THE HAPPY PRINCE

A touching musical based on the well-loved story by Oscar Wilde...

Adaptation, Book & Lyrics: David Perkins & Caroline Dooley
Music: David Perkins

Approx length:

75 mins + interval

Cast requirements:

8m, 4f, 4m/f + flexible chorus with speaking parts

The golden statue of the Happy Prince stands high above the city looking down on the misery and poverty beneath him. Desperate to bring hope and happiness to the poor people, he asks a swallow to distribute his gold and jewels to them. The generosity of the Happy Prince and the courage of the swallow help to overcome the greed of the powerful mayor and we are shown that the most precious things in life are often the least obvious.

Performing Ages:

Primary/Elementary School, Middle School, Secondary/High School, Amateur/Community Theatre, Youth/Camp Programs

PHOTOS FROM THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

IS THIS MUSICAL RIGHT FOR MY GROUP?

 

To help you decide, a digital file that includes the full libretto and piano/conductor score can be hired from the rights holder Concord Theatricals:

Or buy a script. Choose between the acting, spiral bound or large editions:

SAMPLE SOME OF THE SONGS...

Waiting for the Mayor
00:00 / 01:04
I've a Long Way to Go
00:00 / 01:45
How Wonderful the Stars Are
00:00 / 01:12
Bird Song
00:00 / 02:40
Where's the Play?
00:00 / 01:15
Matches For Sale
00:00 / 01:10
When Your Dream is in Sight
00:00 / 00:47

If you wish to perform this musical you will need a licence from the rights holder, Concord Theatricals:

Concord Theatricals
Aldwych House
71-91 Aldwych
London
WC2B 4HN

020 7054 7200

customerservices@concordtheatricals.co.uk

The Following materials can be included with your licence / hire package:

(*optional)

PIANO / VOCAL SCORE

​​*DEMO RECORDING

*BAND PARTS (8 players):

Piano

Double Bass

Flute / Clarinet

Flute / Clarinet / Bass Clarinet

Oboe / Cor Anglais

Trumpet / Flugelhorn

Violin

Drums / Percussion

© 2020 David Perkins

info@dp-music.co.uk

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