Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités


The actors in a TV soap called “Acorn Antiques” are out of work because the series has been axed, so the
cast reunite with the object of turning the show into a stage musical. Act One sees them rehearse and bitch about the
script, about each other and the director; Act Two sees the opening performance at the Enoch Powell Arts Centre in
Sutton Coldfield with its consequent mishaps, rivalries and cock-ups.

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Historique du musical


Acorn Antiques:The Musical! is a musical about an antiques dealer, based on the parodic soap opera of the same name by Victoria Wood.

Génèse du musical

Victoria Wood decided to revive the original concept to satirise musical theatre with Acorn Antiques: The Musical!, with the intent to give people a "lovely, happy night in the theatre." It was directed by Trevor Nunn, and opened at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in February 2005 for a three month sell-out run.

Parodying successful musicals such as Les Misérables and Chicago, it also caricatured the trend for socio-realism in contemporary drama and the conventions of song and choreography in musicals. It featured three of the principal actors from the original reprising their roles (or, strictly, the parts of the fictional actors from the spoof documentary); Duncan Preston returned as Clifford as did Celia Imrie as Babs and Julie Walters as Mrs Overall. Victoria Wood alternated with Walters in that role, and her character Miss Berta was played by Sally Ann Triplett. The musical also introduced Miss Bonnie (Josie Lawrence), a sister of Miss Babs and Miss Berta (who are apparently sisters now and no longer cousins as they were originally).



Liste des chansons

Act I
Middle Class Show - Ensemble
Residents' Parking - Miss Babs, Mrs Overall, Ms Berta & Ensemble
Café Continental - Mrs Overall & Ensemble
Mine Alone (Intro) - Mr Clifford
Mine Alone - Mr Clifford, Alan, Sally
Tip Top Tap - Mrs Overall & Ensemble
Tip Top Tap (Reprise) - Mrs Overall & Ensemble

Act II
Manchesterford - Ensemble
(Doorbell Rings, a Customer) Acorn Antiques! - Miss Babs, Miss Berta, Hugh, Mimi
Macaroons! - Mrs Overall
Please stay here - Miss Bonnie, Miss Babs, Miss Berta
We're On Our Way - Miss Babs, Miss Berta, Miss Bonnie, Hugh, Mimi
Remind Him - Miss Berta
D.E.B.T - Tony, Deb, Evelyn, Bev
Manchesterford (Reprise) - Mrs Overall
Back on Top - Miss Berta, Hugh, Mimi
I Am Going Out to Find Her - Ms Bonnie & Ensemble
Have You Met Miss Babs? - Miss Babs
Oh! Oh! Oh! Mrs O! - Ensemble
Macaroons! (Reprise) - Mrs Overall & Ensemble
We're On Our Way (Reprise) - Ensemble

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