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I and Albert

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Music  Charles Strouse
Productions  1972 West End
Composer  Charles Strouse
Lyrics  Lee Adams
Lyricist  Lee Adams
Basis  Albert, Prince Consort
Similar  Charles Strouse plays, Other plays

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A PDF of the original program can be found here: http://www.infotextmanuscripts.org/webb/webb_programmes_index.html

Contents

I and Albert is a 1972 musical by composer Charles Strouse, and lyricist Lee Adams. The plot is based on the lives of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and was adapted for the stage by Jay Presson Allen.

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Production

The musical debuted in the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre on 6 November 1972, under the direction of John Schlesinger, but proved a flop, running only for three months, 120 performances. British actress Polly James performed the role of Victoria opposite Sven-Bertil Taube as her husband Prince Albert. Lewis Fiander and Aubrey Woods had featured roles. Sarah Brightman made her stage debut in 1973 in this musical, as Vicky, the queen's eldest daughter, and a street waif, at age 13. Also in the cast was Simon Gipps-Kent as a young Prince Edward ("Bertie"), a role he would later reprise for television in Edward the Seventh.

The musical has not been performed on Broadway.

Songs

Act I
  • Vivat! Vivat Regina!
  • It Has All Begun
  • Leave It Alone
  • I've 'Eard The Bloody 'Indoos 'As It Worse
  • This Gentle Land
  • This Noble Land
  • I and Albert
  • Enough!
  • Victoria
  • Act 2
  • All Glass!
  • The Genius Of Man
  • The Victoria And Albert Waltz
  • His Royal Highness
  • Just You and Me
  • Draw The Blinds
  • The Widow At Windsor
  • No One To Call Me Victoria
  • When You Speak With A Lady
  • Go It, Old Girl!
  • Finale
  • Recording

    The cast album is a studio recording that reunited some of the original principals in London in 1981.

    References

    I and Albert Wikipedia


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