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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the smash-hit musical based on Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, directed by Hollywood’s Sam Mendes (Skyfall). Adapted by Grammy Award-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, with a book by David Grieg, this musical has been wowing West End audiences since 2013. Transferring to Broadway in 2017, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory follows young Charlie Bucket as he wins the opportunity to take a peek behind the gates of Willy Wonka’s mysterious Chocolate Factory. Inside, Charlie and his Grandpa Joe take a mind-blowing journey through a chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the peculiar singing Oompa-Loompas.


Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

David Greig

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions, Neal Street Productions

Sam Mendes

Peter Darling


Original London Production

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London - Opened 25 Jun 2013, closed 7 Jan 2017

Cast: Douglas Hodge, Alex Jennings, Jonathan Slinger (Willy Wonka), Jack Costello, Tom Klenerman, Isaac Rouse, Louis Suc (Charlie Bucket), Nigel Planer, Barry James (Grandpa Joe), Clive Carter (Mr Salt), Polly Allen, Tia Noakes, Ellie Simons (Veruca Salt), Jasna Ivir (Mrs Gloop), Harrison Slater, Jenson Steele, Regan Stokes (Augusus Gloop), Paul J. Medford (Mr Beauregarde), India Ria Amarteifio, Adrianna Bertola, Jade Johnson, Mya Olaye (Violet Beauregarde), Iris Roberts, Josefina Gabrielle (Mrs Teavee), Jay Heyman, Adam Mitchell, Luca Toomey (Mike Teavee), Roni Page (Grandma Josephine), Myra Sands (Grandma Georgina), Billy Boyle (Grandpa George), Jack Shalloo, Richard Dempsey (Mr Bucket), Alex Clatworthy (Mrs Bucket)


Original Broadway Production

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London - Opened 1 Mar 2017, closed 1 Mar 2018

Cast: Christian Borle (Willy Wonka), Alan H. Green (Mr Beauregarde), Kathy Fitzgerald (Grandma Josephine)

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Based on Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the delicious tale of little Charlie Bucket, who is a huge fan of Willy Wonka’s chocolate and his mysterious Chocolate Factory. Living in a crowded, dilapidated shack with his mother, father and four funny grandparents, Charlie dreams of making it as an acclaimed inventor.

After keeping his gates firmly closed for years, it is announced that Willy Wonka will open his gates for five lucky children, who will all have the opportunity to take a look inside and win a fabulously tasty surprise – all you have to do is find a golden ticket in your Wonka bar! As Charlie’s birthday comes up, he is treated to a marvellous chocolatey surprise – but is disappointed when he cannot find the ticket.

Soon, it is announced that four children have won a sought-after ticket; the ever-hungry Augustus Gloop, the vile Veruca Salt, the bubble-gum champion Violet Beauregarde and the gaming-obsessed Mike Teavee. Charlie thinks he has definitely lost out, but purely by chance gets his hands on the shiny ticket!

Taking his Grandpa Joe with him to the factory, Charlie soon finds out that the other children, and the mystical Wonka himself, are not quite what they seem. As they travel around the gargantuan factory, the children experience a garden made from chocolate, a gobstopper machine, worker-squirrels and a very strange group of Oompa-Loompas who like to sing when something goes wrong…

As the children are whittled down one by one, Charlie has the chance to prove just how much he loves chocolate. Taking a trip in a magic, flying elevator, Charlie realises that his family are all he could possibly need in the world.


Act I

  • “Opening”
  • “Almost Nearly Perfect”
  • “The Amazing Fantastical History of Mr Willy Wonka”
  • “A Letter from Charlie Bucket”
  • “News of Augustus”
  • “More of Him to Love”
  • “News of Veruca”
  • “When Veruca Says”
  • “News of Violet”
  • “The Double Bubble Duchess”
  • “News of Mike”
  • “It’s Teavee Time”
  • “If Your Mother Was Here”
  • “Don’cha Pinch Me Charlie”
  • “It Must be Believed to be Seen”

Act II

  • “Strike That, Reverse It”
  • “The Chocolate Room”
  • “Simply Second Nature”
  • “Augustus’ Downfall”
  • “Auf Wiedersehen Augustus Gloop”
  • “Gum!”
  • “Juicy!”
  • “Veruca’s Nutcracker Sweet”
  • “Vidiots”
  • “Pure Imagination”
  • “A Little Me”
  • “It Must be Believed to be Seen (Reprise)”

2014 WhatsOnStage Awards: Best Set Designer (Mark Thompson), Best Choreographer (Peter Darling)

2014 Olivier Awards: Best Costume Design (Mark Thompson), Best Lighting Design (Paul Pyant)


Rodgers and Hammerstien’s musical take on the classic fairy tale stated life as a made for TV movie. One of their first shows to be created not directly for the stage, Cinderella was a huge hit and has been remade a further twice after the original Julie Andrews starred in the original 1957 film, which was updated 40 years later to include Bernadette Peters and Whitney Houston. Many of the songs became hits, including ‘In My Own Little Corner’ and ‘Stepsister’s Lament’. The show has enjoyed success in many forms, and in the UK many of the songs were used in more pantomime versions traditional at Christmas time in regional theatres. A brand new Broadway production is scheduled to open in 2013 at the Broadway Theatre starring Laura Osnes in the title role.

Cinderella Original TV Movie Poster

Richard Rodgers

Oscar Hammerstein II

Douglas Carter Beane

the fairy tale by Charles Perrault

Ralph Nelson

Jonathan Lucas


Original Television Production

CBS - Opened 31 Mar 1957, closed 1 Jan 1970

Cast: Julie Andrews as Cinderella, Jon Cypher as The Prince, Howard Lindsay as The King, Dorothy Stickney as The Queen, Edith Adams as the Fairy Godmother, Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley as stepsisters Portia and Joy, Ilka Chase as the Stepmother.

Second Television Production

CBS - Opened 24 Feb 1965, closed 1 Jan 1970

Cast: Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm, Jo Van Fleet, Pat Carroll, Barbara Ruick, Stuart Damon, Lesley Ann Warren.

Third Television Production

ABC - Opened 2 Nov 1997, closed 1 Jan 1970

Cast: Brandy, Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, Paolo Montalbán, Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber

Cinderella Broadway 2013

Original Broadway Production

Broadway Theatre - Opened 24 Feb 2013, closed 29 Sep 2013

Cast: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and Victoria Clark

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In a kingdom far, far away, “The Prince is Giving a Ball” to celebrate his 21st birthday. All of the eligible girls in the land are thrilled at the prospect of being his bride. Cinderella’s father has died, leaving her in the hands of her evil stepmother who treats her as a servant, ordering her to cook, clean, and look after her two wicked stepsisters.

Cinderella dreams of a better life for herself, though she knows the idea is far-fetched (“In My Own Little Corner”). Meanwhile, the King and Queen, as well as their servants, are preparing for the ball. The Prince is a bit anxious about finding a bride, but the King reassures him. Cinderella’s stepsisters get ready for the ball, each confident she will win the Prince over. They laugh at Cinderella’s dream of attending, and set off without her.

Cinderella is surprised by the arrival of her Fairy Godmother, who transforms her dress into a beautiful ball gown, a pumpkin into a carriage, and mice into footmen (“Impossible; It’s Possible”). She also gives Cinderella beautiful glass slippers, but warns her god-daughter that she must leave the ball by midnight or the magic will wear off.

Arriving at the ball at 11:30, Cinderella immediately attracts the attention of everyone in the palace, including the Prince, who has been bored by all of the girls so far. He immediately asks her to dance and they fall in love at first sight (“Ten Minutes Ago”). Not recognising Cinderella, the stepsisters are extremely jealous that the prince would fall in love with someone they don’t even know (“Stepsisters’ Lament”). The Prince confesses his love for Cinderella (“Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”) before they kiss, just as the clock strikes midnight. Cinderella dashes off, leaving one glass slipper behind.

The next day, the stepsisters regale Cinderella with stories of the ball (“When You’re Driving Through the Moonlight”). Despite being unable to snag the Prince, both agree it was “A Lovely Night.” The Prince begins a quest to find the mysterious girl he met the night before. His servants help with “The Search” by trying the slipper on every girl in the kingdom. Cinderella heads to the Palace’s garden to try to catch a glimpse of the Prince. The palace ministers arrive at Cinderella’s house and find the slipper does not fit either of her stepsisters. The court returns to the palace empty-handed, before Cinderella is discovered in the garden and arrested. With a little help from the Fairy Godmother, the Prince decides to try the slipper on Cinderella and immediately recognises her as his love. They get married and live happily ever after.


