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Full-Length Musical, Comedy
GAY'S THE WORD
Book and music by Ivor Novello
Lyrics by Alan Melville
Gay Daventry, a producer and stage star, goes bankrupt when her
new London operetta, similar to a Ruritanian Ivor Novello musical,
is a disappointing failure. She agrees with the show's ingénue,
Linda, to open a drama school with Linda's money at Gay's country
house in Folkestone. Meanwhile, two smugglers hope to use the
school as a front for their illegal activities. When she finally
presents her show at Town Hall, Gay unexpectedly finds herself
onstage with her cast members, and ultimately attempts to auction
off her valuables in an attempt to save her school. Little does she
know that insodoing she will foil the smugglers and maybe even turn
out a hit new show!
"Written shortly before his death in 1951, Ivor Novello's last musical earns a footnote in the history books." - The Guardian"Gay’s the Word, being a musical comedy about putting on an amateur musical comedy, is an ideal production for a small company" - The Telegraph
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