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BLACKOUT - Operation Pied Piper

A Musical

Words and Music by MARK WHEELLER

"I still feel that my first dealing with you when we produced Blackout Operation Pied Piper some years ago was one of the most moving school productions that I have ever been involved." Tim Wood, Marlborough House School, Cranbook, Kent.

Cast: Large cast - many variable m/f parts.
Suggested Age Range: 11 upwards
Approx. Running Time: 90 minutes [ + interval]
Music: Pastiche 1940's music. Solo and group numbers. Preferably Big Band sound but piano and percussion might suffice.
Set: England during World War II, ranging through a school playground, an air raid shelter, a girl's bedroom, a railway station and the living rooms of two different houses.
Synopsis: An evocative musical, with a large cast, set in Britain 1939-43. It explores the life of an evacuee, torn from family and home and living with strangers; the death of her mother in a London bombing raid seems as remote as does her father when he comes to visit. In the end it is the parting from her guardians which is too difficult for any of them to handle.
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Blackout - Operation Pied Piper is on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blackout-Operation-Pied-Piper-by-Mark-Wheeller-1976-1991/498072895642?ref=ts
View the 2005 production by The Eastliegh Borough Youth Theatre 2005
http://youtu.be/jk34GE915ak

 
 

Price Codes:

Script: Code C
Piano Score: Code G
Performance CD: Code G
Past Performance Cassette: Code E
Performance Rights: Code X
 Licence to Copy: Code X
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 872475 33 2

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