Worzel Gummidge

by  Denis King, Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse, Barbara Euphan Todd

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  13m, 5f

"It is an enchanting evening crammed with memorable songs and still more memorable characters. And it holds its audience - both adults and the youngest of children - enthralled."- Evening Standard
"A show sparkling with all the good things the spirit of theatre can heap upon you. An original story, a witty script, recognizable characters ... and yes, magic." - Daily Mail
"With this show, Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, backed by some smart, snappy tunes from Denis King, have succeded in accomplishing something that looked impossible. They have built a family musical of comic charm, vivacity and a sort of battered elegance from the adventures of a scarecrow." - Daily Express

Following the successful television series based on Barbara Euphan Todd's children's classic, Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall and Denis King b…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    13m, 5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Following the successful television series based on Barbara Euphan Todd's children's classic, Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall and Denis King bring us a new, effervescent stage musical of the story of Worzel Gummidge. The naughty, petulant, greedy, yet always lovable scarecrow is here with all the familiar characters: Aunt Sally, Sergeant Beetroot and Sue and John. Brought to life by the Crowman, Worzel creates havoc and farce wherever he goes in his frenzied efforts to win Aunt Sally's unwilling hand until he finds himself before the scarecrow court on a very serious charge. But the final resolution is a happy one with a birthday cake enormous enough to satisfy even Worzel's appetite! This version enjoyed a very successful run in the West End of London at the Cambridge Theatre, starring Jon Pertwee and Una Stubbs.
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Reviews

"It is an enchanting evening crammed with memorable songs and still more memorable characters. And it holds its audience - both adults and the youngest of children - enthralled."- Evening Standard
"A show sparkling with all the good thing

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Setting: Various interior and exterior settings

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Casting

13m, 5f
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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Room for Extras

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Vocal score on hire
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Authors

Denis King

Denis King

Willis Hall

Willis Hall

Keith Waterhouse

Keith Waterhouse

Barbara Euphan Todd

Barbara Euphan Todd

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