WHEN YOU SAY GOODBYE is written and Directed by Chris Morgan. Musical Director Christopher Fossey, at London Theatre Workshop Wednesday 6th to Saturday 23rd August 2014.
Set partly in Wales and partly in France, against the backdrop of the Second World War, a new musical featuring the songs of Harry Parr Davies with songs by Marguerite Monnot. Some of the songs will be familiar, but many are waiting to be rediscovered.
This new show from Equinox Theatre aims to put the songs of Harry Parr Davies centre stage once again, in this his centenary year. Born in South Wales in 1914, Harry Parr Davies was a prolific songwriter who wrote for Gracie Fields, George Formby, Jessie Matthews, Jack Buchanan and many other stars of the day. He had a number of musicals produced in the West End including THE LISBON STORY at the London Hippodrome and DEAR MISS PHOEBE at the Phoenix. His songs have an evocative naive charm.
At the same time, on the other side of the Channel, Marguerite Monnot was writing beautiful songs for her good friend Edith Piaf. Monnot later went on to write the musical IRMA LA DOUCE. (Recently revived in New York)
“Marguerite Monnot is the woman I most admire in the whole world” – Edith Piaf
The show includes a cast of three young performers, Lauren Brown, Sam Rabbitt and Danielle Marsh, all recent graduates from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Wednesday 23rd July 2014