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Anthony Drewe

ANTHONY DREWE

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Macnaughton Representation  

In their 30-year collaboration, the multi-award winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have written the musicals: BETTY BLUE EYES, SOHO CINDERS, HONK!, JUST SO, PETER PAN - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, TUTANKHAMUN and the new songs, dance and vocal arrangements for the world-wide smash-hit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of MARY POPPINS. Their current projects include SOAPDISH for Broadway in 2014, WIND in the WILLOWSwith Julian Fellowes for the West End, and a new adaptation of Graham Greene'sTRAVELS WITH MY AUNT. Stiles and Drewe have recently premiered two shows for younger audiences - THE THREE LITTLE PIGS and GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS. Since winning the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2000, their show,HONK! has been seen by more than 6 million people all over the world in over 8,000 productions in more than 20 languages. Anthony's other musicals are: THE CARD (with composer Tony Hatch) and A TWIST OF FATE (with composer Dick Lee). He and George also contributed songs for the RSC's world-wide hit THE SHAKESPEARE REVUE. Stiles and Drewe's awards include: Olivier Award for Best New Musical (HONK!), Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Musical Production (HONK!), and a host of awards for MARY POPPINS around the world. George & Anthony are founding board-members of Mercury Musical Developments, a charitable organisation that nurtures new musical writing in the UK, which also awards the annualStiles and Drewe Prize for a new song written for the musical stage.

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        Betty Blue Eyes         Chain Play, The         Half A Sixpence         Honk !         Just So         Mary Poppins         Peter Pan         Private Function, A         Soho Cinders         Three Little Pigs, The         Tutankhamun         Twist Of Fate, A         Ugly Duckling, The



Betty Blue Eyes

Synopsis:
Belts are being tightened and the country's long-suffering citizens are being told by the government that there will be fair shares for all in return for surviving austerity Britain. Meanwhile local officials feather their own nests by taking far more than their own fair share. It is of course 1947, and having won the war Britain seems to have lost the peace, and the country is staggering under the burden of acute rationing, unemployment and the coldest winter for decades. the only bright spark on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. With a simply marvellous cast of great British actors headed by Sarah Lancashire and Reece Shearsmith, Betty Blue eyes is like no musical you will have ever seen - but she is worth saving up for!

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book by Ron Cowen And Daniel Lipman; music by George Stiles; lyrics by Anthony Drewe; Adapted from the original story by Alan Bennett And Malcolm Mowbray

1st Produced:
Novello Theatre, London     13 Apr 2011

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Volume XXXI (2011) Issue 08 Page 399

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Chain Play, The

Synopsis:
One off performance of chain writing to celebrate the National theatre's 25th anniversary. a scene each from all the authors for a performance on one night

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Written By Terry Johnson, Philip Ridley, Charlotte Jones, Lee Hall, Sebastian Barry, Zinnie Harris, Kevin elyot, Nick Dear, Tanika Gupta, Frank McGuinness, Nick Stafford, Stephen Sondheim, Colin Teevan, Patrick Marber, David Lan, Sarah Daniels, Martin She

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Conceived and commissioned by angus Mackenchnie

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Play/Drama

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Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Half A Sixpence

Synopsis:
Half A Sixpence is the iconic British musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's disguised autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story Of A Simple Soul, based on the author's unhappy apprenticeship as a draper at Hyde's Drapery Emporium in Southsea. This new stage version of the novel is a completely fresh adaptation by Julian Fellowes, Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey. Arthur Kipps, an orphan, is an over-worked draper's assistant at Shalford's Bazaar, Folkestone, at the turn of the last century. He is a charming but ordinary young man who, along with his fellow apprentices, dreams of a better and more fulfilling world, but he likes his fun just like any other, except not quite. When Kipps unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society, it confuses everything he thought he knew about life. Watching him wrestle with his new identity is his childhood companion and not-quite girlfriend, Ann Pornick, who sees with dismay how Arthur is being made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. She is always there with helpful hints on how Arthur could improve himself and make his life richer and more meaningful, if only he would believe in himself, and listen to her. Both of these young women love Arthur - there is no doubt about that - but which should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices.

Notes:
Book by Julian Fellowes; New Music & Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe; Original Songs by David Heneker; Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh. Based on the H.G. Wells novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul and the original musical by Beverley Cross and David Heneker.

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musical adaptation

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Honk !

Honk !
the tale of Ugly, the last hatched son of Ida and Drake, who is different from his siblings

Notes:
book And lyrics by Anthony Drewe, music by George Stiles

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1st Published:
Josef Weinberger 2003   978-0570050239

Music:
Revival cast recording: Dress Circle (004) 1998

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  ducklings, goslings, froglets

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Just So

Just So
Based on the immortal short stories of Rudyard Kipling, Just So takes you on a fantastic musical journey along the banks of Africa's great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River to meet an amazing collection of strange and wonderful creatures.

Notes:
Music by George Stiles, Book And Lyrics by Anthony Drewe. Inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling

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Cast recording: First Night 2005

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Mary Poppins

Synopsis:
musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film about the magical nanny Mary Poppins

Notes:
book by Julian Fellowes; music And lyrics by Richard And Robert Sherman; Additional music And lyrics by George Stiles And Anthony Drewe

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165 min Musical

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Peter Pan

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book Willis Hall And lyrics by Anthony Drewe based on book by J M Barrie. Music by George Stiles

1st Produced:
Rfh, London     2002

Organisations:
Imagination entertainment

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Genre:
Musical adventure

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Private Function, A

Synopsis:
musical version of the 1984 film

Notes:
book by George Stiles And Anthony Drewe; libretto by Ron Cowen And Daniel Lipman

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Soho Cinders

Synopsis:
edgy, fun and deliciously naughty, Soho Cinders celebrates the capital's most colourful district and is set to get London's temperature soaring this summer. When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie's worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic CinderElla story. the potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you'll be humming long past the stroke of midnight.

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music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, book by Anthony Drewe & elliot Davis

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian musical

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Three Little Pigs, The

Synopsis:
Discover how the three little porkers become world renowned celebrity superstars when forced to leave the warmth of their mother's overcrowded sty. Will the Three Little Pigs cope without their adoring mother's 'hogs and kisses'? Will their DIY building skills cut the mustard? And will they be able to stand on their own four trotters and outwit the Big Bad Wolf?

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nusic by George William Stiles from the traditional story The Three Little Pigs

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Genre:
TYA musical

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Tutankhamun

Synopsis:
Howard Carter and the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun

Notes:
lyrics by Anthony Drewe; music by George Stiles

1st Produced:
Northcott, Exeter     1984

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Stylish ant with exeter University Stage Door

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Genre:
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Male:  13            Female:  3            Other:  chorus

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Twist Of Fate, A

Synopsis:
An English couple on holiday in Singapore find an abandoned baby on the steps of their hotel. They adopt her and take her back to England. Twenty years later she finds a golden hairpin amongst her adoptive father's effects. Meanwhile back in Singapore Lim Chin Boon is dying someone claiming to be his grand daughter turns up

Notes:
Music by Dick Lee; lyrics by Anthony Drew; book by Steven Dexter; Tony Petito

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Ugly Duckling, The

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1st Produced:
Watermill, Bagnor     1993

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Genre:
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