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Must Close Saturday: The Decline and Fall of the British Musical Flop Book


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  • Format: Book
  • Author: Adrian Wright
  • Hardback/Paperback: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 371
  • Barcode: 9781783272358
  • Release Date: October 20th
  • Label: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

The ominous announcement "Must Close Saturday" too often heralded the demise of British musicals. Looking forward from the vantage point of Lionel Bart's spectacularly successful Oliver! in 1960, Adrian Wright's authoritative chronicle of the commeThe first book to deal exclusively with British musical flops, Must Close Saturday presents a rolling panorama of the good, the bad and the ugly, reassessing their place in theatrical history. Wright reveals a consistent striving at invention, with ADRIAN WRIGHT is the author of Foreign Country: The Life of L. P. Hartley (1996), West End Broadway/A Tanner's Worth of Tune, West End Broadway: The Golden Age of the American Musical in London, the novel Maroon

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