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Location: Swansea
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Profile: I am a 68 year old playwright/lyricist/freelance writer on theatre from Swansea, Wales. I am fanatical about musical theatre as both writer and observer.


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2014 BWW Album Awards - WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS  Sep 23 2014, 09:42:03 AM
Just in case anyone on the Broadway Board may be interested - WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS (an album of songs with my lyrics) has been nominated in the Best New Compilation Album category in the 2014 BWW Album Awards. As it is a UK album, I thought I'd just make musical theatre fans across the pond aware of it.

The vocals on the album are by a wonderful selection of West End and Off-West End performers, including Jos Slovick (Georg in Spring Awakening, Andrej in Once), Will Barratt (Bob


Can We Talk About How Great the Christmas Carol Score is?  Oct 15 2013, 07:48:40 AM
I LOVE this score! (Well basically love anything by Alan Menken and am a huge admirer of Lynn Ahrens' work.)

The show will be getting its London premiere this Christmas - at the intimate Off-West End Tabard Theatre. So it will be a pretty different staging to the production at MSG! (There was a fantastic recent production of Rent at the Tabard so I'm guessing their Christmas Carol will be pretty impressive too.)


Ben Stott - video of GIANTS IN THE SKY from INTO THE WOODS, Regent's Park on youtube  Sep 6 2013, 10:36:55 AM
Some videos from the Olivier Award winning production of INTO THE WOODS at Regent's Park have been put up on youtube for a limited period. Here's the link to the amazing Ben Stott as Jack, performing GIANTS IN THE SKY. (Looking forward even more now to seeing Ben as Tobias in Sweeney Todd at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.)

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A LONELY VOICE - new video of song from London workshop of epic new musical MY LAND'S SHORE  Feb 10 2013, 06:20:01 AM
Here's another video of a song from MY LAND'S SHORE that I thought members of the Broadway board may enjoy - AIR FOR A WISE CELTIC FOOL, performed at the Actors' Church, Covent Garden, London last October by West End star Killian Donnelly (currently playing Tony in BILLY ELLIOT, previously Raoul in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA & Enjolras in LES MISERABLES - and also, of course, was Combefierre in the movie of LES MISERABLES).



A LONELY VOICE - new video of song from London workshop of epic new musical MY LAND'S SHORE  Feb 7 2013, 04:52:18 AM
Here's the latest teaser of video footage from the MY LAND'S SHORE workshop production at RADA studios in London, with vocals by the amazing Rebecca Trehearn (Ghost, Love Story, Aspects Of Love, We Will Rock You), singing "The Way Things Are".

If you like what you see and hear from MY LAND'S SHORE, please go to the My Land's Shore Facebook page and "like" it:
http://www.facebook.com/mylandsshore


A LONELY VOICE - new video of song from London workshop of epic new musical MY LAND'S SHORE  Jan 29 2013, 07:30:27 PM
The cast and writers of the workshop production of MY LAND'S SHORE at the RADA Studios, London on January 18th, 2013:


A LONELY VOICE - new video of song from London workshop of epic new musical MY LAND'S SHORE  Jan 29 2013, 07:28:10 PM
I thought that maybe members of the Broadway Board would like to see this video "teaser" from the recent London workshop production of the epic new musical MY LAND'S SHORE (by Christopher J. Orton & myself) at RADA Studios.

"My Land's Shore" is a tale of conflict, social injustice, moral dilemmas, love, guilt and heartbreak. Set during the infamous Merthyr Rising in Wales in 1831, the musical re-tells the story of Richard Lewis (aka Dic Penderyn), an ordinary man of conviction and integ


Anna Kendrick to Cathy in L5Y in California  Oct 21 2012, 08:29:59 PM
Three personal reactions:
1. I would LOVE to see a movie version of TL5Y
2. The article read as if it was written by a ten year old.
3. I have absolutely no idea who Anna Kendrick is! lol


The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Excitement Level?  Oct 21 2012, 08:27:41 PM
I'm heading over to NYC from the Uk in a few weeks time and have just booked my ticket for Drood - and I am VERY excited!I've always loved the score and really enjoyed the recent London production. And this Broadway cast is to die for!

