The Likes of Us: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Likes of Us tells the true story of Thomas Barnardo, a philanthropist who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged children in Victorian London. The narrative follows Barnardo’s journey as he overcomes obstacles and prejudice to establish his first orphanage. The Likes of Us celebrates the power of compassion, resilience, and the legacy of this man’s extraordinary kindness.

* Although The Likes of Us was originally written in the 1960s, the musical’s opening was delayed, leading to its eventual premiere decades later in 2005.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age/Contemporary (1965/2005)

Cast Size: 10+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1800s / England (London)

Creative Team

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Tim Rice

Cast Albums

Sydmonton Festival Cast (2005)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1960s, 2000s, BritishChild Roles, Dramatic, NarratorObscureReligiousSung-ThroughTrue Story

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