The Go-Between

by  David Wood, Richard Taylor

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  8m, 3f

 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.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature)

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

‘A wonderful new musical’ NEIL SEAN, NBC NEWS

‘A haunting new musical thrillingly alive, as delicate as it is beautiful’ THE STAGE

‘Enthralling, beautifully textured, remarkably moving, glorious’ THE INDEPENDENT

‘The score by Richard Taylor and David Wood is superb, with beautifully crafted shifts in tone’ DAILY EXPRESS

Videos

  • The Go-Between: West End Trailer
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Considerations

Cautions

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

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

8m, 3f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Roles for Children

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20 Piano/vocal scores

No band parts available 

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Authors

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 Mother Hubbard and The Ideal Gnome Expeditio ...

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Richard Taylor

Richard is the composer and lyricist of FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS (Sheffield Theatres) and THE GO-BETWEEN (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Northampton Theatres/Derby Theatre and Apollo Theatre, West End), both of which won the Best Musical Production award at the UK Theatre Awards in 2016 and 2012 respectively. Also BEAUTY AND T ...

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