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was originally written for the Savoy Theatre in 1902. Edward German's patriotic pageant deals with love and rivalries at the court of Queen Elizabeth I as the monarch visits the townsfolk of Windsor to celebrate May Day. With a plot that includes such historical personages as Sir Walter Raleigh and the Earl of Essex, murder plots and tales of witchcraft unravel to the background of the May Day revels... Originally written for the Savoy Theatre in 1902 and a longtime British musical classic, this rediscovery celebrates both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee as well as the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Edward German. The first professional London production for 52 yearsPerformers Sammy Andrews, Alexander Beck, Jamie Birkett, Daniel Cane, Luke Courtier, Stephen Darcy, Virge Gilchrist, Tom Giles, Stuart Hickey, Rachel Holbrook, Nichola Jolley, Christopher Killik, Ruth Leavesley, Brendan Matthew, Michael Riseley, Jody Ellen Robinson, Gemma Sandzer, Rhys Saunders.
Music Edward German. Lyrics Basil Hood. Producer Luke Holbrook. Presented by Citrtic Acid (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre). Director Alex Sutton. Musical Director Eamonn O'Dwyer. Design Philip Lindley. Lighting Miguel Vicente. Costume Sophia Anastasiou.
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