A musical based on Mr & Mrs Churchill’s achievements before and during World War II.
The musical contains 3 Acts:
Act 1 – short overture, and Mr Churchill’s early life. It is a time of success and optimism, but it ends with the Dardanelles disaster which almost ends his career.
Act 2 follows without a break. These are the years of failure and opposition, in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Act 3 (after the interval) celebrates his triumph during the war years, 1940-45.
The Acts are snapshots of his career, from success – to failure – to success. Mrs Churchill plays a major role in this.
Solo numbers, duets, unison choruses and spoken dialogues convey his continual struggles to outwit his critics and enemies.
The musical shows the great events of his life; but the darker side – the failures, and bouts of depression and domestic sadness are also highlighted.
|Running time||2 hours, including a 20 minute interval.|
|Cast||10 (6 male, 4 female). Informal unison chorus.|
|Characters||Mr Churchill is a young man in Act 1, middle-aged in Act 2, and older in Act 3.|
The accent of Churchill is not to be mimicked.
Mr Churchill and his Wife are the predominant characters.
The Critic and informal chorus represent Mr Churchill’s enemies; the main features of the musical are opposing arguments and tuneful songs, involving other World leaders.
|Sets||All interior – mainly large upper class room, but occasionally changed into a miniature Parliament, a pub and a room in Moscow.|
|Other information||Score for a small band; piano with flute, clarinet and drum indicated in piano – vocal score.|
Modern rhythmic style.
Full synopsis, cast, characters and sets also available, as well as score.
There are 11 main songs, nine others, and other short choruses and musical numbers.
Free to download
Six 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 :
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A hard copy is also available. Please contact Anthony for more details.