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Canterville Ghost, The (Quilter)

Musical adaptation of the story by Oscar Wilde.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Dramatic Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Children (Age 6 - 10), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Elementary School / Primary, Community Theatre, Jr High/Primary, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Church / Religious Groups
Charming, funny and tuneful family show for all ages.


"Great humour and tuneful music that consistently hits the spot."

 The Stage

"Contagious fun... Miller has written fine, superbly rousing feel-good songs and Quilter's lyrics are pacy and crisp... sure to raise your spirits... a perfectly formed piece of genuine entertainment."

 Time Out

"It has everything for a real family show... a strong story, vigorous action, memorable tunes and enough charm to see it through many generations to come... excellent."

 Western Gazette

Premiere Production: Following a hit run on the London Fringe, the show was presented on a national tour of the UK, starring Ron Moody.
  • Casting: 2M, 2F, 8M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Features Teens, Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Expandable casting
  • Casting Notes: M4, F3, plus Chorus. Or M2, F5 (the roles of Junior and Washington can be played by females), plus Chorus.
  • Chorus Size: Small

  • THE GHOST - The dead Simon de Canterville, 1525-1585.
    HIRAM OTIS - American millionaire.
    LUCRETIA OTIS - Hiram's wife.
    VIRGINIA OTIS - Their daughter, 16.
    JUNIOR OTIS - Their son, 13
    WASHINGTON OTIS - Junior's twin brother, 13