First Course: Background

First Course is Alan Ayckbourn's second revue with the composer Paul Todd and preceded their first full-length collaboration in the same year, Suburban Strains. The revue was written as a lunchtime entertainment which was performed alternately with a second, unrelated lunchtime revue Second Helping.

There is no plot to the piece, presenting as it does a perspective of 10 decades through 10 songs as seen through the eyes of the writer and composer. The revue has never been published, but is available for production.

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