This is a French's Acting Edition (No.33) of Ivor Novello's King's Rhapsody, with lyrics by Christopher Hassall, published in ca 1955.
The musical was first produced at the Palace Theatre, London, on 15 September 1949 and ran for 841 performances, surviving its author, who died in 1951. It starred Novello in the title role of the heir to the throne under pressure from his long-lived mother, Queen Elana, to abdicate in favour of his infant son, with Phyllis Dare as his mistress Marta Karillos, Zena Dare as Queen Elana, Vanessa Lee as Princess Cristiane, Robert Andrews as Vanescu, and Olive Gilbert as Countess Vera.
This softback copy is in good used condition, commensurate with age. Front and back covers are faded and yellowed, there are splits on the spine, and page corners are rolled.