MUSICALS UNPRODUCED

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.  Denis King

FATHER NOAH - a musical fable

Book & lyrics Myles Rudge

Vocal demos:
CELEBRITY. ME

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

  • AFTERWARDS
  • 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 

Cast: Howard McGillin, Jeremy Peter Johnson, Stacie Morgain Lewis, Orly Salik, Luke Sauer.

Key Changes

Black Beauty

Fact of the Day

At age 15, Denis was performing six shows a day at London's famous Windmill Theatre but was not allowed to wait in the wings for his entrance with his older brothers because they followed the naked Fan Dancer act---Denis had fifteen seconds to race down five flights from the dressing room to be onstage when the curtain went up.

King Brothers Album

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