Music by Stephen Keeling

Book and lyrics by Jonathan Miles

 

 

When the French classic, Les Enfants du Paradis was filmed in Nice during World War II, many of the cast and extras were involved in clandestine activities. Some were members of the Resistance but others collaborated

with the Germans.

 

Night Shoot

 

Set around the filming of Les Enfants du Paradis, the musical unravels the story of lives torn apart by war. Siblings, Blanche and Lucien, are united in their struggle against the Nazis as the cast and crew of Les Enfants lead a dangerous double life.

 

Act I take place in spring, 1944.

Act II takes place between June and mid-August of the same year.

 

 

AS I GO ON WANTING

(Gabriel)

 

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ORIGINAL DEMO RECORDING CREDITS

 

David Shannon (As I Go On Wanting*,

Between The Dream And The Street,

Gala Soirée,)

Lana Green (Illusion, He Chatters*)

John Burline (Jericho Knows*, Germany Calling)

Russell Wilcox (Gala Soirée*),

Laura Michelle Kelly, Annicka Birt,

Andrea Stevens.

Recorded at Green Studios, London

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All rights reserved.

LATEST NEWS

 

As of Autumn 2017 we now have a complete show!

The first complete read-through was held on September 26th 2017.

The new demo will be recorded in Autumn 2018.

 

CHARACTERS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Marcel Carné Director of Les Enfants du Paradis

Robert le Vigan First casting of Jericho for the film – a Nazi collaborator

Georges A film extra and Resistant

Blanche Dombâsle A beautiful young librarian

Lucien Dombâsle Blanche’s brother, film extra and Resistant

André Blanche’s almost ex-boyfriend, film extra and Resistant

Jacques Prévert Poet and scriptwriter of Les Enfants du Paradis

The Commandant Commander of the German forces on the Riviera

Garance The actress, Arletty, who plays Garance in the film and is known as Garance throughout.

Helmut A Nazi soldier

Karl A Nazi soldier with anti-Nazi beliefs

Gabriel Poet, film extra, would-be resistant and Blanche’s true love

Jean-François A mysterious confidence trickster

Pierre Renoir Second casting of Jericho – son of the Impressionist painter

Über-leutnant Neumann The Commandant’s deputy

Über-leutnant Schlauss A German officer

Ensemble who play various parts.

As I Go On Wanting

Gabriel confesses his love for Blanche

(Watch a film of the song with images from the occupation sung by David Shannon via the link below on YouTube)

* The sheet music to As I Go On Wanting, Jericho Knows

He Chatters and Gala Soirée is available on Score Exchange

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SONGS  

Listen to songs on SoundCloud

The musical is set around the filming of Les Enfants du Paradis in Nice, in Nazi occupied France and centres on brother and sister Lucien and Blanche Dombâsle who are in the resistance. Listen to songs on SoundCloud

the film proclaimed the soul of France

            – its crew and cast fought for French freedom

 

The Show - Overview

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