Kjartan Poskitt's Shows
All shows are published by Samuel French Ltd,
52 Fitzroy St, London W1P 6JR
who can provide perusal scripts, demo CDs,
piano/vocal scores, band parts and backing tracks.
Nov 2002:
MERCEDES COLLEGE,
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
ended their FAWKES production outdoors with a full firework finale - WOW!

FAWKES - The Quiet Guy

Song Demos

It's cabaret time down at Catesby's!

Here are all the main songs from FAWKES- The Quiet Guy. Most songs have a spoken introduction to explain how they fit into the show. These recordings are not suitable for use in performances.

There are more details of the show's cast and content here: Kjartan Poskitt Shows

Fawkes the Quiet Guy tells the story of the 1605 gunpowder plot. Most people will know how a gang tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament, and how Guy Fawkes was caught. Following days of ghastly interrogation the gang were all rounded up and executed.

Actually, the plot was far more sinister than that and makes for a thrilling whodunnit involving spies, sabotage and someone being walled up alive!

The show is set in Catesby's Cabaret Club with the outrageous hostess Miss Catherine Wheel. Even if the club didn't exist, everything in it did actually happen right up to the explosive finale!

Part One

Cabaret Time - ALL

He's A Man - ALL

Something In The Cupboard - King James and Chorus

The Quiet Guy - Catesby and Conspirators

Nothing! - Dorothy, Catherine and Chorus

Thirty Six Barrels - Conspirators and Chorus

Part Two

One Hell Of A Guy - Cecil, Eunice, Matthew and Chorus

The Girl That Never Was - Dorothy, Family and Chorus

Fawkes Talks - ALL

A Thousand Angry Men - Conspirators

Smile As You Go - Mrs Fawkes, Mrs Percy, Mrs Wright, Conspirators and Chorus

Cabaret Finale - Catherine Wheel and ALL

This is the cover of the book published by
Samuel French Ltd
NELL'S BELLES
CHARACTERS

A CRACKING SCRIPT FOR SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS!

We have just finished staging Fawkes - The Quiet Guy and I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the whole experience... a really fun mixture of memorable characters, 'cheesy' dialogue and moving moments (when Dorothy was bricked up there wasn't a dry eye in the house).
"Nothing" is a fabulous song in my view, but the head of music favours "A Thousand Angry Men". The students really enjoyed bringing history to life in this way, in the 400th year since the gunpowder plot. All in all, a cracking script for school productions!

Ian Evans, Head of Drama, The Corbet School, Baschurch, Shrewsbury.

MATTHEW } two "heavies"
EUNICE }
CATHERINE WHEEL the outrageous mistress of ceremonies
"BABY" JAMES pretend king
OLIVER a puritan sergeant
MAGGIE }
JENNIE } chorus girls
BETH }
MOLL }
SIR ROBERT CATESBY conspirator
FATHER HENRY GARNET a Jesuit priest
MRS FAWKES }
MRS PERCY } three tough old ladies
MRS WRIGHT }
THOMAS PERCY conspirator
JOHN WRIGHT Yorkshire conspirator
DENISE a waitress
SIR WALTER RALEIGH
THE GROOM very camp royal servant
KING JAMES I OF ENGLAND AND VI OF SCOTLAND
SIR ROBERT CECIL creepy royal advisor
LORD MOUNTEAGLE young nobleman
DOROTHY love-smitten chorus girl
THOMAS WINTOUR conspirator
SIR EVERARD DIGBY posh conspirator
JOHN GRANT conspirator
AMBROSE ROOKWOOD posh conspirator
CHRIS WRIGHT Yorkshire conspirator
ROBERT WINTOUR laid-back conspirator
ROBERT KEYES grumpy conspirator
THOMAS BATES humble servant/conspirator
FRANCIS TRESHAM the 13th conspirator
LILY GAGE a mysterious woman
BAGWICH a grumpy servant
MARY }
JACK } Dorothy's vengeful family
JANE }
ALICE }
QUEEN ANNE wife to King James
SIR WILLIAM WAAD the nasty Lieutenant of the Tower
SIR RICHARD WALSH

...and of course...

THE QUIET GUY


Many doubles are possible. (Minimum cast about 18).

Note: The part of the Quiet Guy was written to be played by a
traditional Guy Fawkes dummy, but this is optional.
In several productions Catherine Wheel has been played by a man in drag.

The music is available on a CD of backing tracks.
There are also full arrangements for
  • Piano/vocal score
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Trumpet
  • Sax/Clarinet (all songs both in Eb and Bb)
  • Trombone (all songs both in Bb treble clef and C bass clef)

For all performance enquires please contact

Samuel French Ltd

52 Fitzroy St, London W1P 6JR

There are more details of the show's cast and content, plus details of Kjartan Poskitt's other shows here: Kjartan Poskitt Shows

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