Musical (1948)


Musique: Manning Sherwin
Paroles: Barbara Gordon • Basil Thomas
Livret: Barbara Gordon • Basil Thomas
Production à la création:

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



What Time Do They Open?
Oh What an Ignorant Lot
Memroy Lane
The Promise in Your Eyes
Baghdad Daddy
One Romance
As For You
You’re as Young as you Feel
The Ides of March
I’m Telling Thee
The Maku and the Monkey Ballet

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Version 1

Kid from Stratford (The) (1948-09-Princes Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre : 235 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 30 septembre 1948
Première : jeudi 30 septembre 1948
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : William Mollison
Chorégraphie : Pauline Grant
Producteur :
Avec : Arthur Askey (Arthur Price), Chic Elliott (Aunt Agatha), John Lewis (Oblong o/Skance), Ginette Wander (Frankie Duval), Gil Johnson (Freddie Foster), Shamus Locke (Jack), Lynette Rae (Sally)
Commentaires longs: This was another one-man triumph for Arthur Askey. After two and a half months at the Prince’s it moved out to make way for the pantomime, and transferred to the Winter Garden where it ran for another four and a half months, and a total of 235 performances. During the pre-London tour the roles of Jack and Sally were played by Alfred Marks and Eunice Gayson, and both were replaced before the West End opening after re-writing and cutting had considerably reduced their roles.

Version 2

Kid from Stratford (The) (1948-12-Winter Garden Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Winter Garden Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : lundi 13 décembre 1948
Première : lundi 13 décembre 1948
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : William Mollison
Chorégraphie : Pauline Grant
Producteur :
Avec : Arthur Askey (Arthur Price), Chic Elliott (Aunt Agatha), John Lewis (Oblong o/Skance), Ginette Wander (Frankie Duval), Gil Johnson (Freddie Foster), Shamus Locke (Jack), Lynette Rae (Sally)
Commentaires longs: This was another one-man triumph for Arthur Askey. After two and a half months at the Prince’s it moved out to make way for the pantomime, and transferred to the Winter Garden where it ran for another four and a half months, and a total of 235 performances. During the pre-London tour the roles of Jack and Sally were played by Alfred Marks and Eunice Gayson, and both were replaced before the West End opening after re-writing and cutting had considerably reduced their roles.

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