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TOMFOOLERY Music, book and lyrics by Tom Lehrer. Devised by Cameron Mackintosh Criterion Theatre, London - 5 June, 1980 Top of the Gate Theatre, Off-Broadway - 3 December, 1981 SYNOPSIS A celebration of the genius of Tom Lehrer. Cameron Mackintosh has taken twenty-eight of Lehrer's greatest songs and added a linking narrative to produce an evening of subtle humorous delights as Lehrer attacks American 'sacred cows', having made sure to milk them thoroughly first! Drawing mainly from Lehrer's greatest years, the 1950's and 1960's, this wacky and deliciously wicked entertainment includes such favourites as "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park", "I Hold Your Hand In Mine", "The Masochism Tango", "The Old Dope Peddler", "We Will All Go Together When We Go" and "I Got It From Agnes". Cast: 1 female, 3 male, no chorus MUSICAL NUMBERS: • Be Prepared • Bright College Days • The Elements • Fight Fiercely, Harvard • The Folk Song Army • Hunting Song • I Got It From Agnes • I Hold Your Hand In Mine • I Wanna Go Back To Dixie • In Old Mexico • Irish Ballad • Masochism Tango • My Home Town • National Brotherhood Week • New Math • Oedipus Rex • The Old Dope Pedlar • Poisoning Pigeons in the Park • Pollution • Send the Marines • She's My Girl • Silent E • So Long Mom • The Vatican Rag • We Will All Go Together • Wernher von Braun • When You Are Old and Grey • Who's Next? INSTRUMENTATION: 1 Reed (flute, alto sax, clarinet), horn, percussion, piano, bass Vocal Score and Libretto available on hire only