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THE BELOVED VAGABOND A Musical Play in Three Acts: Founded on the novel by W.J. Locke. Book and lyrics by Adrian Ross: Music by Dudley Glass New Theatre, London - 24 October 1927 (107 perfs) SYNOPSIS This adaptation of the long novel by W.J. Locke follows the fortunes of Paragot and his love for an English lady, Joanna Rushworth. Joanna is married to the Comte de Vernet and with him often frequents the bohemian world of Parisian café society. It is in this society that she and Paragot first met but when she is widowed, she longs for a move into polite society. Paragot tries but cannot face this society and what is more, is unable to return the the bohemian world he has left as enthusiasm for this lifestyle has waned. He finally settles down, without Joanna on a little farm in Normandy with his new love, Blanquette. MUSICAL NUMBERS: Act I A Wedding Day In Normandy - Bringuet and Marie Tomorrow - Blanquette and chorus The Vagabond Way - Paragot The Sunny Land of France - Paragot, Asticot, Blanquette The Lonely Princess - Joanna Have the Band In - Chorus and dance You Again - Joanna and Paragot Act II Lullaby Song - Blanquette and Paragot A Joyous Band of Brothers - Chorus of Art Students We Are the Charming Creatures - Chorus of Models The Faithful Pig - Paragot and chorus A Chair On the Boulevard - Asticot and Fanchette Bohème - Joanna, Paragot, Asticot, Cazalet and Bonnet Tomorrow - Blanquette Act III Apples - Blanquette, Asticot and Chorus The Old Love - Joanna Wishing Well - Joanna, Blanquette and Chorus Wine Of Life - Paragot and Chorus Cast - in order of appearance: Marie - Dubois’ daughter Bringuet - the Bridegroom Mayor Curé Madame Leblanc - Landlady of the Auberge du Soleil