The Go-Between

The Go-Between

The Go-Between

The Go-Between


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.

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  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes


  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature)
  • Time Period: 1950s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Roles for Children


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 Taylor is the composer and lyricist of Flowers for Mrs Harris (Sheffield Theatres, Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Go-Between (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Northampton Theatres/Derby Theatre and Apollo Theatre, West End), both of which won the Best Musical Production ...

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