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A Tale of Two Cities

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  6f, 13m

Charles Dickens, Vivienne Carter, Michael Mullane, Neil Parker, Dave Ross

A Tale of Two Cities (libretto)
A musical adaptation based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Book by Dave Ross and Vivienne Carter, music and lyrics by Dave Ross, Neil Parker and Michael Mullane

Dickens's novel of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities, is brought vividly to life in this musical adaptation, which was successfully premiéred at the Thameside Youth Theatre in January 1990. The famous story of Charles Darnay and Sydney Cart…

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 13m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Summary
Dickens's novel of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities, is brought vividly to life in this musical adaptation, which was successfully premiéred at the Thameside Youth Theatre in January 1990. The famous story of Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, the French aristocrat and English lawyer caught up in a deadly feud between the embittered Defarges and the cruel Marquis d'Evrémonde, is told swiftly and excitingly in scenes ranging from quiet country gardens to the storming of the Bastille. The songs, romantic, reflective and stirring by turns, heighten the drama and emotional thrust of this epic story, resulting in a work of great power.
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
M15 F6 and Chorus (doubling possible)
  • Time Period 18th Century
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Music

  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizeMedium

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1 Full Score
1 Flute
1 Clarinet
1 Horn
1 Tuba
1 Keyboard 1
1 Keyboard 2
1 Guitar
1 Bass Guitar 1 Percussion
1 Timpani
1 Cello

Authors

Author

Charles Dickens

Author

Vivienne Carter

Author

Michael Mullane

Author

Neil Parker

Author

Dave Ross

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