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Good Companions, The

André Previn

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Music by Andre Previn, lyrics by Johnny Mercer and libretto by Ronald Harwood. Adapted from J.B Priestley’s novel

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


The late 1920s

It looks as if ‘The Dinky Doos’, a touring concert party, have given their last performance.  They are stranded in Rawsley because their manager has absconded with both the takings and the pianist. Miss Elizabeth Trant, who wishes to escape from an uneventful rustic life in the Cotswolds, is the salvation of the concert party.  She has come into some money and solves the immediate difficulties of the troupe, now called ‘The Good Companions’.  An ex-school master, Mr Inigo Jollifant, becomes the new pianist and songwriter. On tour, ‘The Good Companions’ meet setbacks by the seaside.  Inigo, who loves Susie, the comedienne and 'baby' of the show, secretly goes to London where he signs a songwriting contract and persuades an impresario to see ‘The Good Companions’.  Despite ‘toughs’ in the audience spoiling the end of the show, the impresario knows talent when he sees it and books Susie and Jerry for his new revue and the remaining ‘Good Companions’ secure Number One dates.


1 flute/picc
1 oboe
1 clarinets I/II
1 bassoon
1 horn I/II
1 trumpets I/II
1 trombone
1 trombone II
1 percussion
1 harp
1 piano
2 violins 1
1 violin II
1 viola 
1 cello
1 double bass


A full set of orchestral parts are available at a hire fee of £75.00 per set, 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): Musical Theatre