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A Word from Our Sponsor

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  5f, 4m

Alan Ayckbourn, John Pattison

A Word from Our Sponsor (libretto)
Words by Alan Ayckbourn
Music by John Pattison

This futuristic musical is set in a small-town railway station, sometime all too soon. Harry Wooller, a vicar, is looking for sponsorship for his group's musical Mystery play. His call is intercepted by a dubious but immensely powerful source - Valda…

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 4m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Fantasy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Summary
This futuristic musical is set in a small-town railway station, sometime all too soon. Harry Wooller, a vicar, is looking for sponsorship for his group's musical Mystery play. His call is intercepted by a dubious but immensely powerful source - Valda/Valder who alternates between male and female forms. Artistry is soon compromised; this drastic interference forces the group to reveal their past deeds, and recognize the need for change.
Cast Attributes
M4 (30s, 40s, something else entirely) F5 (late teenage, late 20s, 40s, 60s, something else entirely
  • Time Period The Future
  • Setting A disused railway station.
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Music

  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizeSmall/Combo

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Authors

Alan Ayckbourn

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn joining the Library Theatre company in Scarborough, of which he was the Artistic Director for 37 years and where he made both his professional playwriting in 1959 and his directorial debut in 1961.

He has spent his life in thea ...

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John Pattison

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