SHOWS

Sue Casson's major musical works have all been written and developed in partnership with long term collaborator Tom Blackmore. They are produced by English Cabaret.

Her first musical TWO TIGERS blazed a trail as the first written by a woman to be shortlisted for the PRS Vivian Ellis Prize for young writers of the musical stage. She followed this with the highly acclaimed chamber musical THE HAPPY PRINCE, a satirical revue in REQUIEM format with poems by Simon Rae, and her most recent work has been the song cycle for female 3 voices and a narrator, DREAMS OF PEACE & FREEDOM

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In addition, she has also written music and lyrics for theatre shows A CHRISTMAS CAROL (ADG) THE LIGHTS TWINKLE SOMETIMES (Jermyn Street) and MAKING HISTORY,  lyrics for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (ADG European tour) music for THE LIFE & TIMES OF PRESIDENT UBU, (Top Edge Productions).

 

With Chris Brannick she has also written the signature tune and incidental music for TALK TO THEM a series of educational films by Tom Blackmore. 

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MUSIC & LYRICS

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First produced in 1992, it toured nationwide and was revived for a 20th anniversary tour launched in Edinburgh and playing festivals and the London Fringe. Between it was staged in New York
as Wilde's Prince. 

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Songs from this show have been heard on BBC radio and in  cabaret. A Vivian Ellis Prize finalist, Two Tigers is presently being
re-imagined for performances in 2023.

POEMS SET TO MUSIC

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A song cycle exploring the birth of modern human rights in Europe. 

Grimebourn Persephone
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Albion Forlorn

Collaborations with poet Simon Rae include a masque retelling the Persephone myth and settings of his satirical weekly Guardian poems in revue.

RECORDINGS

Dreams of Peace & Freedom

The latest recording can be heard at Kilmuir Papers

The Happy Prince 1992

The original cast recording released by Dress Circle 

The Happy Prince 2012

Excerpts from The Happy Prince 20th anniversary production 

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Songs performed by the cast of the Edinburgh production.

Lily Casson sings
Even though I cannot die from Persephone

Sue Casson sings two songs from Two Tigers