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Whenever

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  4f, 5m

Alan Ayckbourn, Denis King

Beginning in 1886, this historical-futuristic musical finds Emily's good Uncle Martin inventing a time-machine that wicked Uncle Lucas wants to get his hands on. So Emily must journey to the end of time to ensure evil does not prevail.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 5m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
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Summary

Emily picks up three travelling companions from various eras (1940, 2010) along the way — a chipper Cockney, a sensitive android and a friendly Yeti. With the charming music of Denis King as settings for songs such as 'Hiding,' 'Whenever' and 'The End of Time' this is fine family entertainment.

Reviews

"Something to savor. A historical-futuristic-farcical-grown-up-romantic musical adventure. Far too good to be wasted on adults." - The Guardian

"A fascinating tale, impeccably told." - Scarborough Evening News

Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
Keywords
  • Time Period The Future
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Media

"Something to savor. A historical-futuristic-farcical-grown-up-romantic musical adventure. Far too good to be wasted on adults." - The Guardian

"A fascinating tale, impeccably told." - Scarborough Evening News

"Rather brilliant." - Stage

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

10 Alan Ayckbourn Plays and Musicals to Perform
by Cathy Thomas
August 13, 2019

Videos

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  • Alan Ayckbourn on Writing a Well Made Play

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10 Piano-Vocal

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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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Author

Denis King

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