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BELLE (or THE BALLAD OF DR CRIPPEN)

Music and Lyrics by Monty Norman
Book Adapted by Wolf Mankowitz
From a play by Beverley Cross

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 musicals@boosey.com stating the following information only:

1) Name of school/society

2) Where you are (city/town)

3) What you want to perform (Belle)

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.


Information

INSTRUMENTATION
Piano accompaniment only


THE STORY
A Music Hall Musical compounded of the basic traditional English ingredients – love, comedy, violence and corn. Set in the music hall of 1910, the love is sweet, the comedy broad, the violence unmentionable and the corn freshly popped!


PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS
Hawley Harvey Crippen
Cora – “Belle Elmore”
Madame Petrazzini
Ethel Le Neve
George Lasher
Inspector Dew
Captain
Jenny
‘Mighty Mick’
Sergeant Mitchell


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


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