Having written a number of musicals which have never seen the light of day, I tend to place them in a folder and very rarely steal from them. I like to start fresh with each show. Touch wood, I’ve never been troubled by any sort of writer’s block, at easy so far. The shows below, some of which most certainly deserve an airing, for the moment live quite happily in a (padlocked, lead-lined, waterproof) box in the attic. But are fed daily on packets of crochets and occasionally taken out for walks.
FATHER NOAH - a musical fable
Book & lyrics Myles Rudge
Lyrics Mary Stewart-David; Book by Richard Harris
Workshop produced by Bill Kenwright
BABES IN THE WOOD
Based on the traditional pantomime story
Book and lyrics Willis Hall; written as a vehicle for Leonard Rossiter who sadly died before the score was completed.
LIFE. CO. UK
Book & Lyrics Mary Stewart-David
Workshop: Greenwich Theatre with Liz Robertson and Robert Meadmore
THE UNIT / THE FAX OF LIFE
Book & Lyrics by Mary Stewart -David
Workshop: Water Rats Pub, Kings Cross, London
AFTERWARDS THE MUSICAL
Book & Lyrics by Mary Stewart-David
Workshop: New End Theatre, Hampstead, London
Demo vocals by Liz Robertson and Robert Powell
- THE POEMS OF CATULLUS
- ALL THERE IS TO KNOW
- NOW AND THEN
- CARPE DIEM
- TONIGHT I WISH
- AFTER THIS
- SHE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE HERE
THE GREATEST GIFT
Music by Denis King - Book and Lyrics by David Wiltse
Workshop performed 13, December 2010 at the Westport Country Playhouse, Westport CT. In association with Debbie Bisno and Bisno Productions.
Director: Mark Shanahan
Musical Director: Denis King
Artistic Advisor: Anne Keefe
Howard McGillin, Jeremy Peter Johnson, Stacie Morgain Lewis, Orly Salik, Luke Sauer.
Fact of the Day
The clean cut King Brothers once shared a dressing room with a dishevelled, extremely affable and stoned Jimi Hendrix on the Simon Dee Show (BBC TV Manchester in 1967).