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Aspects of Love

The show tells the story of passion, love, life and loss across three generations of a family and their artistic companions, against a background of 1940's France and Italy. “Love Changes Everything” was a huge hit for Michael Ball, who starred in the original production in London and on Broadway.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Melodrama

  • Time Period: 1940s
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Mature Subject Matter
  • Orchestra Size: 14 or 12

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
This bold and ambitious chamber opera explores the landscape of the human heart, charting the shifting alliances of six lovers across three generations.

Alex is only seventeen when love changes everything. His brief affair with the ambitious actress, Rose, sets the course for a succession of romantic liaisons that last well into manhood. Alex loses Rose to his shrewd, worldly uncle George and they marry. In time, George's mistress, the lovely Giulietta, has a fling with Rose, who keeps her own lover, Hugo.

Echoes of Rose's initial caprice with the virginal Alex haunt the proceedings when he, in turn, beds the teenage daughter Rose has borne his aging uncle. This elaborate la ronde en famille is driven by an engrossing and muscular score of pure emotional directness.

Mature subject matter may not be appropriate for schools.

REVIEWS:

"A triumph...a musical masterpiece."

Today

"Mr Lloyd Webber shows a capacity to reach emotions that other composers do not touch."

The Guardian

Premiere Production: ASPECTS OF LOVE was first produced at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London on 17th April 1989, where it ran for 1,325 performances before finally closing on 20th June 1992.
  • Casting: 4M, 6F
  • Chorus Size: Singing, dancing ensemble with numerous small roles

  • ALEX DILLINGHAM – a young Englishman
    ROSE VIBERT – a struggling actress
    MARCEL RICHARD – an actor-manager
    CROONER (off-stage)
    GEORGE DILLINGHAM – Alex’s uncle
    GIULIETTA TRAPANI – an Italian sculptress
    JEROME – George’s gardener
    FIRST FAIRGROUND BARKER
    SECOND FAIRGROUND BARKER
    ELIZABETH – George’s housekeeper
    A HOTELIER
    A HOTEL CASHIER
    A DOCTOR
    A PHARMACIST
    A GONDOLIER
    A REGISTRAR
    AN ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
    HUGO – Rose’s lover
    JENNY DILLINGHAM – daughter of George and Rose
    ENSEMBLE (suggested minimum 8 men 6 women).
  • Name Price
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    15 Scripts
    30 Vocal Scores (15 x Act 1 & 15 x Act 2)

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material - 14 Piece Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    2 Full Scores (Act 1 & 2)
    1 Piano/Celeste
    1 Violin 1st
    1 Violin 2nd
    1 Viola
    1 Cello
    1 Bass
    1 Woodwind 1 (piccolo, alto flute, flute)
    1 Woodwind 2 (oboe, cor anglais)
    1 Woodwind 3 (bass clarinet, clarinet)
    1 Woodwind 4 (flute, alto sax, clarinet)
    1 Horn
    1 Synthesizer
    1 Harp
    1 Percussion

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material - 12 Piece Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    2 Full Scores (Act 1 & 2)
    1 Woodwind 1 (clarinet, flute, alto flute, piccolo)
    1 Woodwind 2 (oboe, cor anglais)
    1 Woodwind 3 (Bb clarinet, Bb bass clarinet, flute)
    3 Keyboards 1,2,3
    1 Violin 1
    1 Violin 2
    1 Viola
    1 Cello
    1 Double Bass
    1 Percussion (timp, roto-toms, gongs, tam-tam, orch bells (glockenspiel), xylo, bass drum, suspended cymbals, snare drum, tamb, castanets, maracas, whip, triangle, bell tree).

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 Script
    2 Vocal Books (Act 1 & 2)

    $24.00/pm
    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 Script
    2 Vocal Scores (Act 1 & 2)

    $75.00