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TIMELINE OF MY MUSICALS

CREATION STORY First performed at the National Garden Festival in September 1986 and then at the Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford 1987.

 

THE DEVIL AND MR STONE Performed at the Donmar Warehouse, London July 1989.

 

MADDIE First workshopped on the Sondheim Masterclass 1990 leading to a half-hour presentation. Full workshop at the Royal National Theatre Studio, May 1991. First production at the Salisbury Playhouse in September 1996. Transferred to the Lyric Theatre opening in London on September 29th 1997.

 

MY FATHER'S SON (Made in Sheffield) First performance at Sheffield City Hall August 1993.

Subsequently performed twice at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells in February 1994 and later that year

at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Last performed at the Crucible Theatre in 1999.

 

AMAZING MR BLUNDEN Industry showcase performance in 1995 at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden.

 

THE LAST WAVE Performed at the Rotherham Arts Centre, Summer 1998. Written for the Made in Sheffield Theatre Company.

 

LA CAVA First performed at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley in Spring 2000 before transferring to the Victoria Palace Theatre in London where it opened on 8 June 2000. Closed 22 July 2000 at the Victoria Palace Theatre

and then transferred 21 August 2000 to the Piccadilly Theatre.

 

HEIDI First performed at an open air arena, Lake Walenstadt in Switzerland 2005. The show returned to the same venue in 2006 and a new production opened in Germany at the Anhaltisches Theater, Dessau where it played in repertoire from December 2006 - 2007. The show was also performed in Zurich in 2015.

 

THE RETURN OF PETER PAN Commissioned by a German publishing house. First workshopped in Berlin 2006. A new workshop was to have taken place at the August Everding Theatre Academy in Munich, April 2020 but this was postponed due to Covid 19.

 

JOHANNA AND HEIDI (Heidi, Part 2) First performed at an open air arena, Lake Walenstadt in Switzerland 2007 and then in 2008.

 

THE ONE TRUE THING 2009 A stand-alone prequel to Heidi. This show was commissioned but never performed.

 

SEA CHANGE Completed in 2016. A musical for five actors with book and lyrics by Michelle Magorian.

This musical has not been performed yet.

 

NIGHT SHOOT Completed in 2017. A musical set around the filming of Les Enfants du Paradis in occupied France. This musical has not been performed yet.

 

Unfinished Musicals

 

Between the Kisses 2002 Demo recordings on my SoundCloud Channel.  

Dietrich and the Red Spy 2012 Demo recordings on my SoundCloud Channel.  

Anastasia: A Musical Riddle Demo of six songs recorded in 2009 and available to hear on my

SoundCloud channel. Since then no more work has been done on it.

Comrade Pav 2017  Two songs written and a synopsis. Since then no more work has been done on it.

Lucky Night 2018 Book and several songs completed.

Mama's Guy 2020 In progress.

 

 

Other Pieces

 

The Challenge 1992 Multi-collaborative musical written to launch the Mercury Workshop.

Stephen and Shaun McKenna wrote the final two numbers.

The Ten Commandments 1993 The second multi-collaborative musical by the Mercury Workshop with

each commandment being musicalised. Stephen wrote the music for the first with lyrics by Peter Spafford.

Tom, Dick or Harry (All the Lonely Things) 2010 One woman play with 8 songs by Stephen Clark.

Were You Really There? 2018 A musical theatre song cycle written with Ian Billings commissioned by the Arts Council.

The Three Little Pigs 2002 Pop Cantata for children.