, is digging in the garden when he discovers a priceless object - the lost manuscript of a musical written by William Shakespeare. It was possibly written while Shakespeare was drunk, but nevertheless, it is a worthy of production. Arthur disguises himself as a wealthy sultan, the Oblong of Skance, in order to persuade rich Aunt Agatha to come up with some money. When the real Oblong turns up the money problem is solved, and a cast is engaged: Frankie Duval from the Folies Bergère, Freddie Foster, an American crooner, and Jack & Sally as a romantic young couple. But before opening night all the performers walk out because of Aunt Agatha’s rudeness in rehearsals - leaving Arthur to go on single-handedly as scenery builder, wardrobe mistress and star of the show

Création: 30/9/1948 - Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres) - 235 représ.