So much larger than life, the play portrays two important stages in her life. The Free French Collaboration Tribunal examines her many dubious war-time relationships and actions. But for the action to flow impeccably from Coco’s glamorous lifestyle to the Tribunal (where she defends herself with her scathing wit and mockery) the writer uses the theatrical device of employing two actresses. One charts her life through several years, the other one remains in 1946 for her interrogation. It is an intriguing concept for the audience, which has an effective impact as the scenes alternate.
|Production Fees (AU, NZ)|
|Production Fees (All Other Countries)|
The purchase of a single script infers no Copying or Performance rights. (Scripts and music can’t be copied for readings, auditions or rehearsals without purchasing the Copying Fee.) The fee gives you the right to copy the script and musical scores that you have purchased as many times as you need for these performances.
To stage a performance, you must announce your performance dates to Maverick Musicals and state whether you are or are not charging for tickets. This will dictate what kind of royalty fee you will be invoiced for.
Copying Fees (for rehearsal materials) and a Performance License must be obtained before your production can take place. Our streamlined system means that a Performance License Application is activated when you order the Basic or Deluxe Package. (Please note that it is a breach of Copyright to copy scripts and music, or to perform musicals or plays without the Publisher’s permission.)
More Than a Little Black Dress
$30.00 – $200.00 ex GST
Coco Chanel sizzles, manipulates and charms her way through this stylised play. Coco was a ruthless opportunist – with a known penchant for wealthy lovers and dangerous company.
Coco, as a heroine is not particularly likeable – but she is someone that commands respect, even a grudging admiration, for her ability to make life, no matter how hard, work for her. Her many lovers are represented in Act One by her one true love, the English playboy whose position in his rigid upper-class society would never see her married to him, and in Act Two the charming German intelligence officer – whose relationship with her could cost her life.