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Artful Dodgers (11 songs)


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Apocalypse Lounge presents Artful Dodgers – a cheeky twist on the classic Charles Dickens novel.
After a chance meeting with the mercurial Artemis Dawkins, Olivia Twist finds herself taken in by a lively burlesque theatre, The Artful Dodgers. But firebrand preacher Reverend Sykes in on a moral crusade to stamp out indecent entertainment with Olivia’s new home being his next target.
The original musical puts a spin on the well-known plot and characters with some sassy song and dance along the way. With script by Ross MacLeod and music by Jeremy Mayall and Nick Braae, Artful Dodgers will leave you asking, “Please Sir, may I have some more?”
Musically the work is exploring ideas of pastiche and parody within a musical theatre context - drawing upon traditional forms and ideas and reworking them within a new framework.
This project involved the composition and recording of 11 original songs.

Item Type: Composition
Uncontrolled Keywords: musical, theatre, pastiche, parody,
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Jeremy Mayall
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 23:55
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 07:08

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