Whenever

by  Alan Ayckbourn, Denis King

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  5m, 4f

Beginning in 1886, this historical-futuristic musical finds Emily's good Uncle Martin inventing a time-machine that wicked Uncle Lucas wants to get his hands on. So Emily must journey to the end of time to ensure evil does not prevail.

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    5m, 4f
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    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Emily picks up three travelling companions from various eras (1940, 2010) along the way — a chipper Cockney, a sensitive android and a friendly Yeti. With the charming music of Denis King as settings for songs such as 'Hiding,' 'Whenever' and 'The End of Time' this is fine family entertainment.

Reviews

"Something to savor. A historical-futuristic-farcical-grown-up-romantic musical adventure. Far too good to be wasted on adults." - The Guardian

"A fascinating tale, impeccably told." - Scarborough Evening News

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Reviews

"Something to savor. A historical-futuristic-farcical-grown-up-romantic musical adventure. Far too good to be wasted on adults." - The Guardian

"A fascinating tale, impeccably told." - Scarborough Evening News

"Rather brilliant." - Stage

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  • Time Period: The Future

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5m, 4f
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9 to 26 characters

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Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn has spent his life in theatre, rarely if ever tempted by television or film, which perhaps explains why he continues to be so prolific. To date he has written 77 plays, and his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countles ...

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