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Kissing Dance (The) (1998)

Compositeur: Howard Goodall

Parolier: Charles Hart

Librettiste: Charles Hart

Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

It is All Fools’ Eve, a night when in the realms of love, the world can be turned upside-down and the lord of Misrule can take control. In the great hall at Nonesuch, home to the Hardcastle family (old campaigner Mr Dick Hardcastle, his formidable wife, Dorothy, their pretty and sharp-witted daughter Kate, her equally clever cousin, Constance Neville and the mischievous Tony Lumpkin, Dorothy’s son by her first marriage), the servants are preparing to receive two important guests: an old friend of Mr Hardcastle’s from his military days, Sir James Marlow, and travelling separately, his eligible son Charles. Both fathers are hoping that Charles will offer his hand in marriage to Kate and unite the two families forever. But unbeknown to them, Charles suffers from the mysterious affliction of “the Englishman’s Malady”. While gallivanting amongst working-class girls “who wait at tables”, he is a notorious womaniser, but when confronted with girls “of his own station”, he is plagued by an unaccountable reserve and modesty which turn him into a tongue-tied idiot. Charles has a problem: he is on his way to meet his intended, Miss Kate Hardcastle, but knows that the presence of polite female company will render him painfully shy and speechless. He is nonetheless riding to Nonesuch with his great friend George Hastings (who also happens to be courting Kate’s cousin Constance) and all goes well until they lose their way and stop at the “Fur and Feathers” to ask for directions…..

Quelques commentaires

This musical had originally been performed by the National Youth Music Theatre in 1998

 

Historique du musical

Inspiration

Based on She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

Act One
01. All Fools’ Eve - Diggory, Bridget & Servants [Ensemble]
02. Miss Hardcastle'sWedding Kate [Song]
03. Two Gentlemen of London - Kate & Constance [Duet]
04. The Catch Club - Bet, Mrs Bouncer, Tony& Ensemble [Ensemble]
05. Nonesuch - Tony, Marlow, Hastings & Mrs Bouncer [Song with Chorus]
06. Liberty Hall - Mr & Mrs Hardcastle & Constance [Trio]
07. All Fools' Eve -- reprise Hardcastle & Diggory [Duet (fragment)]
08. Courting the Lady - Hastings, Constance, Marlow & Kate [Quartet]
09. The Poacher's Stick - Tony [Song]
10. Act One Finale - Company [Ensemble]

Act Two
11. Moonraking - Servants, Hasting & Constance [Duet & Chorus]
13. The Decent Thing - Marlow& Kate [Duet]
14. Beating the Knave - Marlow, Hastings, Constance [Trio]
15. The Kissing-Dance - Diggory, Bet & Servants - Ensemble
17. All in a Garden Green - Hastings & Company [Song]
18. Nonesuch -- reprise - Tony & Hastings [Solo/Duet]
19. Moonraking -- reprise - Constance & Hastings [Duettino]
20. Miss Hardcastle'sWedding - Kate [Song]
21. Act Two Finale - Company [Ensemble]

Liste des rôles

Mrs DOROTHY HARDCASTLE - .Formerly Mrs Lumpkin
TONY LUMPKIN - Her young son {a scallywag}
SIR JAMESMARLOW - An impecunious London gentleman
THOMAS {of BRUNDISH} - ..His manservant
Mr CHARLESMARLOW - Sir James's son
ROGER - Mr Chas Marlow's man
Mr GEORGE HASTINGS - Friend to Mr Chas Marlow
STINGO - Manservant to Mr Hastings
Miss KATE HARDCASTLE - Daughter to Mr & Mrs Hardcastle
PIMPLE- .....Miss Hardcastle's maid
PANSY- ......A serving-girl
Miss CONSTANCE NEVILLE- ....Friend of Kate Hardcastle's {& niece to Mrs D Hardcastle}
Mr DICK HARDCASTLE- .A landowner {Mrs Hardcastle's 2nd husband}
DIGGORY- ....His servant
PERKIN- .....An attractive stableboy
BRIDGET- ....Cook
MRS BOUNCER- ....Landlady of the "Fur & Feathers" public-house
BET BOUNCER- ....Her daughter {a handsome wench}
Ensemble- ...Servants, Country folk, patrons of the"Fur &
Feathers" {as desired, etcetera}

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Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Kissing Dance (The)

Version 1

Kissing Dance (The) (1998-05-Gardner Center-Brighton) Brighton Festival (Original)
Durée :
Nombre : 2 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 22 mai 1998
Première : vendredi 22 mai 1998
Dernière : samedi 23 mai 1998
Mise en scène : Russell Labey
Chorégraphie : Wendy Cook
Avec : Paul Street, Sophie Smith, Spencer Noll, James Hoare, Sheridan Smith, Ian Virgo, Gina Beck, Stacey Kitson, Akiya Henry, Emma Trow, Emma Jacobs, Jess Brooks, Alexander Hassell, Michael Jibsn, Simon Thomas, Neil NcDermott, Kristopher Smith, Gary Tushaw
Commentaires :
Présenté par le National Youth Music Theatre au Gardner Center dans le cadre du Brighton Festival. Se jouera dans la foulée au Brewery Arts Centre à Kendal puis au The Assembly Rooms lors de l'Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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Version 2

Kissing Dance (The) (1999-02-Lyric Hammersmith Studio-London) (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 09 février 1999
Première : mardi 09 février 1999
Dernière : samedi 13 février 1999
Mise en scène : Russell Labey
Chorégraphie : Wendy Cook
Avec : Paul Street, Sophie Smith, Spencer Noll, James Hoare, Sheridan Smith, Ian Virgo, Gina Beck, Stacey Kitson, Akiya Henry, Emma Trow, Emma Jacobs, Jess Brooks, Alexander Hassell, Michael Jibsn, Simon Thomas, Neil NcDermott, Kristopher Smith, Gary Tushaw
Commentaires :
Une production du National Youth Music Theatre
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Version 3

Kissing Dance (The) (1999-12-Royal Opera House - Linbury Studio Theatre-London) ()
Durée : 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 28 décembre 1999
Première : mardi 28 décembre 1999
Dernière : mercredi 05 janvier 2000
Mise en scène : Russell Labey
Chorégraphie : Wendy Cook
Avec : Paul Street, Sophie Smith, Spencer Noll, James Hoare, Sheridan Smith, Ian Virgo, Gina Beck, Stacey Kitson, Akiya Henry, Emma Trow, Emma Jacobs, Jess Brooks, Alexander Hassell, Michael Jibsn, Simon Thomas, Neil NcDermott, Kristopher Smith, Gary Tushaw
Commentaires :
Over the Christmas & New Year period of 1999/2000 The Kissing-Dance was the first full-length production to grace the stage of the new Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This was its professional premiere.
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Version 4

Kissing Dance (The) (2011-03-Jermyn Street Theatre-London) (Revival)
Durée : 4 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 22 mars 2011
Première : vendredi 25 mars 2011
Dernière : samedi 23 avril 2011
Mise en scène : Lotte Wakeham
Chorégraphie : Tim Jackson
Avec : David Burt {Mr Hardcastle), Beverley Klein (Mrs Hardcastle), Gina Beck (Kate), Gemma Sutton (Constance), Jack Shaloo (Tony Lumpkin), David Alder (Sir James Marlow), Ian Virgo (Charles Marlow), Dylan Turner (George Hastings), Lila Clements, Harriet Oughton, Samuel Martin, Lauren Storer, Greg Herst.
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