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Cover to Original London Cast Recording

Music, book and lyrics by Tom Lehrer. Devised by Cameron Mackintosh

Criterion Theatre, London - 5 June, 1980
Top of the Gate Theatre, Off-Broadway - 3 December, 1981


A celebration of the genius of Tom Lehrer. Cameron Mackintosh has taken twenty-eight of Lehrer's greatest songs and added a linking narrative to produce an evening of subtle humorous delights as Lehrer attacks American 'sacred cows', having made sure to milk them thoroughly first! Drawing mainly from Lehrer's greatest years, the 1950's and 1960's, this wacky and deliciously wicked entertainment includes such favourites as "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park", "I Hold Your Hand In Mine", "The Masochism Tango", "The Old Dope Peddler", "We Will All Go Together When We Go" and "I Got It From Agnes".

Cast: 1 female, 3 male, no chorus

Musical Numbers:

  1. Be Prepared
  2. Bright College Days
  3. The Elements
  4. Fight Fiercely, Harvard
  5. The Folk Song Army
  6. Hunting Song
  7. I Got It From Agnes
  8. I Hold Your Hand In Mine
  9. I Wanna Go Back To Dixie
  10. In Old Mexico
  11. Irish Ballad
  12. Masochism Tango
  13. My Home Town
  14. National Brotherhood Week
  15. New Math
  16. Oedipus Rex
  17. The Old Dope Pedlar
  18. Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
  19. Pollution
  20. Send the Marines
  21. She's My Girl
  22. Silent E
  23. So Long Mom
  24. The Vatican Rag
  25. We Will All Go Together
  26. Wernher von Braun
  27. When You Are Old and Grey
  28. Who's Next?


1 Reed (flute, alto sax, clarinet), horn, percussion, piano, bass

Vocal Score and Libretto available on hire only