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By Jeeves LogoBy Jeeves

Book & lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on the Jeeves stories by P.G. Wodehouse

First performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, May 1 1996

First performed at the Duke of York's Theatre, London - July 2, 1996

Synopsis

By Jeeves adopts the village-hall show-within-a-show format. Bertie, having mislaid his banjo, rounds up the usual suspects and narrates an impromptu tale of thwarted love and mistaken identity under the direction of Jeeves.

In the show we have vintage Lloyd Webber in the delightful Stinker and his would-be fiancée Stiffy, vintage Ayckbourn with the ladder gag and a confusion of handshaking which is close to the essence of Wodehouse farce.


Cast of Characters:

Bertie Wooster
Jeeves
Honoria Glossop
Bingo Little
Gussi Fink-Nottle
Sir Watkin Bassett
Madeline Basset
Stiffy Byng
Harold "Stinker" Pinker
Cyrus Budge III (Junior)
Izzie Nutledge

 

Musical Numbers:

The Code of the Woosters - Bertie
Travel Hopefully (Part I) - Bertie & Jeeves
That Was Nearly Us - Honoria & Bertie
Love;s Maze - Stiffy, Bertie & Gardeners
The Hallo Song - Bertie with Budge & Gussie
By Jeeves - Bertie with Bingo & Gussie
When Love Arrives - Bertie with Madeline
What Have You Got To Say, Jeeves - Bertie with Jeeves
Half A Moment - Harold & Stiffy
It's A Pig - Honoria, Madeline with Bertie
Banjo Boy - Bertie with Company

 

Instrumentation

Piano, Guitar, Dbl Bass, Drums, Clarinet/Saxophone/Flute, Synthesiser

Discography:

Original Cast Recording - Polydor 533 187 - 2
Cover to Original Cast Recording