Olive! - A Musical of the 1960s (with apologies to Charles Dickens)


Anthony Lee

Published by SchoolPlay Productions

1 Female

Two charladies become observers/commentators of this flippant story of Olive, who has

run away to London to escape the cruelty of the orphanage where she was made to eat

all the food which was piled daily on her plate. She finds herself among other young

runaways confined to the "sweat shop" operated by Boss Snakeyes Santana and his gang.

The appearance of protest groups (the duped Hare Krishna followers and an inept bunch

of anarchists) add life and colour to the scene as the police, searching for Olive

(whose parents have been found), accidentally trap Santana and his gang at the same time

Age range 8 to 13 - Running Time: 105 minutes + interval - Music : A variety of solos and group numbers in 1960's styles, accompaniment can be by piano and drums, keyboards or small band. Set: Carnaby Street, London in 1968 outside two fish and chip shops; in an office; a basement "sweat shop"; a meeting room; and the interiors of the "chippies"

For Piano Score click here

For Rehearsal Cassette (piano accompaniment suitable for rehearsal only) click here

For Performance Cassette (fully orchestrated backing track) click here

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