Careless Rapture

by  Ivor Novello, Christopher Hassell

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  16m, 12f, 2m or f

Michael is the illegitimate brother of Sir Rodney Alderney. They are in love with the same woman, musical comedy star Penelope Lee. In his pursuit of love, Michael follows Penelope from a beauty parlour run by Phyllida Frame to a singing lesson with Mme Simonette, to the home of his rival to the the stage of the Drury Lane Theatre where she is performing in a musical, The Rose Girl with Tony. Michael whisks her away to the bank holiday fair on Hampstead Heath.

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    16m, 12f, 2m or f
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However, Rodney is posted to China and takes Penelope with him. There she uses her theatrical experience to help out the Fu-Chin Amateur Operatic Society, the leading players being Mrs Winton and Captain Mellish.

Michael follows Rodney and Penelope but is caught up in an earthquake. To escape the effects of the earthquake the flees to the mountains where he is captured by bandits. He manages to escape just in time to whisk Penelope away from his brother.
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  • Time Period: 1930s

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Large

Casting

16m, 12f, 2m or f
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Full Package

10 vocal scores

20 libretti

BAND PARTS:

Conductor’s score

Leader/violin

1st violin

2nd violin

Viola

Cello

Bass

Flute

Oboe

Clarinets 1 & 2

Bassoon

Horns 1 & 2

Trumpets 1 & 2

Trombones 1 £2

Percussion

Orchestral Piano

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Authors

Ivor Novello

Ivor Novello

Christopher  Hassell

Christopher Hassell

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