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After the Ball - Full Length Musical, Drama

After the Ball

Noël Coward, Barry Day, Oscar Wilde

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Full Length Musical, Drama

6m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573628207

Book, Lyrics, and Music by Noel Coward
Based on Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan
Edited from the original version and with additional material by Barry Day
This concert version of the Noël Coward musical based on Oscar Wilde's classic play premiered at the Covent Garden Festival and the Chicago Humanities Festival to honor Noël Coward in his Centenary Year. The young Lady Windermere discovers that her husband has been seeing Mrs. Erlynne...

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period, Romantic Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1900-1910, Victorian (British and American)

Settings Of Play - Turn of the century. Lord and Lady Windermere's London townhouse in near Hyde Park.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

This concert version of the Noël Coward musical based on Oscar Wilde's classic play premiered at the Covent Garden Festival and the Chicago Humanities Festival to honor Noël Coward in his Centenary Year. The young Lady Windermere discovers that her husband has been seeing Mrs. Erlynne, a fascinating older woman, so she determines to run away with her admirer, Lord Darlington. Her honor is saved when Mrs. Erlynne intervenes and, in the process, compromises herself in the eyes of Victorian society. Lady Windermer never learns that her savior is the mother she thought was dead. This period concert version restores Coward's original libretto, reinstates important cut songs and adds new linking material.

After the Ball was first performed at the Covent Garden Festival on May 27th, 1999 at the Peacock Theatre in London. It was directed by Paul Curran. It was first performed in the United States at the Chicago Humanities Festival on November 13, 1999 in the Auditorium Theatre. 

Characters

CASTING

6m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

DUCHESS OF BERWICK
LADY WINDERMERE
LORD WINDERMERE
LORD DARLINGTON
LADY AGATHA - the Duchess' daughter
MR. HOPPER
MR. DUMBY
MR. CECIL GRAHAM
LORD AUGUSTUS
LADY JEDBURGH
LADY STUTFIELD
LADY PLYMDALE
PARKER - the butler
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

19 Piano/Vocal Scores
Violin A (Concert Master)
Violin B
Violin C
Viola
Cello
Bass 1
Bass 2
Harp
Horn 1
Horn 2
Trumpet 1
Trumpet 2
Drums
Guitar
Flute/Piccolo
Clarinet 1
Clarinet 2
Bass Clarinet
Author(s)
Noël Coward

Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in London as a child, making his professional stage début at the age of eleven. As a ... view full profile

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was born in Dublin to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. While studying at Oxford, he was fascinated by the aesthetic movement and eventually became a proponent for L'art pour l'art ("Art for Art's Sake"), and wrote the award-winning poem Ravenna. After he graduated in 1879, he moved to Chelsea in London to establish a literary career. Upon graduating in 1879, he moved ... view full profile

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