A reckless reappraisal of the life of former Bad Rumours front man and Britain’s first pop Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The story of how one man went from peace loving, long haired hippy and would-be pop star to warmongering multimillionaire in just a couple of decades.
An hilarious tragedy of political intrigue, religion, power and romance that plays fast and loose with the facts, owing as much to Citizen Kane as it does to The Marx Brothers - Karl and Groucho.
Throw in a cast of larger-than-life characters - Cherie Blair, Princess Diana, John Prescott, Peter Mandelson, Alistair Campbell, Osama Bin Laden, George W Bush, Saddam Hussein, Gordon Brown and of course that dodgy dossier.
All set to rockin’ tunes.
Harry Hillhas won numerous awards for his stand-up comedy and TV Shows, including 3 BAFTAs in a career that has spanned almost 30 years. He also wrote ‘I Can’t Sing!’ The X Factor Musical with his friend Steve Brown.
Steve Brown is a composer, lyricist, arranger & record producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in British TV, radio and theatre for over 35 years.
His theatre credits include Spend, Spend, Spend!, It’s A Wonderful Life, I Can’t Sing and Magic Goes Wrong, television credits include The Goes Wrong Show, This Time With Alan Partridge (BBC), Spitting Image, SM;TV, Dead Ringers, New Tricks, My Parents Are Aliens, Not Going Out and countless others.
The records he has produced include Seasons of my Soul by Rumer for Atlantic, MOBO winner LAURA MVULA and Sing to the Moon for RCA.
Steve has had a long term working friendship with Harry Hill completing several UK tours and providing all music on ITV Burp, The All New Harry Hill Show(ITV), Alien Fun Capsule and Teatime for SKY. He also composed the songs/score on Harry Hill The Movie.
Peter is the Artistic Director of the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. He has previously been Artistic Director of the Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Chester Gateway, The London Bubble and Solent People’s Theatre. He has written and directed shows in the West End and for regional theatres and touring companies throughout the UK and Europe. He has a special interest in music theatre and developing new musicals, often working with an ensemble of actor-musicians.
Sarah is so happy to be working on Tony! as part of the MT Fest. Through Lockdown, has kept busy by writing the Music for a new Play with Music called Extraordinary Women for MA students at Guildford School Of Acting. She has also Orchestrated 2 New Musicals that are in Development -‘Daisy’ and ‘The Good Enough Mum’s Club’, and is co- developing a new Actor Musician Revue featuring the songs of Johnny Mercer. She is an Associate for Curve Theatre Leicester- Recent credits there as Musical Supervisor, and/or Orchestrator include: West Side Story, Grease, Scrooge ,Legally Blonde, An Officer And A Gentleman and Sisteract. Also as Musical Supervisor and Orchestrator at the Watermill Theatre, shows include Sweet Charity, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd,(which transferred to The West End and Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award for her orchestrations),Copacabana, Spend Spend Spend, Sunset Boulevard, Martin Guerre, Hot Mikado, Ten Cents A Dance, Mack and Mabel, Pinafore Swing, Fiddler On The Roof, Cinderella, Piaf, Gondoliers, and Carmen. Other credits as Supervisor/Orchestrator: Curtains (Wyndhams, UK Tour),Miss Littlewood: RSC, Crazy For You: Mountview, The Hired Man: NYMT, Fiddler on The Roof: Uk Tour, The A to Z of Mrs P:Southwark Playhouse, Jungle Book: Glasgow Citizens Theatre, Dear World: Charing Cross Theatre, Chess: UK Tour,(Winner 2010 Touring Whatsonstage Award),Privates On Parade: West Yorkshire Playhouse. As Composer: The Lost Toys Big Adventure: White Rock Hastings, Many Pantomimes for Chipping Norton, The Secret Garden: Chester, The Marriage Of Figaro: Watermill, Peter Pan: Oxford Playhouse, A Star Danced: Watermill, The Last Fattybottypuss In The World: Regent’s Park, Tales My Lover Told Me: Kings Head, A Womb With A View: Radio 4,The Challenge: The Shaw Theatre. As Pianist/MD: Bette Midler And Me: Edinburgh Fringe, Julian Clary, Fascinating Aida, Lily Savage, Dillie Keane, Alvin Stardust,
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