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Book, Music & Lyrics by Noël Coward; Restored by Stewart Nicholls;
Orchestrations & Vocal Arrangements by Rowland Lee
Dance Music Arrangements by Stewart Nicholls

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 (Sail Away)

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 orchestral parts (details below), as well as piano vocal scores and libretti.  Please note that you must use live musicians and the use of a backing track is strictly forbidden.


Woodwind 1: Flute/Piccolo
Woodwind 2: Flute/Oboe/Clarinet
Woodwind 3: Clarinet/Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophone
Woodwind 4: Clarinet & Bass Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone
French Horn
2 Trumpets/Flugelhorns
Tenor Trombone
Bass Trombone
1st Violins
2nd Violins
Double Bass

Set in 1961, SAIL AWAY revolves around a group of American tourists, and takes place on board the SS Coronia cruising from New York to various European countries. With memorable show – stopping numbers and witty Coward dialogue!!

Mimi Paragon
Johnny Van Mier
Mrs Van Mier
Barnaby Slade
Nancy Foyle
Elinor Spencer – Bollard
Joe / Ali
Mr Sweeney
Mrs Sweeney
Alvin Lush
Mrs Lush
Sir Gerard Nutfield
Elmer Candijack
Glen Candijack
Shirley Candijack
Mr Rawlings

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