Ace of Clubs


by Noel Coward

musical show
Noel Coward

In a version arranged and directed by Jenny Lee for the ATTIC Theatre Company (London). Music arranged by Paul Todd.

Published by Warner/Chappell.  Administered for hire and stage rights worldwide (excluding North America) by Faber Music Ltd
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The Story
Set around the ‘Ace of Clubs’, a Soho night – club, this is a story of show girls, romance, gangster dealings and deceptions, humoresque confusion and of London life in the 1950’s.
The musical numbers are typically Coward and offer most of the principal characters the chance to shine.  Staging can be as simple or elaborate as is desired with most of the ‘action’ taking place within the confines of the club or just outside in Soho Square. 
‘Ace of Clubs’ was first presented by Tom Arnold at the Palace Theatre, Manchester on 16 May 1950 and, after a short stay in Liverpool, transferred to the Cambridge Theatre, London on 7 July 1950 where it played for 211 performances.  
Principal Characters 
Felix Felton
Pinkie Leroy
Rita Marbury
Benny Lucas 
Sammy Blake
The Ace Girls (4-8)
Harry Hornby 
Joseph Snyder
Det. Inspector Warrilove
Principal Musical Numbers
18 plus Finale

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