I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL
A musical revue presenting everything you could possibly want to know about being a musical theatre performer… if only there were any who would dare to admit it. This four-person show comedically covers the journey from eager drama school graduate right through to brattish diva, or past-it chorus member, or bitter has-been (or “never-was”). Produced at the Crazy Coqs at Zedel in London.
THE ROUTE TO HAPPINESS (2014)
A three-person musical charting the individual and interweaving experiences of three present-day Londoners in pursuit of their respective dreams: finding love, making money, and becoming famous. A show with humour and heart, it promises to amuse you, move you, and possibly even make you question your own desires and goals. Released as an album featuring Kerry Ellis, Ben Forster and Louise Dearman, and produced at the Landor Theatre in London, and at Kukuun in Hamburg.
THIRTEEN DAYS (2012)
A love story set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis, leading up to the days in which the world came the closest it has ever come to being wiped out by weapons of mass destruction. Produced at the Arcola Theatre in London, presented in concert in Sheffield, and the subject of a prime-time BBC Radio 4 programme.
THE LOST FAIRY TALES (2010)
An original and tongue-in-cheek story of four archetypal fairytale villains seeking to entrap four famous fairytale princes and princesses (played by the same four performers), interweaving songs from some of the below fairytale-inspired musicals. Two tours of Germany and Switzerland.
(Book by Wolfgang Adenberg, Lyrics by Wolfgang Ademberg and Dieter Stegmann)
SNOW WHITE (2010) #
SLEEPING BEAUTY (2009) *
KING DROSSELBART (2008) *
THE SEVEN RAVENS (2007) *
THE GOLDEN GOOSE (2006) †
THE FROG PRINCE (2005) †
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - THE SINGING SPRINGING LARK (2004) †
Adaptations of the respective Brothers Grimm stories, commissioned by and originally produced at the Hanau Festival in Germany, and conceived as commercial musicals that will appeal equally to audiences of adults and to audiences of children.
† (Book and Lyrics by Dieter Stegmann)
* (Book and Lyrics by Wolfgang Adenberg)
# (Book and Lyrics by Kevin Schroeder)
DEAD HEAT (2008)
A musical comedy in which a frustrated showbiz reporter invents a celebrity to unleash on her star-struck readers, which ultimately leads her into the midst of a murder-mystery. Originally commissioned by YMT:UK and produced at the Bradford Playhouse.
(Book by Stephen Keyworth)
A musical showing “the dark side of Swan Lake”, which adds the unknown back-story to the familiar tale. Originally commissioned for and produced at the Bridewell Theatre, London.
(Book by Murray Woodfield)
Reworking of the traditional story for the computer age with a pop-influenced score, commissioned by and originally produced at the Pleasance Theatre in London.
(Book by Charlie Hartill, Claire Taylor and Russell Labey)
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS (2004)
A light-hearted book musical, telling a tale of supernatural occurrences in a telesales office, commissioned by Mercury Musical Developments and the Academy for New Musical Theatre and workshopped at Century City Playhouse, Los Angeles.
(Book by Michael Gyngell)
WEIRD & WONDERFUL (2004)
A musical celebration of weirdos and weirdness, comprising a collection of comic songs about crazy characters. Exists as a CD (with various musical theatre stars), and as a revue first presented at the Canal Café Theatre, London.
A musical telling the story of a man who sells his shadow to the devil, featuring several songs subsequently released by various international musical theatre artists. Workshopped at the Bridewell Theatre, London, and the winner of two Frank Wildhorn Awards 2007 at the Musical Festival Graz, Austria, including the Audience Award for Most Popular Musical.
WALKING ON THE SUN (2000)
An epic musical in which the story of a family, across several generations, is set against the backdrop of industrial and social change in the north of England. Commissioned by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, produced at the specially constructed Theatre In The Park, Rotherham, and the Millennium Dome, London, and revived in Rotherham in 2003 and 2008.
(Book by Brian Abbott)
A light-hearted “rock around the loch” telling the story of a Nessie fanatic in search of the Monster. First performed at the Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford, and subsequently presented at the Musical Kongress, Hamburg, in 2002.
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