Act I 

  • “Overture” (instrumental)
  • “The Prince Is Giving a Ball” (Herald and Chorus)
  • “Cinderella March” (instrumental)
  • “In My Own Little Corner” (Cinderella)
  • “The Prince Is Giving a Ball” (Reprise) (Chorus)
  • “Your Majesties” (Royal Dressing Room Scene) (King, Queen, Chef, Steward)
  • “In My Own Little Corner” (Reprise) (Cinderella)
  • “Impossible; It’s Possible” (Cinderella and Fairy Godmother)

Act II 

  • Gavotte” (instrumental)
  • “Ten Minutes Ago I Saw You” (Prince and Cinderella)
  • “Stepsisters’ Lament” (Stepsisters)
  • “Waltz for a Ball” (instrumental and Chorus)
  • “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” (Prince and Cinderella)
  • “Never In a Thousand Years” (eventually omitted from the production)


  • “When You’re Driving Through the Moonlight” (Cinderella, Stepmother, Stepsisters)
  • “A Lovely Night” (Cinderella, Stepmother, Stepsisters)
  • “The Search” (instrumental)
  • “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” (reprise) (Prince)
  • “Wedding” (instrumental)
  • “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” (reprise) (Chorus)

UK: Josef Weinberger

USA: R & H Theatricals



Barry Manilow’s Copacabana brings the Grammy Award winning song to life on stage. After starting life as a made for TV movie, the show became a hit in London’s West End where it played for over a year and enjoyed numerous UK tours. The show originally opened in Plymouth and appealed to fans of Manilow, becoming one of the very first jukebox musicals. With an original story patched around Manilow songs, this was a fun filled, action packed musical full of feathers and sequins. The show failed to appear on Broadway but has enjoyed life on the US amateur theatre scene, where many companies are bought in to the colour and glamour of the Havana night club scene. The infamous story of Tony and Lola the show girl is one that audiences of all ages will connect with.


Barry Manilow

Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman

Barry Manilow, Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman

Made-for-TV movie of the same title


Original London Production

Prince of Wales Theatre - Opened 23 Jun 1994, closed 9 Sep 1996

Cast: Gary Wilmot as Tony/Stephen and Nicola Dawn as Lola.

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The musical opens with a dream sequence showing Stephen at the front of an elegant 1940s nightclub. We are in the Copacabana of his mind. As the opening number finishes we find ourselves in a New York apartment in the present day and Stephen snaps back into reality. Samantha, his wife, reminds him that her parents are visiting as she wishes he spent as much time looking at her as he does his keyboard and drum machine.

His song comes to life and we meet a new girl at the Copa in 1947, fresh off the train from Grand Central Station. As Lola enters the bar she meets Tony, a songwriter and performer at the bar who dances with her and the ensemble of eccentric chorus boys. Lola mangaes to secure an audition with the boss Sam Silver the next day. Tony watches Lola leave and decides that he is in love with her.

The next day Tony and Lola go through many rounds of auditions. Lola is disappointed with the results so far and her friend Gladys gives her some helpful advice. Tony offers to play for Lola’s audition, and as Sam Shepherd stops her she thinks she has blown it. He asks her to dance more aggressively and she becomes bolder with her moves. She gets the job and Tony finds himself back in the show. Lola begins to flirt with Tony and seeks his advice on writing a song. As he sings to her they passionately embrace.

A diamond wearing gangster Rico Castelli and his Latina girlfriend arrive at the club and Rico asks Lola for a drink after she performs. He tries to poach her for his club ‘The Tropicana in Cuba. The couples dance a Bolero, as Rico drags Lola away to his bedroom. Rico’s girlfriend Conchita is not pleased at how things are progressing, and is insulted when Rico tells her that he is taking her out of her main number in favour of Lola. She becomes jealous and goes to talk to Lola.

Back in New York Tony hears about Lola going to Havana with Rico and knows something is wrong. As Gladys tells him about the violence inflicted on the work force, he knows he has to save her from an awful fate. Sam realises that Tony and Lola are both in grave danger.

In Havana Conchita is trying to make Lola pay for stealing her man, but Lola is unaware of what has happened. As Rico arrives and dismisses Conchita he tells Lola that she will have to be happy with the position she is in. Lola is scared on the bed and we see Stephen interacting with her in a quasi-dream ballet.

Tony seeks Conchita’s help to rescue Lola. During Lola’s Pirate number he swings onstage dressed as a character, and the act is sent into meltdown. Rico jumps onto the stage and points the gun at Lola’s head, quickly turning it onto Tony. We hear a single shot, expecting one of their bodies to crumble to the ground, but instead Rico topples to the floor, biting the dust. Conchita enters with a gun and kneels over Rico’s carcass. As they prepare to leave again for New York, Lola and Tony realise they are in love. Everyone reunites for a grand reprise of the title number with the Copa girls and boys.

The modern day Stephen enters with his drum machine, pulling a feather from his pocket. He hears the montage of voices from his new creation, and as Samantha enters we realise she looks exactly like Lola. Stephen is confused and he realises that everything he wants is right in front of his eyes. He realises he is happy with Samantha, but will always remember his night of passion at the Copacabana.


Act I

“Overture” – Orchestra
“Copa Opening” – Stephen, Company
“Just Arrived” – Lola, Women
“Dancing Fool” -Tony, Copa Boys
“Sweet Heaven” – Tony, Copa Girls and Boys
“Audition Montage” – Male Auditioner, Lola, Tony, Jingle Singers
“Copa Girl” – Gladys
“Man Wanted” – Lola
“Who Needs To Dream” – Tony, Copa Girls
“I Gotta Be Bad” – Lola, Copa Girls
“Bolero D’Amore” – Rico, Chorus

Act II

“Entr’acte” – Orchestra
“Havana/Caramba” – Conchita, Tropicana Dancers
“Who Am I Kidding” – Sam, Willie, McManus, Gladys, Two Showgirls
“This Can’t Be Real” – Lola, Stephen
“El Bravo” – Lola, Tropicana Dancers
“Sweet Heaven 2″ – Tony, Lola, Copa Girls and Boys
“This Can’t Be Real (Reprise)” – Tony
“Finale Act Two” – Stephen, Company
“Copacabana Finale” – Stephen, Company


UK: Josef Weinberger


Candide is billed as an opera/operetta and has been revised in a wide variety of forms over the past fifty years. Although it began life as a play with music, it quickly became a favourite project of composer Leonard Bernstein who wrote the entire score. The Overture has become widely recognised as one of the most famous from its genre and is regularly performed by orchestras all over the world. The book has been adapted on various occassions for different forms of performance, and is now regularly performed in a concert format, complete with narration to make it as clear as possible. The most successful stage production was the Royal National Theatre production that involved director John Caird. Songs such as ‘Glitter and Be Gay’ and ‘Make Your Garden Grow’ have become standards and are performed regularly.

Candide Original Playbill

Leonard Bernstein

Richard Wilbur, John La Touche, Dorothy Parker

Lillian Hellman

the novella by Voltaire

Ethel Linder Reiner and Lester Osterman, Jr.

Tyrone Guthrie

Wallace Seibert and Anna Sokolow


Original Broadway Production

Martin Beck Theatre - Opened 1 Dec 1956, closed 2 Feb 1957, 73 performances

Cast: Robert Rounseville as Candide, Barbara Cook as Cunégonde, Max Adrian as Dr. Pangloss, and Irra Petina as Old Lady.

Original London Production

The Saville Theatre - Opened 30 Apr 1959, closed 1 Jan 1970, 60 performances

First Broadway Revival

Broadway Theatre - Opened 10 Mar 1974, closed 4 Jan 1976

Cast: Mark Baker, Maureen Brennan, Sam Freed, Lewis J. Stadlen and June Gable

Second Broadway Revival

George Gershwin Theatre - Opened 29 Apr 1997, closed 27 Jul 1997

London Revival

National Theatre - Opened 1 Jan 1998, closed 1 Jan 1970

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In Westphalia, Voltaire begins to tell the story of Candide (“Westphalia Chorale”). Candide is the illegitimate nephew of Baron Thunder-ten-Tronk and lives in the castle, where he is disliked by the Baroness and her son Maximilian. He loves her beautiful daughter Cunegonde. Maximilian meanwhile is involved with the local prostitute, Paquette, and all four feel that “Life is Happiness Indeed.” Their teacher Dr. Pangloss instructs them on philosophy and assures them they have “The Best of All Possible Worlds.” Candide and Cunegonde are deeply in love and imagine what life would be like if they got marred (“Oh, Happy We”).

The Baron is furious at the budding romance between Candide and Cunegonde, because Candide is of a lower class, so the Baron banishes him to exile. Candide takes his fate well and believes he will find his love again (“It Must Be So”). He joins the Bulgar Army, but upon learning they plan to attach Westphalia, he unsuccessfully tries to escape. The Baron and his family await the impending attack on “Westphalia,” during which the Baroness and Cunegonde killed. Candide arrives and tries to find his beloved (“Candide’s Lament”).

Now penniless, Candide runs into Dr. Pangloss, who retains his trademark optimism. They are hired on a merchant ship which sets sail for Lisbon. Upon arrival, a volcano erupts, killing thousands. Candide and Pangloss are blamed for the eruption, and accused of heresy by the Grand Inquisitor. Pangloss is hanged while Candide is tortured, but he manages to escape and flees to Paris.

