Bazaar and Rummage


Bazaar and Rummage

A play by Sue Townsend, to be performed with or without music.

Optional musical score of seven original songs based on the play.

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden (except “Opera” lyric Sue Townsend).

Duke of Cambridge Fringe Theatre London 1989, plus Amateur productions nationwide.

Director: Colin Baker.

Musical Director: Shirlie Roden.

Producer: Courtney Brill Co.

RIGHTS: Play: Sue Townsend 1984 published Methuen.

MUSICAL SCORE for play can be hired with demo CD from Shirlie Roden – [email protected].

“Bazaar and Rummage” brings together a neurotic do-gooder, a trainee social worker and three agoraphobics who have been persuaded to venture out of their homes to run a jumble sale. Shirlie’s songs (written with Sue Townsend”s approval) dovetail neatly into the characters and script.

Cast-size: 5


Comments from Amateur Companies:

“We have thoroughly enjoyed learning and singing your music and we have had an extremely positive response from our audience. The music added so much to the show and gave it that extra bit of sparkle!” (Mid-Surrey Theatre Company)

“The play was a huge success and the audience loved both it and the music.” (Albrighton Players Drama Group)

“The play was a great success and made all the more enjoyable by the inclusion of the songs.” (Pontypool Arena Theatre)

“No-one who has been involved with this production, whether acting or watching, has failed to be moved by the power of the play and in particular the songs. The music transforms the play into something more powerful and far-reaching. Thank you so much for allowing us to perform these wonderful songs.” (H.D.)

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