O Marry Me!

Robert Kessler

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Music by Robert Kessler.  Libretto and lyrics by Lola Pergament, based on Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer”

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


Late 18th century England

Marlow is a bashful young man who only feels easy with serving girls and barmaids.  He therefore sets outwith reluctance to win the hand of Miss Kate Hardcastle, a young lady of quality.  He is tricked by the mischievous Tony Lumpkin into believing that the home of Kate’s father is a village inn and goes there accompanied by his friend Hastings.  Marlow treats the enraged Mr Hardcastle as if he were an impudent landlord.  Kate takes advantage of the situation by posing first as a barmaid and then as a poor relative, thus ‘conquering’ young Marlow.  Constance Neville, who is Kate’s friend and cousin, falls in love with Hastings.  This does not please Mrs Hardcastle who dotes on her oafish Tony, her son by a previous marriage.  She had intended a match for him with Constance.  The mistakes of the evening unravel with the arrival of Marlow’s father.  Mr Hardcastle forgives young Marlow and all ends happily. 


1 cello
1 flute/clarinet
1 piano


A full set of orchestral parts are available at a hire fee of £30.00 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, Romantic