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COWARDY CUSTARD

Cover to OLC Recording

An entertainment devised by Gerald Frow, Alan Strachan, and Wendy Toye featuring the Words and Music of Noel Coward

Produced at the Mermaid Theatre, London, 1972


This kaleidoscopic revue of Noel Coward's music and sketches originally used a cast of twelve (six men and six women) although this can be increased. The setting can be as simple or elaborate as the stage allows. Full details are given in the acting edition of the set used in the London production as well as directions for dividing up the singing and acting roles.

Contents:

  • Alice Is At It Again
  • Any Little Fish
  • Beatnik Love Affair
  • The Boy Actor
  • Bronxville Darby and Joan
  • Come the Wild, Wild Weather
  • Could You Please Oblige Us With A Bren Gun?
  • Dance Little Lady
  • Dearest Love
  • Don't Take our Charlie For the Army
  • I Like America
  • I'll Follow My Secret Heart
  • I'll See You Again
  • In A Boat ... ... With My Darling
  • I've Been To A Marvellous Party
  • I Wonder What Happened To Him
  • Let's Do It
  • London At Night
  • London Is A Little Bit Of All Right
  • London Pride
  • Louisa
  • Mad About the Boy
  • Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  • Mrs Worthington

  • Nina
  • Nothing Can Last Forever
  • Parisian Pierrot
  • The Passenger's Always Right
  • Personal Reminiscence
  • Play, Orchestra, Play
  • Poor Little Rich Girl
  • A Room With A View
  • Saturday Night At the Rose and Crown
  • Sign No More
  • The Stately Homes of England
  • Teach Me To Dance Like Grandma
  • There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner
  • There's a Younger Generation
  • Touring Days
  • Try To Learn To Love
  • Twentieth Century Blues
  • Useless Useful Phrases
  • What Ho, Mrs Brisket
  • When You Want Me
  • Why Do the Wrong People Travel?
  • Why Must the Show Go On?
  • You Were There

"... densely packed with entertainment. " Daily Mail

Sketches featured include:

Scenes from Shadow Play, Present Laughter, Design for Living, as well as personal reminiscences taken from the Master's books

Orchestration

Band Parts are available for Piano/Conductor, Piano II, Bass Guitar and Drums