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Sandy Wilson

SANDY WILSON

  (1924 - 2014)

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  

Sandy Wilson (Alexander Galbraith Wilson), composer, lyricist, and playwright, born 19 May 1924; died 27 August 2014. Achieved his greatest success while still in his 20s  and what a success it was. In the 1950s, The Boy Friend ran for more than five years at Wyndham's theatre in London and spent more than a year on Broadway. When it opened in the West End, in January 1954, it was revolutionary, a totally new and different kind of musical.

Research:    papers in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin

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below is a list of Sandy Wilson's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Aladdin         As Dorothy Parker Once Said         Boy Friend, The         Buccaneer, The         Call It Love         Caprice         Clapham Wonder, The         Divorce Me, Darling         His Monkey Wife         Oranges And lemons         Pieces Of Eight         Sandy Wilson Thanks the Ladies         See You Again         See You Later         Slings And Arrows         Valmouth



Aladdin

Aladdin
Abanazar in Morocco conjures up spirits to tell him how he may obtain a Magic Lantern. they tell him that the only one who can get it is a washerwoman's son - Aladdin - and he is in Peking, China

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Sandy Wilson

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Original cast recording: President (PTLS-1072) 1979

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Musical

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As Dorothy Parker Once Said

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1st Produced:
-    1969

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Boy Friend, The

Boy Friend, The
Set in the 1920s on the French Riviera, Polly Browne, a millionaire's daughter, tries to escape the stern influence of her Father and find true love; but when she falls for Tony the delivery boy - and so pretends to be a mere workinggirl herself - matters become rather complicated!

Notes:
book, music And lyrics by Sandy Wilson

1st Produced:
Player's Theatre, London    14 Apr 1953

Company:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London, 1961   -

Music:
Original cast recording: HMV (SEPIA 1042) 1954

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 54.8

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Buccaneer, The

Buccaneer, The
A failing boys comic is taken over by an American publisher and modernised

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1st Produced:
New Watergate Theatre, London    08 Sep 1953

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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: Sepia (CLP-1064) 1953

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  8            Other:  with doubling

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 55.175

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Call It Love

Call It Love
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Notes:
by Robert Tanitch; Music And lyrics by Sandy Wilson

1st Produced:
Wyndham's Theatre, London    1960

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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: Bayview (RNBW004) 1960

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Caprice

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Notes:
Music by Geoffrey Wright; lyrics by Sandy Wilson; book by Michael Pertwee

1st Produced:
-    1950

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Genre:
Musical

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Clapham Wonder, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
based on the novel The Vet's Daughter by Barbara Comyns Carr

1st Produced:
-    1978

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Divorce Me, Darling

Divorce Me, Darling
Ten years after the events of "the Boyfriend". Dulcie, Fay and Nancy arrive at the Hotel du Paradis in Nice. they have left their French husbands telling them that they are going to holiday in London - but plan a spree in Nice. Hortense is now the receptionist at the hotel she tells them that a mysterious cabaret star will be performing that night - Madame K. Polly arrives - she has left Tony working on the estate in England. She meets Bobby and they plan to have dinner. Madame K arrives and confides to Hortense that she is in fact Mme Dubonnet - she had secretly married Polly's Father but he fled to South America after the stock market crash - and as she is short of money she has become a cabaret singer. Alphonse, Pierre and Marcel arrive. With their wives in London they have also come on a spree to Nice. Next to arrive is the president of the South American country of Monomania with his assistant Percy. Percy is really Polly's Father in disguise. the president who looks a lot like Percy instructs him to change clothes and pretend to be the president whilst he goes on a spree too

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Sandy Wilson sequel to the Boy Friend

1st Produced:
Players Theatre, London    09 Dec 1964

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Music:
Original cast recording: TER (1077) 1964

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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His Monkey Wife

His Monkey Wife
about a man's relationship with a female chimp

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Sandy Wilson.

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Music:
Original cast recording: President (PTLS-1051) 1971

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Oranges And lemons

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of Laurier Lister's Oranges and Lemons

1st Produced:
London    -

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Genre:
part of revue

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Pieces Of Eight

Synopsis:
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Notes:
sketch in "Pieces of Eight"

1st Produced:
Oxford: New Theatre    31 Aug 1959

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Genre:
Revue

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Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 59.203

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Sandy Wilson Thanks the Ladies

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-    1971

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Genre:
one man show

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See You Again

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1st Produced:
-    1951

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See You Later

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-    1952

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Slings And Arrows

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of Hermione Gingold's Slings and Arrows

1st Produced:
London    -

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1st Published:
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Valmouth

Valmouth
Captain Dick Thoroughfare's mother is concerned about his marital prospects. Captain Dick is abroad and is dallying with a black woman - Niri-Esther - and also with his chum Jack Whorgood. When he arrives back home he brings Niri-Esther and their child with him. they have not married and Niri-Esther is pregnant as well

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Sandy Wilson. Based on the novel "Valmouth" by Ronald Firbank (1919)

1st Produced:
Liverpool: New Shakespeare.    16 Sep 1958

Company:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: Pye (18029) 1958

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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian musical

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  13            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 58.262 / 59.20

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