Sue Casson is a writer of music and lyrics, and a singer of songs. Her music has been played on BBC radios 2, 3 and 4, (though not yet 1!) LBC and on national and regional BBC and SKY TV. It has also been recorded for CD, and performed on stages up and down this country as well as in Europe and New York.
Her musical Two Tigers was shortlisted for the Vivian Ellis Prize, and she went on to write the widely acclaimed chamber musical The Happy Prince, based on Oscar Wilde’s fable. The political revue Requiem, a collaboration with
poet Simon Rae, was also well received and her most recent piece, Dreams of Peace & Freedom, a song cycle for 3 female voices, has been performed in Nuremberg, Oxford and the Palace of Westminster and is now at the heart of
The Human's in the Telling a year long commemoration project starting November 2020.
With Tom Blackmore she founded English Cabaret to provide a platform for their work onstage in shows
and cabaret, and increasingly online. This year, which marks the joint anniversaries of the opening of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, and the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights, theyhave produced a podcast and a new recording of Dreams of Peace & Freedom the soundtrack to their film The Human's in the Telling which were released, along with an ebook, which Casson has co-compiled, in October 2020.
hands on supporter of creativity in the young. Her work has lead to a number of long standing creative partnerships.
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Sue Casson & The Brannick Academy
how a decade of Chiddingstone Castle cabaret spawned 2 CDs and
a cabaret sensation.
Collaborations with Simon Rae
what happened when a songwriter met a poet
Nurturing young creativity
from CBBC to facilitating show writing in schools
The voice at The British Library
a woman, a piano...
'a perfect marriage of words
and music' MusicalTalk
'witty lyrics and soaring
melodies' Big Issue
'delicate and uplifting'
'Strikingly beautiful melody'
'Casson produces that rare thing – a well-written new musical. She also turns in a neat performance as Chorus with her assured vocals doing this challenging score justice.'