Mere Soup Songs: Background

Mere Soup Songs was the final collaboration between Alan Ayckbourn and the composer Paul Todd and was premiered as a lunchtime entertainment in the Studio Theatre at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, in 1986. Like the majority of Alan’s previous revues, the entertainment offers a look at the relationships between men and women with Mere Soup Songs focussing on the untruths and lies found in relationships.

It was revived at the National Theatre as a late-night entertainment in December 1986 when Alan took his two-year sabbatical at the National.

The Songs / Scenes Of Mere Soup Songs

1. Prologue
2. Untruths
3. Deceptions
4. Falsehoods
5. Deceits
6. Fibs
7. Total Lies
8. Epilogue

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