In Paris, a beautiful woman has attracted the attention of the city, and she is revealed to be Cunegonde, who managed to escape the attack on Westphalia. While in France, she has enjoyed learning to “Glitter and Be Gay.” Candide manages to find her and is elated (“You Were Dead, You Know”). The happy reunion does not last, however, as Candide accidentally kills the Archbishop and the wealthy Don Issachar, who have both been courting Cunegonde. With Cunegonde’s friend, the Old Lady, in tow, they flee to Spain.

Cunegonde’s many jewels are stolen in Spain, and the Old Lady sings for their supper (“I Am Easily Assimilated”). The French police have followed them to Spain, hoping to arrest Candide for murder. After hiring a valet named Cacambo, Candide decides to fight for the Jesuits in Latin America, and the three set sail for the New World (“Quartet Finale”).

In Uruguay, they are reunited with Maximillian and Paquette, who have also risen from the dead and disguised themselves as slave girls. The governor of the city falls in love with Maximilian, believing he is a woman (“My Love”), but when he realises he is a man, he falls in love with his sister Cunegonde. The Old Lady encourages Cunegonde to marry the governor as they will be better off (“We Are Women”). Candide reveals his intention to marry Cunegonde to Maximilian, who challenges him to a duel, and Candide flees after stabbing Maximilian to death.

Cunegonde has a comfortable life after marrying the governor, but finds life too “Quiet.” Candide and Cacambo make their way through the jungle when the discover the legendary city of Eldorado, where they collect a fortune. Candide sends it to the governor to buy Cunegonde’s freedom, along with a message for her to meet him in Italy.

Candide buys a ship to sail to Italy, but when it sinks he is rescued by Pangloss, who has also come back to life and is sailing by on a raft. They arrive in Venice to find that Maximilian too has returned from the dead and is the Police Chief, working in cahoots with a band of criminals. Cunegonde and the Old Lady are forced to work in the local casino (“What’s the Use?”).

They all attempt a new start when Candide leads them all to move to a farm in Westphalia, worrying that his life will amount to “Nothing More Than This.” After spending several days contemplating in silence, he decides to marry Cunegonde (“Make Our Garden Grow”).


Act I 

  • Overture
  • Westphalia Chorale
  • Life Is Happiness Indeed
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds
  • Universal Good
  • Oh, Happy We
  • It Must Be So (Candide’s Meditation)
  • Westphalia
  • Battle Music
  • Candide’s Lament
  • Dear Boy
  • Auto-da-fé (What a day)
  • Candide Begins His Travels; It Must Be Me (2nd Meditation)
  • The Paris Waltz
  • Glitter and Be Gay
  • You Were Dead, You Know
  • I Am Easily Assimilated (Old Lady’s Tango)
  • Quartet Finale

Act II 

  • Entr’acte
  • Universal Good
  • My Love
  • We Are Women
  • The Pilgrim’s Procession – Alleluia
  • Quiet
  • Introduction To Eldorado
  • The Ballad Of Eldorado
  • Words, Words, Words
  • Bon Voyage
  • The Kings’ Barcarolle
  • Money, Money, Money
  • What’s the Use?
  • The Venice Gavotte
  • Nothing More Than This
  • Universal Good
  • Make Our Garden Grow

1957 Tony Awards: Nominated for Best Musical, Best Performance, Best Musical Director, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design

1974 Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design

1997 Tony Awards: Best Costume Design

2000 Olivier Awards: Best Musical Revival, Best Actor (Simon Russell Beale)


City of Angels

City of Angels features music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel. The book by Larry Gilbert weaves together two plots – a writer attempting to turn a novel into a screenplay and the world of the fictional film. The show harks back to the 1940s film noir genre that was popular in Hollywood, and provides an interesting look at the film making industry. The show was extremely popular on Broadway, winning a number of Tony Awards and running for an impressive 2 years. An LA production proved to be similarly successful, although the London version did not take off as hoped when it opened in 1993. The show has not yet had a professional Broadway revival, but is popular amongst amateur theatre groups in both the USA and UK.

City of Angels

Cy Coleman

David Zippel

Larry Gelbart

Nick Vanoff, Roger Berlind, Jujamcyn Theaters, Suntory International Corp. & The Shubert Organization

Michael Blakemore

Walter Painter


Original Broadway Production

Virginia Theatre - Opened 11 Dec 1989, closed 19 Jan 1992, 878 performances

Cast: Gregg Edelman, James Naughton, Rene Auberjonois, Dee Hoty, Kay McClelland, and Randy Graff.

Original London Production

Prince of Wales Theatre - Opened 1 Mar 1993, closed 13 Nov 1993

Cast: Susannah Fellows, Martin Smith, Roger Allam, Maurice Clarke, Haydn Gwynne, Fiona Hendley, Henry Goodman, and David Schofield

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In 1940’s Hollywood, two plots are unfolding at once: a detective film noir and the writer putting that story together. Characters within the film are dressed in black-and-white while actors wearing colour indicate the real world.

Detective Stone is in his office when the beautiful Alaura Kingsley interrupts him. She hires him to find her stepdaughter, and he agrees, only to find himself beaten up by two mobsters and framed for murder. The plot continues to become overcomplicated, and it is revealed that the reason is the author, Stine, hasn’t finished writing it.

Stine is adapting his hit novel City of Angels as a screenplay, but is forced to fend off the meddling of the overbearing director Buddy Fidler, who demands constant rewrites. Things aren’t much better in Stine’s personal life as his wife Gabby discovers he is having an affair with Buddy’s secretary Donna. She promptly leaves him and heads to New York.

Meanwhile, after Buddy persuades Stine to make one change too many, Stine’s protagonist Stone begins to fight back, bemoaning his creator’s lack of integrity. Stine responds by writing another scene in which Stone is beaten up. Stine flies to New York to try to win Gabby back, but he is unsuccessful.

When he returns to LA, he is enraged to find Buddy has made drastic changes to the movie’s ending and given himself a co-writing credit. Moreover, he has hired a popular musical star who is completely unsuitable to play Stone. Stine quits the project and rips up the script, taking Stone with him. He gets into an altercation with security guards, before a role-reversal sees Stone write a scene where Stine escapes the guards and manages to get back together with his wife Gabby, living happily ever after.



  • Prologue (“City Of Angels” Theme)
  • Stone On Gurney (Instrumental)
  • Stone’s Office (Instrumental)
  • Alaura’s Theme No. 1
  • Double Talk – Stone
  • Double Talk – Alaura & Stone
  • Alaura’s Exit (Instrumental)
  • Double Talk – Buddy
  • Double Talk – Stine
  • What You Don’t Know About Women
  • Stay With Me (pre-recorded)
  • You Gotta Look Out For Yourself (pre-recorded)
  • You Gotta Look Out For Yourself
  • Look Out Stone
  • The Buddy System
  • After Buddy (Instrumental)
  • Flashback To Breath (Instrumental)
  • With Every Breath I Take
  • After With Ev’ry Breath (Instrumental)
  • Sucker’s Wobble (Instrumental)
  • Donna Á Basier (Instrumental)
  • Pay Phone (Instrumental)
  • Alaura’s Rubdown (Instrumental)
  • Multiple Doors (Instrumental)
  • The Tennis Song
  • Everybody’s Gotta Be Somewhere
  • Lost And Found
  • Lost And Found – Furniture (Instrumental)
  • Flash Pictures (Instrumental)
  • Stone Surrenders (Instrumental)
  • With Ev’ry Breath (Underscore)
  • Buddy’s Massage (Instrumental)
  • Morgue No. 2 (Instrumental)
  • All You Have To Do Is Wait
  • You’re Nothing Without Me


  • Entr’acte
  • Stay With Me No. 2
  • Stay With Me No. 3 (pre-recorded)
  • Jail Cell No. 1 (Instrumental)
  • You Can Always Count on Me
  • Nondescript Noodle (“You Can Always Count On Me” Underscore)
  • Double Talk – Brunch
  • More Nondescript (“All You Have To Do Is Wait” Underscore)
  • What You Don’t Know About Women (Underscore)
  • Jail Cell No. 2
  • Lost And Found (Underscore)
  • The Tennis Song (Underscore)
  • All Tied Up (Instrumental)
  • Stone’s Amazing Escape (Instrumental)
  • Stay With Me – Party (Underscore)
  • Stay With Me – Party
  • You Gotta Look Out For Yourself (Underscore)
  • Del Experiments (Underscore)
  • This Is Alaura’s Theme
  • The Kiss
  • Shoot First (Instrumental)
  • New York City (Instrumental)
  • It Needs Work
  • To Margie’s Place – Red Room (“L.A. Blues”) (Instrumental)
  • With Ev’ry Breath I Take
  • Oolie’s Last Telephone Call (Instrumental)
  • Alaura’s Heartbeat (Instrumental)
  • Three Gun Shots/Two Clients (Instrumental)
  • Funny
  • Stone’s Entrance (Instrumental)
  • Fight With The Cops (Instrumental)
  • I’m Nothing Without You
  • Bows
  • Exit Music

1990 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Leading Actor, Best Featured Actress, Best Scenic Design.

