Crush: The Musical


ISBN: 9781848425583
Author: By Maureen Chadwick, Kath Gotts
Publication Date: 14/04/2016
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 128pp.
Availability: Available


An outrageously fun musical set in an all-girls school in the 60s, from the team behind Bad Girls: The Musical.

It’s 1963 and the Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life. So it’s a crushing blow when the new headmistress turns out to be a tyrant with strict Victorian values – and top of her hit list are the two sixth-formers accused of ‘Unnatural Behaviour’ in the Art Room…

Brimming with catchy tunes and witty lyrics, Crush is a hilarious pastiche of Girls’ School stories – a blend of Malory Towers and St Trinian’s – with added hockey sticks and ‘lashings of jolly good fun’ Coventry Telegraph.

Crush was first performed on tour in the UK in 2015.

‘The all-female (except for a solitary male) cast of twelve, minimal furniture and very achievable set-building requirements will surely put Crush on hundreds of amateur drama societies’ to-do lists’
Sardines Magazine

Crush taps into the subversive undercurrents of its source and brings them to the fore, producing a show that’s boldly queer and a little bit crazy, yet with enough innocent exuberance to make it family-friendly, too’
British Theatre Guide

‘Energetic, jolly, and just plain silly… Faithfully recreating and poking gentle fun at the whole range of “girls’ school” tropes’
The Stage

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