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Oh! Calcutta!

Royalty Theatre Programme Cover

a Musical Revue in 2 Acts, 13 Scenes - devised by Kenneth Tynan. Music & Lyrics: The Open Window.

Librettist: Samuel Beckett, Robert Benton, Jules Feiffer, Dan Greenurg, John Lennon, Jacques Levy, Leonard Melfi, David Newman, Sam Shepard, Clovis Trouille, Kenneth Tynan, Sherman Yellen.

Choreography: Margo Sappington; Costumes: Fred Voelpel.

The Roundhouse, London - 27 July, 1970; Transferred to Royalty Theatre, London - 30 September, 1970
Eden Theatre, Off-Brioadway, New York - 17 January, 1969 (704 perfs)
Belasco Theatre, Broadway - Opened 25th February, 1071. Closed 12th August 1972 (606 perfs)

Musical Numbers:

  1. Prologue
  2. Taking Off the Robe (Oh, Calcutta)
  3. Dick and Jane
  4. Suite for Five Letters
  5. (Will Answer All) Sincere Replies (Sketch and Song)
  6. Painting of Clovis Trouille
  7. Jack and Jill (Song and Sketch)
  8. Delicious Indignities (or The Deflowering of Helen Axminster)
    (- scene: An elegantly appointed study in Knightsbridge. 1896)
  9. Was It Good For You Too? ("Green Pants", "I Like the Look")
  10. Who: Whom ("Exchanges of Information")
  11. Much Too Soon
  12. One On One (Clarence and Mildred)
  13. Rock Garden
    ( - scene: Saturday Afternoon, just after lunch before the ball game)
  14. Four In Hand
  15. Coming Together, Going Together
    (Medley: "I Don't Have a Song to Sing", "I'm An Actor", "Ballerina", "I Want It", "Freeze Music", "I Want It" - reprise)