LITTLE BOY SOLDIERS

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Little Boy Soldiers. The show. Lyrics and Music copyright 2014 Anthony Francis Cummings. All rights reserved.

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THE SHOW

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ACT ONE

                              MANCHESTER, ENGLAND 1914

                                                 OVERTURE

SCENE ONE: THE STREETS

ON A DAY LIKE TODAY......................................  THE BOYS

EVERY DREAM IN MY HEART.................................. FRANK

ITS WAR!................... WADDELL AND 1ST CITY BATTALION

 

SCENE TWO: THE HILL TOP

MORNING........MUM, DAD, FRANK, GEORGE, PERCY, EDDIE

DO YOU LOVE ME?......................................MUM AND DAD

A THOUSAND YEARS...................................................DAD

 

SCENE THREE: THE STREETS

ALL MY LIFE........................................FRANK AND MINNIE

WHEN YOUR A PAL.....WADDELL AND 1ST CITY BATTALION

JOIN UP.............................................................FULL CAST

 

SCENE FOUR: BARRACKS

FUNNY BOY................................WADDELL AND THE BOYS

OUT THERE, SOMEWHERE.....................................GEORGE

KITCHENERS ARMY....THE BOYS AND 1ST CITY BATTALION

THIS POISON LOVE.........................................CAPT BRIGGS

 

SCENE FIVE: THE CARNIVAL TENT

BELIEVING IN DREAMS........................FRANK AND MINNIE

CHALLENGE ME, COCK OF THE NORTH.BILLY BATES+CAST

THE BIG FIGHT.............................FRANK, BILLY AND CAST

AT LAST I'VE FOUND A HOME......................................TOM

OVER THE SEA TO VICTORY...............................FULL CAST

BE STRONG MY ACHING HEART..................................MUM

 

SCENE SIX: THE DOCKS

THE KICK INSIDE...........................MINNIE AND THE GIRLS

THE TWO STEP WALTZ......WADDELL, 1ST CITY BATTALION

HE MUST BE TOLD.................................MUM AND MINNIE

HOME TOWN.....................................................FULL CAST

MINNIES CONFESSION...........................................MINNIE

AWAY LITTLE BOY SOLDIERS..............................FULL CAST

                             

                      END OF ACT ONE. RUNTIME 1.45 MINS.

                                                  ACT TWO

                         MARICOURT, FRANCE: WINTER 1915

 

SCENE SEVEN:THE TRENCHES

DIAMONDS ON VELVET.....................1ST CITY BATTALION

DAMN THEN ALL...............................1ST CITY BATTALION

WISHING I'M HOME/SHOT AT DAWN......................SMITHY

WALK ON WITH JESUS................................................TOM

GAS,GAS,GAS. TRENCH ATTACK........1ST CITY BATTALION

DEAR MOTHER........................................................FRANK

 

SCENE EIGHT: HOME

SONS OF OURS............................................MUM AND DAD

FRANKS LETTER.........................................MUM AND DAD

 

SCENE NINE: MADAME LE RUE'S

JOIN THE QUEUE..........................MEN AND COURTESAN'S

SMILE IF YOU'VE GOT THE CLAP.....MEN AND COURTESANS

BRAVE LITTLE BOYS......................................COURTESANS

 

SCENE TEN: THE TRENCH, SUMMER 1916.

WATCH YOU BACK.................................FRANK AND BILLY

NO BROTHER OF MINE.......................FRANK AND GEORGE

THIS POISON LOVE (REPRISE)..GEORGE AND CAPT SMYTHE

LET IT BE ME........................................................GEORGE

DESERTER......................................................BILLY BATES

LORD SHOW US MERCY................................SGT WADDELL

HOME TOWN (REPRISE).....................1ST CITY BATTALION

LITTLE BOY SOLDIERS (INTRO).....................SGT WADDELL

OVER THE TOP..................................................(CURTAIN)

 

SCENE ELEVEN: RAILWAY STATION

WAITING FOR THE GHOST TRAIN...MINNIE AND THE GIRLS

SOMETIMES...............................................................MUM

 

SCENE TWELVE: HILLTOP (FIVE YEARS LATER)

MORNING (REPRISE)................................................FRANK

LOOK AFTER MY BOY.......FRANK, EDDIE, MINNIE AND MUM

GUIDING STAR.........................................................FRANK

                                                 (FINALE)

LITTLE BOY SOLDIERS.........................................FULL CAST

                     END OF ACT TWO. RUNTIME 60 MINS.