Gay's the Word archiveIvor Novello affectionately sends up his own Ruritanian extravagances in this irrestistible backstage musical comedy. Stage star Gay Daventry, bankrupted from the flop of her latest operetta, opens a drama school and finds - after various misadventures - that the one quality needed to get her back in the spotlight is, to name the show's hit song, Vitality! Other numbers include If Only He'd Looked My Way (subsequently recorded by Frank Sinatra), Bees Are Buzzin' and the enchanting On Such A Night As This, all combining Novello's melodic talent with Alan Melville's sharp wit.


Frank Barrie, Helena Blackman, Sophie-Louise Dann, Josh Little, Elizabeth Seal, Gaye Brown, Kirsten Cooke, Andrea Miller, Eileen Page, Myra Sands, Paul Slack


Music: Ivor Novello
Lyrics: Alan Melville
Producer: Evergreen Theatrical Productions Ltd (in association with Jermyn Street Theatre)
Director: Stewart Nicholls
Musical Director: Ross Leadbeater
Choreographer: Steward Nicholls
Design: Samal Blak
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Gay's the Word

Gay's the Word (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T01730898599. Details of all Gay's the Word archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S02074494

Archive Listings

24 Feb 13Theatre Royal
7 Feb 13
2 Mar 13
Jermyn Street Theatre
Inner London
Greater London
5 Feb 12
20 Feb 12
Inner London
Greater London

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