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'The Emperor's New Clothes' by Philippa Smith - songs and additional information.

'The Emperor's New Clothes' by Philippa Smith
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The following songs are suggestions; other songs may be used at the discretion of the production. Performance rights for the script do not include rights for songs.
Song #Song
1Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Ray Davis. Sung By: The Kinks)
2Putting On The Ritz (Irving Berlin. Alternative Lyrics: Philippa Smith)
3I Could Be Happy With You (Sandy Wilson. From: The Boyfriend)
4Money (Music: John Kander. Lyrics; Fred Ebb. From: Cabaret)
5Old Macdonald Backing Music (Spike Jones and his City Slickers. From The CD: Cocktails For Two)
6High Hopes (Music: Jimmy Van Heusen. Lyrics: Sammy Cahn. Sung By: Frank Sinatra)
7I’m Too Sexy For My Shirt (Richard Fairbrass, Fred Fairbrass & Rob Manzoli. Sung By: Right Said Fred)
8Happy Talk (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein. From: South Pacific. Alternative Lyrics: Philippa Smith)
9We’re Busy Doing Nothing (Music: Jimmy Van Heusen. Lyrics: Johnny Burke. Alternative Lyrics: Philippa Smith)
10The Sun Has Got His Hat On (Ralph Butler & Noel Gay. From: Me and My Girl)
11These Boots Are Made For Walking (Lee Hazlewood. Alternative Lyrics: Philippa Smith)
12Lazing On A Sunny Afternoon (Ray Davis. Sung By: The Kinks. Alternative Lyrics: Philippa Smith)
13Keep Young And Beautiful (Music: Harry Warren. Lyrics: Al Dubin)
14When You’re Smiling (Joe Goodwin)
15I Have A Dream (Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus. Sung By: Abba. Alternative Lyrics: Philippa Smith)
16Money (Music: John Kander. Lyrics: Fred Ebb. From: Cabaret)
17I’ve Been A Wild Clover (Traditional. Alternative Lyrics: Philippa Smith)
18The Ladies Of The Harem Of The Court Of King Caractacus (Traditional. Sung By: Rolf Harris)
19Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (Eric Idle. From: Monty Python’s Flying Circus)
Period and Geography
Location: a fictitious country. Time Period: Timeless
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 6
Setting: Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Forest, Castle Interior, Village and 'Other Location'
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats, Practical Doors/Windows, Multiple levels and Multiple locations in one set
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
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In addition to the text, the "Producer's Copy" of the Script includes the following:
A list of the required properties
A list of the suggested songs
Descriptions of the characters
A description of the set requirements
Costume notes
Traditional pantomime. Simple sets, with scene changes created by the cast (largely using a set of posts!)
Vain Emperor Montague Preen is obsessed with clothes, and he's set up a competition to furnish his next set. Conman Fabulo Fetuccini sets out to humiliate the Emperor and to relieve him of his fortune. To the rescue comes Dame Nellie Nimby, her daughter Amelia and Clover, the pantomime cow.


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