In the late 1780s, a rag, tag and bobtail assortment of rogues jettisoned from a life of petty crime, arrive in Sydney Cove. They step onto an alien shore, not as might be supposed, sullen and repentant, but wilful and proud of their ability to survive. From their first song, the defiant We’re the Criminal Class! They leave the audience in no doubt that they will keep open ever-watchful eyes to turn impossible situations to their own advantage. Within a very short time, this group presents an astonishing play, (the first recorded play to be performed on Australian soil) to an appreciative audience which includes Governor Phillip.
How could these uneducated ‘actors’ organise themselves into an acting group whose presentation was recorded as ‘a commendable production’? If you think Little Theatre productions have their problems, compare them with the obstacles these ‘actors’ overcame!
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His Majesty’s Pleasure
$25.00 – $510.00 ex GST
A lively, earthy, show offering strong robust characters, based on real people, offering an evenly balanced variety of interesting roles, particularly strong female roles. The music of His Majesty’s Pleasure has a timeless quality; the 14 songs are wide-ranging in character, from the Irish pipe and drum to the delightful 18th Century style “And the Play Goes On”, evocative of Restoration theatre. They are boisterous, romantic, reflective, sad and comic – with large vocal numbers, ensembles, duets and solos; none of the harmonic singing is difficult, merely challenging. The music is well within the scope of a good amateur orchestra, being scored for strings, pairs of woodwinds and brass, percussion and drum kit.ADD FREE SAMPLE TITLE TO CART
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