She The Musical


Job is a long-time employee hired by Horace Holly to help him bring up and look after Leo Vincey, who first got into Holly's custody at the age of 5. Job is a down-to-earth person superstitious in his beliefs and suspicious of all things other than the “civilised Christian world” he was brought up in. He is a loyal servant and friend to his masters, Holly and Leo.

Clive Nolan about Job: “This is an exciting part of the new production of ‘She’. In my original version I omitted Job from the story. He is kind of a ‘butler’ to Leo and Holly. He is the most fearful and suspicious of the circumstances they find themselves in. In my original version I didn’t feel he brought a great deal to the core of the story (which is all I have time to use in the structure of a musical). However, this really was not the case: he brings a small seam of humour to an otherwise dark tale. I felt that it was humour that was missing from my original version, so Job allows me to correct that. This also gave me the perfect excuse to re-approach the writing side of ‘She’, including some brand new material. I like Job… he was worth bringing back!”

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In H.R. Haggard's words: Holly before adopting Leo: “I would have no woman to lord it over me about the child, and steal his affections from me. So I set to work to hunt up a suitable male attendant. With some difficulty I succeeded in hiring a most respectable round-faced young man, who had been a helper in a hunting-stable, but who said that he was one of a family of seventeen and well-accustomed to the ways of children, and professed himself quite willing to undertake the charge of Master Leo when he arrived.”

“Job was a most matter-of-fact specimen of a matter-of-fact class.”

Job's comment on the fantastic tale of Leo's ancestors found in the manuscript: "I say, sir, that it is a lie, and, if it is true, I hope Mr. Leo won't meddle with no such things, for no good can't come of it."

Job's decision about the escapade: "Well, sir," answered Job, stolidly, "I don't hold much with foreign parts, but if both you gentlemen are going you will want somebody to look after you, and I am not the man to stop behind after serving you for twenty years." (Extract from H.R. Haggard's 'She')