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Anthony Drewe

 
Bio:
During his 23-year writing collaboration with composer George Stiles, Anthony has written the book and lyrics for Tutankhamun, Just So, Soho Cinders, the multi award-winning Honk! and the lyrics for Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure (book by Willis Hall). With composer Tony Hatch, he wrote lyrics for ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
During his 23-year writing collaboration with composer George Stiles, Anthony has written the book and lyrics for Tutankhamun, Just So, Soho Cinders, the multi award-winning Honk! and the lyrics for Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure (book by Willis Hall). With composer Tony Hatch, he wrote lyrics for ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
New Songs and Additional Music, Dance and Vocal Arrangements/New Songs and Additional Lyrics
 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
New Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2004] [Replacement]
Music/Lyrics[Replacement]

Writing

Lyricist
Composer
Co-Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Lyrics
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist

Photos

Elliot Davis, Anthony Drewe, Jerry Mitchell, and Ryan Fielding Garrett Photo

Elliot Davis, Anthony Drewe, Jerry Mitchell, and Ryan Fielding Garrett

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07/24/2019
Anthony Drewe, Elliot Davis, and Jerry Mitchell  Photo

Anthony Drewe, Elliot Davis, and Jerry Mitchell

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07/24/2019
Anthony Drewe, Elliot Davis, and Jerry Mitchell  Photo

Anthony Drewe, Elliot Davis, and Jerry Mitchell

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07/24/2019
Anthony Drewe, Elliot Davis, and Jerry Mitchell  Photo

Anthony Drewe, Elliot Davis, and Jerry Mitchell

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07/24/2019
Anthony Drewe, Dan Gillespie Sells, Giles Terera and George Stiles Photo

Anthony Drewe, Dan Gillespie Sells, Giles Terera and George Stiles

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06/12/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021]
New Songs and Additional Music, Dance and Vocal Arrangements/New Songs and Additional Lyrics

[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
New Lyrics[Replacement]

[West End, 2004] [Replacement]
Music/Lyrics[Replacement]

Writing
Lyricist
Composer
Co-Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Lyrics
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist

Anthony Drewe Biography

During his 23-year writing collaboration with composer George Stiles, Anthony has written the book and lyrics for Tutankhamun, Just So, Soho Cinders, the multi award-winning Honk! and the lyrics for Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure (book by Willis Hall). With composer Tony Hatch, he wrote lyrics for The Card and, with Singaporean composer Dick Lee, the lyrics for A Twist of Fate. Work as a director includes Snoopy, Honk! (South Africa, Chicago, Tokyo and Singapore) and Just So (North Shore Music Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre). As a performer, recent work includes Rogues to Riches, The Three Musketeers and A Twist of Fate.




Anthony Drewe News

MARY POPPINS Brisbane Season is Now On Sale Photo MARY POPPINS Brisbane Season is Now On Sale
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

One of the world's most loved musicals is coming to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) this October with tickets now on sale for MARY POPPINS.  

Review: IDENTICAL, Nottingham Playhouse Photo Review: IDENTICAL, Nottingham Playhouse
by Laura Lott - Aug 3, 2022

From Erich Kastner's classic 1949 novel, to the 1961 movie starring Hayley Mills and the 1998 remake featuring Lindsay Lohan, The Parent Trap has been delighting families for generations. Its newest incarnation comes in the form of this charming new musical, produced by Kenny Wax and directed by Trevor Nunn.

MARY POPPINS Heads to QPAC This October; Check Out All New Footage From the Australia Photo MARY POPPINS Heads to QPAC This October; Check Out All New Footage From the Australian Tour!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

Following its critically acclaimed Sydney season, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS is set to soar into  Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC this October. Check out all new footage here!

Photos: First Look at IDENTICAL, Based on THE PARENT TRAP Photo Photos: First Look at IDENTICAL, Based on THE PARENT TRAP
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022

Destined for the West End, it will open at Nottingham Playhouse 26 July ‚Äď 14 August 2022, then transfer to Salford‚Äôs The Lowry 19 August ‚Äď 3 September 2022. Get a first look at the production in the photos here!

PETER PAN: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE Comes to Canterbury's Malthouse Theatre in Spring 2023 Photo PETER PAN: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE Comes to Canterbury's Malthouse Theatre in Spring 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2022

PETER PAN: A Musical Adventure, with music and lyrics by award-winning songwriting duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins, HONK!, Half a Sixpence) and book by Willis Hall (Billy Liar) will be presented in a new production at Canterbury’s Malthouse Theatre in Spring 2023. 

Photos: See Emily Tierney, James Darch & More in Rehearsals for Trevor Nunn-Directed  Photo Photos: See Emily Tierney, James Darch & More in Rehearsals for Trevor Nunn-Directed IDENTICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2022

Identical is based on the novel ‚ÄėThe Parent Trap‚Äô by Erich K√§stner, which inspired the Disney films featuring Hayley Mills in 1961 and Lindsay Lohan in 1998.¬† Destined for the West End, it will open at Nottingham Playhouse 26 July ‚Äď 14 August 2022, then transfer to Salford‚Äôs The Lowry 19 August ‚Äď 3 September 2022. Check out rehearsal photos here!

Unsung Songs By Musical Theatre Giants Will Be Performed For One Night Only Live Onli Photo Unsung Songs By Musical Theatre Giants Will Be Performed For One Night Only Live Online
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022

A unique night for musical theatre REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals is a Livestreamed Online Gala Fundraiser in support of charity Mercury Musical Developments (MMD) in partnership with Musical Theatre Network (MTN), to take place on Sunday 18th September 2022 at 7.00pm GMT (1900hrs.)

