A musical comedy based on the Leacock award winning novel “Turvey”. Private Thomas Leadbeater Turvey is nobody’s idea of a capable recruit. Shifted from regimental pillar to post, Turvey tries and fails at every odd job in the army with a remarkable genius for mishap. A casualty before he has a chance to see action, Turvey watches the maimed and dying return from the front; thus Earle Birney’s comic masterpiece becomes an unforgettable indictment of war.
JUST THE FACTS:
Written By: Book by Earle Birney. Adapted by Donald Harron. Lyrics by Norman and Elaine Campbell and Donald Harron.
Music By: Norman Campbell.
Original Direction and Choreography: Alan Lund
Charlottetown Festival, Charlottetown, 1966
The National Arts Centre, Ottawa, 1970