TITLE: SONG AND DANCE
FORMAT: 20 x 12.5 inches
VENUE: PALACE THEATRE, Shaftesbury Avenue, London.
PRODUCTION CREDITS: Marti Webb, Wayne Sleep.
NOTES: Song and Dance is a musical comprising two acts, one told entirely in "Song" and one entirely in "Dance", tied together by a love story. The first part is Tell Me On A Sunday, with lyrics by Don Black and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, about a young British woman's romantic misadventures in New York City and Hollywood. The second part is a ballet choreographed to Variations, composed by Lloyd Webber for his cellist brother Julian, which is based on the A Minor Caprice No. 24 by Paganini. The musical had its world premiere on March 26, 1982 in the West End at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 781 performances. Marti Webb performed the Song half; she subsequently was succeeded by Sarah Brightman, Gemma Craven, Carol Nielsson, Lulu, and Liz Robertson. The Dance portion was choreographed by Anthony van Laast and featured Wayne Sleep and Jane Darling. Variant style poster showing the front of the theatre with exuberant review notices which was probably produced later in the ORIGINAL run of 781 performances at the Palace Theatre.
PROVENANCE: The Emile Littler/Patrick Selby collection.
CONDITION: Grade A. Rolled. Fine.