The 45th Marvellous Chatterley Village Fete

The 45th Marvellous Chatterley Village Fete tells the story of Chloe, a young woman living with her granddad after the death of her mother a few years before. Chloe longs to escape the confines of her village, populated as it is by well-meaning neighbours, but wrestles with the fact that her granddad still needs her support. When a large supermarket chain threatens the future of the village, Chloe decides to put the village’s needs before her own, but her loyalties are further compromised by the arrival of a mysterious outsider who seems to offer her everything she’s ever wanted. Navigating these loyalties is a tough test for Chloe, but by the end of the show, and with the help of her friends, she is able to find her own way to go out and follow her dreams, safe in the knowledge there will always be a place for her in Chatterley, should she choose to return.

The script contains a series of vignettes which are designed to be played as scenes without dialogue by members of the cast in order to show everyday life in the village. The specific action of the vignettes are suggestions only, and can be amended as the individual production requires.

Roles
12+
Musicians
8
Acts
2

Music

Creators

Rebecca Applin

Rebecca Applin

Music Rebecca is a Composer for theatre, dance, radio and screen, with particular loves for musical theatre and actor-musicianship. She was the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Award holder at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, and...

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Susannah Pearse

Susannah Pearse

Book & Lyrics Susannah Pearse is a writer and composer. Theatre credits include TREASUREISLAND with Kate Ferguson (The Octagon, Bolton), JABBERWOCKY with Rebecca Applin (Youth Music Theatre) THE STATIONMASTER with Tim Connor (Aria Entertainment)...

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Perfect Pitch

Perfect Pitch

Developers Perfect Pitch is a not-for-profit theatre company, supported by Arts Council England, dedicated to creating new British musicals. Established in 2006, by independent producers Wendy and Andy Barnes, Perfect Pitch work in close...

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Instrumentation

8 Musicians

Flute
Clarinet
Trumpet
Cello Drums/percussion Guitar
Bass
Keys 1
Keys 2

A reduced orchestration of Keys, Guitar, Bass and Drums is available on request.

Casting

Chloe Potts
Female
A young woman who dreams of life outside the village.

Ken Potts
Male
Her granddad who dreams of no such thing.

Georgie Jennings
Female/Male
In charge of the local post office.

Frankie Jennings
Female/Male
Second-in-command at the post office.

Bailey
Female/Male
A hard-working farmhand who works for Ken.

Reverend Charlie Green
Female/Male
The enthusiastic vicar at the village church.

Sydney Shickle
Female/Male
The equally enthusiastic organist at the village church who prefers to communicate without words wherever possible.

Taylor
Female/Male
An independent-minded bartender at the pub.

Alex
Female/Male
A charming outsider who is secretly working for Tasdalls supermarket.

The Village Green Status Inspector
Female/Male
A diligent outsider working for the council.

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Credits

Music by
Rebecca Applin

Book & Lyrics by
Susannah Pearse