White Horse Inn

by  Erik Charell, Harry Graham, Bernard Grun, Eric Maschwitz, Hans Muller

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  12m, 6f

Head waiters of White Horse Inn have found that to fall in love with the attractive young widow who owns the establishment is a swift and certain route to dismissal. Yet none have been able to resist Josepha; least of all Leopold, the present incu…

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    12m, 6f
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    • Appropriate for all audiences

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Head waiters of White Horse Inn have found that to fall in love with the attractive young widow who owns the establishment is a swift and certain route to dismissal. Yet none have been able to resist Josepha; least of all Leopold, the present incumbent. She, however, pines for Valentine Sutton, a regular visitor from England, and is resolutely blind to all the evidence that his thoughts for her are no more than warm friendship. Valentine's annual visit is at hand, and by the same steamer arrive Ebenezer Grinkle, a self-made lad from Lancashire with plenty of brass, his sweet young daughter Ottoline, an impoverished Professor Hinzel and his gawky, lisping, but appealing daughter Gretel, and a dapper young man, Sigismund Smith (of Hammersmith). Sub-plots abound as Smith and Grinkle discover they are hated business rivals, Sutton (who is Smith's solicitor) falls in love with Ottoline, and Smith with Gretel, while Leopold repeatedly threatens to resign and wish them all a last "Good-bye!" The subsequent arrival of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor serves at first only to add to the acrimonious chaos, but finally his kindly understanding and wisdom do much to bring about the statutory happy ending.

The Scenes
Act I Outside White Horse Inn. A cow-shed (front drop)
Act II Outside White Horse Inn. The pine woods (front drop). The Mayor's parlour (front drop). The cow-shed (front drop)
Act III Outside White Horse Inn. Outside The Travellers' Rest, high in the mountains (front drop or inset)

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Production

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  • Time Period: 1930s

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Difficult
  • Orchestra Size: Large

Casting

12m, 6f

For the Chorus
It is difficult to open the vocal score at a page which does not contain work for chorus and/or dancers. Undoubtedly a "big company" production, strong harmony singing is essential, with six-part chorus work the rule rather than the

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2 piano/vocal scores (more available on request)

1st and 2nd Violins
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
Flute
Oboe
1st and 2nd Clarinets
Bassoon
2 Horns
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Drums
Harps
Stage band cards can be provided for Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombo

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Authors

Erik Charell

Erik Charell

Harry Graham

Harry Graham

Bernard Grun

Bernard Grun

Eric Maschwitz

Eric Maschwitz

Hans Muller

Hans Muller

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