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 as well as 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.
Since her musical Two Tigers was shortlisted for the Vivian Ellis Prize, she has received wide acclaim for her chamber musical The Happy Prince, based on Oscar Wilde’s fable, and gathered plaudits for Requiem, a collaboration with
which was performed last year in Nuremberg, Oxford and the Palace of Westminster.
With Tom Blackmore she founded English Cabaret 5 years ago to provide a platform for their work onstage in shows
and cabaret, and increasingly online. This year, looking towards the significant anniversaries of Nuremberg
and the European Convention on Human Rights in 2020, they’ll be filming, and recording Dreams of Peace & Freedom
for their film The Human's in the Telling. More recordings of Casson as a woman, a piano... are also planned,
to accompany a new solo show, working title Beachcomber
As a voice-over artist, she has a long association with The British Library, and is also an occasional actor and a keen,
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.'