Nell's Belles

by  Kjartan Poskitt

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  35m or f

It's the swinging 1660s. King Charles II wants nothing too heavy: politics are a bore. When Nell and her friends, from the local Bawdy ho…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    35m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences, Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

It's the swinging 1660s. King Charles II wants nothing too heavy: politics are a bore. When Nell and her friends, from the local Bawdy house, join the new Drury Lane Theatre, Charles is delighted by their saucy songs and cheeky antics. Nell rises to stardom and she and Charles embark on one of the most infamous love stories. A whole army of Charladies and delectable seventeenth-century characters take us through the story of the affair that led to the Great Fire of London and the recovery from the plague; the jealousy and outrage of Charlie's rejected women and to political jiggery-pokery. This hilarious, easily-staged musical, with thirty-five speaking parts and a rock and roll score, should make learning history a little more fun - even if all this only probably happened. But then, anyone who claims to know it all can't have been there!

Perusal material available (script and demo CD)

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 17th Century
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

35m or f
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Casting Notes

35 speaking parts, can be played by 15 performers or fewer with doubling. Large chorus.

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Vocal score on sale

Band parts for drums, bass, guitar and saxophone are available. Recorded backing tracks suitable for use in productions are also available.

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Kjartan Poskitt

Kjartan Poskitt

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