Make Me an Offer

by  David Heneker, Monty Norman, Wolf Mankowitz

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  9m, 3f, 10boy(s) or girl(s)

Make Me An Offer is set in the world of the small-time antique dealers in and around the Portobello Road Market in London. Charlie, an expert in Wedgwood china, longs to own a beautiful piece for himself. His chance comes when he is involved in an auction for a complete (fake) Wedgwood room - and he ends up with a valuable (genuine) vase. Charlie's main rival dealer in the saga is the stunning Redhead, and his wife, Sally.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 3f, 10boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Make Me An Offer is set in the world of the small-time antique dealers in and around the Portobello Road Market in London. Charlie, an expert in Wedgwood china, longs to own a beautiful piece for himself. His chance comes when he is involved in an auction for a complete (fake) Wedgwood room - and he ends up with a valuable (genuine) vase. Charlie's main rival dealer in the saga is the stunning Redhead, and his wife, Sally.
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Accolades

  • Evening Standard Award for Best Musical 1959

Considerations

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Setting: The play is set in a world of dealers bounded by the Portobello Road, before Wedgwood was fashionable

Music

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

Casting

9m, 3f, 10boy(s) or girl(s)

Charlie - a young dealer
Sally - his wife
Wendl - an important dealer
Sparta - a demolition dealer
Gwen - his daughter
Redhead - a lady dealer
Sweeting - an American dealer
Mindel - an American dealer
Fred - an unimportant dealer
Moishe - a Jewish dealer
Milton - a Cockney dealer
Paddy - an Irish dealer
Bernard - A Cockney dealer
Taffy - a runner
John True - a country auctioneer 
Chorus of Stall-Holders, Trippers and Shoppers
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Full Package

REHEARSAL:

5 Vocal Scores

BAND PARTS:

Piano

Trombone

Bass

Accordion

Drums

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Authors

David Heneker

David Heneker

Monty Norman

Monty Norman

Wolf Mankowitz

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