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Johnny Johnson (1936) archiveThe story tells of Johnny joining up to go to World War One in spite of his love for peace, leaving behind his true love, Minny Belle in their rural town. Niave and idealistic, Johnny baffles the recruiters and commanders, but still winds up fighting in Europe, where he manages to halt the war temporarily by attacking a Generals meeting with Laughing Gas. When the leaders come to their senses, the war continues and Johnny is committed to an asylum where he is held for ten years. Meanwhile Minny Belle had married the dreary town capitalist. Johnny is released and becomes a toy maker, still trying to spread peace in an increasingly war like society.

Music Kurt Weill. Author Paul Green.

Archive listings for Johnny Johnson (1936)

Work type: Musical.


Director Ian Marshall fisher. Musical Director Chris Walker. Performer Max Gold (Johnny Johnson). Performer Lauren Ward (Minnie Belle). Performer David Birrel (Dr McBray). Performer Gay Soper (Aggie). Performer Richard Stemp (Anguish). Performer Myra Sands (Private Goldberger). Performer Valerie Cutko (Nurse). Performer Valda Aviks (Statue of Liberty). Performer christian Walker (Sniper).
14 Jun 09 to 12 Jul 09The Lilian Baylis Theatre, Inner London :: V236
listing details L022719275


National permiere of the complete musical version.Company Operating Theatre.
24 Sep 98 to 26 Sep 98Guildhall Theatre, Derby :: V994
listing details L01773672643

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