Full Circle

Robin Orr

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Music by Robin Orr with libretto by Sydney Goodsir Smith

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


The scenes are set around the shipyards of Glasgow in the industrial depression of 1930. Davie, a penniless young dock labourer, plans an armed hold-up. His wife Jean persuades him to empty the bullets from the gun. Davie stops a stranger with his empty gun and takes all his money which he promptly spends in the nearest bar, from which he is thrown out when he becomes drunk and quarrelsome. A passing policeman tries to direct him home, but this unnecessarily angers Davie, who draws the gun. A struggle breaks out during which the gun goes off killing the policeman. One bullet had not been removed.


1 Violin
1 Viola
1 Double Bass
1 Clarinet
1 Bassoon
1 Cornet
1 Trombone
1 Timpani / Percussion


Royalties are calculated at 10% of the gross box office with a guaranteed minimum of £55.00 per performance plus VAT, whichever is the greater.

A full set of orchestral parts is available at a hire fee of £75.00 per month, as are vocal scores at £3.50 per copy, per month and libretti at £2.50 per copy, per month


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Cast Size: Large (16+)

Genre(s): Opera/Operetta