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Belle (Or The Ballad of Doctor Crippen)

Monty Norman

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Music and Lyrics by Monty Norman. Book Adapted by Wolf Mankowitz from a play by Beverly Cross.

Published by Warner/Chappell. Administered for hire and stage rights worldwide (excluding North America) by Faber Music Ltd


A Music Hall Musical compounded of the basic traditional English ingredients – love, comedy, violence and corn. Set in the music hall of 1910, the love is sweet, the comedy broad, the violence unmentionable
and the corn freshly popped!

After a mediocre music-hall artiste (Belle Elmore) disappears, her husband “the mild and charming Doctor Crippen" becomes the prime suspect. He is eventually caught on board the S.S. Montrose off the coast of Canada with his lover and secretary, Ethel le Neve. Finally, Dr. Crippen is executed for his crime though questions remain about the true facts from the night of the murder.


Piano accompaniment


Piano/Vocal scores are available at a hire fee of £3.50 per copy, per month and libretti at £2.50 per copy, per month. 

To view a perusal copy of the vocal score, click here.


Application pack includes application form, song and character lists, terms and conditions and full costing details. Download your application pack below:




Cast Size: Large (16+)

Genre(s): Musical Theatre, Comedy, Romantic, School Show