Catalogue of Works
Musical in Two Acts
Music by Betty Roe
Book and Lyrics by Marian Lines based on a story by Charles Dickens.
The concept was devised and developed by Marian and Graham Lines and expands greatly on the original Dickens story. Although based on a story for children, this is a full scale musical to be performed by a good operatic society or a talented youth group.
The earliest musical numbers for the work are dated August 1998 and the latest in 2004. The work has a complete Book and Lyrics but a few minor musical numbers need to be completed. The interim score is available from Robish Music for anyone considering a performance.
Six of the musical numbers were included in Volume 5 of Songs from the Betty Roe Shows (Thames Publishing). Page numbers below refer to an interim edition of the work giving the full text and musical numbers where they exist.
A Demo recording is available and there was an excellent performance of many of the numbers from the show in Southampton in 2012, but the work is still to receive its staged première.