1994 Laurence Olivier Awards: Best Musical.


UK: Music Scope UK

USA: Tams-Witmark



Cabaret is a musical based on the Christopher Isherwood novella ‘Goodbye to Berlin’, and the Druten play ‘I am a Camera’. The show is set in a nightclub in 1930s Berlin just as the Nazi party begin to rise to power. Featuring music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, the show has been revived countless times in both London and New York, but is perhaps most well known for the 1972 film adaptation which starred Liza Minelli. The show has gone through various re-writes, with new songs added for each new production. Numbers were written specifically for the film, and in many new productions these are now added to the musical. Many famous faces have played the lead roles over the years, from Dame Judi Dench to the late Natasha Richardson, Alan Cumming, Neil Patrick Harris and singer Will Young.


John Kander

Fred Ebb

Joe Masteroff

I Am A Camera by John van Druten and Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Harold Prince

Harold Prince

Ron Field

Cabaret Original Broadway

Original Broadway Production

Broadhurst, Imperial, Broadway Theatres - Opened 20 Nov 1966, closed 1 Jan 1970, 1165 performances

Cast:  Jill Haworth, Joel Grey, Bert Convy, Jack Gilford, Lotte Lenya, Peg Murray & Edward Winter

Cabaret Original London

Original London Production

Palace Theatre - Opened 28 Feb 1968, closed 1 Jan 1970

Cast: Judi Dench, Barry Dennen , Lila Kedrova, Peter Salli

Cabaret London Revival

1986 London Revival

Strand Theatre - Opened 17 Jul 1986, closed 4 Jun 1987

Cast: Kelly Hunter as Sally, Peter Land as Cliff and Wayne Sleep as the Emcee

Cabaret first Broaday Revival

1987 Broadway Revival

Imperial Theatre, Minskoff Theatre - Opened 2 Oct 1987, closed 1 Jan 1970, 261 performances

Cast:  Joel Grey (Emcee), Alyson Reed (Sally), Gregg Edelman (Cliff), Regina Resnik (Fräulein Schneider), Werner Klemperer (Herr Schultz) and David Staller

Cabaret London Donmar

1993 Donmar Revival

Donmar Warehouse - Opened 10 Dec 1993, closed 1 Jan 1970

Cast:  Jane Horrocks (Sally), Adam Godley (Cliff), Alan Cumming (Emcee) and Sara Kestelman

Cabaret Broadway Revival Studio 54

1998 Broadway Revival

Henry Miller Theatre, Studio 54 - Opened 19 Mar 1998, closed 1 Jan 1970

Cast: Alan Cumming,  Natasha Richardson, John Benjamin Hickey,  Ron Rifkin, Michelle Pawk, Mary Louise Wilson

Cabaret Lyric 2006

2006 London Revival

Lyric Theatre - Opened 1 Sep 2006, closed 1 Jan 1970

Cast: Sheila Hancock, James Dreyfus, Anna Maxwell Martin

Cabaret Savoy 2012

2012 London Revival

Savoy Theatre - Opened 3 Oct 2012, closed 19 Jan 2013

Cast: Will Young, Michelle Ryan 

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Twitter Synopsis:

An American in Berlin stumbles across a British singer in a seedy club with a sexually ambiguous Emcee whilst the Nazi’s rise to power.

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In 1930s Berlin, a young American writer steps off the train and finds his way to the seedy Kit Kat Klub which is presided over by a sexually ambiguous Emcee who introduces the venue and the Cabaret girls. He is directed to Frau Schneider’s boarding house and she haggles with him over how much he has to pay to stay there. Back at the club, Cliff is introduced to a British singer Sally Bowles ‘the toast of Mayfair’ who performs various racy numbers. Cliff offers to take her home, but she is worried about what her boyfriend might say. Cliff earns a living teaching English in the boarding house and Sally arrives looking for a place to live. She decides to stay with Cliff as the Emcee muses on their living conditions. Herr Schultz is an older Jewish man who owns the fruit shop below the boarding house. He is attracted to Fray Schneider and brings her the exotic gift of a pineapple.

The Nazi presence on Germany begins to grow, and even in the club a song is turned into a Nazi march. As months go by, Cliff begins to wonder about his situation with Sally, and as she reveals she is pregnant and wants an abortion, he is shocked. He agrees to take a risky job to bring in some more money for the couple. Meanwhile, Herr Schultz proposes to Fraulein Schneider, after she argues with a lodger who continually sleeps with a wide variety of different men. At the couple’s engagement party, anti-Semite feeling is expressed, and a Nazi anthem is sung as many of the characters helplessly look on.

As Frau Schneider grows more worried about marrying a Jewish man, Schultz’s shop is attacked but he refuses to acknowledge the trouble he is in. The Emcee performs a song at the club about loving a Gorilla, challenging their perception about mixed relationships. Schneider tells Sally and Cliff that she is going to call off the wedding, and refuses to listen to Cliff’s reasoning. Sally refuses to move to America with Cliff and their child and rushes back to club. Cliff is beaten up by Nazi’s and dragged out of the club, whilst Sally sings of that ‘life is a cabaret’.

As Cliff prepares to leave, Sally tells him about the abortion and he hits her. He promises to use her in his book that he begins to write as his train pulls away from Berlin. The Emcee bids farewell to the audience, and the company reveal concentration camp uniforms complete with a yellow star of David and a pink triangle.


Act One

  • Wilkommen
  • Welcome To Berlin
  • So what
  • The Telephone Song
  • Don’t tell Mama
  • Don’t Tell Mama (Stage Band)
  • Telephone Dance
  • Telephone Crossover
  • Perfectly Marvelous
  • Two Ladies
  • Two Ladies Playoff
  • It Couldn’t Please Me More
  • Tomorrow Belongs To Me
  • Change Of Scene (Don’t Tell Mama)
  • Why Should I Wake Up?
  • Sitting Pretty
  • Sitting Pretty Playoff
  • Incidental (It Couldn’t Please Me More)
  • Married
  • End Of Scene 12 (Married)
  • Opening Scene 13
  • Fruit Shop Dance
  • The Scene Continues – Incidental (Sitting Pretty)
  • Meeskite
  • Tomorrow Belongs To Me (reprise)

Act Two

  • Entr’acte
  • Kick Line – No. 1
  • Kick Line – No. 2
  • Married (reprise)
  • If You Could See Her
  • Incidental – Underscore (Why Should I Wake Up?)
  • What Would You Do?
  • Sally’s Revolt
  • Cabaret Incidental (Don’t Tell Mama)
  • Cabaret
  • Break Up – Underscore
  • Finale Ultimo
  • Curtain Calls
  • Exit Music

Songs Written For Movie

  • Mein Herr
  • Maybe This Time
  • Money

Song Written For The 1980′s Broadway Revival

  • Don’t Go

Cut Songs

  • Berlin Songs
  • Roommates
  • I Don’t Care Much
  • Good Time Charlie
  • It’ll All Blow Over

1967 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Featured Actor (Gray), Best Featured Actress, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design.

1998 Tony Award: Best Revival, Best Performance by a Leading Actor (Cumming), Best Performance by a Leading Actress (Richardson), Best Featured Actor, Best Featured Actress,


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Carrie: The Musical is one of the most infamous musicals of all time, after opening on Broadway and closing after only 5 performances. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, music by Michael Gore and lyrics by Dean Pitchford. The show originally opened in Stratford in a production by the RSC, before transferring to Broadway in an $8million production. After unanimous negative reviews, investors pulled their money out of the project, forcing it to close. The show has had a number of revivals around the world, with an official 2012 off-Broadway revival receiving better notices than the original.

Carrie the Musical

Michael Gore

Dean Pitchford

Lawrence D. Cohen

the Novel by Stephen King

The Royal Shakespeare Company

Terry Hands

Debbie Allen

Carrie Original RSC

Original Stratford Production

RSC Stratford-Upon-Avon - Opened 13 Feb 1988, closed 1 Jan 1970

Carrie Original Broadway

Original Broadway Production

Virginia Theatre - Opened 12 May 1988, closed 15 May 1988, 5 performances

Cast: Betty Buckley, Linzi Hatley, Charlotte d’Amboise, Paul Gygenell, Darlene Love, Gene Anthony Rapp and Sally Anne Triplett.

