© 1992 Toned-F Creations
Story and script: Tony M Spink and Barbara Calvert
Lyrics: Barbara Calvert
Music: Tony M Spink
Additional dialogue: Elisabeth deRoss
Phoebe is set in Melbourne in the years 1900 and 1901. A love story with a happy ending, A young working class girl from Richmond falls in love with a wealthy widowed Collins Street Surgeon twice her age. Her family object to their relationship but gradually they are won over.
Settings include, Collins Street Melbourne, the milliner’s shop, Melbourne Cup, The banks of the Yarra, etc.
The original production was scheduled for six performances over two weekends but demand was so great that three extra performances were scheduled, each one a sell-out.
If you would like further information please email me and I’ll email a copy of the script plus a small sample of the score.
I believe that the style of music for this show lends itself more to a piano (or small trio: piano, bass and drums) than backing tracks and there is a piano score available. I am not a pianist so the arrangements are basic. I am happy for a good pianist to improvise on my arrangements, as happened with the premiere season.
I am working on backing tracks to give anyone interested an idea of the music and some of them are displayed below. Just click on the bar to hear the music.