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A New Musical based on Richmal Crompton's Just William stories

Goldsmiths Musical Theatre Showcase 2007

George Wood Theatre, London, UK

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Book, Music and Lyrics Nicholas Hutson

Additional Lyrics Tim Saward

Creative Consultant Leigh Stevenson

Musical Director Matt Winkworth

Associate Choreographer Jack Everson

Production Assistant Lauren Simpson-Green

Choreographer, Director & Producer Albin Balint

Cast Amie Clapson, Clive Dancey, Jack Everson, Katrina Gibson, Ido Gonen, Chloe Jefferies, Rachel Mason, Christopher Rorke, Leigh Stevenson, Naomi Symeou

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Richmal Crompton's untidy, opinionated but aspirational and optimistic anti-hero, William Brown was created in 1919: since then the eleven-year old character whom she categorized as a 'pot-boiler' has become a household word and an archetype of the inquiring, adventurous, outdoor child.

 

William Brown, in Nicholas Hutson's musical adaptation of Crompton's best-loved William stories, has been threatened to be sent to boarding school by his long-suffering father if he continues to misbehave. More worryingly for William and his Outlaws, his bow and arrow has been confiscated - requiring them to come up with a way of providing funds to purchase a new set.

 

Inviting all the quintessential Cromptonian characters to the stage, Just William: The Musical is packed with highly entertaining scenes and soaring melodies, encapsulating the vibrant musical atmosphere of 1930s Britain.

 

Photographs courtesy of The London Photographers

JUST WILLIAM