Carrie Broadway Revival

Broadway Revival

Lucille Lortel Theatre - Opened 1 Mar 2012, closed 8 Apr 2012, 46 performances

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Act I

The show begins in a high school gym. The gym teacher, Miss Gardner, is leading her girls’ gym class in a strenuous workout, encouraging the girls to “work, work, work” and “burn, burn, burn!” After class, the girls head to the locker room and have fun teasing a less attractive, plump girl named Carrie White. The girls start to shower while talking about boys and their plans for the upcoming prom. Their excited conversation is cut short by sudden screams from Carrie. “I’m bleeding!” “I’m dying!” The other girls realize Carrie has started her period and start taunting her. “Carrie’s got the curse!” Hearing the commotion, Miss Gardner rushes in and slaps the hysterical Carrie to calm her down. Carrie stops screaming as the light bulb overhead explodes. Realizing that Carrie doesn’t understand what is happening to her, Miss Gardner sends the other girls out of the locker room. On the way out of the gym, Sue and Chris talk about what just happened in the locker room. Sue is already feeling remorseful for her part in the incident but Chris calls Carrie “Scary White.” Carrie is hurt by their name-calling and teasing and dreams of a day she’ll “make them sorry…for teasing Carrie.” Carrie’s momma Margaret is praying when Carrie arrives home. Carrie joins her mother in prayer for a few minutes and then explains what happened at school in the shower that day. Momma tells Carrie that the blood is a sign of her sin and tells her to “pray for forgiveness.” She opens a trap door to the cellar and forces a frightened Carrie down there to pray. That night, many of the high school kids are at the drive-in, including Sue and her boyfriend Tommy and Chris and her boyfriend Billy. Sue tells Tommy that she’s still upset about what she and the other girls did to Carrie in the locker room while Chris complains about Carrie to Billy. While the other kids are at the drive-in, Carrie and Margaret are home praying. Magraret prays for the strength to help her daughter while Carrie, depressed, questions God’s love for her. At school the following day, Miss Gardner tells the girls they must all apologize to Carrie. Sue and the other girls tell Carrie that they are sorry but Chris refuses. Upset, Miss Gardner tells Chris that she will not be allowed to go to the prom. Chris promises that she’s “gonna be sorry!” The rest of the girls leave and Carrie is left alone with Miss Gardner, who encourages Carrie to dream about her Prince Charming. Still upset over the way Carrie has been treated, Sue asks Tommy to take Carrie to the prom instead of her and he reluctantly agrees. At the same time, Chris asks Billy to help her get revenge on Carrie and he agrees to go along, in return for her “appreciation.” Tommy surprises Carrie by knocking on her door and asking her to go to prom. Confused, Carrie asks “why me,” but eventually agrees to go with him. Excited, Carrie tells her momma about the prom but Margaret tries to convince Carrie that all boys are the same: “demons”. She wants Carrie to repent and pray for forgiveness but Carrie has found new strength and refuses. She uses her supernatural powers to pin Margaret in her chair and sets her own hands aflame, telling her momma that “nothing you can say or do will ever stop me again.”

Act II

Act II begins on a pig farm, where Chris, Billy, and several of his friends, are on a mission. For their planned revenge on Carrie, they kill pigs and collect their blood. Back at the high school, Sue is confronted by girls who are upset that Carrie is going to the prom. “You’re not one of us anymore, Sue,” they tell her. Sue believes she is doing the right thing but realizes that doing the right thing is not always easy. Getting ready for the prom, Carrie dreams about her date and finally seems to be happy. In a more positive display of her special powers, she sends her dress, shoes, and hairbrush dancing through the air. Margaret tries one more time to convince Carrie not to go to the prom, promising “we’ll talk, we’ll laugh, and I’ll sing to you.” But Carrie doesn’t listen – she still has her dream that “they might like me.” Tommy arrives and they leave for the prom, leaving Margaret alone . Tommy and Carrie arrive at the prom and everyone is surprised at how beautiful Carrie is. Miss Gardner is there as a chaperone and talks to Carrie about how it feels to be in love. Carrie’s nervous about dancing with Tommy but he finally convinces her to go out on the dance floor with him. It’s time to vote for the prom queen and king – Tommy wants to vote for them but Carrie resists. Tommy finally convinces her and they win! Tommy and Carrie are the new king and queen of the prom. Tommy and Carrie get on the stage while the other students applaud and start to sing the school song. Suddenly, Billy and Chris (who have snuck into the prom) rush toward the stage and Billy dumps a bucket of pig’s blood over Carrie. Carrie goes crazy, remembering the names they have called her and how they all laughed at her. She tells them to “pray for your salvation” and then gets her revenge by using her telekinetic powers to collapse the gym roof, killing them all. Carrie goes home, covered in blood, and falls into her mother’s arms. Margaret comforts her daughter. Unexpectedly, Margaret pulls out a knife and stabs Carrie, delivering a fatal wound. Carrie uses her supernatural powers one last time and gives her momma a last, fatal touch causing her to fall dead. Carrie, close to her own death, crawls away and is comforted by Sue – the only student who wasn’t at the prom.

  • Overture
  • In
  • Dear Lord
  • Locker Room*
  • Dream On
  • Carrie )
  • Open Your Heart
  • And Eve Was Weak
  • Don’t Waste The Moon
  • Evening Prayers
  • If He Loves Me, Why Do I Feel So All Alone?
  • Unsuspecting Hearts
  • Do Me A Favor
  • I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance
  • It Hurts To Be Strong
  • Out For Blood
  • I’m Not Alone
  • Carrie (Reprise #1)
  • When There’s No One
  • Wotta Night
  • Unsuspecting Hearts (Reprise)
  • Heaven
  • Heaven (Reprise)
  • Alma Mater
  • The Destruction
  • Carrie (Reprise #2)

1988 Theatre World Award: Best Broadway Debut (Linzi Hateley)




Camelot was a favourite musical of the Kennedy Administration, and one of the most popular Broadway shows of the 1960s. Not only did the show run for over a year, but its original cast album was one of the top selling albums of the year. The show features Music, Book and Lyrics by creative duo Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (My Fair Lady, Brigadoon) and is based on the King Arthur legends found in T.H White’s novel The Once and Future King. The show has had more success on Broadway than in London, despite the obvious British interest in the show and legends overall. Julie Andrews and Richard Burton are famous names that have been attached to the show, providing a memorable soundtrack  which included songs such as ‘The Simple Joys of Maidenhood’ and ‘If Every I Would Leave You’.


Frederick Loewe

Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner

The Once And Future King by T.H. White

Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe & Moss Hart

Moss Hart

Hanya Holm

Camelot Original Broadway

Original Broadway Production

Majestic Theatre - Opened 3 Dec 1960, closed 5 Jan 1963, 873 performances

Cast: Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Roddy McDowall, Robert Coote, Robert Goulet, Mel Dowd, John Cullum, Bruce Yarnell, David Hurst & Michael Kermoyan

Camelot Original London

Original London Production

Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Opened 1 Aug 1964, closed 1 Jan 1970, 518 performances

Camelot 1st Broadway Revival

First Broadway Revival

Lincoln Center Theatre - Opened 8 Jul 1980, closed 23 Aug 1980

Camelot 2nd Broadway Revival

Second Broadway Revival

Winter Garden Theatre - Opened 15 Nov 1981, closed 2 Jan 1982

Camelot 3rd Broadway Revival

Third Broadway Revival

George Gershwin Theatre - Opened 21 Jun 1993, closed 7 Aug 1993

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Young King Arthur is worried about his upcoming arranged marriage to Guenevere, whom he has never met. Merlyn the Magician persuades him to accept his new bride, but Arthur still reluctantly hides in the woods, pondering what his subjects think of him (“I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight”).  Guenevere arrives in the woods and Arthur overhears her also doubting her wedding, preferring instead to maintain the “Simple Joys of Maidenhood.”

Arthur introduces himself as “Wart” (his childhood nickname), and extols the virtues of “Camelot” to Guenevere. She is charmed by his appearance and demeanour, and they nearly share a kiss, before his servants arrive and reveal him as King Arthur. She agrees to marry him without reservations. Meanwhile, Merlyn is beginning to die and worries that he has forgotten to warn Arthur about Mordred and Lancelot, who will prove to be his undoing.

Arthur alongside Guenevere decides to create a new order of knights who will be dedicated to virtue rather than looting. They will be called the Knights of the Round Table and they soon become legendary throughout the lands. A young, arrogant Frenchman named Lancelot arrives seeking to join the order, as he believes himself to be the bravest knight in the world (“C’est Moi”). The Queen has organized a May Day celebration (“The Lusty Month of May”), where she meets Lancelot and instantly dislikes him.

Lancelot soon makes enemies of most of the knights, and three challenge him to a duel. He manages to defeat them all and wins over the favour of the crowd. Guinevere too finds herself attracted to him despite her love for Arthur. Lancelot too is torn between the beautiful Queen and his duty to the King. Unbeknownst to them, Arthur has picked up on their mutual attraction but decides not to do anything to upset the order of the Round Table.

Years pass, and Guenevere and Lancelot still struggle with their unrequited love (“If Ever I Would Leave You”).  Arthur’s illegitimate son, Mordred, arrives in Camelot, determined to take over the kingdom and destroy the Round Table. Arthur and Guenevere begin to tire of the difficulty running a kingdom (“What Do the Simple Folk Do?”), whilst the knights are growing sick of their virtuous lives (“Fie on Goodness!”). Mordred uses their malaise to turn them against Arthur.

Lancelot is unable to resist the Queen any longer and visits her bedchamber at night (“I Loved You Once in Silence”). They kiss passionately before being interrupted by Mordred and some of the knights who arrest them both for treason. Lancelot manages to escape, but Guenevere is tried and sentenced to be burned at the stake. Arthur is torn between saving his kingdom and saving the love of his life. He watches as Lancelot manages to rescue his queen just before she is burned to death.

