Almost-normal Ltd presents
Book by Moss Hart
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter (1935)
Orchestrated by Larry Moore (1986)
Last in London as a performed reading in 1998, Cole
Porter’s Jubilee comes to the London stage to coincide
with the Queen’s diamond celebrations.
This rarely seen musical, inspired by the silver jubilee
of King George V, examines the cult of celebrity and
lampoons many of the friends of Porter and Hart,
including George Gershwin and Noel Coward.
'Mischievous and raucous fun'
One Stop Arts
'An opportunity not to be missed'
The story tells of a fictional royal family who, when an
immanent revolution threatens their throne, decide to
relinquish their responsibilities and pursue their
dreams: the King sets off and meets socialite Eva
Standing; the Queen becomes infatuated by the
swimmer-come-actor Charles Rausmiller; the Prince
pursues singer Karen O'Kane; and the Princess is charmed
by playwright, composer and actor Eric Dare. However,
when it becomes clear that the impending uprising is
nothing more than a hoax, the Royals return to power,
though they take with them the people who have taught
them so much about life.
This light hearted musical comedy includes such tracks
as, “The Kling-Kling Bird on the Divi-Divi Tree”, “A
Picture of Me Without You”, and “Why Shouldn’t I?”,
along with the classics, "Begin the Beguine" and "Just
One of Those Things".