Jill Darling!

by  Vivian Ellis, Desmond Carter, Conrad Carter, Marriott Edgar, Edward Horan

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  8m, 4f

A classic musical romantic comedy

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Opening at 'The Double Six' a road house owned by Colonel Crawford, we meet Jack Crawford, the Colonel's blundering son who has fallen out with Jill Sonning, an actress. Meanwhile, Election fever is in the air at 'Bunting Hall' the seat of Sir Timothy Bunting, a man who advocates temperance and whose aim is to close down 'The Double Six'. 

At a party at Bunting Hall in aid of temperance, the Hungarian artiste Sari Tamara turns out to be Jill who has adopted this persona in pursuit of stardom. Over the course of the evening she is reconciled with Jack, who has come to the party in disguise, however Jack's resemblance to his cousin Pendleton Brooks causes some confusion and complications and eventually his arrest by the Police!


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Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    Scene 1 - The Cocktail Bar of 'The Double Six' Road House

    Scene 2 - The garage

    Scene 3 - Interior of Bunting Hall

    Scene 4- The Grounds of Bunting Hall

    Scene 5 - The Police Station

    Scene 6 - Another room at 'The Double Six'

  • Features / Contains: Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Difficult
  • Orchestra Size: Large

Casting

8m, 4f

Jean, Head Waitress (soubrette, dancer and singer, mezzo)

Charles, Barman (singer and dancer)

Bobby Jones (light comedy, light baritone)

April Crawford (second female lead, mezzo)

Colonel Crawford, the proprietor of 'The Double Six' (non-singing)

Jack Crawford, his son (comedy lead, singer and dancer)

Jill Sonning, alias Sari Tamara (mezzo or soprano lead, dancer)

Bessie Bunting (lugubrious comedienne, a little singing)

Sir Timothy Bunting, a Temperance Advocate

Moffat, the butler at Bunting Hall (bass-baritone)

Pendleton Brookes (this part is doubled with Jack Crawford)

Police-Sergeant (a little singing Act 1, important comedy part Act 2)

Police Inspector (small part, Act 3)

Guests, Member of the Cabaret, Hungarian Dancers, Ososober Executives, Speciality Dancers etc

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Full Package

15 Vocal Scores

Conductor

Leader

1st violin

2nd violin

viola

cello

Double Bass

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet 1

Clarinet 2

Bassoon

Horns 1 & 2

Trumpets 1 & 2

Tombone

Percussion

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Authors

Vivian Ellis

Vivian Ellis

Desmond Carter

Desmond Carter

Conrad Carter

Conrad Carter

Marriott Edgar

Marriott Edgar

Edward  Horan

Edward Horan

19th December 1934, Savile Theatre, London

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