WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF
was an off-Broadway success in 1966/67, then played London's West End in 1968/69. For nearly forty years it has been staged in
various theatres, indeed has been done around the globe, mostly in English-speaking countries. It has been revived three times in New York, most recently in a 'concert production' at the
York Theatre, in the fall of 2003. It has proven to have a timeless charm and continuing relevance, a loyal
following too large to be merely a 'cult' following.
The 1966 Original Cast recording, now nearly impossible to find even in rare record shops, excluded much of the show's music, due to the space limitations of vinyl
A NEW CD, released in
July of 2004, includes much more material than the Original Cast Album (over a full hour of music).
This site offers
information for those already familiar with this very special
musical, as well as an introduction to several generations of
Studio Cast Recording
Original Cast Records
Release date: July, 2004
PERFORMANCE RIGHTS INFORMATION
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Score and Complete Script!
Unfortunately. the complete piano-vocal score has not been available for
purchase until this current publication (2011). This score is the
complete musical, containing every song, every note found in the piano
conductor score used in public performances. It includes the Overture,
all the songs, scene changes, and miscellaneous cues.
The Script contains all
the song lyrics and notes by the authors.
"LIVELY AND LILTING!"
-- NY Post
"SPRIGHTLY AND INGRATIATING"
--NY Daily News
Once Again. . .It's Time for Mischief
A major effort is afoot to get Man with a
Load of Mischief back on the boards in New York.
Producers are being contacted. New York theatrical VIPs will soon be
able to see a Special Performance of the show—fully
Publicity releases and information are going out to major theatrical media
A social media campaign is underway to raise
awareness of the title.
Theatrical groups and organizations are being contacted to enlist their
support and generate a "pre-Off-Broadway" trial run.
STAND BY FOR A MAJOR REVIVAL!
MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF
is a tale of romance and intrigue set in a country inn in the
England of the early nineteenth century. A sudden accident to a
coach and a gallant rescue brings to this inn four adventurous
people—a lovely Lady, her Maid, Louise, a dashing Lord, and his
Man, Charles. The Lady is the Prince's mistress, all too anxious to run away and leave behind
the kind of life the Lord represents. The Innkeeper and his Wife, eager to have these guests stay longer, hope that a love affair will
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