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Waldo and Sons

Book and lyrics by Andrew McGregor
Music by David Pickthall


Waldo and his travelling troupe are to perform an old-time show to the delight of the people of Farnley-on-Sea. Unfortunately, Magnet, the local bully and night-club owner, does not share their enthusiasm, especially as his daughter, Penny, has joined Waldo's troupe. What follows is a battle between old and new forms of entertainment, with Penny and Waldo's sons, Tom and Jim caught in the crossfire.

Eventually, Tom, who is frustrated by Waldo's old-fashioned outlook, decides to work for Magnet. However, the love between Jim and Penny saves the day and shows that a compromise can be reached. This is a lively and fast-paced musical with a host of memorable songs, colourful dances and a strong story-line.

The Cast:

M9 F5, plus extras

The Settings:

Various interior and exterior settings


Reeds 1 and 2, Trumpets 1 and 2, Trombone, Timpani, Violins 1 and 2, Viola, Cello, Bass