Arthur reluctantly realises he must fight Lancelot for the sake of his kingdom, and Camelot is torn apart by the resulting civil war. Before the final battle, he meets Guenevere and Lancelot alone. Their relationship has fallen apart, and they both agree to face justice in England. Arthur refuses and forgives them. Guenevere departs for a convent, while Lancelot returns to his troops. Heartbroken, Arthur comes across a young boy who has travelled to Camelot to become a knight of the Round Table. Moved by the boy’s idealism, Arthur knights him and sends him back to England, urging him to tell the tale of the perfect kingdom that once existed named “Camelot.”


Act I

  • Overture
  • March (Parade)
  • I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight
  • The Simple Joys of Maidenhood
  • Camelot
  • Guenevere’s Welcome
  • Camelot (Tag)
  • Follow Me
  • End of Study Scene: Camelot (Reprise)
  • C’est Moi
  • The Lusty Month of May
  • Pellinor’s Entrance
  • Take Me to the Fair
  • The Lusty Month of May (Reprise)
  • Change of Scene (from Act I Scene 5 to 6)
  • How to Handle a Women
  • Tent Scene
  • The Tumblers
  • The Jousts
  • Change of Scene (from Act I Scene 8 to 9)
  • Before I Gaze at You Again
  • Finale Act I (Proposition / Resolution)

Act II

  • Entra’cte
  • Madrigal
  • If Ever I Would Leave You
  • The Seven Deadly Virtues
  • Change of Scene (from Act II Scene 1 to 2)
  • What Do the Simple Folk Do
  • Enchanted Forest
  • The Persuasion
  • The Invisible Wall
  • Change of Scene (from Act II Scene 4 to 5)
  • Fie On Goodness
  • Fie On Goodness (Tag)
  • Change of Scene and Incidental Music
  • I Loved You Once in Silence
  • I Loved You Once In Silence (Tag)
  • Guenevere
  • Battle Call
  • Farewell
  • Finale Ultimo
  • Curtain Call

1961 Tony Awards: Best Actor in a Musical – Richard Burton, Best Scenic Design – Oliver Smith, Best Costume Design, Best Conductor and Musical Director.


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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Cats is one of the most successful musicals ever produced. Both the West End and Broadway productions held the record for the longest ever running musical, amounting to over 14,000 performances in both cities combined. The show uses TS Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ for its inspiration and libretto and is extremely dance heavy. The show doesn’t follow the usual linear format, instead it combines a number of stories to give an overall concept.


Andrew Lloyd Webber

T. S. Eliot,Trevor Nunn, Richard Stilgoe

T. S. Eliot,Trevor Nunn, Richard Stilgoe

T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

Cameron Mackintosh, David Geffen & Really Useful Co.

Trevor Nunn & Gillian Lynne

Gillian Lynne

Cats Original Broadway

Original Broadway Production

Winter Garden Theatre - Opened 11 May 1981, closed 10 Sep 2000, 7485 performances

Cast: Elaine Paige, Stephen Tate, Sarah Brightman, Myra Sands, Wayne Sleep, Brian Blessed, Paul Nicholas, Bonnie Langford. 

Cats Original London

Original London Production

New London Theatre - Opened 11 May 1981, closed 11 May 2002

Cast: Elaine Paige, Stephen Tate, Sarah Brightman, Myra Sands, Wayne Sleep, Brian Blessed, Paul Nicholas, Bonnie Langford. 

Cats small image

Cats 2014 London Revival

The London Palladium - Opened 23 Oct 2014, closed 25 Apr 2015

Cast: Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella

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Cats meet in a junkyard to dance at a Jellicle Ball. The leader of the pack selects the dirty cat to be reborn in Eliot’s iambic ballet. 

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As the Jellicle Moon rises over an abandoned junk yard a number of cats entertain themselves and tell the audience exactly what it means to be a Jellicle cat. We are introduced to their different personalities and find out about ‘The Naming of Cats’. They begin to present their case for one cat to be reborn in The Heaviside Layer, chosen by their leader Old Deuteronomy. First to make their claim is the Old Gumbie Cat whose charitable work includes schooling the mice and making beetles dance. The Rum Tum Tugger is a mysterious cat who is contrary in his opinions and a remarkable hit with the female felines. Bustopher Jones, the St James’s Street Cat shares his upper class values and is entertained by the younger kittens. A flash of lightning scares the group and whispers of Macavity scare some away. It is actually the famous cat burglars ‘Mugojerry and Rumpleteazer’ who work together in a life of petty crimes. The tone shifts when Grizabella the Glamour Cat makes an appearance with a torn coat and shoddy appearance. Whilst many cats shun her, some are more sympathetic. The entrance of Old Deuteronomy causes some excitement as he arrives to select which cat is to be reborn. The cats entertain him by narrating a story about the battle between the Pekes and the Pollicles, before the time arises for the Jellicle Ball to commence. As the cats dance for joy, Grizabella enters and sings of her ‘Memory’.

Old Deuteronomy tells the tribe about the ‘moments of happiness’, introducing them to Gus the Theatre Cat, who recounts his tales of the stage. He tells a dramatic story of Growltiger the pirate who was in love with Griddlebone. As his story comes to an end, Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat is caught sleeping and tells of his life on the sleeper train from London to Scotland. His song is brought to an abrupt end by Macavity the Mystery Cat, and the whole gang, flee, and Old Deuteronomy goes missing. The other cats fight with Macavity, and it is up to Mr Mistoffelees to magically bring their leader back. Old Deuteronomy then makes his Jellicle choice and chooses Grizabella to journey up to the Heaviside layer and be reborn. As she disappears on a floating tire, he has one final word for the audience on how to address a cat.


Act I

  • Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats….The Company
  • The Naming of Cats …………….The Company
  • The Invitation to the Jellicle Ball ………. Munkustrap, Victoria, Mistofelees
  • The Old Gumbie Cat.…………….Munkustrap, Jennyanydots, Demeter, Bombalurina, Jellylorum
  • The Rum Tum Tugger
  • Grizabella, The Glamour Cat.……Grizabella, Demeter, Bombalurina
  • Bustopher Jones……………….Bustopher, Jennyanydots, Jellylorum, Bombalurina
  • Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer …..Mungojerrie, Rumpleteazer
  • Old Deuteronomy ………………Munkustrap, The Rum Tum Tugger, Old Deuteronomy
  • The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and Pollicles ……Munkustrap, The Rumpus Cat
  • The Marching Songs of the Pollicle Dogs……Munkustrap, The Rumpus Cat
  • The Jellicle Ball…………….The Company
  • Memory……………………….Grizabella

Act II

  • The Moments of Happiness…..Old Deuteronomy, Sillabub
  • Gus: The Theatre Cat….Jellylorum, Asparagus 
  • Growltiger’s Last Stand……….Growltiger, Griddlebone, The Crew, Genghis
  • The Ballad Of Billy M’Caw
  • Skimbleshanks ………………Skimbleshanks
  • Macavity ……………Demeter, Bombalurina, Alonzo, Macavity, Munkustrap
  • Mr. Mistoffelees …….Mistoffelees, The Rum Tum Tugger
  • Memory ………………Sillabub, Grizabella 
  • The Journey to the Heaviside Layer………The Company
  • The Addressing Of Cats

Winner of the following Tony Awards

  • Best Musical
  • Outstanding Performance in a Musical by an Featured Actress- Betty Buckely
  • Outstanding Direction of a Musical-Trevor Nunn
  • Best Score of a Musical-Andrew Lloyd Webber (score) and T.S. Elliot (lyrics)
  • Best Book of a Musical-T.S. Elliot
  • Outstanding Costume Design-John Napier
  • Outstanding Lighting Design-David Hersey

Nominated for

  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Musical-Harry Groener
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Musical-Stephan Hanah
  • Outstanding Scenic Design-John Napier
  • Outstanding Choreography-Gillian Lynne

Olivier Awards

  • Best Musical
  • Outstanding Achievement in Musicals Gillian Lynne

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Company features a book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical is one of the pair’s most successful shows, and the original production was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, although it only won 6.   The show features a 35 year old single man Bobby who lives in New York and is unable to commit to marriage. Through a series of vignettes we see each of his friends showing different sides to their marital relationships.


Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim

George Furth

Harold Prince

Harold Prince

Michael Bennett


Original Broadway Production: April 26 1970; Alvin Theatre, 690 performances

Original Broadway Cast included: Dean Jones, Elaine Stritch, Barbara Barrie, John Cunningham, Charles Kimbrough,  Donna McKechnie, Charles Braswell, Susan Browning, Steve Elmore, Beth Howland, Pamela Myers & Merle Louise

Original London Production: January 18, 1972; Her Majesty’s Theatre, (344 performances)

London Revival: December 13 1995 – March 2, 1996; Donmar Warehouse

March 13 – June 29; Albery Theatre (Noel Coward)

Broadway Revival: November 29, 2006 – July 1, 2007; Ethel Barymore Theatre

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It’s 1970’s New York City, and perpetual bachelor Bobby is celebrating his 35th birthday with his married friends, who’ve gathered in his fabulous Upper East Side apartment. Though they all encourage him to finally settle down, Bobby remains steadfastly single. In a series of vignettes, he visits each couple and explores what marriage is all about.

