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L'Arc de Triomphe

A Musical Play

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

Book by Dave Ross and Vivienne Carter: Music and lyrics by Dave Ross, Neil Parker and Michael Mullane

Dickens's novel of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities, is brought vividly to life in this musical adaptation, which was successfully premièred at theThameside Youth Theatre in January 1990. The famous story of Charles Damay and Sydney Carton, the French aristocrat and English lawyer caught up in a deadly feud between the embittered Defarges and the cruel Marquis d'Evrémonde, is told swiftly and excitingly in scenes ranging from quiet country gardens to the storming of the Bastille. The songs, romantic, reflective and stirring by turns, heighten the drama and emotional thrust of this epic story, resulting in a work of great power.

Suitable for performance by youth or adult groups, A Tale of Two Cities provides many opportunities for chorus work and stage spectacle.

The Cast: M 15 F6 and Chorus (doubling possible)

Singing Principals

Monsieur Ernest Defarge,
Madame Thérèse Defarge,
Charles Damay,
Lucie Manette,
Miss Pross: Lucie's companion,
Dr Alexandre Manette,
Sydeny Carton,

Smaller Roles (which can be played by Chorus members)

First Child,
Marquis D'Evrémonde,
Basard, Stryver: Damay's lawyer,
Sarah: barmaid,
Second Child,
Judge: Old Bailey,
Jerry Cruncher,
Captain of Guards,
President: of the French Tribunal,
Chorus of Peasants, Soldiers, Aristocrats.