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By Noel Coward
In a version arranged and directed by Jenny Lee for the ATTIC Theatre Company (London).
Music arranged by Paul Todd

Administered for rental and amateur stage rights by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK.

Please follow this link to view the vocal score and libretto online, free of charge.

Please follow this link to listen to extracts from a selection of songs from the musical.

Licensing performances

If you wish to apply to perform the musical, then please send an email to stating the following information only:

1) Name of school/society

2) Where you are (city/town)

3) What you want to perform (Ace of Clubs)

4) When you want to perform (if exact dates are not yet known, then please provide the month)

We will then send you an application form by email to complete, along with details of costs involved. Once the form is completed and returned by email, a licence will be emailed to you for signature. Once signed we will be able to send you the music at the date requested on your application form.

Details of hire requirements should be submitted on the application form. We can provide piano vocal scores and libretti.  Please note that you must use live musicians and the use of a backing track is strictly forbidden.


Piano accompaniment only

Set around the ‘Ace of Clubs’, a Soho night – club, this is a story of show girls, romance, gangster dealings and deceptions, humoresque confusion and of London life in the 1950’s.

The musical numbers are typically Coward and offer most of the principal characters the chance to shine. Staging can be as simple or elaborate as is desired with most of the ‘action’ taking place within the confines of the club or just outside in Soho Square.

‘Ace of Clubs’ was first presented by Tom Arnold at the Palace Theatre, Manchester on 16th May 1950 and, after a short stay in Liverpool, transferred to the Cambridge Theatre, London on 7th July 1950 where it played for 211 performances.

Felix Felton
Pinkie Leroy
Rita Marbury
Benny Lucas
Sammy Blake
The Ace Girls (4-8)
Harry Hornby
Joseph Snyder
Det. Inspector Warrilove

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