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The Go-Between

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  3f, 8m

 Leo Colston - a man haunted by the events of his past - vividly recalls his unwitting role acting as a go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and the tenant-farmer Ted.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 8m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
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Summary

Leo Colston - a man haunted by the events of his past - vividly recalls his unwitting role acting as a go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and the tenant-farmer Ted. Their illicit love affair drags young Leo into an adult world of passion and intrigue. This haunting, ambitious musical by Richard Taylor and David Wood is a deeply moving coming-of-age story, exploring the shadows the past can cast on the present. Based on the classic novel by L.P. Hartley, the West End production of this award-winning musical starred Michael Crawford.

Read our interview with Richard Taylor to learn more about the musical.

Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Roles for Children
  • Time Period 1950s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Gun Shots
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

‘A wonderful new musical’ NEIL SEAN, NBC NEWS

‘A haunting new musical thrillingly alive, as delicate as it is beautiful’ THE STAGE

‘Enthralling, beautifully textured, remarkably moving, glorious’ THE INDEPENDENT

‘The score by Richard Taylor and David Wood is superb, with beautifully crafted shifts in tone’ DAILY EXPRESS

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

Playwright Interview: David Wood
by Cathy Thomas
September 23, 2019

Richard Taylor on adapting The Go-Between for the stage
by Cathy Thomas
May 23, 2019

Videos

  • The Go-Between: West End Trailer

Music

  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizePiano Only
  • Chorus SizeNo Chorus

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Authors

David Wood

David Wood has been called “the national children’s dramatist” (London Times). His plays are performed worldwide, and include The Gingerbread Man, The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, Save the Human, Aladdin, Hijack Over Hygenia, Jack the Lad, Larry the Lamb in Toytown, Old ...

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Richard Taylor

Richard is the composer and lyricist of FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS (Sheffield Theatres) and THE GO-BETWEEN (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Northampton Theatres/Derby Theatre and Apollo Theatre, West End), both of which won the Best Musical Production award at the UK Theatre Awards in 2 ...
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