Full Length Musical, Comedy / 10m, 13f, 6m or f
Princess Caraboo tells the extraordinary true story of a beautiful young woman who tricked her way from vagrancy to wealth and power in Regency England by pretending to be a shipwrecked Princess.
Maintaining the deception becomes imperative as the stakes get higher and higher, and what begins as a desperate ploy by a petty criminal to evade the law escalates into a national scandal threatening to ruin anyone whose compassion, lust or ambition has blinded them to the truth.
As Princess Caraboo becomes the superstar of her day she discovers the price to be paid for living a lie and the cost of drawing the man she loves into her deceit. All of us, at one time or another, has told a lie; to make life run smoother, to land the perfect job, to win and keep the ones we love. This entertaining, glamorous and empowering story invites us all to consider the impact of life’s embellishments in defining who we really are and who we would like to be.
An exciting, tuneful and romantic new musical from the writer and composer, Phil Willmott. Previous work includes Lost Boy, The Dick Barton Trilogy, Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi and adaptations of Treasure Island and Around the World in Eighty Days.
"an ambitious, imaginative and robustly enjoyable new work" ★★★★ Whatsonstage
- Mild Adult Themes
- No Special Cautions
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: 19th Century
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
Casting10m, 13f, 6m or f
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
Music Material Rental Packages
2 Piano MD Scores
2 Rehearsal Scores
10 Vocal Scores