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Old Father Time

Book, music & lyrics by David Wood

First presented at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch in 1976


More a musical play for children than a pantomime, yet with lots of audience participation, Old Father Time is set in and around London and in various different centuries. The inconceivable happens when Big Ben stops! Old Father Time, who lives in Big Ben and controls time, realises that he is locked in combat with the villainous Flying Sauceress, who manages to steal his almanac, containing the mystic secrets of his trade.

The colourful storyline takes Old Father Times, his charlady, Mrs. Sparkle, and his Watchdog on a quest through time, involving cavemen, Guy Fawkes, a baby Dinosaur and Dodger and Bodger, a pair of buskers.



Conspiritors, Cavemen, American Tourists, etc


Keyboards; Bass; Drums; Harp