ACT ONE: 1966
Here are some visual cues that help bring the story of Oh So Soho! to life...
In Act One, we meet Harry (both old and young), and young Harry meets Michelle and her father Mr Dupont disapproves intently. Fortune Teller Rosa tells Harry to take care, but the love-struck London lad just can't help himself.
Harry, our hero, is a young cockney London Lad with no shoes but a big smile. We meet Harry on the streets of Soho, where he meets Michelle, a woman well outside of his class, but one who he instantly falls for.
Michelle is Harry's beau - much to the unease of her father. A class above, Michelle is conflicted with her feelings for Harry. But you can't stop love and their whirlwind romance becomes more than just a fling.
As irascible as he is fat, Mr Dupont is a self-made man and one of London's most unforgiving landlords. Old school and not one for the permissiveness of the 1960's, he's protective of his daughter, does not care for Harry, and will do everything he can to stop their love from blossoming.
Gypsy Rosa, the fortune teller, is a friend of Harry's. A beautiful and caring woman, she's looking out for Harry's best interests and the cards don't look good.
The Streets of Soho
The Flower Seller's Stall
It's the stage furniture around which our first act is set - a simple flower seller's stall set on wheels that can be moved from street to street.