By Jeeves

  • By Jeeves

    By Jeeves Cast (Photo: Brooke Palmer)

Inspired by P.G Wodehouse’s beloved stories, By Jeeves is as refreshing and English as a cup of tea!

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Book & Lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn

Based on the Jeeves stories by P.G. Wodehouse.

By Jeeves is a musical in two acts and a celebration of great British traditions. It is a totally rewritten version of a 1975 production from two of U.K. theatre’s biggest names, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn.

When Bertie Wooster’s banjo mysteriously disappears just as he is about to give a concert in a church hall, his quick-witted and unflappable manservant Jeeves suggests that he entertain his audience by relating the hapless romantic misadventures of his circle of high-society London cronies. An impromptu theatrical extravaganza unfolds, with Jeeves serving as writer, composer, director and props master.

Featuring farcical sight gags, nimble word-play, ingenious staging and 13 delightful songs, By Jeeves is a love letter to amateur dramatics. Appropriate for audiences of all ages, there are ten (mainly male) principal roles and the show is suitable for everyone from high/secondary schoolers to professionals to perform.

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Watch videos from the show

  • “Code of the Woosters”
  • “Half a Moment”
  • “It’s a Pig”
  • “By Jeeves” sung by the Theydon Bois Drama Society in January 2009

Show tags

Performance Group: College, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, High School, Professional, Secondary School, University

Type: Book Musical

Style: Classic Broadway

Size of Orchestra: Small/Combo

Setting: Period/Historical

Genre: Adaptation (Literature), Comedy, Family, Period

Vocal Demands: Easy

Dance Requirements: Minimal

Cast Size: Small

Casting Opportunities: Mostly Men, Star Vehicle Male

Target Audience: Appropriate For All Audiences

Award Recognition: Broadway, West End

Collection: Rare Gems, Star Vehicle Male