Harry and Sarah are a friendly, middle-aged couple who are some of Bobby’s best friends. Both have their vices – Harry was arrested for public intoxication and has allegedly given up drinking, and Sarah’s new karate craze has failed to combat her food addiction. Joanne and the other couples sing “The Little Things You Do Together” while Sarah shows Harry some of her karate moves. When Sarah goes to bed, Bobby asks Harry if he’s sorry he get married, to which Harry replies that he is always “Sorry-Grateful.”

Bobby’s other friends, Peter and Susan seem like the perfect couple, but they reveal to Bobby that they plan to get divorced. Bobby is even more shocked as they each seem to be elated about separating and are getting along fine.

Next, Bobby visits Jenny and David, and with their children asleep upstairs they decide to smoke marijuana. Jenny gets a bit silly but snaps back to reality when she asks Bobby when he will finally get married. Bobby says he just hasn’t met the right girl yet, even though he’s dating three at the minute, Marta, April, and Kathy, who lament his playboy ways (“You Could Drive a Person Crazy”). Jenny asserts that it’s time for Bobby to grow up. The married men enjoy living vicariously through Bobby’s active sex life (“Have I Got a Girl for You”), but he is starting to realise that “Someone is Waiting” who will make him end his bed-hopping ways.

Bobby meets up with his three girlfriends while Marta describes “Another Hundred People” flooding the already crowded city of New York. April is a ditzy flight attendant who lacks substance, while Kathy, the one that got away, is moving home to get married after finally growing tired of Bobby’s refusal to commit. Marta is a young, free-spirited girl whose greatest love seems to be New York itself.

On their wedding morning, Amy and Paul are getting ready with the help of Best Man Bobby. Amy is getting cold feet, to the point that she declares she is not “Getting Married Today” to a heartbroken Paul. After Bobby makes an impulsive and awkward marriage proposal of his own, Amy realises her mistake and runs off to catch Paul. Bobby thinks he wants to get married, but still doesn’t want all the responsibility that entails (“Marry Me a Little”).

The couples all reflect on how much they need Bobby in their lives (“Side by Side by Side/What Would We Do Without You?”). Bobby invites April over to his apartment and promptly seduces her, while the wives worry that he is all alone (“Poor Baby”. The next morning, April needs to get up for her flight to “Barcelona,” but decides to spend the whole day with Bobby, much to his chagrin.

With Marta in tow, Bobby heads back to Peter and Susan’s, where he finds them happily divorced, but still living together. When the girls head to the kitchen, Peter asks if Bobby has ever had a homosexual experience. When Bobby admits that he has, Peter asks if they could ever be together. Bobby mistakenly assumes Peter is joking and laughs the whole conversation off.

Bobby gets drunk at a nightclub with Joanne and Larry, the oldest of his friends. Joanne has been overserved and delivers a scathing rebuke of “The Ladies Who Lunch,” despite realising she is one of them. Larry is embarrassed and heads to the bathroom, and Joanne takes the opportunity to make a pass at Bobby. Taken aback, he again tries to laugh it off, but Joanne forces him to confront the fact that he is ultimately unfulfilled as a single man. As Larry and Joanne leave, Bobby realises that he does want someone to share in the ups and downs of “Being Alive.”


Act I

  • Overture
  • Company
  • Little Things You Do Together, The
  • Sorry – Grateful
  • You Could Drive A Person Crazy
  • Someone is Waiting
  • Have I Got A Girl For You
  • Another Hundred People
  • Getting Married Today
  • Marry Me a Little
Act II
  • Side By Side By Side
  • What Would We Do Without You
  • Poor Baby
  • Tick Tock
  • Barcelona
  • Ladies Who Lunch, The
  • Being Alive
  • Finale

Tony Awards Won

  • Best Musical
  • Best Music (Stephen Sondheim)
  • Best Lyrics (Stephen Sondheim)
  • Best Book (George Furth)
  • Best Director (Harold Prince)
  • Best Scenic Design (Boris Aronson)

UK: Josef Weinberger

USA: Musical Theatre International


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman

Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman

Jeremy Sams

the novel by Ian Flemming

Roald Dahl & Ken Hughes

Jeremy Sams

Chitty chitty Bang Bang London

Original London Production

London Palladium - Opened 16 Apr 2002, closed 1 Sep 2005

Cast: Michael Ball – Caractacus Potts, Emma Williams – Truly Scrumptious, Anton Rodgers – Grandpa Potts, Brian Blessed – Baron Bomburst, Nichola McAuliffe – Baroness Bomburst, Richard O’Brien – The Child Catcher, Edward Petherbridge – Toymaker. 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Broadway

Original Broadway Production

Hilton Theatre - Opened 28 Apr 2005, closed 31 Dec 2005, 285 performances

Cast: Raúl Esparza – Caractacus Potts, Erin Dilly – Truly Scrumptious, Philip Bosco – Grandpa Potts, Marc Kudisch – Baron Bomburst, Jan Maxwell – Baroness Bomburst.

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After crashing at the 1909 Monaco Grand Prix, prized racing automobile the Paragon Panther is about to be melted down for scrap. Schoolchildren Jeremy and Jemima Potts want to save the car from destruction, and the scrap shop owner agrees to give it to them if they can pay forty shillings for it. Heiress Truly Scrumptious comes across the children and agrees to drive them home so she can confront their father for not putting them in school.

The Potts children live in an abandoned windmill filled with the abandoned projects of their eccentric inventor father Caractacus and Grandpa Potts. Caractacus believes his newly created sweets will take off, and Truly agrees to introduce him to her father, Lord Scrumptious, who made his millions through a successful sweet factory. However, Caractacus’ “Toot Sweets” emit a high whistle that makes all the dogs in the neighbourhood swarm the factory.

Nonetheless, Truly is taken with the entire Potts family. Meanwhile, Boris and Goran, two spies sent by Baron Bomburst of Vulgaria, are trying to track down the secret mechanism that made the Paragon Panther so special and decide to keep tabs on the Potts family as they try to purchase the vehicle. The Potts family and Truly arrive at a carnival (“Come to the Fun Fair”), where Caractacus tries to put his hair-cutting machine to use. When a customer is made bald, Caractacus manages to escape his wrath, and he is also approached by a turkey farmer who pays him for the invention as an improved method of slaughtering his turkeys.

With the money from his hair-cutting machine, Caractacus buys the Paragon Panther and sets to work on its refurbishment. When it is completed, Truly joins the family for a drive in the magical car, now renamed “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” They head to the beach, but become stranded by the incoming tide. Meanwhile Baron Bomburst has captured Grandpa Potts, believing him to be the inventor of the magical vehicle, and now attempts to seize the car in his airship. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang manages to transform into a floating car and escapes the Baron, while the family set off to rescue Grandpa.

Grandpa Potts receives a warm welcome from the people of Vulgaria who mistakenly believe him to be a great inventor. The Baron orders him to make his royal car magical, and he diligently sets to it with the help of Vulgarian inventors. When he is unsuccessful, the Baron attempts to have him executed, but Chitty flies above the city with the Potts family, and disrupts the proceedings.
Truly and the Potts family land and meet the Toymaker, who informs them that children are banished from Vulgaria and are rounded up by the Childcatcher. The Toymaker safely stows Jeremy and Jemima and shows Caractacus where the hidden children in Vulgaria live. The Childcatcher arrives and tricks the Potts children into being captured. Truly runs into the sewers to find Caractacus and they dress as dolls to sneak into the Baron’s lair. They manage to rescue the children and Grandpa with the help of Chitty and fly off to their next adventure together.


Act I

  • Overture — Orchestra
  • Prologue — Company
  • “You Two” — Caractacus, Jeremy & Jemima
  • “Them Three” — Grandpa Potts
  • “Toot Sweets” — Caractacus, Truly, Lord Scrumptious & Ensemble
  • “Think Vulgar” (2002–2005) “Act English” (2005–present) — Boris and Goran
  • “Hushabye Mountain” — Caractacus
  • “Come to the Funfair” — Company
  • “Me Ol’ Bamboo” — Caractacus & Ensemble
  • “Posh!” — Grandpa Potts, Jeremy & Jemima
  • “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” — Caractacus, Truly, Jeremy & Jemima, & Grandpa Potts
  • “Truly Scrumptious” — Jeremy, Jemima & Truly
  • “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”(Nautical reprise) — Caractacus, Truly, Jeremy & Jemima
  • “Chitty Takes Flight” — Company
Act II
  • “Entr’acte” — Orchestra
  • “Vulgarian National Anthem” — Company
  • “The Roses of Success” — Grandpa Potts & Inventors
  • “Kiddy-Widdy-Winkies” — Childcatcher
  • “Teamwork” — Caractacus, Toymaker, Truly & Juvenile Ensemble
  • “Chu-Chi Face” — Baron & Baroness
  • “The Bombie Samba” — Baroness, Baron & Ensemble
  • “Doll On A Music Box”/”Truly Scrumptious” (Reprise) — Truly & Caractacus
  • “Us Two”/”Chitty Prayer” — Jeremy & Jemima
  • “Teamwork” (Reprise) — Toymaker & Company
  • “Chitty Flies Home (Finale)” — Company

Nominated for 5 Tony Awards

Nominated for 3 Olivier Award




Carousel is one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most famous musicals, and was reportedly the composer’s favourite score. Stephen Sondheim, a close personal friend of Hammerstein agreed with this and said of the show “whilst Oklahoma! is about a picnic, Carousel is about life”. The musical has been revived all over the world on numerous occasions, with Nicholas Hytner’s 1992 National Theatre production setting the standard for new revivals. The show was turned into an MGM film in 1956 which starred Gordon McRae and Shirley Jones. In the UK the show’s score can be heard on the football stands as Liverpool FC adopted the anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as their official song.

