THE UN-AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Conceived and written by Dick Vosburgh, original music by Denis King
Dick Vosburgh’s last major work before his death the following year. Sobering as well as entertaining--through song, parody, sketches and reminiscences, the evening chronicles the dark days of the notorious McCarthy witch hunts and the damages the House Un-American Activities Committee inflicted on writers and artists, along with the resulting paranoia that existed through those terrifying years.
First performed at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden, 12 November 2006
Neil McCaul, Johnny Myers, Jessica Martin, Denis King
Fact of the Day
Denis worked with Sir John Betjeman, who was asked to write a lyric for a TV theme of Denis' but the partnership was shortlived as after two months Sir John had only come up with four words, but apparently they had a good lunch together.
District Nurse Hargreaves - Marty Feldman