Good Grief

A musical written by RIchard as a dissertation contributing to his degree. It was resurrected as 'Curtains' in 2000 as Woodhouse Operatic Society's Milennium show and had a sell-out run.


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Good Grief

'Good Grief' continues to go from strength to strength. Written in 1996, produced and performed originally in 2000 as 'Curtains', Richard's outrageously funny tour-de-force is - officially - 18 this year.

Guy Travis, fading American musical star, lands in Britain with his sister, to get financial backing for a comeback show from a decrepit aristocrat: The Earl of Ederidge. The Earl's daughter, Jane, is very suspicious and their housekeeper and butler are scheming to inherit as much of the Earl's money as possible when he dies. They seize their chance when it happens during Guy's show pitch. With Guy's career and Jane's inheritance in the balance, they attempt to stage the show and keep the cash from the clutches of their family retainers.

You can download free samples from the 2000 World Premiere performance here.






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