Adapted from the book by Elvira Woodruff
Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
World Premiere: Children's Theatre of Charlotte, November 30 – December 15, 2007

Highlight: 2007 National Youth Theatre Award for Outstanding Play/Musical

                        2007 Creative Loafing Nomination for Best Original Show

Representation BY: The Susan Gurman Agency



Ben Mackel as Nick Button

Children's Theatre of Charlotte production

Directed by Alan Poindexter

Photo by Donna Bise

Synopsis  |   Production History  |   Production Photos  |   Song Samples  |   Quotes  |   REVIEWS

Children's Theatre of Charlotte/Cast

"Grimstone Union"

"The Keeping Room"

"Long Ago in London Town"

"The Streets of London"

"The Mudlarkers' Song"

"It's a Cruel, Cruel World!"

"The Very First Hearts Girl"

"Mrs. Thimblebee's Dollshop"

"Mrs. Thimblebee's Dollshop/Reprise" - Christmas Eve

"I Get By/Reprise"

"If I Had a Present"


The Mudlarkers*

"One Kiss for Love, One Kiss for Luck"*

                     "Morning Glory"*                                         "I Get By!"                                   "If I Were a Well-Born Girl"

Children's Theatre of Charlotte Production

Directed by Alan Poindexter

Photos by Donna Bise

*Photos by Todd Sumlin

     Pennsylvania Youth Theatre/Directed by Gary Minyard                Matron Wick & Mistress Branch - "The Keeping Room"

           Florrie Nuggins - "It's a Cruel, Cruel World"                                Mrs. Thimblebee - "The Very First Hearts Girl"

                              Lucy & Glory                                               Lucy and the Thimblebee's Shop Girls

                          Nick Button - "I Get By"                                Orphan Girls at Grimstone Union - "Anywhere But Here"

Cast of The Christmas Doll/Pennsylvania Youth Theatre/Bethlehem, PA                                                  Photos by Hub Wilson

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