Regional Premiere of THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS Added to Theatre Under the Stars 2022/2 Photo Regional Premiere of THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS Added to Theatre Under the Stars 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2022

Today, Theatre Under The Stars announced changes to its upcoming 2022/23 Season including the addition of a brand new show. TUTS will be producing the regional premiere of The Secret of My Success. Based on the hit 1980s film that starred Michael J. Fox.

Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt in MARY POPPINS Photo Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt in MARY POPPINS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022

All new photos have been released from the West End production of Mary Poppins, as Louis Gaunt takes over the role of Bert. Gaunt replaces Charlie Stemp whilst he performs as Bobby in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Crazy for You this summer. 

MARY POPPINS Extends on the West End and Will Close 8 January 2023 Photo MARY POPPINS Extends on the West End and Will Close 8 January 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022

The final extension has been announced for the West End run of the Olivier Award-winning Mary Poppins which will celebrate its final West End performance at the Prince Edward Theatre on 8 January 2023. 

Anthony Drewe Videos

BWW TV: MARY POPPINS At Drury Lane Theatre Is 'Practically Perfect' VideoBWW TV: MARY POPPINS At Drury Lane Theatre Is 'Practically Perfect'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2019

It's a jolly holiday with...' Drury Lane Theatre's production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh, this 'practically perfect' musical includes a book by Julian Fellowes, original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Marcia Milgrom Dodge returns to Drury Lane to direct and choreograph this 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' production.Celebrate the magic with the whole family this holiday season; Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins runs through January 19, 2020, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

BWW TV: Get A Peek At 'Step In Time' From MARY POPPINS At Drury Lane Theatre VideoBWW TV: Get A Peek At 'Step In Time' From MARY POPPINS At Drury Lane Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2019

It's a jolly holiday with...' Drury Lane Theatre's production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh, this 'practically perfect' musical includes a book by Julian Fellowes, original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Marcia Milgrom Dodge returns to Drury Lane to direct and choreograph this 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' production.Celebrate the magic with the whole family this holiday season; Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins runs through January 19, 2020, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

BWW TV: See Highlights From MARY POPPINS At Drury Lane Theatre VideoBWW TV: See Highlights From MARY POPPINS At Drury Lane Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2019

It's a jolly holiday with...' Drury Lane Theatre's production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh, this 'practically perfect' musical includes a book by Julian Fellowes, original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

VIDEO: Luke Bayer and Millie O'Connell Sing 'Wishing For The Normal' From SOHO CINDER VideoVIDEO: Luke Bayer and Millie O'Connell Sing 'Wishing For The Normal' From SOHO CINDERS
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2019

Soho Cinders features Luke Bayer and Millie O'Connell. They are joined by Lewis Asquith, Christopher Coleman, Ewan Gillies, Tori Hargreaves, Natalie Harman, Michaela Stern, with an ensemble cast featuring Jade Bailey, Thomas Ball, Luke Byrne, Ben Darcy, Laura Fulgenzi, Danny Lane, Savannah Reed, Melissa Rose. Watch Bayer and O'Connell sing 'Wishing For The Normal'!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of BECOMING NANCY At The Alliance Theatre VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of BECOMING NANCY At The Alliance Theatre
by Alan Henry - Sep 30, 2019

The new musical. Becoming Nancy, is officially open at Alliance Theatre! Go inside opening night of the new musical in Atlanta in the video below!

VIDEO: Jessica Vosk Goes Behind The Scenes Of BECOMING NANCY VideoVIDEO: Jessica Vosk Goes Behind The Scenes Of BECOMING NANCY
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2019

The new musical. Becoming Nancy, is currently playing at Alliance Theatre!

VIDEO: First Look At The World Premiere of BECOMING NANCY At Alliance Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look At The World Premiere of BECOMING NANCY At Alliance Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2019

Get a first look at the new musical. Becoming Nancy, currently playing at Alliance Theatre!

VIDEO: Get A First Listen To Jessica Vosk Singing 'Night Bus' From BECOMING NANCY In  VideoVIDEO: Get A First Listen To Jessica Vosk Singing 'Night Bus' From BECOMING NANCY In New Teaser
by Alan Henry - Sep 4, 2019

Watch in the video as Jessica Vosk and Lizzie Bea give us a first listen to 'Night Bus' from Becoming Nancy - and check back for the full video tomorrow!

VIDEO: Get A First Listen To BECOMING NANCY In New Teaser VideoVIDEO: Get A First Listen To BECOMING NANCY In New Teaser
by Alan Henry - Sep 3, 2019

Watch in the video as Jessica Vosk and Lizzie Bea give us a first listen to 'Night Bus' from Becoming Nancy - and check back for the full video tomorrow!

VIDEO: Jerry Mitchell Discusses Choreography of BECOMING NANCY VideoVIDEO: Jerry Mitchell Discusses Choreography of BECOMING NANCY
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2019

The Alliance Theatre's is currently staging the world premiere musical, BECOMING NANCY. Hear from choreographer Jerry Mitchell.


Anthony Drewe Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Anthony Drewe written?
Anthony Drewe has written 8 shows including Soho (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Just So (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Honk! (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Mary Poppins (Composer), Betty Blue Eyes (Lyricist), Soho Cinders (Composer), The Wind in the Willows (Composer), Becoming Nancy (Lyrics).