Carousel - Original Broadway

Richard Rodgers (music); Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)

Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II

The Play “Liliom” By Ferenc Molnar As Adapted By Benjamin F. Glazer

The Theatre Guild

Rouben Mamoulian

Agnes de Mille

Carousel Original Broadway

Original Broadway Production

Majestic Theatre Broadway - Opened 1 Apr 1945, closed 1 May 1947

Cast: John Raitt (Billy), Jan Clayton (Julie), Jean Darling (Carrie), Eric Mattson (Enoch Snow), Christine Johnson (Nettie Fowler).

Carousel Original London

Original London Production

Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Opened 1 Jun 1950, closed 1 Jan 1970

Cast: Stephen Douglass (Billy), Iva Withers (Julie) and Margot Moser (Carrie).

Carousel First Broadway Revival

Broadway Revival

City Centre - Opened 2 Jun 1954, closed 8 Aug 1954, 79 performances

Cast: Howard Keel (Billy), Barbara Cook (Julie)

Carousel 1992 London Revival

1992 London Revival

National Theatre; Shaftesbury Theatre - Opened 1 Dec 1992, closed 1 Jan 1970

Cast: Michael Hayden (Billy), Joanna Riding (Julie), Janie Dee (Carrie), Patricia Routledge (Nettie)

Carousel 1994 Broadway Revival

1992 Broadway Revival

Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Centre - Opened 18 Feb 1994, closed 15 Jan 1995, 337 performances

Cast: Audra McDonald (Carrie), Sally Murphy (Julie), Shirley Verrett as (Nettie) and Eddie Korbich (Enoch)

Carousel Savoy 2008

2008 London Revival

Savoy Theatre - Opened 2 Dec 2008, closed 1 Jun 2009

Cast: Lesley Garrett 

Carousel 2012 London Revival

Carousel 2012 London Revival

The Barbican; UK Tour - Opened 15 Aug 2012, closed 15 Sep 2012

Cast: Julie: Gillene Herbert & Katherine Manley, Carrie: Claire Boulter & Sarah Tynan, Billy: Eric Greene & Michael Todd Simpson, Nettie: Elena Ferrari & Yvonne Howard

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The show begins in 1873 in a small seaside community in Maine. Throughout the Prologue (“The Carousel Waltz”) two mill workers, Julie Jordan and Carrie Pipperidge visit the fair and catch the eye of Carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Mrs Mullin, the owner of the Carousel scolds Billy and tells Julie never to return. Billy sees that she is jealous and embarrass her, causing her to fire him. As the girls are left alone, Carrie pushes Julie to admit her feelings towards Billy but she seems somewhat shy (“You’re a Queer One Julie Jordan”). Carrie is thankful that she now has a beau so she can tell Julie all about her own love, “Mister Snow”. Billy returns to the girls in time for Mr Bascombe, the mill owner to see her about to break curfew. He offers to escort her back to the mill but she refuses and is fired. He warns her about the likes of Billy. As the couple are left alonei they talk about what it would be like if they loved each other and struggle to contain their mutual attraction, (“If I Loved You”).

A month later the townsfolk are preparing for a summer clambake with Julie’s cousin Nettie Fowler (“June is Bustin’ Out All Over”). Julie and Billy are now married and live with Nettie, but she confides in Carrie that Billy has hit her, Carrie is more smitten with her love life, introducing Mister Snow to the girls (“Mister Snow Reprise”). Billy is rude to both Enoch Snow and Carrie and goes off with the villainous Jigger, much to Julie’s dismay. Enoch and Carrie are left alone to plan their perfect life together, which Enoch expects will involve many children, (“When the Children are Asleep”).

At the shipyard Jigger and his shipmates sing about their life on the sea, (“Blow High, Blow Low”). He tries to recruit the unemployed Billy to assist with a robbery which he thinks will make them a lot of money. He is unsure as it may involve the killing of Julie’s ex-boss, Mr Bascombe. Mrs Mullin reappears to tempt Billy back to the Carousel but he turns her down. Julie tells him that she is pregnant and Billy is instantly happy. He contemplates live with his future son, or daughter, (“Soliloquy”). Everyone prepares to attend the Clambake and Billy decides to join Julie, so he can carry out the robbery with Jigger.

Act Two opens with the whole cast talking about the fantastic clambake, (“This Was a Real Nice Clambake”). Jigger makes an effort to be noticed ahead of the robbery and flirts with Carrie as Enoch finds them in a compromising position, (“Geraniums in the Winder”). The girls attempt to calm Carrie down and Julie gives them her philosophy on love, singing “What’s the Use of Wonderin’?” As the treasure hunt begins, Billy and Jigger return to shore to deal with the robbery. They pass the time playing cards and staking a claim at the money they are about to steal. The robbery goes wrong and Mr Bascombe pulls out a gun to use on Jigger who gets away. To escape punishment Billy stabs himself just in time for Julie to enter and speak to him one final time. As everyone returns from the Clambake, Julie is left alone with the dead Billy and Nettie helps her in her hour of need, (“You’ll Never Walk Alone”).

Billy is greeted by a Starkeeper who takes him to heaven. He tells him he did not do enough good to get into heaven, but can still return to earth for one day to redeem himself. Fifteen years have passed in a flash and he tells Billy he should return to earth to help his daughter Louise. Through an extended “Ballet” we see Louise alone on the beach, lonely and bitter, being taunted by the children of Carrie and Enoch. Billy observes, and steals a star before deciding to help her on earth.

Julie is visited by Carrie and her perfect family who tell her about their recent trip to New York. Their life is exactly how Enoch predicted, with everything running like clockwork. Their oldest son tries to flirt with Louise but she is mean to him and he taunts her about her father. Louise is angry, and Billy lets himself be seen, startling her on her porch. He offers her the star, but loses his temper, slapping her after she refuses to take it. She runs to get her mother as Billy asks to be invisible. Louise asks if it is possible to be hit and not feel a thing, and she tells her that it is. Although she can’t see Billy, she finds the star and seems to feel his presence, (“If I Loved You Reprise”).

At Louise’s graduation ceremony the class are encouraged not to be held back by their parents or bask in their success, but instead live for themselves. As the ensemble sing a reprise of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” Billy tells his daughter to believe in the words, and she reaches out to a classmate, determined not to live life as a loner. He tells Julie he loves her and as they unite with a new power, Billy is granted access to heaven.



  1.  Prologue – Waltz Suite: “Carousel” – Orchestra
  2. Mister Snow – Carrie
  3. If I Loved You – Julie, Billy
  4. June Is Bustin’ Out All Over – Nettie & Ensemble
  5. You’re A Queer One Julie Jordan – Billy, Carrie
  6. Mister Snow (Reprise) – Nettie, Girls
  7. When The Children Are Asleep – Enoch Snow, Carrie
  8. Blow High, Blow Low – Jigger, Men
  9. Soliloquy – Billy


  1. Entr’acte – Orchestra
  2. A Real Nice Clambake – Ensemble
  3. Geraniums In The Winder/Stonecutters Cut It On Stone – Jigger, Ensemble
  4. What’s The Use Of Wondrin’ – Julie
  5. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Nettie
  6. Incidental (Entrance of Heavenly Friend)
  7. The Highest Judge Of All – Billy, Starkeeper
  8. Ballet – Orchestra
  9. Porch Scene – Julie, Louise, Billy
  10. Finale Ultimo: Graduation Scene – Company
Olivier Awards (1992 Revival) 
  • Best Musical Revival (winner)
  • Best Director of a Musical – Nicholas Hytner (winner)
  • Best Actress in a Musical – Joanna Riding (winner)
  • Best Supporting Performance in a Musical – Janie Dee (winner)


Tony Awards (1994 Revival)

  • Best Revival of a Musical
  • Best Featured Actress in a Musical – Audra McDonald
  • Best Scenic Design – Bob Crowley
  • Best Choreography – Sir Kenneth MacMillan
  • Best Direction of a Musical – Nicholas Hytner

UK: Josef Weinberger

USA: R & H Theatricals