How to compose a musical 101!

Tomorrow my family and I are off to the Dominion Theatre, London to see to see Jeff Wayne strutting his stuff in a matinée performance of his musical version of ‘The War of the Worlds’. Words can express how excited I am, however let’s just say that me, and the kids are more than revved-up to see what’s almost certainly one of the most spectactular musicals on stage at the moment, and it’s a chance to see how the professionals do their thing. Even when I’m relaxing I’m working, exposing my children to H.G. Wells’s work through the medium of music—there’s no escape for them.

I remember being utterly enthralled on first hearing Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of H.G. Wells’s ‘The War of the Worlds’. It was back in 1978 not long after the album had been released that our next door neighbour—who had a copy on compact cassette—let my mum know that I should really take a listen to it because it was ‘my kind of thing’—I was 12 years old at the time and very much into science fiction. To find out more about how this magnificent musical was put together with a complete breakdown of how it all fits together check out the full article.

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