Micky Salberg's Crystal Ballroom Dance Band (Paperback)
  • Micky Salberg's Crystal Ballroom Dance Band (Paperback)

Micky Salberg's Crystal Ballroom Dance Band (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 10/09/2010
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It's 1952 and on the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent Jewish Polish immigrant Micky Salberg and his daughter Sam are struggling to make a living from a farm made up of three cows and a pig called Charley. They are hounded daily by bailiffs chasing the mortgage payments that Micky spends drowning his sorrows in the pub. Micky pesters Sam to help him raise money by reviving his old dance band and the memory of his wife, who was killed by Nazis during the war. Sam eventually agrees to play her clarinet - but refuses to sing. Tommy Bostock, a local lad with a talent for causing offence, shows up at the farm wielding a guitar and offers to join them. Soon the trio is touring the dance halls of Stoke, but when Tommy reveals that he is due to start military service in a month's time, the future of the Crystal Ballroom Dance Band looks doubtful. This is a very funny, emotive play from Ade Morris about love, loss and rock 'n' roll. The original music by Paul Kissaun is available on hire.

Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
ISBN: 9780573112911

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