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Sentimental Bloke, The

Our own Australian musical is based on the poems of C.J. Dennis. Set in Melbourne, the story of Doreen and Bill, Rose, Ginger and Mick, opened in Canberra in 1961 before a subsequent J.C. Williamson Australasian tour.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama, Adaptations (Literature), Australian

  • Set Requirements: Set in Melbourne
Spring has come and our Hero, Bill, searches for his love. His friend, Ginger Mick, knows just the girl for him Doreen, who works in a pickle factory with Ginger's friend Rose.

The meeting takes place and romance gets under way. Mr. Smithers, a manager at the factory invites Doreen to a ball. Doreen stays true to Bill until Ginger assaults Smithers and Bill gets the blame, worse still, Doreen accepts the invitation to the ball with Smithers.

Bill goes back to the 'push' and accompanies Ginger to the Melbourne Cup where he meets with Doreen and Smithers. Smithers flirts with other girls and Bill 'stoushes' him and once again gains favour with Doreen.

Now Bill has to meet Doreen's mother and uncle and the test proves too much for him. He is frightened at the thought of a wife, a family and a mortgage. Smithers reappears with two hired toughs to deal with Bill but Doreen, accompanied by the police, comes to his rescue and Bill and Doreen decide never to part.

  • Casting: 18M, 13F

Name Price
Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

1 x Libretti
1 x Vocal Score/Lib. Book

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

1 x Libretti
1 x Vocal Score/Lib. Books

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.

30 x Libretti
20 x Vocal Score/Lib. Books

$300.00 +$120.00/pm
Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

2 x Conductor's Scores - Act I & II
1 x Piano
2 x 1st Violins
2 x 2nd Violins
1 x Viola
1 x Cello
1 x Bass
1 x Flutes
1 x Oboe
1 x Bassoon
1 x Clarinets
1 x Horns
1 x Trumpets
1 x Percussion

$250.00 +$120.00/pm
Libretto/Vocal: 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

10 x Libretto/Vocal Books

$50.00 +$50.00/pm