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Popular & Classic Musicals from Andrew Lloyd Webber
1 Jun

Popular & classical musicals from one of the greatest composers of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Lyrics by Charles Hart & Don Black.
A musical adaptation from the novel by David Garnett.

Full Length Musical, Melodrama, 1940s

The show tells the story of passion, love, life and loss across three generations of a family and their artistic companions, against a background of 1940's France and Italy. Alex is only seventeen when love changes everything. His brief affair with the ambitious actress, Rose, sets the course for a succession of romantic liaisons that last well into manhood.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. 
Book and Lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn.
Based on the "Jeeves" stories by P.G Wodehouse.

Full Length Musical, Comedy

Bertie is looking forward to enlivening a charity benefit at a church hall when his beloved banjo mysteriously goes missing. Assisted by the unflappable Jeeves, Bertie instead entertains the audience with an improvised account of how he and two chums - with, as one song puts it, "a collective I.Q. of around 42" - all got their names and identities confused in the course of one riotously raucous weekend. 

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T. S. Eliot.

Full Length Musical, Rock Musical
CASTING: 8M, 6F, 4M or F

Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. 

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Lyrics by Tim Rice.

Full Length Musical, Rock Musical, Biblical

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its centre a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Lyrics by Tim Rice.

Full Length Musical, Rock Musical, Biblical
CASTING: 17M, 1F, 1M or F

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colours comes to vibrant life in this delightful parable. Joseph, his father's favourite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. 

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Lyrcis by Richard Stilgoe. Additional Lyrics by David Yazbek.

Full Length Musical, Rock Musical

A child’s train set magically comes to life and the various engines compete to become the “Fastest engine in the World”! The underdog, Rusty the Steam train, has little chance until he is inspired by the legend of the “Starlight Express” and ultimately defeats his arch-rivals "Greaseball" and "Electra" before going on to win the hand of the lovely first class coach, Pearl. 

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.
Based on the film by Billy Wilder.

Full Length Musical, Drama, 1950s, 1940s

Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of 'talkies.' Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.

Music By Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Book and Lyrics By Ben Elton.

Full Length Musical, Romance, Comedy, Sports, Drama, 1970s
CASTING: 6M, 6F, 6M or F

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s musical is the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. THE BEAUTIFUL GAME follows the fortunes of a group of teenagers, all members of a local soccer team, and their friends.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Lyrics by Tim Rice.

Full Length Musical, Melodrama, 19th Century
THE LIKES OF US is the story of the life of Dr Thomas Barnardo, a man who was evangelical, entrepreneurial and philanthropic, and whose crusade to rescue children living on the streets became world renowned. Described as “a musical that has existed for 40 years hidden away from view” THE LIKES OF US is Oliver!-esque in style and is best known for the much-quoted Tim Rice lyric:  "Here I have a lovely parrot, sound in wind and limb, I can guarantee that there is nothing wrong with him".

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Lyrics by Jim Steinman.
Based on the original novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the film produced by Richard Attenborough.

Full Length Musical, Christmas/Holiday, Drama, 1950s

Swallow, a 15 year-old-girl growing up in America’s deep South in the fifties, discovers a mysterious man hiding out in a barn. When she asks who he is and the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ”, it’s as if all her prayers have been answered. Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside – the townspeople who are determined to catch a fugitive hiding it their midst. 

Looking for something else? See our full catalogue of musicals from The Really Useful Group HERE.

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