Pardon My English: Musical Info & Synopsis


Pardon My English is set in Dresden during Prohibition, when the German government outlaws non-alcoholic drinks. When rebel Golo Schmidt opens a secret bar serving forbidden treats, the Police Commissioner is on his tail. But isn’t until Golo gets knocked out and wakes up thinking he’s a rich Englishman named Michael Bramleigh that things get seriously silly. Pardon My English is filled with surprises, identity mix-ups, and hilarious encounters between friends.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1933)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Farce / Satire

Setting: 1930s / Germany

Creative Team

Music: George Gershwin

Lyrics: Ira Gershwin

Book: Herbert Fields, Morrie Ryskind

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (1993)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1930s, Feel-GoodOriginalSatire

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