Music by Denis King - Book and lyrics by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, based upon characters created by Barbara Euphan Todd
Published: Samuel French Ltd.
The first stage version of the phenomenally successful television series, complete with all the endearing and eccentric characters of Scatterbrook Farm, and of course starring the rascally scarecrow Worzel and the hopelessly vain Aunt Sally.
First performed Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 12 December 1980. Opened Cambridge Theatre, London, 1982, Duncan C. Weldon for Triumph Theatre Productions Ltd producing.
Producer: James Hill
Director: Clive Perry
Choreography: Geraldine Stephenson
Design: Geoffrey Scott
Costumes: Ann Curtis
Lighting: Robert Ornbo
Orchestrations: Denis King
Musical Director: Ray Bishop
CAST (10M, 4W, 2 Children, between 6 +10 chorus)
PRINCIPALS: Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Geoffrey Bayldon, Denis Holmes, Lloyd McGuire, Mary Griffiths, Lucy Baker, Cathy Murphy, Jonathan Byatt, Courtney Roper Knight, Graham Padden, Norman Mitchell, Michael Ripper, Jane Freeman, Jon Cartwright, Susan Jane Tanner, Jonathan Stephens, Mike Finesilver. CHORUS: Denise Baxter, Julie Edmet, Lynn Edmeny, Lillian Evans, Chris Eymard, Marcus MacKenzie, Christopher Robinson, Emma Rogers, Howard Samuels, Kay Townsend
Click on any track name in blue to listen to the track, use the controls on the right hand side to play, pause and stop the audio.
Television: THE WORZEL GUMMIDGE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Southern TV, transmitted 7th December, 1980. Written by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall; Music by Denis King; Produced and directed by James Hill. Starring Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Geoffrey Bayldon, Barbara Windsor and Billy Connolly. www.deltamusic.co.uk
Original Cast Album recorded at EMI Studios, Abbey Road 6th December 1981. Producer Norman Newell. Arrangements Denis King
Remastered 2014 by Stage Door Records WORZEL GUMMIDGE
Fact of the Day
Denis, his brother Tony, and Ronnie Corbett, once played 54 holes of golf in one day up in Caister near Gt. Yarmouth and is still looking for his ball.