Written by Richard Taylor & David Wood
Based on the novel by L.P. Hartley
“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there”
Perfect Pitch doesn’t currently hold the rights to The Go-Between but if you are interested in the musical please email us and we will forward your request to the relevant person.
Based on the classic novel by L. P. Hartley, The Go-Between recounts the story of an elderly man, Leo Colston, who accidentally unlocks the memories of his past which he had long ago left buried. Memories of the oppressively hot summer of 1900 and of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back. Spending the holidays with the family of his school friend Marcus, the young Leo is unwittingly enlisted into an adult affair of deceit and forbidden passion. Acting as the go-between for the beautiful, upper-class Marian and tenant-farmer Ted, Leo becomes embroiled in a doomed love affair which will shape his life forever.
With a sophisticated musical score that takes influences from classical music and operetta, we witness the story of young Leo, who’s unwitting involvement in a forbidden love affair between the beautiful, upper-class Marian and tenant farmer Ted shapes his life forever.
The critically acclaimed premiere production took place at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal & Derngate and Derby Live, winning the award for Best Musical Production at the Theatre Awards UK.
The beautiful ballad “Butterfly” has been recorded by Nigel Richards on his solo album and also performed at the Criterion, West End by Peter Polycarpou as part of Perfect Pitch’s “The Great British Musical” gala concert.
2016 saw the West End Premiere of this beautiful British musical. Greene Light Stage and Bill Kenwright Ltd produced a limited 20 week run at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. Perfect Pitch were associate producers for this production.