THE TAP-DANCING CENTIPEDE, or the V+W+J REVUE

THE TAP-DANCING CENTIPEDE, or the V+W+J REVUE

5 men, 3 women (may employ more actors and actresses)

The accomplished writer Vlastimil Peška has created a charming one-hour revue for the Ostrava Puppet Theater. Its primary aim is to entertain, while celebrating the wonderful songs of Jiří Voskovec, Jan Werich and Jaroslav Ježek. It not only features the well-known hits of V+W+J – e.g. Aesop and the Ant, The Centipede, Nobody´s Never Got Nothing, but a few lesser-known songs too, such as In the Roman Baths, and Golem. Today, the individual songs are associated with the almost-forgotten output from the plays and revues of V+W, which have been adapted so as to form a logical whole in the script. Though the script was intended for the actors of the puppet theater, it may also be staged in dramatic theaters. This text is also suitable for amateur and student ensembles. Needless to say, the performers should not only be willing to sing with gusto, but ought to demonstrate at least passable talent. The play may employ either a large or small number of actors.