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A DAY AT THE SEA-SIDE

A Music-Theatre Excursion into Edwardian England

by JEREMY R. LUCAS

Original Music by WARD BAKER

Cast: 37 speaking parts (26m, 11f ) + crowd - including dancers and singers, if possible
Suggested Age Range: 8 to 13, possibly to 15/16
Approx. Running Time: 75 minutes [ + interval]
Music: Mostly contemporary light music/songs of the Edwardian period; mix of solo and group items; scope for choreography; ideally accompaniment includes small band and string quartet (on stage if possible) but mostly piano; key-boards could suffice.
Set: Based on sea-side architecture (railway station, bandstand, etc) changing rapidly through various aspects of an Edwardian resort.
Synopsis: Great Yarmouth, 1904. Two parties of children arrive for day trips - one from a Norfolk preparatory school, the other from the slums of London. The social taboos of the period alongside the jollity of pierrot shows and the elegant life-style of Edwardian England provide a lively but thought-provoking piece of theatre, full of bustle, noise and humour, yet tinged with irony and culminating in harsh reality.
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Price Codes:

Script: Code D
Piano Score: Code F

Band Parts - please enquire

Rehearsal Cassette: Code F
Performance Rights: Code X
 Licence to Copy: Code X
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 872475 09 7

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