Theydon Bois Drama Society Proudly Presents
Lock Up Your Daughters by Henry Fielding
Lock Up Your Daughters is a musical based on the 18th Century play Rape Upon Rape by Henry Fielding, with references to the Restoration play The Relapse by John Vanbrugh. It was adapted by Bernard Miles, with lyrics by Lionel Bart and music by Laurie Johnson. The first production was at the Mermaid Theatre in 1959.
Licentious London, 1735: The age of the coffee-house politician. Hilaret, our naive heroine, determined to escape her over-protective father, sets forth to elope with her beloved Captain Constant. Justice Squeezum, a corrupt roguish judge, has a fine time keeping tabs on his distinctly lecherous wife, Mrs Squeezum. Add in Ramble, a virile gentleman in love with the ladies, his friend Sotmore, more in love with his wine, and many other colourful characters, plus plots galore, mistaken identity, intrigue and double-dealing… All the ingredients of a Restoration play with lively music and lyrics to help the story unfold! It all adds up to an evening of frolic and fun!