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A musical Comedy in 2 acts. Music by Ted Manning and Marvin Laird; lyrics and book by Ted Willis based on No Trees In the Street.

Comedy Theatre, 22 June - 8 July, 1967. (20 perfs)


Set in the London in the years just before World War II, when England hadn't completely dug itself out of the worldwide depression. Tommy is an aimless teenager who tries to escape his squalid surroundings by entering a life of crime. He falls in with local hoodlum, Wilkie, who holds the rest of the slum citizens in the grip of fear--including Tommy's own family. It chronicles Tommy's sordid progress from nickel-and-dime thefts to murder.

Musical Numbers

  1. Ballad
  2. Here Is the Key of the Door, Bill
  3. Birthday Dance
  4. I Can't Help Remembering
  5. Queenie
  6. We're Gonna Be Dead and Gone
  7. Bill's Dance
  8. Special Kind of Man
  9. Starting from Now
  10. Poor Poor Man
  11. This Is the Meaning of Love
  12. That's Beautiful
  13. How Does He Look in the Morning?
  14. Now That the Kissing Has Started
  15. Young People
  16. I Feel Fabulous Tonight
  17. Excuse Me for Speaking My Mind. .


  • Queenie
  • Dick
  • Polly
  • Albert
  • Bill
  • Fred
  • Tommy
  • Gertrude
  • Burton
  • Rosie
  • Harry
  • Miss R
  • Ellie
  • Charlie