A Musical Entertainment in 2 Acts. Book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

Directed by Anthony Newley. Musical numbers staged by Gillian Lynne. (Production) Designed and lighting by Sean Kenny. Costumes by Freddy Wittop. Musical director, Herbert Grossman. Orchestrations, Philip J. Lang. Vocal and dance music arrangements by Peter Howard. Assistant choreographer, Buff Shurr. Produced for the Broadway stage by David Merrick

Theatre Royal, Nottingham - August 3, 1964 (season) Shubert Theatre, Broadway - 16 May, 1965 (231 perfs)

In style, similar to Stop the World I Want To Get Off, this is an allegorical piece in which the irrepressible Cocky and the imperious Sir play the "game" in a small arena-like area. Cocky, the little man, always plays by the rules, while the conniving Sir always ignores them and goes his own way. Towards the end, Cocky with the help of Negro begins to assert himself and eventually he and Sir agree that the "game" should be a draw.

Cast:

Male - 6; Female - 1+; Plus chorus

Original UK Cast

Cocky: NORMAN WISDOM. Sir: WILLOUGHBY GODDARD. The Kid: SALLY SMITH. The Girl: DILYS WATLING. The Negro: CY GRANT. The Bully: Bruce Wells

The Urchins: Sheila White, Jacqueline Goodman, Gillian Hoyle, Elizabeth White, Diane Dragisic, Roberta Rex, Sonya Petrie, Denise Garvin, Susan Whitnell, Wendy Padbury, Zena Keller, Ann Holloway, Elaine Paige

Original US Cast

Cocky: ANTHONY NEWLEY. Sir: CYRIL RITCHARD. The Kid: SALLY SMITH. The Girl JOYCE JILLSON.


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The Negro: GILBERT PRICE. The Bully: Murray Tannenbaum.

The Urchins: Rawley Bates, Lori Browne, Lori Cesar, Jill Choder, Gloria Chu, Kay Cole, Marlene Dell, Boni Enten, Mitzi Feinn, Pamela Gruen, Linda Rae Hager, Cyndi Howard, Laura Michaels, Debbie Palmer, Heather Taylor.

Musical Numbers:

The Beautiful Land - The Urchins A Wonderful Day Like Today - Sir, Cocky, The Urchins It Isn"t Enough - Cocky, The Urchins Things to Remember - Sir, The Kid, The Urchins Put It in the Book - The Kid, The Urchins This Dream - Cocky Where Would You Be Without Me? - Sir, Cocky, The Kid Look At That Face - Sir, The Kid, The Urchins My First Love Song - Cocky, The Girl The Joker - Cocky Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)? - Cocky A Funny Funeral That"s What It Is To Be Young - The Urchins What a Man! - Cocky, Sir, The Kid, The Urchins Feeling Good - The Negro, The Urchins Nothing Can Stop Me Now! - Cocky, The Urchins Things to Remember (reprise) - Sir My Way - Cocky, Sir Who Can I Turn To? (reprise) - Sir The Beautiful Land (reprise) - The Urchins Sweet Beginning - Cocky, Sir
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Orchestration:

Violin 1 & 2; Cello; Bass; Reed 1, 2 3, 4 & 5; Horn 1 & 2; Trumpet 1 & 2; Trombone; Percussion; Guitar 1 & 2; Harp; Piano