A youth musical drama about the life of St. Patrick which can also be performed as a concert piece.
The storyline is based on St Patrick’s autobiography, the “Confession”, beginning at Banna, between Hadrian’s Wall and Strathclyde. The plot follows the wonderful events of St Patrick’s life in a realistic manner, devoid of any mythical or magical additions.
Act 1 Patrick is 16 when he is captured by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland as a slave. He eventually escapes to Gaul, trains as a priest and is chosen to head the mission to christianise Ireland.
Act2 Tells the story of his return to Ireland in 431 AD and his conversion of the Irish.
|Running time||1 hour 45 mins, including a 20 minute interval.|
|Cast||10 – 15. Two principal male singers, two principal female singers, and six (or more) chorus members.|
|Characters||The main characters are:|
|Sets||External set (9 scenes), general countryside|
Interior set (6 scenes), ancient Irish.
|Other information||The full score is piano, vocal plus five other supporting instruments. The overture is fully scored for all instruments, although full scoring for supporting instruments is not fully written out. However, the scores give all information for a performance, with some participation invited from the players.|
There are 12 main songs, and 10 others plus musical numbers and short choruses.
Free to download
Seven selected songs are available for free download :
These and other extracts from the musical are available for purchase below
The full script is also available as a PDF download for free :
Available for Purchase
A hard copy and French version are available for purchase. Please contact Anthony for more details.