Goodnight Vienna*

*book and lyrics by Eric Maschwitz, first produced as a radio musical on 14th November, 1934.

In April 2008, the actor Michael Simkins wrote:

“Take, for example, the story of the famous Thirties impresario Eric Maschwitz, who ran into an old friend on the Strand one day.

The friend asked him what he was working on, and Maschwitz told him that he was staging a production of the musical Goodnight Vienna, in Lewisham.

“And how is it going?” inquired the friend.

“About as well as a production of Goodnight Lewisham would be going in Vienna,” came the bleak reply.”.

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