B oken Doll
Suicide especially amongst teenagers, is a difficult subject to approach at any time and to write a musical play on the subject was an even more daunting prospect. My prime objective was to write a format which could be performed by teenagers and presented to a family audience. Therefore the content had to be light enough to hold the interest of say, an 8 year old, accompanied by mum, dad and/or grandparents.
I've tried my best to fulfill this agenda by keeping the music and dialogue fairly light, but treating the subject matter with due deference.
First performed in 1987 at
The People's Theatre, Heaton - The Live Theatre, Quayside - Newcastle upon Tyne
& Gateshead Community Theatre
Because of the appalling rise in teen/twenty suicides I've decided to offer this musical to any
School - College - Performing Arts Academy & Community/Church Organisation
* COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE! *
This offer includes the full libretto plus piano/vocal score ready to download as a PDF format
No performance fees will be charged, provided any profits, after running costs,
are donated to any charitable institution dealing with suicide.
HERE IS YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD OF THIS EXCITING, MODERN ALL-GIRL MUSICAL
please apply to me with your intention & queries : firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SAD GIRL
ANGELA (The Head Angel)
SUE (Probationary Angel)
CORKIE (Drug Addict)
LYNN (Pop Singer)
ANN (Private Secretary)
WENDY (Bike Enthusiast)
1. Overture (Look to the Stars)
2. Sad Reflections
3. Three Little Words
4. Morning Mist (Ballet Piece)
5. Pills & Potions
7. Don't Talk to Me!
8. Poor Sister
9. Some Say
10. Grains of Sand
11. Broken Doll
12. Finale (reprise)
A FULL BAND ARRANGEMENT
IS ALSO AVAILABLE@ £55.00
Running time 2 hrs approx
A group of recently deceased females, looking down from their heavenly vantage point, observe a young girl about to commit suicide. In confronting the Head Angel and demanding intervention they are offered the opportunity to try to save the teenager's life by persuading her departing spirit to return to its host.