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CD REVIEW: Jeanne the Musical – Original Studio Cast Recording

Music &Lyrics: Shirlie Roden Reviewer: Mark Clegg A brief history lesson: Jeanne d'Arc (or Joan of Arc to the English speaking world) was born a peasant in 15th century France. Claiming to have holy visions urging her to support Charles VII in fighting against the English domination of France, she was sent by the uncrowned Charles to the siege of ...

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CD REVIEW: Jack the Ripper – Original 1975 London Cast Recording

Music by Ron Pember Book &Lyrics by Ron Pember &Denis De Marne Reviewer: Mark Clegg A century old case of prostitutes murdered and mutilated by an unknown psychopath in London perhaps pales in comparison to some of the atrocities that have happened in the world since 1888, and yet the legend of Jack the Ripper has lived on in modern ...

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CD REVIEW: Worzel Gummidge: The Musical – Original Cast Recording

Music: Denis King Book and Lyrics: Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall Reviewer: Mark Clegg People who were not fortunate to be around at the time of its original broadcast may find it difficult to understand the appeal of the television show Worzel Gummidge. Only in the late 1970s could a family programme be so bizarre and potentially downright terrifying. A ...

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NEWS: Worzel Gummidge musical cast recording makes CD debut

Continuing their series of ‘lost’ British theatre scores, Stage Door Records are to release the original London cast recording of the 1981 musical Worzel Gummidge on November 10th. Based on the hit TV series and Barbara Euphan Todd’s children’s classic writers Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall and composer Denis King created a new stage musical adaptation of the story. Featuring the ...

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CD REVIEW: Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Stage Door Records have released the first complete recording of Stephen Edwards West End musical Tess of the D’Urbervilles, which features six tracks from the 1999 Original London Cast alongside a further 15 previously unreleased from the 1998 Original Studio Recording. The musical opened at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre to sensational reviews, and subsequently transferred to the Savoy ...

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CD REVIEW: Swan Esther – Original Concept Album

Lyrics: Jack Edward Oliver Music: Nick Munns Reviewer: Mark Clegg There can’t be many people who haven’t experienced the dreaded school assembly either as a participant or as a spectator, squatting on an under-sized chair waiting for your child to deliver their single line while dressed as the Archangel Gabriel or an onion. Luckily, school assemblies got a shot in ...

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NEWS: Stage Door Records to release Stephanie Lawrence in Swan Esther on CD

Stage Door Records today announced the Original Concept Album of Nick Munns and J. Edward Oliver’s 1983 musical ‘Swan Esther’ will be released on CD May 26th, 2014. 'Swan Esther' is a musical retelling of the biblical story of Esther,the Jewish queen of the Persian King Ahaseuerus. The musical was thebrainchild of legendary theatre producer David Land in a bid ...

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CD REVIEW: Anthony Newley: The Last Song, The Final Recordings

Producers: Stage Door Records &The Anthony Newley Society Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:3.5] Anthony Newley passed away in 1999, leaving behind him an impressive legacy covering stage, screen and recordings, both as a writer and performer. The final recordings that he made in 1996 and 1997, before sadly losing his battle with cancer, up until now had remained unreleased. Newley’s fans ...

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