Welcome to the Home Page of British Musical Theatre
British Musical Theatre of the 1950s and 1960s is a unique archive of the productions, writers, performers and scores from the Golden Age of British Musicals. Beyond this, the site also offers the best, most provocative and well-informed reviews of British (and many American) original cast recordings on LP and CD.
Latest News and What’s new on the site …
Visit Must Close Saturday Records the website that offers a growing selection of the best of musical theatre recordings.
New Unsung Heroines:
Jean Bayless Josephine Blake Rachel Roberts Elizabeth Power
… and Stout-Hearted Men:
Ivor Novello Recordings
Arc de Triomphe
Crest of the Wave
The Dancing Years
Gay’s the Word
Perchance to Dream
Shine Through My Dreams
Marilyn Hill Smith Sings Ivor Novello
The Amazons – Read a Review of this marvellous production
Four new CD Reviews
Bajour – Bells Are Ringing – Over My Shoulder – Christine
Remembering Three Blue Musicals from the 1920s
Blue Eyes – The Blue Kitten – The Blue Train
Our first CD release from MUST CLOSE SATURDAY RECORDS
NOW AVAILABLE FROM DRESS CIRCLE
NEW! Sally Logan , Shirley Sands , Daphne Anderson ,
Eric Maschwitz , Mary Millar
Ever sat for hours trying to remember where that song came from … which show … what production … when … or ‘what songs were there in that show? ‘
Search our Song List pages and cure that nagging in the back of your brain!
PRAISE FOR BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE WEBSITE …
This site would not be worthwhile without the growing interest from its many patrons all over the world. In the manner of the testimonials for surgical under-garments found in the rear pages of certain newspapers, we give here a selection of some of your comments …
I just stumbled onto your site and it’s terrific
Just revisiting your wonderful British musical theatre site …
Thank you for your insightful and brilliantly researched look into a sometimes forgotten side of British theatre … I laughed myself silly over your very funny commentary about various performers
Congratulations on an excellent web site
Thank you for the wonderful web-site. I’ve gathered so much information there.
Imagine my surprise … to find a picture of my lovely wife [Sonia Rees] on your internet site! How lovely to see a site dedicated to such unsung heroines!
Thank you so much for your review of our Broadway First Take volumes. Your opinions are completely in line with our own in terms of the comparative strength of the various shows thus far included
(Claudia Marx, Town Crier Recordings)
I am grateful to and applaud Adrian Wright for such a wonderful site for lovers of musical theatre. I will certainly do my part to publicize it in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York areas with all my theatre friends