Music by Carl Davis, book and lyrics by Hiawyn Oram
Set at the outbreak of the Second World War, this is the funny, moving story of the "invasion" of a Somerset village by the Vackees, child evacuees from London, and their scrapes and adventures with the (at first) hostile native children. The musical centres around a young London lad, Kip, and follows his first experiences of love and war. With a memorable, tuneful score by famous TV and film composer Carl Davis, this evocative musical, with many big production numbers, offers great scope for a large cast.
14 female, 22 male (can be expanded)
flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, drum kit, piano db. synthesiser, 2 violins, cello, bass