Top Hat plans Broadway?  Oct 21 2012, 08:25:10 PM
The London production of Top Hat is an absolute joy! Genuinely witty book, fantastic dancing and - of course - a glorious Berlin score. Broadway deserves to see it!

(Btw - I was a little underwhelmed by the - IMO - overhyped West End production of Singing In the Rain.)


Video:West End Phantom & Les Mis movie actor KILLIAN DONNELLY sings song from brand new epic musical set in Wales, MY LAND'S SHORE  Oct 13 2012, 06:05:02 PM
ThankstoPhantom - thank you! Really pleased you like our song.

Seating Preference (UnScientific) Poll  Oct 13 2012, 06:02:12 PM
Aisle seat as close to the front of the Orchestra as possible!

Video:West End Phantom & Les Mis movie actor KILLIAN DONNELLY sings song from brand new epic musical set in Wales, MY LAND'S SHORE  Oct 13 2012, 08:40:15 AM
The video has now passed 1,000 views on youtube! And in just 3 and a half days since it was uploaded! Thanks very much to anyone on the Board has taken the time to watch and listen. Hope you enjoyed what you heard. And get ready to hear a lot more from this show!

Video:West End Phantom & Les Mis movie actor KILLIAN DONNELLY sings song from brand new epic musical set in Wales, MY LAND'S SHORE  Oct 11 2012, 12:02:40 PM
In case anyone may be interested in buying a download of Killian singing AIR FOR A WISE CELTIC FOOL, it is now available from emusic.com
http://www.emusic.com/listen/#/album/-/-/13623568/
OR from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009IQ6VRS#mp3TrackPlayer

It will be the best 89 cents you will ever spend! lol


Video:West End Phantom & Les Mis movie actor KILLIAN DONNELLY sings song from brand new epic musical set in Wales, MY LAND'S SHORE  Oct 11 2012, 08:00:02 AM
I thought people of the Broadway board may like to take a look at and listen to this new video of a song from the brand new epic musical MY LAND'S SHORE, which is set to take the UK by storm. It was filmed at a charity concert (Giggin4Good) at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London on Sunday October 7. The song - AIR FOR A WISE CELTIC FOOL - is sung by West End star, KILLIAN DONNELLY (recently Raoul in the Phantom Of The Opera and, before that, Enjolras in Les Miserables and about to be seen as

Studio Cast Recording of brand new epic musical MY LAND'S SHORE now available on iTunes  Sep 23 2012, 06:19:57 PM
Brand new video just gone up on youtube re. the making of the MY LAND'S SHORE studio cast album, featuring (amongst other things) footage and audio of the amazing Jonathan Williams.

Studio Cast Recording of brand new epic musical MY LAND'S SHORE now available on iTunes  Sep 23 2012, 07:00:16 AM
Thanks, sephyr!

Here's a video of the title song from the show sung by Jonathan Williams (Jean Valjean in Les Mis in the West End, Jesus in the 40th Anniversary Concert of Godspell).


Studio Cast Recording of brand new epic musical MY LAND'S SHORE now available on iTunes  Sep 21 2012, 05:03:52 PM
Here are 2 videos of songs from MY LAND'S SHORE performed in cabaret in August at London's Union Theatre.


STILL EVEN NOW - sing by Kelly-Anne Gower (who recently wowed audiences in London's prestigious new cabaret venue, The Hippodrome, performing songs by American composers Georgia Stitt, Scott Evan Davis & Michael Patrick Walker):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?


Studio Cast Recording of brand new epic musical MY LAND'S SHORE now available on iTunes  Sep 21 2012, 10:28:13 AM
The Studio Cast recording of a brand new epic musical from Wales - MY LAND'S SHORE - is now available on iTunes.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/my-lands-shore-soundtrack/id555392906

There will be a high profile workshop of MY LAND'S SHORE (written by Christopher J. Orton & myself) in London early next year, followed (hopefully) by a full production later in the year. Announceme


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