Act 1

Act 1 - Libretto

The story of Adam and Eve

Let there Be
Father creates the world and Adam and Eve are 'created'

The Naming
Adam and Eve name the animals

Spark of Creation
Eve wants more than the garden can offer and ....

In Pursuit of Excellence
...the snake obliges and offers her the apple

World Without You
Adam tells Eve that without her his life would be nothing 'Losing you from paradise to me, is paradise lost'

The Expulsion
Father expels Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden to fend for themselves

The angels narrate Adam and Eve's life in the 'wilderness' and the birth of their children, Cain and Abel

Lost in the Wilderness
Cain rebels against his parents, he wants more than their land can offer.

Close to Home
Adam and Eve reflect on their life

Children of Eden
Years have passed, Adam has died, Cain fled when he killed his brother Abel and now Eve,
as she is about to die, passes on her legacy to the future Children of Eden

Act 2

Act 2 - Libretto

The story of Noah and his Ark

Noah had three sons Shem, Ham and Japheth. Shem is married to Ayesha, Ham to Aphra
and Japheth is in love with the servant girl Yonah(the latter was for the show only)

A lesson in the generations since Adam to bring us to Noah sung by Ham

Civilised Society
Japheth has left home after a family argument, Noah asks the Father to spare him in the upcoming flood.
Interjected is the 'civilised society', brash, money grabbing and uncaring

Shem, Ham, Ayesha, Aphra and Mama Noah celebrate finishing the Ark

Return of the Animals
The animals return 'two by two' to embark on the ark

Stranger to the Rain
Yonah is to be left behind as she is 'a daughter of the race of Cain'.
She asks for no pity as she accepts her fate was sealed many years ago by Cain

In Whatever Time we Have
Japheth returns and he and Yonah know that although they only have a little time they will always be together.
Japheth refuses to leave Yonah behind and ignoring the objections of his family takes her on board the Ark

Father laments the loss of his people who turned from him

The Dove Song
Yonah releases one of the white doves in hope that it will bring back hope

Hardest Part of Love
Noah knows that in order to save his relationship with Japheth he has give him his freedom 'The hardest part of love is letting go'

Aint it Good
The dove returns with an olive sprig and Mama Noah rejoices as their journey is over

In the Beginning
Shem & Ayesha, Ham & Aphra and Japheth & Yonah depart for different corners of the earth looking for life, taking the animals between them and to establish new civilisations. Noah, Mama Noah, Adam, Eve and Cain join in as Noah's children begin their journeys

The Papermill version