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David Heneker

DAVID HENEKER  

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Amazons, The         Biograph Girl, The         Expresso Bongo         Half A Sixpence         Irma La Douce         Make Me An Offer         One To Another         Peg         Phil The Fluter



Amazons, The

Synopsis:
Three Edwardian girls have been brought up as boys resulting in confusion when they become teenagers. Lady Castlejordan: "Englishmen kissing Englishmen? It's the end of the Empire!"

Notes:
by Michael Stewart; Music by John Addison; lyrics by David Heneker. Based on the play by Arthur Wing Pinero

1st Produced:
Nottingham Playhouse    1971

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
London revival cast recording: Must Close Staurady Records (www.must-close-Saturday-records.co.uk) 2002

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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Biograph Girl, The

Synopsis:
a British musical saluting Hollywood's glorious era of silent pictures

Notes:
book by Warner Brown; lyrics by Warner Brown And David Heneker; music by David Heneker

1st Produced:
Phoenix, London    19 Nov 1980

Organisations:
The Gardner Centre Production

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1984   -

Music:
Original cast recording: TER (1003) 1981

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Expresso Bongo

David Heneker
-

Notes:
book by Wolf Mankowitz; lyrica And book by Julian More; music And lyrics by David Heneker And Monty Norman; Adapted from Mankowitz story

1st Produced:
Theatre Royal, Nottingham    25 Mar 1958

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Evans, London, 1960   ae1-10020

Music:
Original cast recording: aEI (10020) 1958

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  8            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
Wearing - The London Stage 58.89

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Half A Sixpence

Synopsis:
classic rags to riches and back to rags story of arthur Kipps, an 'umble draper in Folkestone, who comes into a fortune, but who discovers who he really is and where his heart belongs when he loses it all.
Robert Gore-Langton, Express

Notes:
based on novel Kipps by H G Wells, book by Beverley Cross, Music And lyrics David Heneker

1st Produced:
Cambridge Theatre, London    1963

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Chappell, London, 1963   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Deram (820589) 1963

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
-

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Irma La Douce

Synopsis:
1930's Paris, in the Milieu, an underworld of gambling, sex and slang where the only crime is to get caught. a city where a young student falls in love. Margueritte Monnot, Edith Piaf's favourite composer, beautifully captures the decadence of 1930's Paris in this fantastic musical. a Hollywood film, a Broadway and West End hit, 'Irma La Douce' tells the love story of a young prostitute and her student lover.

Notes:
Music by Marguerite Monnot; Book by Alexandre Breffort, Julian More, David Heneker, Monty Norman; Lyrics by Alexandre Breffort, Julian More, David Heneker, Monty Norman.

1st Produced:
Lyric Theatre, London    Jul 1958

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original Broadway cast recording: Columbia (48018) 1960

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Make Me An Offer

David Heneker
Portobello Road - Charlie is on the look out for a rare piece of Wedgwood China - a green Portland vase

Notes:
televised 1952, music And lyrics by Monty Norman And David Heneker; book by Wolf Mankowitz

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
2 act musical

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - The London Stage 59.222

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One To Another

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written by Patrick Gowers (mus, sk, lyr) And Joseph Horovitz (mus,t'sk, lyr) And Stanley Myers (mus, sk, lyr) And Humphrey Searle (mus, sk, lyr) And Charles Cansley (sk, lyr) And Robert Benchley (sk, lyr) And John Cranko (sk. lyr) And Serge Gainsbourg (sk. lyr) And Bamber Gascoigne (sk, lyr) And David Heneker (sk. lyr) And Roddy Maude-Roxby (sk, lyr) And Julian More (sk, lyr) And John Mortimer (sk, lyr) And David Nobbs (sk, lyr) And Monty Norman (sk, lyr) And Dorothy Parker (sk, lyr) And Harold Pinter (sk, lyr) And Alistair Sampson (sk, lyr) And William Sansom (sk, lyr) And N.F. Simpson (sk, lyr) And Keith Statham (mus, sk, lyr) And Brian Tester (sk, lyr).

1st Produced:
Margate: Theatre Royal    30 Jun 1959

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1960   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Sketches in Revue

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - The London Stage 59.155

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Peg

David Heneker
Cordelia Countess Chiddinbourne has been unable to pay her staff since the death of her husband. Then a rich American relation dies and she has hopes of a huge inheritance. However, the money all goes to Peg a member of the family who works in a Manhattan shoe shop. Peg is brought to England for the Countess to turn into a lady - for which she is paid 1,000 a year which eases her money worries

Notes:
Music by David Heneker; Lyrics by David Heneker; lyrics by John Taylor; book by Ronald Millar; book by Robin Miller

1st Produced:
Phoenix Theatre, London    12 Apr 1984

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   ter-1024

Music:
Original cast recording: TER (1024) 1984

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Phil The Fluter

Synopsis:
The life of song writer Percy French

Notes:
by Beverley Cross. Music by Percy French; additional music by David Heneker. Based on the radio play by Donal Gillinan. Also known as "The Golden Years"

1st Produced:
Palace Theatre, London    13 Nov 1969

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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