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ANN VERONICA London Cast Album Set for Release Next Month

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Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original London Cast Recording of the 1969 West End musical 'Ann Veronica' will be released on September 25th, 2015. The CD release continues Stage Door's London cast album series and commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years.

H.G. Wells' classic 1909 novel Ann Veronica was conceived for the musical stage by writer David Croft who with composer Cyril Ornadel began working on their adaptation in 1964. With music by Ornadel and lyrics by Croft, Ann Veronica was first presented at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry in February 1969 followed by a week long run at Brighton's Theatre Royal prior to opening at London's Cambridge Theatre on April 17th 1969.

The story of 'Ann Veronica' details the rebellion of 22 year old Ann Veronica Stanley against her stern middle class father and her effort to make a mark on the world as a New Woman. Leaving home for a new life in London, Ann embarks on a journey of discovery becoming immersed in a world of intellectuals, socialists, and suffragettes.

The London production of 'Ann Veronica' starred Mary Millar in the title role alongside popular British performers Hy Hazell, Arthur Lowe, Peter Reeves, Charles West, Ian Lavender and John Inman. Reaction from the London critics was decidedly mixed and the production subsequently closed after just 44 performances.

In March 1969, prior to the West End transfer, the 'Ann Veronica' cast album was recorded at London's CTS Studios in Belgravia. Stage Door is pleased to debut the London cast recording on CD, digitally remastered and featuring an extensive booklet with rare production photos and detailed sleeve notes by theatre archivist Stewart Nicholls. All tracks licensed from Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.

ANN VERONICA - ORIGINAL LONDON CAST RECORDING Music: Cyril Ornadel | Lyrics: David Croft | Book: Frank Wells & Ronald Gow

1. OVERTURE / A WHOLE PERSON - Mary Millar
2. I DON'T SEE WHAT ELSE I COULD HAVE SAID - Charles West, Joan Cooper
3. MATERNITY - Hy Hazell, Janet Mahoney, Suzanne Kerchiss
4. OPPORTUNITY - Jacquie Toye, Glennis Beresford, Joanne Haverly,
Chorus
5. SWEEP ME OFF MY FEET - Mary Millar, Chorus
6. ANN VERONICA - Mary Millar, Ian Lavender, Chorus
7. ONE MAN'S LOVE - Simon Kent
8. CHEMICAL ATTRACTION - Peter Reeves, Mary Millar
9. I COULDN'T DO A THING LIKE THAT - Arthur Lowe
10. WHY CAN'T I GO TO HIM - Mary Millar
11. THEY CAN'T KEEP US DOWN - Hy Hazell, Chorus
12. STAND IN LINE / HOME SWEET HOME / GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK -
Wardresses, Janet Mahoney, Suzanne Kerchiss, Hy Hazell
13. IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU - Mary Millar
14. YOU'RE A GOOD MAN - Charles West, Joan Cooper, Simon Kent
15. TOO MUCH MEAT - Hy Hazell, Arthur Lowe
16. ANN VERONICA (REPRISE) - Company

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
http://www.stagedoorrecords.com/stage9042.html


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